Videos

A Simple Act of Digital Preservation: The Checksum and Oral History

Have you ever had a digital file corrupt? Probably. I have certainly encountered data file corruption and it is, personally, very frustrating, and, from an archival perspective, it can be devastating. Most of the time we [...]

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 Recording Levels: Tutorial

So, in years past, I have posted several video tutorials.  The one that has been least-viewed on YouTube is probably the most important with regard to oral history technology.  So I have completely reworked my video [...]

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 [...]

Digital Audio Recorders: Zoom H2

The Zoom H2 was a popular entry level recorder for conducting oral history.  While not the best recording quality, it is incredibly easy to use.  Although it has been replaced by the Zoom H2n, this is [...]