NAMM: A Look At TASCAM’s DR-1 And DR-07 Digital RecordersJan 19th, 2009 | By Elisabeth Lewin | Category: Audio Podcasting, Mobile Podcasting, Podcasting, Podcasting Hardware, Video
Podcasting News has been covering new digital media product launches at the NAMM Show for several years. This year, though, we’ve invited veteran podcaster and new media strategist Ron Ploof to give us his impressions of the show.
Ron takes a look at TASCAM’s two handheld digital audio recorders, the full-featured DR-1 (retail $299) and the more compact DR-07 ($199). Both can record audio in WAV or MP3 format, at 16 or 24 bit, onto SD memory cards (provided with the product).
The devices have built-in directional microphones, but can also has a 1/4″ microphone jack. The recorders attach to your computer via USB cable. The DR-1 comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and the DR-07 uses regular AA batteries.
Ron PloofÂ has the broad perspective of being both an experienced “indie” podcast creatorÂ and someone who has helped companies weave podcasting and new media into their corporate fabric.Â He blogs about B2B social media strategies at RonAmok and has helped pioneer storytelling podcasts withÂ Griddlecakes.