2009 NAB Show Technology Spotlight: Portable Recorders


        Radio on FacebookJoin us on Facebook

With the advances in digital audio, capturing high-quality audio in the field seems like child's play. But the recording interface is still an important consideration.

There has been a boom in portable recorders over the past few years. There are a plethora of handheld stereo units, and nearly as many multitrack units. Still, the need to accurately capture audio with minimal effort is the important concern. New units from Tascam, Edirol and Zoom add to the ranks of available units.

At this year's convention, Yellowtec introduced the IXM, a handheld recorder mic. Yellowtec has combined the best features of several recorders and packaged them into a recognizable form factor.

And since so many people carry an Iphone now, you knew there was going to be an app for professional audio recording. Audiofile Engineering introduced Fire, an Iphone app that presents a familiar and practical audio recording interface.

One possibly unexpected pairing of technology adds portable recording to the familiar audio codec. The same device used to transmit high-quality audio from the field to the studio in some cases offers a way to record the audio as well. In addition, wireless mic systems, like the Zaxcom TRX900 series, have added recording capability.




Acceptable Use Policy
blog comments powered by Disqus

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Today in Radio History

Milestones From Radio's Past

The history of radio broadcasting extends beyond the work of a few famous inventors.

Digital Edition

Each Issue as a Digital Edition

Read each issue online in our Digital Edition Format in your Web browser.

EAS Information More on EAS

NWS XML/Atom Feed for CAP Messages

The feed provides feeds for all US states and territories.

Wallpaper Calendar

Radio 2014 Calendar Wallpaper

Need a calendar for your computer desktop? Use one of ours.

The Wire

A virtual press conference

Information from manufacturers and associations about industry news, products, technology and business announcements.

Join Us Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn
Radio magazine cover

Current Issue

88Nine Radio Milwaukee

A New Home Brings Community Together

Browse Back Issues

[an error occurred while processing this directive]