Ask Doug: Choosing a Digital Audio Recorder

The Oral History in the Digital Age project and the folks at Michigan State University’s MATRIX  Center have launched “Ask Doug” to assist you in making a decision on choosing a digital audio recorder.  For more [...]

Happy Anniversary: Nostalgic Reflections on the CD

In 1890, folklorist and anthropologist J. Walter Fewkes declared that the study of folklore “cannot reach its highest scientific value until some method is adopted by means of which an accurate record of the stories can [...]

Getting Started: Tascam DR-100 MKII

The following is a video tutorial on the setup and basic use of the Tascam DR-100 MKII digital audio recorder.  This video includes basic tips and a visual walk through the initial setup and configuration of [...]

Digital Audio Recorders: Tascam DR-100 MKII

The Tascam DR-100 MK II is a new and improved version of Tascam’s DR-100.  Although not perfect, I loved the DR-100.  Like its predecessor, the DR-100 MKII is a professional level, two-channel audio recorder that records [...]

TLC for your Flash Media: Care and Maintenance of SD Cards

So I received a Zoom H2n in the mail this week and am excited to be working on reviewing it in a future post as well as doing a series of video tutorials on on what [...]

Digital Audio Recorders: Zoom H4n

This is a recorder that is very popular because 1)it is inexpensive 2)it has XLR inputs 3) records 4 channel audio 4) is super easy to use. Although the preamps are not as good as other [...]

Digital Audio Recorders: Marantz PMD 661

Quick Summary: Memory: SD memory cards Sample rate /Bitdepth: up to 24/96 Microphone Input type: XLR Phantom Power: yes Interface: USB 2 Cost: $550- 600 Some of the most popular and trusted recorders over the years  [...]

Digital Audio Recorders: Tascam DR-100

Quick Summary: Memory: SD Sample rate /Bitdepth: up to 24/96 Microphone Input type: External: XLR Internal: Omni and Uni Directional Phantom Power: yes Interface: USB 2 Cost: $ 300   One of the many recorders [...]