[IMC-Audio] Re: [G8-radio] G8 Counter conference audio archiving
jdennett at diversity-radio.net
Mon May 23 14:12:29 PDT 2005
Has anyone also used the irivers for e.g. interviews... is that what you
uses them for? can you control the input gain? is this an issue - I have
been worried that this means they are pretty poor for this purpose.
I was also looking at some creative & archos stuff - does anyone have
experience with this?
On Mon, 23 May 2005, max wrote:
> michiganIMC radio has two irivers that we use. i can pretty much agree with
> everything jake said below about their pros and cons. they are very flexible,
> with the ability to set sampling rates, separate input and output levels. also
> this might be obvious but it can double as an ext. hard drive (though i
> wouldn:t rely too heavily on something that is going to be moved around a lot,
> potentially dropped, etc.) all in all a good buy if you have the budget.
> we also use MD recorders, but the models we have need to transfer audio in real
> time, so the digitals are preferable.
> Quoting Jake Sexton <jake at lyingmediabastards.com>:
> > > Also, two of our dj's use iRivers which are mac compatibile, have
> > > line-in's and also let you copy the mp3's straight off. Maybe one of
> > > them can chime in with the specs and price of their device.
> > Okay.
> > I have an iRiver H320. It holds 20GB, can record audio to mp3 via a
> > built-in mic, has line-in and line-out ports , and has a built-in FM
> > radio (both the line-in and the FM radio can be recorded to mp3). It
> > has a battery life of around 7-9 hours for playing files, I do not know
> > how long it would last for recording. File transfer seems to use more
> > battery power than just playback. A full recharge seems to take 2-4 hours.
> > None of my local stores had this brand/model, so I bought it on
> > Amazon.com for around $300.
> > Pros:
> > - everything mentioned above
> > - easy file transfer (USB1.x or USB2.x), device simply appears as an
> > additional disk drive on both Mac and PC
> > - can also be recharged through a computer's USB port
> > - can display image and text files on color screen
> > Cons:
> > - Relatively long start-up time; if you have lots of files on it, it can
> > take up to 2 minutes from pushing the ON button until you can actually
> > use it. That may not seem like much, but if you need to catch new audio
> > with no warning...
> > - Confusing controls
> > - iRiver no longer makes the H300 series. Now iRiver only seems to sell
> > a smaller model, the H10, which holds 6GB. I cannot speak to that model
> > at all, as I haven't used it. The discontinuation of the H300s would
> > make it harder to get a new model, and harder to get support/accessories.
> > I got a lot of info and opinions about the player at misticriver.net, a
> > site for iRiver enthusiasts.
> > Anyhow, I recorded a couple of short snippets with my iRiver's internal
> > mic at the lowest and highest sampling rates (40kbps and 128kbps) and am
> > posting them on my website, if you want to listen to sound quality.
> > www.lyingmediabastards.com/test/
> > Hope that helps.
> > Jake.
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