Summary: I bought this Digital recorder because of my budget. The price was great and I was very impressed with recording quality. All the controls were easy to use and very helpful to have them right at your finger tips. Its an exellent starter recorder to get your gear up and going while you are on a budget. The recording time is great for two double AAs. 100% difference in Audio quality compared to recording straight off your built in camera mic.
Summary: I really like this recorder for tracking my instrument playing progress. Easy to use. The only draw back is the volume is very low. I think some one should be able listen to a recorder without earphones. Not the case here. Not enough volume!
Summary: Great little unit that sounds very good. Gave it 4 stars because of two things: 1) It's a bit difficult to name tracks and you are very limited in the number of characters it will show. 2) It could use a touch more gain. With the input and output levels maxed, playback of recorded voice announcements requires cranking the gain on the rest of my system a good bit more than other sources.
Decent digital recorder, just have realistic expectations.
13 November 2013
Summary: Nice features. Pretty good battery life. Even using the highest bitrate MPS, you can fit around 14 hours of recordings on the 2 GB card included with the unit. That's MUCH more than I need before I offload the recordings to my PC. The quality of the recordings will only be as good as the ambient conditions. Some reviewers posted how wonderful their recordings sounded despite less than ideal conditions.
Summary: Heads up: most of the reviews for this recorder on going to be on the vanilla TASCAM DR-05 Portable Digital Recorder, the one without the earbuds included. This appears to be the exact same recorder but with the earbuds AND $15 less as of this writing (and when I purchased it). Maybe that's just a pricing anomaly but I'll take it. One of my co-workers records stuff for his podcast with this little unit and spoke very highly of it.
Summary: Bought this to record a radio show that comes on overnight and to record LPs that have never made it to CDs. Hook it to my computers headphone jack with a 1/8" male to 1/8" male patch cable. Recording is very clean. Lets you pick the MP3 rate to control the file size. Even with batteries when the unit is hooked to the computer with the USB cable it lets you choose how you want to power it on startup.
Summary: This is a great recorder. It does what it is supposed to do for a reasonable price. Here are a few notes based on my use of it: First, skip the ear buds. Get the DR-05 instead. The ear buds are mono only with a temporary stereo switch. That means, to hear any stereo recordings, you have to continuosly press the tiny button. I can't hold it for more than about 30 seconds without fatigue.
"Simple, practical and feature-lite . . . like an expensive version of that thing you took notes on in college . . ."
By a customer from gmail.com, zzounds.com
14 April 2011
Excerpt: Holy crap this thing sounds GOOD!! I about slapped myself when I saw I could have saved a few bucks and bought an Olympus or Sony voice recorder at the local Walgreens for $20. And then I played back my first test demo. Wow. . . The accuracy of the built in condensers is comparable to that of the AT-2020s I have in my home studio. I'm glad to be able to get a comparable quality field recording when I'm away from the house.
Excerpt: Подходит для музыки. По умолчанию пишет в формате WAV 16-бит 44кГц.
Pros: - Встроенные микрофоны дают ясный, реалистичный звук, при записи голоса слышно все оттенки. - Очень низкие шумы при записи. - Уровень записи регулируется вручную в очень широких пределах. - Встроенный динамик неплох, звук чистый. - Корпус большой, солидно смотрится. - Есть дырка для установки на штатив.
Cons: Непонятно, почему карточка формата микро-SD, в такой корпус влезли бы не только обычная SD, но и еще какие-нибудь. Для включения обязательно должны быть вставлены батарейки (хотя есть режим работы от usb)