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Pocketrak 2G

4.5
Average: 4.5 (4 votes)
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Company Information

Yamaha
Yamaha Corporation of America 6600 Orangethorpe Ave Buena Park, CA 90620 USA
714-522-9011

Cost

$200

The Details

There are so many compelling reasons to record band rehearsals or music lessons for later review that a portable recorder is an essential item. Recording conferences and meetings has become a matter of course too. Naturally, the smaller and lighter that recorder is, while delivering top-class sound quality, the better. Weighing only 1.7 ounces (49 grams) complete with battery, the Yamaha POCKETRAK 2G Pocket Recorder is an unbeatable choice. It only a half-inch (13 millimeters) thick and will slip unobtrusively into a shirt pocket. But this diminutive, lightweight package contains a large 2-gigabyte memory plus advanced digital audio technology that lets you record and playback with outstanding quality. In addition to a CD-quality linear PCM recording mode that lets you record up to 3 hours of music, there are a number of MP3 modes that provide significantly longer recording times. The supplied long-lasting rechargeable battery can keep the POCKETRAK 2G running for up to 9 hours continuously when recording in MP3 mode. Slide out the built-in USB connecter and connect the POCKETRAK directly to your computer to transfer files back and forth, and use the bundled CUBASE AI digital audio workstation software to edit and enhance your recordings with pro-level control.If sound is important to you, there simply no reason not have a Yamaha POCKETRAK 2G Pocket recorder with you at all times.

User Reviews

Great for a small church sermon podcast

5

I've been looking to upgrade the Pastor's current digital recorder to improve the audio quality of his Sunday sermons. This was the answer. The quality is amazing compared to the Olympus VN-4100PC he was using. The Pocketrak 2G along with an Olympus ME-15 clip microphone produces a great Sunday sermon podcast. This device is light (1.7 ounces) and thin (1/2 inch thick) and fits nicely in the Pastors pocket with the lapel mic clipped to his tie. This was definitely a good find and I would recommend it to any small church that doesn't already mic their pastor.

We record in 128kbps MP3. Before we post the podcast, I run this through the Levelator, add an intro and exit, and then sample down to a 32kbps MP3 file. You can hear a sample of the finished sunday sermon podcast.

There might be other portable audio devices that have a slightly better sound, but this is the smallest one I've found and is perfect for our purposes.

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