Cassette and Digital Recorder Comparison
However, now that I have access to all the electronic recording equipment one would ever need, I decided to learn about the digital recorders. And, actually, they are very easy to use. To preserve the recordings I have on tape, I recorded them into a little Roland MP3 Recorder (like the R-9) so I can have them on a flash card. I also recorded my own playing live.
These MP3 / Wave Recorders are really amazing. They are really as easy to use as a tape recorder, and the sound quality is great. I use different flash cards for different types of recordings. I use one for playing for you - and this is where I recorded your cassette recordings. It uses a little memory card just like a digital camera uses, so a song can easily be deleted. Also, it can quickly be reformatted and reused. Also, it has a plug that goes to the USB port in a computer, so you can save the songs of your choice as an MP3 file on a computer.
Roland has just come out with a little "Micro" mini 4-track recorder, too. It works the same way the R-9 works, but has 4 tracks. Also, each track has 8 tracks of its own. So, you can record the same song 8 times, and use the best one.
It also has the editing feature for punching in and out.
The sound quality is amazing.
I just listened to the sample tracks, but haven't tried to record with it, yet.
It has a built in mic (mono), and also an input for a mic and for an electric instrument.
Other features are: "stretch" time - so you can slow a recording down as slow as you want it - even to 25% slower.
Built in effects
Auto - Tuner
And, it is an an affordable price - pretty amazing, especially at $229.00.
Thank you and as always...Happy Pickin'!