D&M Professional’s latest Compact Flash recorder is the rackmount, single-rackspace PMD560. Uncompressed .WAV files can be recorded at 44.1 or 48 kHz, and high-quality MP3 files can be recorded in mono (at 64 kbps) or in stereo (at 128 kbps). Using a standard 1GB Compact Flash card, the PMD560 can record more than one-and-a-half hours of stereo and more than three hours of mono uncompressed audio, more than 17 hours of stereo MP3 and more than 35 hours of mono MP3 audio. Due to its solid-state design, the PMD560 has no moving parts.
The PMD560 features stereo or mono recording, and has RCA input and output jacks, two remote jacks and an RS-232C connection port. The front panel also offers a headphone jack with volume level and a built-in USB interface.
Included onboard are two editing modes. Copy Segment editing uses non-destructive, cut-and-paste–style editing to create a new sound file, which can be up/downloaded via the front panel USB port. With Marantz Professional’s Virtual Track mode, the user can create an internal edit list allowing for immediate playback of file segments without using card memory to create a new file. Up to 99 virtual tracks can be created to compare edits, set up multiple sound bytes or provide interview segments of differing durations.
An optional RC600PMD wired remote control that attaches to any microphone is available to supply record/pause control, track marking and peak meter monitoring from the microphone position.