[linux-audio-user] Advice needed: portable audio recorder?

studio-64 fsmith at walescomputers.co.uk
Thu Aug 25 05:31:05 EDT 2005


Hi I too have been looking at this.

Anyone know if I-River can recieve a mic input!

They are small and have plenty of storage.

Maybe a small mixing desk into the I-river would be good.

cheers
Bob



October wrote:

>Hey all,
>
>I need some advice...  I want to buy a device for
>making high quality recordings "in the field" via a
>MIC of enviromental sounds and also small jam sessions
>in enclosed spaces and the like.  It would also be
>nice (but not required) to have the capability to just
>plug a guitar or keyboard into it and record as well. 
>Being linux friendly, preferably via a USB cable (both
>read and write) is highly desired!
>
>I am, however, on a limited budget! So basically I
>need the most bang for the buck ;)
>
>Top end of my budget might include the Edirol R-1, at
>around $400USD.  This device uses compact flash cards
>for storage but I'm worried about propietary (windoze)
>software being required for file transfer.
>http://www.edirol.com/products/info/r1.html
>
>I've also been reading up on something called the Zoom
>PS04 which is aparantly a fairly popular digital
>4-track recorder.  Seems to have lots of bells and
>whistles, is half the price of the Edirol, but has no
>USB.  This means buying a smartmedia card reader and
>hoping I find a way to convert the proprietary ".aud"
>files to waves or something with linux.
>http://www.zoom.co.jp/english/models/ps04/pdmodel.html
>
>Then there is MiniDisc and even some harddrive based
>music players with record features.  Too many to even
>sort through!
>
>Is anyone using anything like this with linux that can
>help me out with a recommendation or two?
>
>Thanks in advance!
>
>Jon Hoskins
>
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