HHB FLASHMIC DRM85
Aimed at portable recording for ENG or sampling, the DRM85 has a Sennheiser omni condenser capsule and stores audio on 1 GB of Flash memory built into the mic. It records in .WAV linear (48k/16-bit) or MPEG-1 Layer 2 files that can be transferred at up to 90x real time to a Mac or PC’s USB port, and runs six hours on two AA batteries. Onboard DSP includes automatic gain control and a highpass filter and a headphone jack for playing back recordings in the field. Price: $1,399. NAMM booth: #6579.
Dist. by Sennheiser USA
M-AUDIO MICROTRACK 24/96
This tiny, 2-channel mobile records at up to 96k/24 bits to Compact Flash or microdrives, and features phantom-powered mic preamps, balanced TRS line inputs, S/PDIF input and a stereo headphone out. It records 100 minutes of 44.1/16-bit uncompressed audio or 1,500 minutes of stereo speech-quality MP3 at 96 kbps on a 1GB Compact Flash card. The battery recharges via a computer’s USB port or included AC supply. Coupled to a computer via USB, MicroTrack appears as a drive for easily porting files in/out of the unit. Price: $499.95. NAMM booth: #6700.
ROLAND MV-8000 PRODUCTION STUDIO VERSION 3.5
This free software upgrade for the MV-8000 adds several important “recorder-like” functions, including audio track and mute automation, recordable MFX control knob movements, 3-band EQ added to the audio and instrument parts, a Pencil tool added to the Piano Roll window and a Patch Preview mode added to the Import function. NAMM booth: #2652.
This portable, high-definition stereo recorder is the pro solution for live work and on-location audio. The HD-P2 records up to 192 kHz on Compact Flash, with SMPTE timecode input and two XLR mic preamps with phantom power. Price: $1,249. NAMM booth: #6491.