Re: inexpensive recording technology (daniel salomons )

Subject: Re: inexpensive recording technology
From:    daniel salomons  <d_salomons(at)HOTMAIL.COM>
Date:    Tue, 16 Jan 2001 15:47:50 -0000

Minidisc recorders might well be unsuitable for scientific purposes, especially for signal analysis like F0 extraction, because a lot of the sound is filtered out, in order to get a better compression rate. A portable DAT recorder will do better, though the tapes are very vulnerable. Are portable CD recorders available already?? The CD's might be a more reliable storage medium. Gr. Daniel Salomons >From: Brian Gygi <bgygi(at)INDIANA.EDU> >Reply-To: Brian Gygi <bgygi(at)INDIANA.EDU> >To: AUDITORY(at)LISTS.MCGILL.CA >Subject: Re: inexpensive recording technology >Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 23:51:33 -0500 > >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 > > -- > > Aniruddh D. Patel > > The Neurosciences Institute > > 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive > > San Diego, CA 92121 > > > > Tel 858-626-2085 > > Fax 858-626-2099 > > Email apatel(at) > > Website > > > > _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at

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