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Old January 23rd, 2009, 10:36 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I am looking into something for back audio during ceremonies.I found this Yamaha | Pocketrak CX Digital Stereo Audio | POCKETRAK CX | B&H and wanted to know if anyone has any experience with one of these.I was thinking of having this in the grooms pocket with a lav hooked up to it for the ceremony and them to use it for toasts and such later in the evening.Any thoughts or am I barking up the wrong tree here.I just got my wireless evolution g2 system and just wanted some kind of back up.I hope this is in the right forum.Any help would be fantastic!

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Old January 26th, 2009, 01:01 PM   #2
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Hi everyone,

I am looking into something for back audio during ceremonies.I found this Yamaha | Pocketrak CX Digital Stereo Audio | POCKETRAK CX | B&H and wanted to know if anyone has any experience with one of these.I was thinking of having this in the grooms pocket with a lav hooked up to it for the ceremony and them to use it for toasts and such later in the evening.Any thoughts or am I barking up the wrong tree here.I just got my wireless evolution g2 system and just wanted some kind of back up.I hope this is in the right forum.Any help would be fantastic!

Ryan
I don't have the experience that these guys do, but I'm sure it would work very well. I use a much cheaper Olympus WS-321 with a Giant Squid lav mic on teachers in a classroom setting and it gives nice, clear audio. The Yamaha is much higher end and I would suspect it would do that much better.

There's was a discussion on voice recorders here about a month ago or so:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/wedding-e...s-ds-30-a.html
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Old January 28th, 2009, 05:22 PM   #3
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Check out the iRiver E100 at B&H. It is $84.95.

I've used irivers for years. They are great!
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Old January 28th, 2009, 06:42 PM   #4
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Thanks Waldemar, That looks like just the ticket.And much more affordable that the yamaha.Do you have much experience with it.I can just hook up a lav to it correct.I think I'll order one tonight!

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Old January 29th, 2009, 10:05 AM   #5
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Thanks Waldemar, That looks like just the ticket.And much more affordable that the yamaha.Do you have much experience with it.I can just hook up a lav to it correct.I think I'll order one tonight!

thanks!
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I use one of the older, and long discontinued iRivers. A model 895 512MB mp3 recorder. It has two drawbacks. First, incoming audio does not loop through to the headphone port. I have do to a test recording, listen to it, and then fine tune levels. Once set, the device works beautifully. Second, an original software programming oversight didn't provide for mono mini-plug microphones to record on L&R channels. No big deal for me, as I usually adjust audio panning in post anyway.

My favorite use for my iRiver is to plug it into the RCA "Record Out" on a DJ's sound board. I can record something like 5 hours of everything going through that board in CD quality. I've also got some great recordings from my electret stereo condenser mincrophone ... easy way to gather stock background audio files.

I would hope iRiver has improved these issues. In any case, the iRivers are really useful and cost effective ways to manage audio for video. I'm thinking of replacing all of my wireless systems with these devices.
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