is a second generation digital audio recorder, designed to replace
portable professional DAT recorders and with on-board editing
and (optional) built-in ISDN facilities.
The ISDN option
allows live 2-way operation - making the system ideal for
reporter use - during which recorded items can also be played
of use and reliability are key to the design of the EasyCorder,
and as a result all commonly-used functions are in easy reach
and all settings and functions performed by the user are displayed
on a large, bright LCD screen.
EasyCorder offers great versatiltity - there are digital,
analogue and microphone-level inputs and outputs, and audio can
be stored as linear or compressed MPEG-II/BWF file formats.
Analogue inputs have switchable 12/48v phantom power, 20db pad,
HP filter and limiter. During playback and recording, edit
points (markers) can be placed for easy access later. All
editing using the EasyCorder is non-destructive using EDL's and
cut/paste/copy functions are also available. Off-chip monitoring
(the equivalent of a 4 head analogue machine) is available and
an internal loudspeaker and headphone jack are provided.
life is up to 10 hours - and charging time between 1 and
3 hours depending on whether the recorder is used during that
the ISDN card option, the EasyCorder can be used as a portable
battery/mains ISDN audio codec for reporting/sports-commentary
use, offering MPEG-II 64kbps mono operation plus G.722/G.711.
During live ISDN connections, audio from the recorder can be played
in as inserts. The microphone is muted during playback of
recorded audio, and the reporter even gets 3 cue-warning beeps
as the end of a segment of audio approaches.
the Modem/GSM option, audio can be sent back to base over standard/mobile
telephone lines using the EasyCollector software for Windows.
another innovative feature, the EasyCorder offers instant-on-recording.
In this mode, a RAM buffer continuously captures the last 20-60
seconds of audio even when the recorder is in stop mode.
When the record button is pressed, the contents of this buffer
are captured at the start of the recording. This is ideal
for reporters at press-conferences or for interviews where only
a few short sound-bites will be required.
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EasyCorder digital audio recorder is available in Blue/Charcoal
Grey and is supplied with carrying strap and alkaline battery
holder. Accessories as detailed below available separately.