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Introduction - new member seeking advice on recorder

Subject: Introduction - new member seeking advice on recorder
From: "rstl99" rstl99
Date: Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:51 pm ((PST))
Hi all, nice to have found this group and be part of your community.  
Audio recording has been a hobby of mine ever since I was a kid, 
recording songs from AM radio on my Sears cassette recorder.  Over 
the years I have moved through many different recorders, mostly to 
record live music (Ampex 440's, TEAC reel to reel decks, even a few 
Nagras).  A few years ago, I went to a small digital porta-studio for 
my musical recordings, and my analog gear largely sits unused, alas.  
Now I'd like to acquire a good portable digital recorder, in part for 
musical recording, but also to do family history interviews, and my 
yet unexplored but often-envisioned passion: field recording of 

I have read about many different pieces of gear out there, at all 
kinds of prices.  I'd like to get something in the $500-700 range, to 
start experimenting.  In a couple of years, I will be retired from 
government work and hope to be able to indulge in such nature 
recordings on a more frequent basis.  So I would ideally like 
whatever recorder setup I acquire to have some future (ie. not become 
obsolete in a year or two, the fate of so much digital gear it seems).

A lot of sites recommend the Fostex FR2LE, and I have read some 
reviews.  I look forward on educating myself on this site about this 
and other recorder solutions.  Cheers,


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