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RE: a hot street recorder
I was lusting after the nomad jukebox for live
recording, but have not jumped in to buy yet. Good
points are that it records .wavs, not in a compressed
format, does not have 'auto-level' record mode but
lets you adjust the recording level as you record
(unlike sony minidisks), can be upgraded
(unofficially) to 20GB - at ~10 MB/minute, that's a
lot of time!.
Problems are a potentially noisy line-in (can anyone
comfirm this? - see bottom of
(multi-minute) boot time, short battery life, and the
lack of metering as noted below. There are lots of
complaints about various things on discussion sites
CreativeLabs came so close on this one but miss the
mark IMHO...the firmware is user-upgradable - time may
tell. I don't know of any other portable hard disk
recorder like this.
--- Bret <email@example.com> wrote:
> --- Matthias Grob <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I hope there is no problem like automatic input
> gain control or so...
> Here is a drawback as noted on
> "No metering for the Recording mode (at least a clip
> indicator should
> be there)"
> Guess you would have to build your own meters into a
> microphone preamp
> to be used with the nomad, and calibrate them to
> correlate to clipping
> levels. Else, live recording will be crapshoot.
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