M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 digital recorder
A new (and promising) digital recorder has arrived. (MSRP: $499.95; Street: $399) Compact, boy howdy, is it compact! 4.3 x 2.4 x 1.1 inches (11 x 6.1 x 2.8cm) With bells and whistles. Uses Flash memory, records uncompressed WAV files.
Connects to computer using USB. Comes with T-shaped small stereo electret microphones, connection stuff, earbuds. It’s mighty tempting. I was debating between the Edirol R-1 and the Marantz PMD 660 for my four-hundred-dolla’ audio flash memory splurge. But this lil’ baby is competition.
It’s got all kinds of connections for input: stereo mini-plug, two 1/4” jacks (balanced) with mic/line switch (I like it!), and, if you want to, SPDIF for digital recording
I hope to try it out for a test drive. The offices of M-Audiohappen to be the next city away from over.
The rumors on this puppy are nice.
I bought a Microtrack—- jury is still out on it, as I immediately sent to Leonard at Sonic Studios (http://www.sonicstudios.com) and he began evaluating it/matching it electrically to his line of microphones.
He has a fairly comprehensive (techy) review there (in fact, that’s MY unit in all the photos on the site!)
He’s sending it back shortly, and I’ll get a chance to use it, along with my SS microphones (that I dearly love, and endorsed in a past life).
Here’s a direct link to the review of the Microtrack 24/96 which is otherwise nearly impossible to find on that web site.