With USB for easy use, this portable recorder is always handy, with large memory and battery life. The DICTOPRO X100 is a digital voice activated recorder and a mini dictaphone that can be used to record meetings, lectures or interviews, at a distance of up to 33 feet.
It allows you to record audio accurately and clearly without loss of important details or interference. The dictaphone comes with a bright color LCD display, feels strong and sturdy while being light and small in its high-quality aluminum body.
Conveniently fits in any palm, pocket or a purse for easy access and portability. Two ultra-sensitive microphones with dynamic noise reduction allow to pick up sound in any environment. Voice activated (operated) recording means you don’t have to click the record button every time to begin recording.
Be it at the doctor’s office or a college lecture, the X100 will be your personal note-taker. 8 GB of internal memory lets you store up to 700 hours of recordings without the need for an additional memory card.
Use the built-in memory card to store any other type of data files. The dictaphone records in either MP3 or WAV format, and can playback in MP3, APE or FLAC. Built-in powerful loudspeaker allows you to hear every minute in detail when played back.
You can easily transfer files to Mac or PC by connecting the recorder to your computer. Use the supplied USB cable to drag and drop files over to your PC. The DICTOPRO X100 is not just a voice recorder.
It can be used to play music, recordings or any other MP3 file you want. It also comes with a handy clock and alarm feature, perfect for travel. Experience Crystal Clear Recordings From Up to 33 Feet Away Right Now!.
X100 – HD Digital Voice Recorder With Double Microphone
Digital Voice Recorder
Reviews From Real Customers
Bought this for my daughter to use in college. She’s in several lectured classes in a theater-style setting & oftentimes cannot hear the professor very well. The item details for this devise stated it was great for classroom settings (40 feet), rated highest for noise reduction, can record forever (700 hrs) & has lots of memory (8 GB).
When she’s taking notes from the audio in her study group, other students are impressed with what it all captures. Really good find!.
Uses a system of interchangeable input capsules that can be swapped out as easily as the lens of a camera Includes detachable x/y capsule (xyh-5) with extended signal capacity and shock mounted mics for reduced handling noise Four-Track simultaneous recording Two mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors each with selectable phantom power and -20db pad Runs on 2 aa batteries and records directly to SD / SDHC cards up to 32gb The Zoom H5 Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone system is a portable 4 track recorder with interchangeable input capsules that allow you to choose the best microphone in any recording situation.
It has a X/Y stereo recording option that captures the sound source in the center with excellent clarity and definition, making it perfect for live-stereo recording. The recorder has an in-built speaker that gives you quick playback.
The USB port lets you use H5 as an audio interface to your Computer or iPad. The H5 records files in WAV format at 16 or 24 bits with a sampling rate of 44. 1, 48, or 96kHz. The large backlight LCD display makes it real easy to use.
The recorder is mountable to a DSLR or camcorder with HS-01 hot shoe mount adapter. It operates on two standard AA Alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries to give you over 15 hours of recording in a single charge.
This recorder is a nice upgrade from the Zoom H4n. The Mic Pre’s are better and is just as easy to use as it’s predecessor. Zoom didn’t compromise in this upgrade and the audio quality is slightly more noticeable for the better.
The detachable condenser mics are a plus, where you can use other snap-on microphones for a variety of other purposes including a shotgun microphone. The bar over the gain knobs eliminate the the chance of accidental raising or lowering of the recording level.
So whether you use this H5 for Film making, Podcasting, or anything else you can imagine, you can’t go wrong.
I previously owned a Zoom H4n and got the H5 because it is smaller, lighter and has the flexability of recording up to 4 tracks and has the interchangeable mics. The build quality is very typical Zoom, so not perfect but acceptable for the price.
One thing I wish Zoom would improve on is the SD card door, it is a bit cheap and on the H5 it is the same as on my old H4n which eventually snaped off, however it was still usuable but extra care was needed.
The same goes for the battery door on the back, it just feels a bit cheap and flimsy, so you’ll need to take care when taking it on and off. The handling noise is acceptable on the H5 and not nearly as bad as it is on a Sony PCM D100 I once tried which needed to be used on one of those shock-mount handle grips or a tripod.
The sound quality, noise floor, and sound stage are all decent enough on the H5, not the best but certainly not the worst – better quality will cost you much much more. I use it for field recording capturing random sounds and ambiences to use in my music, and when paired with a decent fluffy wind-shield (not the foam one that comes with the H5!) and a bit of post editing clean-up, the sounds come out great.
This recorder is very handy for recording just about anything. Very portable and has many options to fit the recording needs. The only complaint I have with mine is, the mic gain needs to be turned up to max to get enough audio for play back, even when recording at close distances.
I wish the mic was more sensitive to record audio from further away. Anyway still playing with it. May try other mic options. Still a nice decent recorder. It has input options as well as other mic options.
I gave only 4 stars because of the mic gain issue. Otherwise its 5 stars.
Digital voice recorderOmni-Directional Dictation2. 4”full-colour display 4 position slide switch2GB memory with up to 32GB via SD cardvoice-activated18 hours battery life recording USB connectorTalking is much faster than typing.
Save time and speed up your document creation. Digital dictation offers you more flexibility. To dictate anywhere anytime standing sitting or even in a lying position. Meanwhile you can do other things at the same time.
This makes digital dictation easy and stress free. The DS-2600 is particularly suitable for small businesses or people who are just starting with digital dictation and need a professional starter device.
The device can be used at work at home or during meetings. The omni-directional microphone picks up sound in a 360-degree radius. The Variable Control Voice Actuator VCVA starts recording when you start talking and pauses when silence starts.
The DS-2600 is very easy to use with its various editing functions and the slide switch. Recordings can be easily started stopped and ended. Its special ergonomics ensure that you can comfortably dictate for long periods of time.
The robust slide switch on the side of the device makes it easy to start stop continue and stop recording. This way dictation is also possible on the move because you do not have to look at the device while dictating.
The device can be used with various third-party speech recognition software like Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Included in the box DS-2600 DSS Player Standard License Mac Windows LI-92B Lithium-Ion Battery KP30 micro USB cable CS151 Carrying Case.
This is quite a poor product for the cost. Stop/Rec button cuts off 1-2sec of prev sentence so that my secretary had difficulty typing, also dangerous given missed words in medical letter. No better than a $50 product from Officeworks.
It does not work directly on a cloud based server which makes it more difficult to use. it is not easy to use to start with. it got me out of a hole in lockdown. the software needs a major overhaul for 2020.
all thing things you want to alter like rewind speed have no adjustment.
The Zoom H2n is Zoom’s most innovative handheld recorder to date. Zoom has packed groundbreaking features into an ultra-portable device that allows you to record pristine audio anywhere you go. The H2n’s onboard 90° X/Y stereo condenser mics deliver perfect localization and no phase shifting.
The H2n is also the first handheld recorder to offer Mid-Side recording. This combines a uni-directional Mid mic that captures sound directly in front of you and a bi-directional Side mic that captures sound from your left and right.
The result is brilliant stereo recordings with natural depth and accurate imaging plus incredible control over the width of your audio. From film and broadcast, to journalism, podcasting, musical performance, songwriting and rehearsal the Zoom H2n is the new standard in portable recording.
I’ve been using this model’s predecessor, the H2, for about ten years, and I was sceptical about whether I needed to upgrade. That was, until the H2N arrived. It’s SO MUCH BETTER. It’s easier to use, the display is actually legible, the menus have been improved and it’s got a built-in speaker now.
More than that, the M/S mics with the variable width are brilliant, the battery life is better, and it sounds absolutely great. If you mainly record in stereo or mono, if you don’t need to plug in loads of external mics (do you, really?) and if you enjoy making fantastic-sounding recordings that exceed broadcast quality, buy an H2N.
It’s brilliant value, and it beats the hell out of trying to record onto your phone for quality, flexibility, features and convenience. Very highly recommended!.
I bought this to give me some flexibility when recording ambient (background) clips. I already have a field recorder and a selection of boom/shotgun mics for main sounds and dialogue, but needed something to round out the capabilities.
This is excellent at that job. It is prone to handling noise but if you can put it on a tripod, or, a padded handle (One of those snakey flexible mini tripods with pipe insulation foam taped around it is perfect) as I have done it is brilliant.
The adjustable cardioid pattern is very useful because it allows you to cover the whole range from a solo sound source with relatively minimal surrounding sounds, to a whole choir in either mono or stereo when the need arises.
One of the best features is the size of the unit. It will fit in a pocket for run and gun situations, but I have found it also fits perfectly in one of the small zip up cases you can get very cheaply for compact cameras.
This gives an added bonus of somewhere to store spare SD cards, batteries and even in-ear headphones. It will also act as an interface and/or pre-amp, so you can plug an external mic such as a lavalier into it and run straight into the camera, phone or PC to give a much better quality recording.
This is one of the most useful tools for songwriters. The simple operation (on/off and record buttons like an old-school tape recorder) allow you to carry it with you anywhere, and record ideas instantaneously without fumbling around while you lose your inspiration.
Also provides excellent sound quality, with 4 mic settings that can provide varying fields. It also is stand-mountable, and I have used this with small bendable camera mounts to record live in clubs with it wrapped around a pipe high in the room, as a complement to video which can later be synced to the audio track.
I have also used it for conducting interviews for podcasts, although some sort of dampening might be useful depending upon the location. There is a useful accessory kit available which can be purchased online that has a wind damper.
This price was a steal, I have seen this elsewhere for a lot more. Only caveat: the mic screen is somewhat brittle so if you pack it in a bag or suitcase, you should provide some padding or get a hard case for it – an overenthusiastic TSA agent dented my first one.
The DS-5000’s intuitive controls and single slide switch simplify operation. The device has a large backlit easy-to-read LCD screen that reveals file information recording time and events on the front of the recorder.
Centralized navigation buttons enable easy data input and changes of settings. Users new to digital dictation as well as those on the leading edge will appreciate the DS-5000’s sophisticated feature set that can be customized to provide a seamless dictation solution suitable to their work environment.
It is built to meet the needs of an active professional with an extremely durable slide switch mechanism and robust buttons USB connector and battery door. The DS-5000 accepts SD/SDHC and microSD memory cards providing users with media versatility.
Three programmable buttons speedup reaction time. With no extraneous buttons the DS-5000 allows users to program the functions they use the most onto three buttons for quick and effortless use. The DS-5000 offers file encryption and device password protection.
In addition to these features the DS-5000D model also features a biometric fingerprint reader to secure the device from unauthorized access thereby protecting confidential recordings.
I have several DS-50 & I think they are brilliant at recording voice or music. On playback it sound exactly like it sounded when you recorded it. It is a quality dictaphone well worth the money spent.
The remote lead can be the weak link as you have to be careful how you pack it in the case you are using. I use a compact camera case & it seems to maintain recorder & leads in good condition but my previous case was smaller & everything had to be pushed in & subsequently the remote became damaged so do not skimp on your carrying case.
I have only used DS50 Olympus products in recorders but each one i have has that Quality stamp. They record well in large rooms or closer in (10M) or speaking next to your mouth to avoid traffic or external noise.
They record crisply & are a pleasure to listen to repeatedly, well thought through and designed for the seeker after top quality. Well pleased. would like to upgrade to the DS-75.
I have used the DS50 as a two-channel recorder in the courtroom for 10 years. It is easy to use, great sound quality, two-channel capability, holds a lot of audio before downloading is needed. I purchased separately the power jack so I didn’t have to rely on batteries.
Olympus discontinued this model, but I was lucky enough to find one on eBay used to replace my original one which I dropped several times and it finally gave out after ten years of reliable service to me as a court reporter.
I meant this recorder to be used primarily to record lectures, and secondarily to double as an MP3 player. The DS-50 satisfies both requirements, although it is primarily designed as a voice recorder.
The user interface is also geared toward this use. Internal memory (1 GB) is a bit small by today’s standards, but quite generous vor voice recordings. Batteries last a long time when recording. The internal speaker is surprisingly loud for the recorder’s size, and volume in the headphones has to be turned way down for the level to be comfortable.
There is a voice guide function that can be useful if you did not take the manual along, especially if you are still learning to use this recorder. Naturally, it can be turned off. The DS-50 does not record in MP3 format, but files are easily converted on one’s computer.
It connects to a PC without needing special software or drivers, and has also been able to play all MP3 files I tested. Recording quality is more than adequate for voice. Probably I would choose a more expensive model for music or nature recordings.
It does not offer many of the special functions available on dedicated MP3 players, for which it is not a substitute. The supplied belt-bag could be better. It barely fits the recorder with its stereo microphone mounted, and does not close well with the latter.
It allows the use of the recorder with microphone mounted on the supplied remote/extension cable, but the bag cover is too flexible, and recorder controls are easy to press accidentally when carrying the bag on a belt.
The wrist strap gets always in the way when inserting the recorder in its bag.
The Olympus DS-2600 is a portable digital voice recorder offering versatile recording modes and resolutions for dictation, interviews, seminars, and more. Record in 16-bit / 22. 050 kHz WAV, 64/128 kb/s MP3, or DSS Pro for extended recording time.
Record to the internal 2GB flash storage or via separately available SD/SDHC cards up to 32GB in capacity. The built-in rechargeable battery powers the DS-2600 for up to 56 hours of recording time or up to 50 hours of playback time.
A 2. 4″ backlit color TFT LCD displays information such as playback position, file length, battery status, audio level, and recording media. Audio can be sourced from the two onboard directional microphones or via an external microphone connected to the 3.
5mm mini jack. An integrated triple-layer pop filter minimizes distracting noise from breaths and wind. Monitor your recordings through the built-in 320mW speaker or your own 3. 5mm jack–equipped headphones.
Recording can be triggered via the VCVA voice-activated function or by operating the four-position optical slide switch. The DS-2600 includes a micro-USB charging cable, a carrying case, and a license ID for the Olympus DSS Player Standard R2 Dictation Module.
TranslateShow in original languageWas Bedienbarkeit per Schiebeschalter und Größe angeht, ebenso die hohe Aufnahmequalität der zwei Stereo-Mikrofone und die Übersichtlichkeit des Displays sowie die Anschlussmöglichkeiten für Kopfhörer zum Nachhören oder für USB an den Computer, ist das Geld in das Olympus DS-2600 absolut gut angelegt! Das Diktiergerät funktioniert relativ intuitiv, liegt gut in der HAnd und ermöglicht eine Verwaltung der Aufnahmen in mehreren Ordnern.
Mit einer SD_Karte kann man es leicht erweitert. War vollumfänglich und innerhalb eines Tages etwas versandt. Bin mehr als zufrieden!.
Dictate 3x faster Did you know that a good typist can often dictate 3x faster than they can type? So just imagine how much time you can save by dictating your letters, reports and emails. Get started in minutes Enhanced intuitive design and helpful tutorials make it easy to get started and easy to master working with Dragon.
So you can get up and running in minutes and start to talk to get more done in your busy day. Use your voice to get more done faster Dragon 13 Premium takes voice command to the next level with enhanced features for greater accuracy and speed when creating documents, emailing, searching the web and more — at work, school, on the go, or in the office.
Speed through document creation Dragon’s powerful dictation capabilities truly mean you can speed through document creation 3x faster than typing by hand. Dragon learns the words and phrases you use the most, spelling even difficult words and proper names correctly, and allows you to create custom voice commands and word lists.
Multi-task smarter, not harder Multi-tasking smartly means sometimes mixing a physical task with a mental one. Since Dragon lets you work hands-free (using different mic options such as the one built into your laptop or a Bluetooth headset), you can enjoy the freedom and flexibility to work the way you want to work – while getting more done in your day.
Dictate your notes and ideas, even on the go Take productivity to a new level and record and transcribe your notes. Capture thoughts on the go using a digital recorder or the free Dragon Recorder App and Dragon will transcribe the audio files back at your PC.
Proofread by listening Natural-sounding text-to-speech or audio playback of your own dictations makes proofreading fast and easy.
I have been using Dragon Speaking 10 for years. The best accuracy I can get it’s about 90%. I couldn’t believe how this product with no teaching whatsoever was better than 99% right out of the box. And it keeps learning on the Fly.
I should have bought it years ago. And it works incredibly well with the included voice recorder and I had an old Sony voice recorder that I used to use with Dragon Speaking 10 and it works like a charm as well.
Speech recognition is as good as anything I’ve used, including more recent systems. There is a learning curve – and accuracy improves by training the software. It’s already useful, I’m still learning, and I’ve known people who absolutely swear by Naturally Speaking, so I think it’s worth persisting.
If it actually installed, I would love it. I’ve had it before on a previous laptop but this one — that is compatible with my system – will simply not install. I put in the disk, entered the serial number, the InstallShield screen comes up and then nothing.
I waited for 15 minutes. The progress bar never moved. And then I couldn’t cancel the process. I actually had to open the drive to remove the disk to stop the process – that didn’t seem to be working anyway.
Nuance needs to work on the installation set-up. This was a waste of money.
One of the best ways to describe this audio recorder is a powerhouse. An amazing, continuous use battery life of 336 hours allows you to record up to 14 days straight; that’s two full weeks of recording! It is when this digital audio recorder is set to voice activation, however, that it really shines, with an incredible 150 days of low-power standby time! This means that this sound activated recorder will go into a sleep mode and not draw as much power from the battery, which will also separate the audio recordings into individual files so you can more easily search for longer recordings that may be from conversations versus very tiny files like what would be created from a door slamming or a loud vehicle passing by.
16GB of memory capacity lets this device hold up to 576 hours of audio in the lowest quality setting, or up to 288 hours in the highest setting. A simple Voice-Activation/Off/Continuous mode switch turns the device off or on into one of the two recording modes, with some barely noticeable indicators on the body (a “.
” for sound activation or the “-” for continuous) to differentiate between them. A USB power and data cable is included with each package so you may charge up the power bank and playback, save or delete your.
mp3 audio files on a Windows or a Mac computer. With only a Windows computer are you able to use the date and time stamp software to set the time and date for future recordings, and you are also able to set the default recording mode from HQ (576hours) to XHQ (288hours) if you need.
From a dead battery it would take about 5 hours to recharge completely, with the battery level indicated by 4 flashing LED’s that are located above the included magnet. – INCLUDED – USB Power Bank Audio Recorder / User Manual / Charging Cable / Magnet / 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty – SPECIFICATIONS – Memory: 16GB 576hrs (HQ) or 288hrs (XHQ) / Record Format: MP3 / VOS Mode: Yes / Max number of files: 9,999 / Charge Time: 5hrs Charge / PC Connect: USB / Date and Time Stamp: Yes (Windows computers only) / Battery Life: HQ 336hrs or XHQ 288hrs (continuous) or 150 days (low-power standby) / VAR sound detection: About 60dB / Size: 3.
66″ x 1. 07″ x. 90″ / Battery Capacity: 3,000 mAh (3. 7V) / Power Input: DC 5V, 2A.
Worked as advertised. Unfortunately, my suspicions were confirmed which led to the worst week of my life. The long battery life proved to be key so I would recommend the USB power bank. I attached a lightning cable so if it were discovered it would just look like one of my kid’s mophie’s.
Actually, wished I had purchased two because the cost is minor compared to the magnitude of this life event. Horrible experience but this was the only way I could be 100% certain.
FULL-FEATURED Recorder Perfect For Capturing Everything From The Classroom To The Boardroom. the WS-Series recognized for its clear audio quality and superb operability has been updated. The WS-852 features the new Intelligent Auto Mode which automatically adjusts the recording level to match the volume of the sound source.
superb Stereo Quality With The True Stereo Micthe two directional microphones positioned at a 90° layout enable an authentic stereo experience. Regardless of where the person speaking is located you clearly capture the recording scene.
intelligent Auto Mode Automatically Adjusts Microphone Sensitivitythe Intelligent Auto Mode automatically adjusts the microphone sensitivity according to the volume of the sound source, this provides an even level of volume for the listener.
simple Mode, Perfect For Beginnersthe Simple Mode supports beginners by having the recorder display only the necessary information in large font. It also limits the functions in the menu to those which are frequently used.
usb Direct Connection Without Requiring A Cablesave data easily and conveniently with the built-in Usb connector. the BUILT-IN Stand Prevents Surface Vibrationthe built-in stand on the back of the body is carefully designed to reduce surface noise.
voice Filter Makes Playback More Clearby eliminating the lower and higher frequency ranges of a voice recording, the speakers′ voice is enhanced during playback. long Battery Life You Can Rely Onwith reduced power consumption, battery life is significantly improved.
Users can rely on the recorder for over 1,000 hours of recording time. multiple Scene Select Optionschoose from one of seven recording scenes and your recorder will adjust to the optimal recording settings.
Telephone Recording and Duplication Mode can be used in combination with optional accessories. file Searching Is Easy With The Calendar Functionfind what you′re looking for. Fast. Saved audio files are automatically organized by date and displayed in the calendar.
dragon Naturallyspeaking Rating “6 DRAGON”The WS-852 was awarded 6 Dragons, for the highest recognition rating when using Dragon Naturallyspeaking software from Nuance Communications, Inc. Dragon automatically turns your talk into text and can make virtually any computer task easier and faster.
Part Numbers Variations: V415121SU000, 818219092002. UNSPSC: 52161535.
Upgraded to this from a mono-microphone Sony recorder. Overall the sound is fantastic, the menu is easy enough to navigate, and the power switch (common issues with Sony brand recorders, do your research) seems as though it should be more durable in the long run.
Easy to record to microSD then move to my computer for storage. My primary use for this is recording college course lectures and it seems to fit that need nicely.
Bought it to replace the same model I bought 3 years ago, which finally stopped working. I started using this new one straight out of the box, and can’t tell that anything has changed! No issues whatsoever! Great to know that I can just keep buying the same model and continue doing what I need to do without a hitch or having to get used to a new item.
I have simple needs – recording lectures. I either do it in person, or through a BOSE speaker for digital meetings at home. It does a good job for either application. It mounts to my USB port on the keyboard and shows up as a storage device.
Files can be either played with VLC, or downloaded for storage elsewhere. This is a good, inexpensive solution to fill my need.
Dictaphone powermic ii handheld microphone is a very high quality microphone which works extremely well with speech recognition software. When used with dragon 10 medical, it is possible to achieve high levels of integration between buttons on the powermic ii and your software.
I have three of these units – they are USB connected – and two of them have stopped working within one year, the third is going strong. When they work, they work REALLY well. The pairing with Dragon Medical Edition is fantastic.
Extremely accurate. I have physicians who love the fact that it is so accurate. I would NOT recommend one at present. Technology has moved forward and I can’t imagine spending this type of money on a microphone that requires wired connectivity, and requires handheld control (i.
e. no desktop mount possible). I am replacing my broken ones with $150 wired headset and a $75 desktop microphone. These are still wired – but provide the doctors with handsfree operation. The next step will be to find the desktop wireless microphones so I can put dragon on laptops used by the physicians.
So far I would say this is a life changer in saving me time. I had the headset and it was nice but picked up a lot of background noise. Anytime a staff member would talk behind me or one of the kids at home it would pick up other words or not at all.
At first it started to dictate slow, but I googled the user guide (because it doesn’t come with a guide. which is fine) and it was very simple to switch a few buttons through options that changed that and kept the accuracy.
I find it 98% accurate, and words it doesn’t know you simply add & teach the vocabulary and works perfect thereafter. Programming the buttons is important, in which I wasn’t planning to even use. Didn’t take but 5-10 minutes for me to figure out (with online guide) and made opening the text box, (sometimes I find faster to type in dragon box and transfer than in EMR) inserting, transferring, toggling through charts so much faster.
I use it with the dragon nuance medical practice edition. I work a busy IM practice, and value my time at home with my family, and this will save me a ton of time in practice and for my family time. DO NOT HESITATE! I attached picture of how I programmed my buttons (its a picture off my computer screen while programming).
Great product. Software for it is so-so. First, the mic has good pickup. The device is comfortable in the hand, reliable and reasonably durable. The software is limiting. Not as much control of button function assignments as I would like and the software is not intuitive or ergonomic.
Having said that, it is probably the best out there right now.
Catch every word of lectures and meetings with this high-quality, high-capacity digital recorder. Zoom microphone makes it easy to create stereo-quality recordings. Built-in flash memory enables you to record for hours.
Enjoy listening to all your favorite songs whenever you want with the integrated music player. Use the voice-activated recording feature for hands-free operation. Download files to your computer and charge the battery through the USB port.
Pros: Functionality, Reliability, Sound quality Cons: Warranty Other thoughts: I have used this product in the past in my work as a journalist, and needed a second one for my freelance work. I was pleased to find a refurbished model, as it’s a little pricey at full retail price.
The refurbished one doesn’t seem to have any problem after two weeks of use, but I was disappointed in the 90-day limited warrantee. The online listing I used in deciding to buy this one from this supplier was apparently borrowed from the manufacturer for an all-new device, as it clearly stated a one-year warrantee, like new.
But on receiving, the documentation said 90-day warrantee on refurbished products. So that was misleading, and when I called Bug-dig for a fix, they didn’t offer any change, and there’s no indication that they’ll fix their listings that appear online for buyers.
So, buyers be advised that refurbished products only come with a 90-day guarantee!.
Pros: Compact Design, Long Battery Life, Fast, Easy To Use, Great Software Bundle, Adequate Storage, Good Compatibility Cons: Other thoughts: I purchased the DM-420 because I sing in a couple of professional singing groups and multiple church choirs.
I needed another DVR to handle a vast amount of music I have to prepare for and this was it. It has plenty of memory (2GB internal) and a slot for a mini SD card for increased memory space. It is difficult to ‘accidently’ erase files as it ask you twice.
I totally enjoy the rechargeable lithium batteries, I just plug it in or connect to my computer for charging but a full charge is good for 51 hours of recording/playback time! This is a really great buy.
I now have three Olympus voice recorders but this DM-420 reigns supreme for my needs.
This was a great upgrade from my older model Olympus. I use it mainly for work, recording interviews and seminars. Easy to use, good battery and recording quality but the thing I love most about this player is it’s Audible compatible! Adorama were great too – couriered to my door in South Australia in about 4 days!.
Auto voice recording reduces background noise. Up to 55 hours of battery life for extended recording. Built-in, Direct USB connection for quick file transfer to your PC. Give us a shot and we will make sure that you will look to us again!.
I love this voice recorder! I have used it for over a year now and it was well worth the price. It is easy to use and works well. It holds a large amount of files before having to transfer or get rid of them, the batteries last a long time before needing to be replaced.
It records voices well even when they are at a distance. It has a pause feature which is helpful. The speaker for playback isn’t great but doesn’t really matter because I use it to record and then transfer files and listen on other devices with better speakers.
I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a basic voice recorder to record lectures or whatever.
This is terrific. I have had MANY digital recorders going back to the Sony MiniDisk recorders then to a great Edirol model (that still works great), and two different models of the Zoom recorders. So, those are ALL higher end capable than this model Sony ICD-PX440.
But they are also much more complex. My other recent device is a Zoom H1. There is no doubt it’s higher end and higher quality (in what is produces) than this Sony model which is not high end and costs much much less.
But since I don’t do a high quality recording very often, I can tell you every time I go for the Zoom, I have to pull out the manual just to figure out how to access the menu system on it. There is NOTHING intuitive about the H1 for finding the menu–which kind of means you are dead in the water until you can figure out what button combination pulls it up.
This Sony, in contrast, still has more menu complexity than I like but all these types devices do but I can find and navigate the menu easily.
Doesn’t have backlight, so it can’t be read in the dark. The beep noise when pressing buttons can be disabled for silent usage. Can record up to 159 hours in mono mode. External memory can be added. mp3 files can be uploaded or downloaded, or deleted for clearing memory space.
You might need external mic for music if you want a quality recording (1/8″ jack). Also has headphone jack. Easy to use, and lots of optional functions I don’t use. AAA batteries included, USB interface for computer.
With an all-new microphone design, Wi – Fi control and file transfer, and the new Scene Dial, the DR-22WL from TASCAM makes it easier than ever to capture great sounding recordings and share them online.
The DR-22WL includes a set of stereo condenser microphones, arranged in true XY pattern for ideal stereo imaging. The eight position Scene dial selects recording settings for typical situations, or can be set to full manual for greater control.
It’s all recorded through the latest ADDA converters at up to 96k Hz/24-bit WAV resolution for great sounding master recordings. Included in the DR-22WL is a WiFi function for controlling its transport and transferring files to a smartphone or computer.
A free app for iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows devices starts and stops recording from anywhere in the room. Audio streams live to your device, and files can be transferred over a wireless connection.
Instantly share recordings online without moving the DR-22WL from the perfect microphone position. Whether you’re a recording beginner or simply looking for a great-sounding, portable recorder with WiFi, the DR-22WL is the ultimate choice.
Enhanced microphone design, WiFi control and file transfer. Scene Dial with automatic settings. High-quality ADDA converters, up to 24-bit/96k Hz WAV resolution. Stereo condenser mics in an XY pattern.
I bought this to mainly record our Journey tribute band (Words Apart) in DFW. It can handle high sound pressure levels very cleanly, even a very loud guitar cab, yet still has large gain for recording an acoustic guitar with very impressive clean and crystal clear sound.
Don’t believe the Guitar Center employees who know nothing about the features of this product vs the glittsy looking ones. The included wifi is terrific for remote control – the display and controls are duplicated on your smarthphone (iphone or android) with a free app.
You can see sound level, adjust record level, and even hear the sound as recorded live. The built in reverb sounds really good and I use it for playback. You are supposed to be able to stream any prerecorded audio over wifi, but that is very buggy on my iphone 6s – I don’t care because that’s just icing on the cake and all the other features more than make up for it & not a primary purpose.
I have used Tascam products for over 20 years including 4 track, 8 track, and 16 track studio recorders and am always extremely pleased. Battery life is OK (roughly 20 hours) but at least it uses just two AA’s and will work with rechargeables.
Summary: – records pristinely in stereo at both very high and very low SPL – high gain for low level signals and clean – studio quality recording – external input and output – rotary gain knob at bottom easy to adjust – wireless remote control for recording works flawlessly & easily – AA batteries – tripod mount hole – built in high quality reverbs & adjustable – USB 3.
0 port for quickly transferring large files to PC – backlit pleasing LCD display – looks really cool.
Does the trick for band practice. However, it is pretty finicky – you can’t just put it on the loud setting and expect this to not clip. Kinda sucks when you are trying to record your own live show, because you got one shot to guess before you start playing.
The sound quality is pretty good. The app was pretty much useless the few times I tried it, maybe had something to do with channel bleedover on that wireless frequency. Just to clarify, it broadcasts an SSID that your device can connect to, which also kinda sucks – so when connected to the recorder your phone is essentially using data, and relying on the capability of the recorder’s internal wireless card to stay connected.
It does not have the capability to connect to an SSID, which would have been optimal for app usage, file transfer etc. General operation is pretty straightforward if you’ve ever used an electronic device before.
This uses two AA batteries, they last pretty long but wish they had standard charging option – you can use a micro usb / android charger, but normally those cables aren’t very long which can cause some issues if in a club with limited receptacles.
Perhaps a mobile battery-powered charger would suffice if you’re in a crowd and battery is running low. Or you can bug the sound guy to let you clutter up his/her mixer space. Since most of what I record is metal, I’m pretty surprised I can tune this thing in to get a decent recording.
Worth the 80 bucks but not the 150 they are asking now.
The Tascam DR22 is good for voice recording with or without a mic. As for recording music, its not recommended. There is background noise, sort of hissing sound you get on old cassette tapes and its impossible to get rid of.
I hooked my keyboard up to the line in and my DSLR camera to the line out to video record professional sounding music and was not impressed. At fist it was distorted, so I played with the gain on either side in and out as it permits and still couldn’t get good stereo sound quality.
At over $200 I expected way better. If you want to do something similar as I’ve described here, I would recommend a Steinberg audio interface which comes with Cubase AI as standard and allows you to get pro grade stereo sound to your camera without the hassles of fidgeting with gain and levels.
If all you want to do is have somewhere to plug a mic in to record interviews, then the Tascam is ideal, but the price is still too high for just that purpose. You can find an equally capable audio recorder for a fraction.
Sound quality that’s unheard of. In addition to capturing stereo sound from meetings, interviews and other critical information expected of digital recorders, you can download and create podcasts with the Ds-30.
The super-high-quality sound is also great for listening to audio books and music – it’s the ideal all-in-one audio device.
I help to run a community podcast radio station and there are four of us who regularly interview people ‘in the field’. We have collected a number of different Olympus recorders over the years that we have been doing this, and I would recommend this model as the highest sound quality one that we have come across.
It’s stereo and on the HQ setting good enough for recording live music to ‘podcast’ quality. The only slight disadvantage is that the files are in Windows Media Audio format, and for most purposes will need to be converted to MP3, but this can be done using freeware download programmes or in our case in the editing suite.
Not manufactured any more but very good value when they appear on eBay.
Very solid little device that feels expensive when you hold it! The all-metal buttons offer fast and easy access to all functions of this voice recorder, whilst offering a range of options for best combination of recording time and quality.
The highest quality will blow you away with its unbelievable crispness and will provide you with just over 4 hours recording time. 4 quality options offer a range from this, to ‘slow quality’ offering 66 hours at still good sound reproduction.
The menus are read aloud by a neat, crisp voice for those that are not looking at the recorder, or for the visually impaired. 3 recording settings offer different mic sensitivities, for everything from lectures to dictation so you’ll never miss that quiet sound in the distance.
I was instantly and am still amazing by the fantastic recording and playback quality of this product and would not hesitate to buy again!.
I looked around like mad for one of these models. Finding one at a good price was my first challange, but I was in the right place at the right time in the end, and managed to get my mitts on one. I couldnt believe how tiny it is.
They have come along way from the massive tape recorders. It is very easy to use, I have figured it out without even reading the instructions. It was easy to upload the sounds to windows media and the recording quality was spot on.
Not much background noise and the voices were very clear. Has loads of features I haven’t tried yet, but so far I am very impressed. Perfect for uni and meetings.
The TASCAM DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder offers high-quality recording in a lightweight and compact design that anyone can use, and is ideal for musicians, teachers, journalists, and more.
The DR-05 records WAV or MP3 files at rates up to 24-bit/96 kHz to microSD or microSDHC cards for reliable, skip-free storage. A 2GB card is included so you can get started right away. Integrated microphones capture clear stereo audio, while a 3.
5mm stereo mic/line input lets you connect external mics and sound sources. The jack even provides plug-in power for mics that require it. An integrated speaker and a 3. 5mm headphone jack make it easy to listen to your recordings to make sure everything was captured perfectly.
The large display screen shows vital information during recording and playback, while the intuitive controls provide quick and easy single-handed operation. The Peak Reduction feature will automatically set your recording level by listening to the audio input and adjusting for the best level.
When used alongside the built-in limiter, unwanted distortion becomes a thing of the past. The DR-05 includes other classic TASCAM features, such as Variable Speed Audition, loop and repeat playback, a level-align function, self-timer recording, a chromatic tuner, integrated editing, and more.
A USB 2. 0 port allows you to connect the recorder to a computer to quickly transfer files. The DR-05 operates on a pair of standard AA batteries or via the included USB cable. Specifications Recording Media: microSD/SDHC Flash Memory Cards (64MB to 32GB) No.
of Channels: 2 Display: LCD Display Speaker: 0. 3W Mono Power: 2 x AA Batteries Operating Temperature: 32-104°F (0-40°C) Included Items TASCAM DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder TASCAM MicroSD Card TASCAM AA Batteries x2 TASCAM USB Cable TASCAM Owners Manual TASCAM 1 Year USA Warranty.
I use this recorder to tape live concerts mostly in small venues. There’s a large (but shrinking, it seems) hobby community of music nerds who share recordings online and via mail; think Deadheads and more sophisticated.
Our arsenal used to include Sony D8 and M1 DAT decks, tiny lavalier mics of varying price and quality, pre-amps, battery boxes, etc. I’ve used the D8, the M-Audio Micro Track I, the Zoom H2, and now this Tascam, and the Tascam is the best by such a large margin.
CONs of many other recorders: * short battery life/power sucking/non-removable internal rechargeable batteries that become unreliable; * klunky expensive media/insufficient storage capacity/inflexible storage options; * klunky controls that make stealth taping error-prone; * the older the tech, the fewer recording-quality options are available.
PROs of the DR-05: * Uses a simple pair of AAs at a time, and I absolutely trust this unit to run at least 6-7 hours at 24-bit/96KHz (super-high quality) on a pair of cheap store-brand AAs. I’ve never spent the time necessary to see how long it takes to run a pair of fresh AAs out completely, but I can’t conceive that that would be a short-enough time to be a problem in a real-world situation unless you were recording a whole festival and planned very poorly.
* It definitely will accept at least a 16- or 32-GB microSD card, and the card is easy to swap out without having to unscrew or unfasten a panel from the unit, so if you spend on two or three cards, you can hold effectively unlimited capacity in a small case in your pocket.
* It will work with external mics; I have run it with externally powered Core Sound cardioids (I know there’s a lot of grousing about these medium-cost mics, but for the money they’re not bad at all),.
but that said, the unit’s internal mics are crazy sensitive and sound easily comparable to my ear. The only downside to using the internals is that you have to have the entire unit positioned where the mics can be exposed and aimed decently.
True high-stealth recording would still demand external mics. (A dream wishlist feature for this recorder would be to have the internal mics extendable on a ~3ft cable, with collar-clips. ) * The unit’s sensitivity using its own mics is very high (and its noise-floor gratifyingly low in practice), so experiment with your record levels to get optimum results.
It may seem nervous-making, but I get robust levels at 24-bit, hovering under -6db, at a semi-loud acoustic electric show positioned not too far from the PA with the record level set to about 15% of full range.
A really loud small club show would probably be fine at 8-10% of full range. LOTS of headroom, in other words. Use all 24 of those bits! * There is a “hold” button on the side – important for not dorking up your settings while recording.
* The screen menu/controls are a bit klunky, but reasonable once you get used to them. All the expected features are there, including three (I think) bass roll-off frequency thresholds and numerous quality options (mono/stereo/bit depth from so-low-I-don’t-care to 24-bit, sample rate from so-low-I-don’t-care to 96KHz).
* The USB port is the mini-USB (B, is it? – not the micro one), and it’s just USB2. 0. For huge recordings, transfer time would definitely be perceptibly snappier with USB3. 0, but I can live with it as is.
* Overall, I love this recorder. Having lived through years of messing with DAT tapes and being an engineer/nerd who knew where the tech was going, this recorder is a great example of the fruition of power-efficiency improvements, miniaturization of electronics, Moore’s law handing us crazy storage capacity cheaper all the time and generally being the beneficiary of the entire electronics and computer industry outstripping the needs of my niche recording hobby.
Cheap, quality gear that performs every bit as good as I need it to and better.
I have been looking for a well priced audio recorder for some time to hopefully use to add content to my drum and bass tunes. I didn’t want to spend to much but wanted a recorder with as good audio recording quality as possible for a decent price.
I think these go for about 100 new, I managed to get mine for 50 pre owned. It’s great tbh. The interface is absolutely superb and you don’t really need instructions to use it, a browse the the menus for half an hour is all that’s needed really.
The screen is nice bright and clear, showing all the info you need. The audio as far as I have tested so far seems great, very crisp but not harsh. You have an option to set the recorder to auto levels to prevent clipping but the setting the levels is so easy I wouldn’t bother setting it to auto.
It has an option(pre record I think) enabling the recorder to record the 2 seconds previous to the record button being pushed so you don’t miss the beginning of an interview for example. So far I have only 1 complaint, that the device plastic feels terribly thin and cheap.
This budget device does what it’s designed to do but don’t expect it to survive many falls. Highly recommended.
I have 6 main reasons for selecting this product and it has fulfilled or my expectations. 1. Ability to put Lithium long life rechargeable batteries and have it read them correctly. – Yes it does 2. Quality on-board microphones.
– These have high detail and I cannot fault them. These microphones are better than most external microphones you can get. 3. Ability to monitor input level of microphone. -Yes and its accurate allowing me to capture all the recording detail without of being too low and also too high clipping.
Easy to keep it between -9 and -12 db. 4. Expandable storage. -Yes 32GB is more than enough for audio recording. 5. 2 channel external microphone input. -I use two external mono microphones also to capture using a microphone splitter “Hosa YMM-261 3.
5mm TRS(M) to Dual 3. 5mm TS(F) Stereo Breakout Adaptor Cable”. Works very well. 6. Unit must be reliable for all day recording. -Yes I used it for a full day of recording at a track day on-board my car and captured several hours of error free recording.
Pros: Stereo microphone, headphone input, plays as MP3 player, accepts WMA and other formats, slim design, has clip for clipping to different clothing and places, includes pouch for protection, many onboard features including sound equalizer, other features included for better playback and recording functionality and performance,also has clock functionality.
Cons: Doesn’t have microphone imput, no MicroSD card input either,would of been great to have these added.
TranslateShow in original languageパンフにすぐに録音開始出来ると書いてあって、確かにすぐ録れます。これは1番気に入ってる機能です。 まだまだ録音モードのお試し中ですが、ポケットの中に忍ばせる使い方だと雑音が多い割に音声がクリアでなくて。 他にはUSB代わりにファイルをPC間の移動に使ったりしてます。 さすが類似品と比べると高いだけあって、 すごく薄くて軽いのにチャチな感じがしないです。.
The Olympus DM-620 4GB Digital Voice Recorder features the new TRESMIC, three microphone design. This allows users to capture a wider stereo sound so your recordings have higher quality. The Olympus voice recorder provides you with ultra-high quality and 4GB of built in memory.
You also get a microSD card so you can keep and save all of your favorite and important recordings. Three recording formats allow users to customize things as they see fit. The Olympus digital voice recorder has file editing so you can divide partial areas and move or copy things with ease.
For added convenience, the battery can charge while attached to a PC with the included USB cable or on the charger. In addition, the Sonority software on this Olympus DM-620 4GB Digital Voice Recorder makes for easy editing.
An included strap and carrying case makes transport convenient.
I have used many Olympus PCM recorders, the top models are all fantastic! They record so well. live shows, lectures, phone conversations, sound effects. unlimited potential. I also load it with WAV files and play backing tracks through a giant PA system at a concert house in Los Angeles, these things are bullet proof, never skip, always play perfect and sound rich and non-digital.
The only problem is the viewing screen is a bit small. I have toured all over the world with many PCM playback devices. iPhones, Tascams, Teacs. they all ran into problems. The Olympus PCM/WAV recorders never failed me.
The recording options are many. You wont be disappointed with this well priced professional piece of gear. Well done olympus!.
I got this for my husband who is more technologically challenged than I am. He is learning to play the guitar and needed a recorder for critiquing his playing. He has been able to figure out how to use it and I have been able to figure out how to put the files onto our computer.
It came with software and that had the option to upgrade for 10 dollars so you can transfer to CD’s. There was another upgrade available for 50 dollars that we have not purchased. So far this recorder is far above our expectations.
The mic’s pick up wonderfully! He actually believes it could be used like a hearing aid! He can sit in our living room and hear what goes on throughout the house! He has had it about a month and uses it for several hours a day, every day and so far we have had to charge it twice.
The price was higher than some other units that we looked at but I think it was well worth the price.
Olympus has a real winner here. It uses only 1 AAA battery, has a built-in, pop-out USB connector for your computer (no cables), micro-SD slot (I plugged in an 8-gig SD stick to expand the total memory to 10 gigabytes), saves recordings to mp3 files, has a calendar format that lets you search files by any specific date, 3 microphone sensitivity settings, and a comprehensive menu system.
With the recording sensitivity set to “high”, I could record background voices many feet away. The device lets you switch back and forth between the micro-SD memory and the factory-set memory for managing how and where you want to save files.
Maybe the best feature, it records in Stereo and plays music back in Stereo.
The H1n’s X/Y microphones capture high-quality stereo sound, supporting up to 24-bit audio at sampling rates of 44. 1, 48, or 96 kHz in WAV and various MP3 formats. With the H1n, we’ve redesigned the user experience.
One-touch button controls make it simple to record songs, audio-for-film, lectures, podcasting, and more. And its the monochromatic 1. 25″ LCD display is easy to read even in the brightest lighting conditions.
I recycled a lot of this from my previous review of the L-12. This is a great music tool for a musician. You can use it so many different situations, and it does a good job in all of them. Here are some examples of how it can be used, and how it performs in those situations both good and bad.
The differences between this an the L-12 aren’t too extreme. They added the ability to send audio as a balanced signal as well as a headphone signal. This is really useful in a live situation. They also added another effects send so you can have reverb and delay.
There is also an additional monitor mix and the ability to control the mixer with an iPad. Practice: You can plug in a number of different devices to pull material from to work on. I use it to rehearse to songs playing from spotify on my computer connected VIA USB.
I can adjust the volume of both the source music and my practice so I can easily isolate problem spots. You can also set aside trouble spots to share with your teacher when you run into problems. It has a built in metronome so you can practice in time, and see how your timing is while you work on different passages.
Rehearsal: This thing really rules in a low volume rehearsal situation where everyone wants to use headphone. It has 6 independent aux sends to 1/4″ headphone jacks. This gives everyone the ability to hear exactly what they want to.
It has built in effects so the singer can have a little bit of reverb on their vocals. They also have the ability to control their mixes with the iPad app. All that, and you can record your rehearsal to an SD card both as individual tracks and as a summed mix.
The recording feature is super simple. Just select the tracks you would like to record, arm, and record. Throw a large SD card in the unit, and you will be set for weeks of rehearsal. It’s also easy to listen to what you just recorded and sort out what happened as a group in different parts of a song.
Writing: I will often get an idea in my head. With this it’s as simple as come in, turn it on, start recording the idea. I can go back and add tracks from other instruments after I get the basic idea down, and I can even do these to a click.
you could use it to stand alone record, but it’s editing features are great, so you just drop the files into your computer and work within your favorite DAW. With the built in metronome you don’t have to worry about having your computer turned on to be able to track some stuff and be able to drop it right into the computer in time later.
Recording: With a built in recorder, and the ability to plug directly into your computer with 12 inputs and one sum, It provides great tools to work with. I play drums, and use an electronic kit to record.
I can plug in the individual sends from my drum brain right into the unit and trick like I was at the studio. Super hack record your whole recording session directly on the device as a safety in case there are any issues with the computer recording, or a perfect solo that you didn’t hit record for.
Zero latency monitoring is great too. Live: I think it is probably more of a sub mixer, but it can do a whole show if you don’t have too many instruments. it has XLR as well as balanced 1/4″ outputs for speakers and balanced 1/4″ outputs for monitors.
You can record the whole show and come back and mix it later at home, or directly on the mixer. It has decent live effects and compression to make your show sound great coming out of your main speakers.
Rehearsals: I had to go back and add this after my initial review. I feel like this is another area where this really shines. With the pandemic in full swing playing music with other people can be very difficult while trying to maintain social distancing.
I have two rehearsal situations currently that I’m using this for. The first is a group where we are all in separate rooms and communicate via microphones. At my station I have my L-12 and mic up my drums with it.
I send a stereo mix of the drums to another L-12 in the house via two XLR cables. I get a headphone signal from the other L-12 with a mix of all the other instruments. I can sum that, my drums, and a click in my L-12 and hear and record everything that happens while controlling my drum mix to the board.
The second group rehearses outside with me in a garage. In this situation I mic all the other instruments directly and use 4 mics on the drums. This allows me to hear everything that’s happening outside the garage, and record all the songs we play.
I setup a template inside of Logic Pro X so when I get home I can copy the stems from the SD card and drag and drop them into logic with no real need to mix them since the levels and effects are already set.
This results in great recording for all members of the band to review when we get home. Trouble spots: There aren’t many trouble spots on this unit, and I’m still giving it the highest rating due the fact that for its issues it still does way more than just about anything at its price point.
1) The compression always writes to the recording and it’s not a great compressor. 2) The Preamps aren’t great, but they’re usualable 3) The file naming system is okay, but pretty close to impossible to change.
(Changing a long file name with a click wheel is not how I want to spend 5 minutes on every recording) 4) The faders aren’t motorized (you have to set the faders whenever you switch mixes) 5) No gate.
This is a tool I can definitely get behind. At this or any price point there isn’t much else on the market with all of these types of capabilities in a reasonably sized package. I have, and will continue to recommend this to my friends and peers.
My last digital mixer was a Yamaha 01V96. The LiveTrak L-20 does the same job in a smaller package and 1/4th the weight (not counting the Anvil case). In lieu of motorized faders, the L-20 displays the programmed position using the channel meters.
That conveys the same essential information without all the complexity. COVID restrictions led me to do live-streaming, which is closer to TV broadcasting than to audio/video recording. Associated tasks include FOH sound reinforcement.
The visual and tactile advantages of a mixing board were a decisive factor in my choice, coupled with the need to lay out up to 16 microphones before going heavy. The L-20 will also save 10 scenes, including eq and fader settings, perfect for mixed venues.
There are also 6 programmable output mixes plus main mix, for customized monitoring. For the practical sorts like myself, there is a main headphone jack, plus one for each monitor port. To top it off, the board will record 22 tracks (20 pre-fader) to an SD card, up to 96/24 resolution, and connect the same to a DAW via USB-2.
I’ve been using this for 6 months now and it’s a decent piece of equipment. Upgraded from the R24 so I could have more inputs and I’ve been loving the flexibility of this unit. I have used it very little as a standalone unit so I’m not familiar with that aspect, but I’ve found this to be great in every other functional aspect.
The onboard effects and eq are decent though I shut them down to record. 6 mic outputs with individual mixes is a great feature for recording with others. The preamps are really clean. The only drawback I can think of is something that’s unfortunately become standard with electronics in general: cheap casing and knobs/sliders.
I wouldn’t want to transport this thing around too much without a decent case. It sits in my studio and I don’t plan on moving it. I would recommend this if you want a unit that does quite a bit for the money.
The Silver WS-852 from Olympus is a Digital Voice Recorder with two directional microphones positioned at a 90° layout for capturing audio. Recognized for its clear audio quality and superb operability.
The WS-852 features the Intelligent Auto Mode which automatically adjusts the recording level to match the volume of the sound source. The digital voice recorder is powered with two AAA batteries. Some other features include a built-in stand to prevent surface vibrations and a direct USB computer connection to conveniently save your data.
The recorder displays only the necessary information in Simple Mode and supports beginners by limiting the functions in the menu to those which are frequently used. When recordings contain multiple speakers, the Voice Balancer makes softer voices louder and ensures that louder voices stay below a given threshold.
This provides playback where everyone can be heard clearly. In conclusion, users can rely on the WS-852 recorder for over 100 hours of recording time, over 90 hours of playback time, file searching capabilities, and a noise-cancellation feature that provides clear playback quality.
There is 4GB of internal memory, and there’s also a microSDHC slot for memory cards up to 32GB.
I use this to record ambient sounds. The stereo recordings sound very good. If I wear headphones and close my eyes, I can actually point out where the sounds are coming from. Almost a binaural experience.
The recorder is easy to use, feels well-built, the USB direct port works well, and I like that it uses AAA batteries instead of being another thing I need to recharge every day. I can just put this recorder in my drawer, pull it out a week later, and it’ll be good to go.
Side note: I’m really glad that you can still buy these dedicated digital recorders. I know that my phone has a recorder app, but I hate using my phone to record stuff. It’s cumbersome to need to unlock your phone, return to the homescreen, find and launch the app, and then tap on a virtual button, and all of it while needing to look at a screen.
The Olympus recorder is much easier to use. It’s a lot smaller than a smartphone. It’s just one button, and having actual physical buttons that you can feel and press means that you can use it without looking at it.
The recordings sound better than the less expensive Olympus Voice Recorder (the VN-541 PC). I also purchased a mic to try and get a cleaner sound but will not even bother trying the mic out. Upon starting the device there is a short animation displaying the Olympus logo followed by a request to set the time and date.
This request happens every time you turn the power on, or it decides to turn itself off due to “low” battery. Although it is showing 3 bars and a full battery it will turn off suddenly or flash a low battery icon until manually turned off.
This claims to have battery life of 100 hours but has apparently burned through 4 triple A batteries while I have owned it for less than 24 hours. The product also claims to record over a thousand hours of audio but after 5 hours of recording, 17.
5% of the memory a used up, indicating that it only records over a thousand minutes. The menu is buggy. The icon for each menu item changes as you scroll through the menu.
The product is quite appealing in design and usability. It feels good in the hand and looks well-made. Very portable and easy to use. However, the downside is that it needs to be placed on a firm surface whilst recording and not touched or moved.
Not something that can be carried around whilst recording as it produces scratches and noise that is picked up through the plastic body. This is extremely distracting and undesirable. Otherwise, the recorded quality is adequate.
The low-noise directional stereo microphones with a 90° layout deliver a superb stereo feeling – enabling you to feel even the smallest details of the meeting. Regardless of where the person speaking is located or the direction of speech, you can clearly capture the information.
To make listening to your recordings more comfortable, Intelligent Auto Mode automatically adjusts the recording level to match the volume of the sound source. When a speaker is talking very loudly, the recorder reduces the input level, and for soft voices the recorder increases the input level – to always provide an even level of volume.
With two different display modes, you can use your voice recorder even if you are a beginner. Simple Mode displays only essential information in large font and limits the menu options to frequently-used functions.
For advanced users, full functionality of menu options is available in Normal Mode. Save data easily and conveniently with the built-in USB connector. Simply slot it into your PC or Mac to transfer voice recordings from the device to an external hard disk drive.
You can also use it like a USB stick to share documents. For the WS-853, the USB connector has an additional internal battery charge function for further peace of mind.
I went out of my way not to buy a Sony (I threw away 2 Sonys the day I bought my Olumpus). I was gonna go to Best Buy but all they have is Sony. This recorder is amazing. The batteries are rechargable but I dont have a charger so I replaced them with regular batteries and they work fine.
It took me a min to figure out the folders but it works as it should. My test of a product (or meal) is would I order that same item again. Its been about 2 weeks but I use it every day and Yes. I would purchase this same item again.
As the best digital recorder for Dragon NaturallySpeaking will vary depending on your specific needs and preferences. However, some factors to consider when choosing a digital recorder for Dragon NaturallySpeaking include the following:
-The recording quality that you need/prefer
-The storage capacity that you need
-The ease of use/interface of the recorder
-The price of the recorder
Ultimately, the best digital recorder for Dragon NaturallySpeaking is the one that meets your specific needs and preferences in the most affordable and user-friendly way possible.
Accessories for the M&P Sport 2 include a variety of sights, grips, and other aftermarket parts that can be used to customize the rifle to the shooter’s preferences. Some popular accessories include different types of optics, foregrips, and magazine extensions. There are also a number of different types of muzzle brakes and flash hiders available…
Gel pens are ideal for black paper because they provide smooth, consistent color coverage that is perfect for drawing and writing. Gel pens also dry quickly and won’t smudge or bleed through the paper, making them ideal for use on black paper. 20 Best Gel Pens For Black Paper 1. Pilot G2 Retractable Gel Ink…
There are a few different types of basketball shoes for big men. The most common type is the high-top. These shoes come up over the ankle and provide support for the entire foot. They are often made with a thick sole to provide cushioning and stability. Another type of basketball shoe for big men is…
There are a few different options for hair removal on the legs. Shaving is the most common method, but it can be quite time-consuming and the results only last for a few days. Waxing is another popular option, but it can be quite painful and the results last for several weeks. Epilating is a less…
Freeze dried liver treats for dogs is a healthy and nutritious treat that is perfect for dogs of all ages. Made from 100% pure liver, these treats are freeze dried to preserve all of the natural nutrients and flavor. Liver is an excellent source of protein, vitamins, and minerals, and is a perfect way to…
The Dutch Bros Secret Menu Frappuccino is a thing to order at Dutch Bros. It’s a blended coffee drink made with chocolate, caramel, and vanilla syrups, whole milk, and ice. 10 Best Thing To Order At Dutch Bros 1. JavaSok – The Original Iced Coffee Sleeve Diamond Back / Medium 22-28oz Product Details Specifications Reviews…