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It's an Edirol R-05 digital recorder that's on the way. I bought an Edirol R-09 in 2008 and have always gotten fine results with it. A couple years ago I bought a TASCAM DR-07 Mk II and didn't like it very well. I usually patch in a mic, and the recordings sounded a little "grainy" to me and less "rounded" than the Edirol. The built-in mics were a total disaster for me---no matter where I placed them, they picked up breath noise like a windstorm. And without a line-in, I couldn't digitize LPs and cassettes like I did with the Edirol, so I kept going back to it.

I had bought a new SD card for the Edirol yesterday and I had to update the firmware before I could even use the card! That set me to wondering what the current Edirol hand-held models were, and that's when I discovered that Amazon had the Edirol R-05 for $169.99. Most other retailers are charging $199.99. It has pretty much the same features you listed for the TASCAM DR-08, plus you can record WAV and MP3 simultaneously, and the reviews were great. I went ahead and ordered one, figuring that the price might not last.

Do you know anyone who'd want a barely-used TASCAM DR-07 Mk II, complete with a microSD card and a fresh set of batteries? I don't have any use for it with the new Edirol coming.
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The Edirol looks interesting! Price incentives draw me in too!

The Tascam DR-08 took care of the line input lacking on the DR-07. The Tascam is sensitive right enough! One doesn't want to be holding the thing while recording either! I've never tried an external mic.

Don't know anyone off the top of my head for the Tascam DR-07 but we do have a classified section here!


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It's an Edirol R-05 digital recorder that's on the way. I bought an Edirol R-09 in 2008 and have always gotten fine results with it. A couple years ago I bought a TASCAM DR-07 Mk II and didn't like it very well. I usually patch in a mic, and the recordings sounded a little "grainy" to me and less "rounded" than the Edirol. The built-in mics were a total disaster for me---no matter where I placed them, they picked up breath noise like a windstorm. And without a line-in, I couldn't digitize LPs and cassettes like I did with the Edirol, so I kept going back to it.

I had bought a new SD card for the Edirol yesterday and I had to update the firmware before I could even use the card! That set me to wondering what the current Edirol hand-held models were, and that's when I discovered that Amazon had the Edirol R-05 for $169.99. Most other retailers are charging $199.99. It has pretty much the same features you listed for the TASCAM DR-08, plus you can record WAV and MP3 simultaneously, and the reviews were great. I went ahead and ordered one, figuring that the price might not last.

Do you know anyone who'd want a barely-used TASCAM DR-07 Mk II, complete with a microSD card and a fresh set of batteries? I don't have any use for it with the new Edirol coming.
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Adobe Audition -3

Adobe is giving Audition version 3 away. - http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/p...ml?PID=5628473

There are some very useful tools available for ripping vinyl.

I use an earlier version for recording radio shows as well.

Add an inexpensive mixer and microphone and there isn't any excuse for you, yes YOU, not to have a show on either of the Merry Network internet radio stations!
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Adobe is giving Audition version 3 away. - http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/p...ml?PID=5628473

There are some very useful tools available for ripping vinyl.

I use an earlier version for recording radio shows as well.

Add an inexpensive mixer and microphone and there isn't any excuse for you, yes YOU, not to have a show on either of the Merry Network internet radio stations!
It's too late for me to mess with this tonight ... How long do you think this will last? I've been happy with Audacity, but I'll try Audition if it's free.

I've never used a mixer on my segments---I did it all inside Audacity. How does the mixer fit into the recording?
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...I've never used a mixer on my segments---I did it all inside Audacity. How does the mixer fit into the recording?
Well, that's hard to say! Here is a stab at an explanation.

The entire set up, including two computers, is run through my stereo component system.


The nucleus of the set up is a Teac AG-V8050 Audio/Video Sound Receiver.


Into the Teac are:

Magnavox MSR 90D6 DVD Player/Recorder

Hitachi FX665 HiFi-Stereo / 4-Head VHS VCR (with Smphonic TV)

ION (model #?) Turntable

Pioneer CT-M50R Multi Audio Cassette Recorder/Player (Holds and plays/records six audio cassettes, both sides. This was the work horse during the Christmas season back in the day; think 12 hours on six 120 minute cassettes!)

Tannoy PBM 8 speakers (two)

Bose 301 Series II Direct/Reflecting speakers (two)

Tascam US-122L USB 2.0 Audio/Midi Interface (the component that ties all the below into the Teac.)



** Here's where it gets tricky...**


Into the Tascam Interface:

Behringer XENYX 802 Audio Mixer

Into the Behringer Mixer:

Dell Computer (sparing all the details) that contains iTunes & all other music files. This is also the computer on line.

HP Computer (sparing all the details) that contains Adobe Audition and which I use to record radio shows. This computer is never used for online access.

AKG C535EB Microphone

Radio Shack Stereo Audio Source Selector.


All are magically connected via a spider webbed, spaghetti-ed maze of wires, each of which would be very difficult to trace should (when) the occasion arises. When our older home was rewired a few years ago, the lead electrician took one look at "the room" and instantly said "This room is going into it's own breaker!" They installed extra power outlets too!

That's the short answer, MerryCarey. (Aren't you glad that hyperlinks and images are limited to three a piece! I'm torqued off myself.)






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Holy soundwave! Makes my "setup" look like Fisher-Price.

I patch an inexpensive Radio Shack microphone into my Edirol R-09 (soon to be my Edirol R-05) to record any speaking. When I'm finished I carry the SD card to our iMac and copy the files onto the iMac. Then I "build" the segment in Audacity, which I use to edit and mix, importing music and sound files from folders on the iMac. I have software that lets me extract audio from movie/TV soundtracks, if I need audio clips.

That's how a rank amateur does it! I once carried my entire "recording studio" to Hawaii in the same suitcase as my clothing: mic, desktop mic stand, digital recorder, AA batteries, and extra-long USB extension.

I guess you use the mixer to mix "on the fly" while recording, instead of mixing after recording?

I'm still trying to get my head around that cassette machine that records both sides of six cassettes!!



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Well, that's hard to say! Here is a stab at an explanation.

The entire set up, including two computers, is run through my stereo component system.


The nucleus of the set up is a Teac AG-V8050 Audio/Video Sound Receiver.


Into the Teac are:

Magnavox MSR 90D6 DVD Player/Recorder

Hitachi FX665 HiFi-Stereo / 4-Head VHS VCR (with Smphonic TV)

ION (model #?) Turntable

Pioneer CT-M50R Multi Audio Cassette Recorder/Player (Holds and plays/records six audio cassettes, both sides. This was the work horse during the Christmas season back in the day; think 12 hours on six 120 minute cassettes!)

Tannoy PBM 8 speakers (two)

Bose 301 Series II Direct/Reflecting speakers (two)

Tascam US-122L USB 2.0 Audio/Midi Interface (the component that ties all the below into the Teac.)



** Here's where it gets tricky...**


Into the Tascam Interface:

Behringer XENYX 802 Audio Mixer

Into the Behringer Mixer:

Dell Computer (sparing all the details) that contains iTunes & all other music files. This is also the computer on line.

HP Computer (sparing all the details) that contains Adobe Audition and which I use to record radio shows. This computer is never used for online access.

AKG C535EB Microphone

Radio Shack Stereo Audio Source Selector.


All are magically connected via a spider webbed, spaghetti-ed maze of wires, each of which would be very difficult to trace should (when) the occasion arises. When our older home was rewired a few years ago, the lead electrician took one look at "the room" and instantly said "This room is going into it's own breaker!" They installed extra power outlets too!

That's the short answer, MerryCarey. (Aren't you glad that hyperlinks and images are limited to three a piece! I'm torqued off myself.)





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Originally Posted by MerryCarey View Post
Holy soundwave! Makes my "setup" look like Fisher-Price.

I patch an inexpensive Radio Shack microphone into my Edirol R-09 (soon to be my Edirol R-05) to record any speaking. When I'm finished I carry the SD card to our iMac and copy the files onto the iMac. Then I "build" the segment in Audacity, which I use to edit and mix, importing music and sound files from folders on the iMac. I have software that lets me extract audio from movie/TV soundtracks, if I need audio clips.

That's how a rank amateur does it! I once carried my entire "recording studio" to Hawaii in the same suitcase as my clothing: mic, desktop mic stand, digital recorder, AA batteries, and extra-long USB extension.

I guess you use the mixer to mix "on the fly" while recording, instead of mixing after recording?

I'm still trying to get my head around that cassette machine that records both sides of six cassettes!!
Nothing wrong with simplicity, MC! Ironically, that is where I experience the most trouble!

Yes, the record levels are all pretty much set through the mixer (which, now that I realize, is the real answer to your initial question) as Audition captures the audio source. I use the levels in Audition to "normalize" each recorded piece, 80% for music, 85% for voice. After putting all the pieces together into a full show, the entire finished product is again normalized to 99% before saving to a wav (for CDs) or mp3 file (for broadcast).

Redundant I know but if levels are consistent going into Audition, the less to manipulate once inside Audition. My opinion is that the end sound quality is better when levels are primarily maintained via the mixer.

I had never even heard of a 6 tandem cassette player/recorder before I spotted mine in a discount store many moons ago! I'm thinking that rapid technological advances in the digital age minimized the need for such a deck as it went into production. Folks were also using VHS HiFi VCRs for analog audio recording at the time which helped minimize the need for audio cassette tandem recorders.

Back in the day I would set back to back timers for both the VHS & audio machines for a combined total of twenty hours (8 VHS & 12 audio cassette) of continuous recording from, first terrestrial, and then internet, radio stations! High tech!

One of my favorite seasonal radio recordings was caught on that deck as it recorded from the Alabama Public Radio while we were away shopping!

Probably my most prized captured from broadcast radio program to date is "Yuletide Tunes" with Don Dixon & Marti Jones. This was recorded live at Georgetown University in 1995 for later airing over NPR stations. Others on the recording are Marshall Crenshaw (my initial excitement about the program), Darius Rucker (yes, THAT Darius Rucker), and Beth Chorneau.

In fact, when I entered the Internet world, I lobbied various places/sources to get "Yuletide Tunes" commercially released! So far, nothing. I did make a contact on Marshall Crenshaw's forum that supplied me with CDs that reportedly were burned from the actual sound board source recording of the program. Certainly this "source" version sound quality is cleaner than my audio cassette recording. But I do still have the cassette and a CD I mastered from that cassette before I got the source version! Some things are just hard to get rid of! (And remember girls and boys, a preposition is a terrible thing to end a sentence with!)

I still think the thing is too cool for school!



(Slightly different model but looks the same as mine - rjd)


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Rumor has it we could see an announcement of a new galaxy nexus tablet as early as next week.
I'm hoping this is just the start of a string of announcements from different manufacturers
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Rumor has it we could see an announcement of a new galaxy nexus tablet as early as next week.
I'm hoping this is just the start of a string of announcements from different manufacturers
I hope so. I'm looking at getting a tablet for the kids this christmas and Nexus seem to be ideal for what they need. If I split the cost with the ex we should be able to get them a really good one for the money.
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