Mudcat Café message #1980141 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #99140   Message #1980141
Posted By: Scoville
26-Feb-07 - 04:06 PM
Thread Name: Field Recording... Yourself
Subject: RE: Field Recording... Yourself
I have hours of poor-quality cassettes from my college string band (made on the cheapest hand-held mini tape recorder on Earth) but even if they sound like crap, I am so glad I have them. I've learned so much and I've got a lot of songs on there that I've found I've had a hard time finding on commercial recordings (and some of those commercial recordings are so old they don't sound much better than my crappy tapes).

I've got an iRiver, which is hardly ideal, but it can also record and I know it does a lot better than the tape deck. I have to get out my instruction book and remind myself how to do it, though.