The Sony Minidisc (remember those?) was considered a desirable item for
live recording in its time. I'm currently experimenting with a Sony
Walkman Minidisc Net MD (Walkman MZ-N707 Type-R) that I picked up in a
charity shop for ~6 pounds. Its probably a collectors item, it was first
introduced in 2002. But I'm curious if it lives up to all the
recommendations I heard at the time from live sound recordists.
Did some seaside and other recordings just using a basic mono microphone.
Sounds OK when I play back on headphones from the device. I'm currently
transferring to my PC. The problem with the Minidisc is that it has too
much DRM on it (which is one of the reasons it failed as a technology).
Fibre optic connection only works INTO the device. Recordings cannot be
transferred off the device in digital form and have to be re-recorded
through an analog output - but the quality loss is negligible I think.
Currently looking at "linux-minidisc" for some possible ways around the
Who knows what other second had devices are out there ? It's amazing what
you can find in charity shops as well ;)
On Fri, July 26, 2013 2:26 pm, Philipp Ãberbacher wrote:
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