Short links for March 28th, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on March 28th, 2008:

  • Musical Furnishings – The Musical Rumba Series – Design your own personal drum table with durable, interchangeable and rearrangeable percussion inserts. Choose from four different sized tables to suit your musical and space needs. The smallest table accepts four of the smaller instruments and the largest accepts sixteen.
Musical Furnishings - The Musical Rumba Series
Musical Furnishings – The Musical Rumba Series
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Short links for March 25th, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on March 25th, 2008:

Zoom H2, Marantz PMD 620 and Sony PCM D50
Zoom H2, Marantz PMD 620 and Sony PCM D50
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Goldbaby releases The Cassette 808

Goldbaby The Cassette 808

Goldbaby Productions has released another free sample pack.

Hugo writes:

I bought an old Marantz cassette machine to muck around with… So logically I had to hear what the 808 would do to it!

The Cassette 808 features 21 x 24 bit samples of a Roland TR-808 recorded to this Marantz deck.

Check this demo mp3 to hear what The Cassette 808 sounds like.

Visit Goldbaby’s free stuff page to download this sample pack.

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Field recorders announced: Sony PCM-D50 and Marantz PMD620

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Sony PCM-D50

Sony has announced the PCM-D50 Digital Recorder, a powerful, compact version of Sony’s flagship PCM-D1 Digital Field Recorder.

Sony PCM-D50 features

  • 24 bit / 96 kHz recording in standard .WAV file format
  • 4 GB Built-in Memory – records up to 6 hours @ 44.1 – 16 bit
  • Two-Position Electret Condenser Microphones x-Y and Wide-Stereo Polar Patterns
  • LCD Digital Peak Metering
  • Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo Slot
  • MP3 Playback
  • Digital Pitch Control
  • SPDIF Digital Input and Output
  • PC/MAC Compatible – File Transfer via High Speed USB
  • 5 second pre-recording buffer

The Sony PCM-D50 Digital Recorder will cost $599.00 and should be available in November. It will officially be launched this week. More information here.

Marantz Professional has introduced the PMD620, a new digital audio recorder designed with podcasters in mind.

Marantz PMD620
Marantz PMD620 looks lovely! (photo by Josh Bancroft)

The PMD620 is a prosumer-level device, featuring a pocket-size form factor, an easy-to-use interface, and built-in stereo mics and speaker.

PMD620 features

  • Two high-quality omnidirectional condenser mics
  • 1/8″ input for connecting external microphones
  • +5v phantom power for electret condensers
  • 16- or 24-bit resolution audio recording [mono or stereo] direct to SD flash memory
  • WAV or MP3 file format
  • OLED display

The PMD620 uses 2 x AA Alkaline or NiMH batteries for up to 5 hours of operation. It will cost $399 USD and should be released in November 2007.

Looks like serious competition for the M-Audio MicroTrack II and Zoom H4/H2 models.

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