Music123 Features Portable Audio Recorders for On-the-Spot Sound Capture

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Hand-held digital recorders from Sony, Olympus, Yamaha, and Roland make portable recording easy for on-the-go sound capture

Music instrument retailer, Music123 has introduced a lineup of portable digital recorders that lend themselves to many applications beyond traditional field recording. These days, portable recorders are used to capture interviews, lectures, training sessions, podcasts, rehearsals, live concerts, and by songwriters who want to record their song ideas. The recent portable recorders entering the marketplace are notable for their innovative technology and user-friendly designs.

Tascam DR-1 Recorder
The Tascam DR-1 is a hand-held portable recorder that lets you record audio in MP3 or 24-bit WAV format. The DR-1's built-in stereo condenser microphone can be positioned to fit various recording scenarios, such as desktop or shirt-pocket recording. The DR-1 is equipped with a long-life lithium-ion battery and offers overdubbing so that the user can add a narration or other instruments to an existing recording. A USB port permits fast transfers of recordings to a PC for editing or mastering. It records onto inexpensive SD memory cards and comes with a 1GB card.

Sony PCM-D50 Recorder
The Sony PCM-D50 is a sturdy palm-sized recorder that delivers clean sound with high-quality built-in stereo microphones, sampling rates up to 96kHz, long battery life, and 4GB of internal memory. The PCM-D50 is designed with four separate circuit boards for analog audio, digital audio, digital recording, and power supply circuits, helping to minimize noise. USB connectivity allows easy connection with a personal computer for editing recordings.

Olympus LS-10 Recorder
The Olympus LS-10 is a pro-level digital recorder that's compact and delivers high-fidelity 24-bit, 96kz sound resolution via its onboard stereo microphone. It offers up to 12 hours of recording time using 2 AA batteries with the 2GB built-in flash memory and a card slot that accepts SD Cards up to 8GB permitting the recording of more than 69 hours of material in WMA format. Other recording formats include WAV and MP3.

Roland CD-2E SD/CD Recorder
The Roland CD-2E SD/CD Recorder is small, thin, and differs from the other models with its ability to record directly to CD-R blank media as well SD memory cards. It has a wireless remote controller and high-quality sound via a built-in stereo microphone. With a recording capacity of more than 12 hours, it is a good choice for recording lessons, performances, and rehearsals.

About Music123:
Founded in 1928, Music123 will celebrate 80 years of business in 2008. The company features a wide range of music gear products such as guitars, bass guitars, pro audio, keyboards, live sound and recording equipment, and drums and percussion that are marketed through its print catalogs and website at

Music123 can be contacted at 1-888-566-6123, or by visiting


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