Tag Archives: gear

New Sony, Zoom and Olympus Recorders

3 new recorders announced this week, Olympus LS-10, Zoom Q3 and the Sony PCM M-10. Olympus LS-11 Visually similar to the currently popular LS-10 but with more in-built memory and longer claimed battery life. More information from Olympus here. Zoom Q3 This new Zoom shares build with the H4 series but adds a camera. Not […]

Comparison of Zoom H2, Marantz PMD620 and Sony PCM D50

Just came across this on Youtube. It’s over a year old but has a good shoot out between these 3 units in the places they would normally get used. I use a Zoom H2 a lot and have been considering the PMD620 as a replacement as it has similar features (AA batteries and small being […]

AT822 and NT4 Comparision

I have been asked a few times what then difference is between an AT822 and an NT4. I don’t have any A/B style recordings in sound, but I can offer some opinion based on using them. I won’t dwell on the technical differences as these are quite easy to google but briefly, both are single […]

Acer Aspire One and Audacity

After much effort I have finally managed to build and compile Audacity plug ins on the Aspire One. Getting Audacity to install is pretty simple (apart from some GTK bugs) but I needed the effects plug ins to make it all worthwhile. I still have the supplied Fedora based Linux distribution running managed to use […]

Views on the Yamaha Pocketrak?

The newish (Summer 2008) Yamaha hand held recorders I’ve seen reviewed recently in the paper press. Anyone have any experience with them? My Zoom H2 suffers a bit from handling noise due to a loose battery cover and fact that the thing is plastic. The small Yamaha Pocketrak 2G looks like it could compete well […]

Comparison of Audio Technica AT822 and Rode NT4

I have been asked a few times what then difference is between an AT822 and an NT4. I don’t have any A/B style recordings in sound, but I can offer some opinion based on using them. I won’t dwell on the technical differences as these are quite easy to google but briefly, both are single […]