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Re: inexpensive recording technology

I did some live recording of music in India using a pro Walkman (make sure
you get one with XLR inputs) and an SM57, which worked out fine.  The Pro
Walkman was about $220 (as of 1992) and the SM-57 was about $90. The
good thing is 57s are almost indestructible.  You will need to rig up a
wind screen of some sort, but that can be down with a little foam
rubber.  You probably don't need stereo, but if you do, Electrovoice made
(as of 1992) a good stereo mike.

Another option is to get a small minidisc recorder.  I can't vouch for how
rugged they are, but the quality is great.

On Mon, 15 Jan 2001, Aniruddh Patel wrote:

> Dear List,
> I have a friend who would like to make recordings of speech in Africa
> for later acoustic (particularly Fo) analysis.  He can't afford
> expensive equipment, but then, recording conditions are unlikely to be
> ideal anyway.
> Can anyone recommend a portable cassette recorder and microphone
> combination of reasonable quality and price?
> Thanks,
> Ani Patel
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