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Posted By: GUEST,Alex H.
09-Oct-00 - 03:47 PM
Thread Name: Field recording ideas
Subject: RE: Help: Field recording ideas
I put field recordings made with both minidisc and analog recorders on CD.

The analog connection is "good enough" if the results sound good enough to you. It would be best to try it and see how you like it. If you don't own a minidisc recorder yet, you might be able to borrow one from a friend. Actually you might go ahead and buy the minidisc recorder. I don't think you'll regret it. You probably won't go back to analog tape unless you've got some sort of super portable recorder. I've been very happy with the results of my efforts, but I'm not trying to produce CDs to sell.

If you decide that the analog connection isn't good enough, you'll need a portable minidisc recorder AND a minidisc deck with a digital out, e.g, a Kenwood MD-203, AND a soundcard with a digital in. The latter is easy with a Wintel machine but I don't know about iMacs.