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.

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Posted by Susan A. Kitchens on November 14, 2005 in • AudioAudio: Hardware
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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).

-Russell

Russell  on 01/12  at  03:06 AM

Here’s a direct link to the review of the Microtrack 24/96 which is otherwise nearly impossible to find on that web site.

Susan A. Kitchens  on 04/09  at  05:00 PM

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