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Old March 28th, 2006, 10:47 AM   #1
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Portable stereo recording device (192kHz/24-bit?) under $500?

looking for a small/portable audio-ONLY recording device that accepts mic inputs. i don't mind if the medium, as long as it's 192kHz/24-bit. is it possible to record that with under $500 budget?

i remembered i used to have a sony walkman that records very nice stereo audio =).

i need it to collect sound for buildup soundtracks for me movies =).
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Old March 28th, 2006, 10:52 AM   #2
 
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Check out the M-Audio Microtrack. A very impressive piece of gear for the price of sub-$500.00.
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Old March 28th, 2006, 12:16 PM   #3
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yes it certainly looks like it. as always, thx for the recommend.

i know it's kinda' m00t cause it's marginally better but are there mobile devices that can record 192kHz/24-bit?
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Old March 28th, 2006, 12:50 PM   #4
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Is your recording environment so free of noise and you microphone so good that you will benefit from a 192Khz sampling rate?
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Old March 28th, 2006, 02:22 PM   #5
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the application is that capturing sound outside. and the microphone will depend on application. just wondering if it was a technical possibility. and as i stated, i realize it'll be marginally better, just wonderin' if it was available.
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Douglas,
I've read previously that the Microtrack doesn't have a high enough s/n ratio to make 24 bit recording worthwhile. Is it something you'd use for this?
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Not using it as a pre, no. But fed from a decent preamp, it sounds very good. It gets a much worse rap than it should. For a taper, wanting to carry as little as possible, I can understand why the noise is an issue, because they're dealing with just a mic and the Micro. That's not always an ideal scenario for sure.
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Old March 28th, 2006, 11:43 PM   #8
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so, with that in mind (just the device+mic) what other devices do ya'll recommend for the choosing?
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Old March 30th, 2006, 04:48 PM   #9
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Not to mention anything above 96 is pushing it as far as it adding any value, but we could get into a hugely theoretical debate about that.
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