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Re: Cheap recorder, it works

Subject: Re: Cheap recorder, it works
From: Rob Danielson <>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 13:57:33 -0600
Hi Tom---
Welcome and thanks for the field specifics, website work and
recordings. A drummer I assume? I noticed that the souind file
"issouf_020_mono"  sounds quite a bit clearer than the others. Was
this piece recorded differently, more closely perhaps? I'm looking
for any portable recorder a student could use with similar PIP stereo
electret mics. I see that the iFP-899's line input is stereo and
there is no external mic jack, right?  Did you connect your AT853 to
the line input then? The clips are in mono to save host space?  Do
you know if the built-in mic is mono or stereo?  Were any of the
recordings made with the internal mic? Rob D.

  iFP-899 review:

     * File Formats: MPEG 1 2/2.5 Layer 3, WMA, ASF, Ogg Vorbis
     * Bitrates: 8 to 320 Kbps (Ogg: 96.1 to 225 Kbps)
     * Signal to noise ratio: 90dB
     * Records: Internal microphone, Line-in, FM Tuner
     * Interface: fast USB 2.0
     * Weight: 40g
     * Size: 88.5(W) x 36.2(D) x 27.3(H) mm (roughly my index and
middle finger together)

At 6:27 AM +0000 2/10/06, tmerk1997 wrote:
>Klas' comments mirror my experience.  I've used the iRiver iFP-899 (1
>GB flash memory) for about a year mostly for recording an African hand
>drum class.  I plug in Sound Professional SP-CMC-4 (AT853 capsules)
>stereo mics.  The main reason I bought the iFP is because of its 7+
>hour recording capacity (medium-wise; I don't know if the 1 AA battery
>would power it that long).
>External Mic level settings I use (the range is 0-64):
>32-34 - for drum class (gets to 100 dB loud)
>    40 - wife's 4-piece light rock band in living room
>    52 - recording AES presentations at Dolby in
>         San Francisco  (i.e., one person talking)
>The sound isn't as crisp as what I get using my Sony MZ-R910 MiniDisc
>recorder (I set the iFP to 44.1 khz/MP3 320 kbps/stereo).
>Now that I have the Sony MZ-RH10 (thanks for all your reviews!), I'll
>relegate the iFP to generic, impromptu recording.
>- Tom  (long time lurker; 1st post)
>"Microphones are not ears,
>Loudspeakers are not birds,
>A listening room is not nature."
>Klas Strandberg
>Yahoo! Groups Links

Rob Danielson
Film Department
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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