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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 than 10 years…

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 be obtained and…

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 this recorder.   Here…

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 up to 24-bit…

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 recorders in the…

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  have been made…

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Digital Audio Recorders: Tascam DR-100

[Discontinued] 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 I have been…