On Mon, 29 Jul 2013 18:50:56 +0100
"Barney Holmes" wrote:
I had a Sony MD for a while and it made some good recordings, but I really
got tired of the restrictions that meant I could not pull the recordings
off the disk in anything but realtime. As far as I know, there's no way
around that restriction. My understanding is that the unit lacks the
ability to make an outward digital connection completely.
Sony could have ruled the market, but they were so paranoid about cutting
into their music division's sales that they crippled all but the most
expensive "pro" MD decks because HOME TAPING IS KILLING MUSIC! (Remember
that blast from the past?)
Sony's remained paranoid about hardware that can make exact digital copies
of media for a long time; their rootkit is another example of it.
Those two things have kept me Sony-free ever since, except for a stereo
mic that I got with the MD (an ECM-MS907) that consistently surprises me
with excellent live recordings. After I got tired of the MD I got an
MAudio Microtrack 2496, which is nice for really portable recording, though
my older model uses a CF+ Microdrive for storage and it is showing its age.
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