[Dixielandjazz] Re:Sony walkman minidisc recorders

LARRY'S Signs and Large Format Printing sign.guy at charter.net
Fri Jun 3 13:27:44 PDT 2005

Actually it's not hard.  I hit the mark button and mark each "track" the
first time I listen to the recording.  This really isn't necessary though
but can save time.  When I'm putting it onto the computer there is usually
enough time to stop the first one hit new and start the next track.  This
takes about a minute or less.  Then I go back and save everything after
titling the tracks.  I then edit all the tracks and save them again.  I
number them with the order that I want them to be recorded on the CD.

Larry Walton
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Patrick Cooke" <amazingbass at cox.net>
To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Friday, June 03, 2005 12:43 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Re:Sony walkman minidisc recorders

> I have recorded a lot of stuff on one of these while playing with Don
> Gumpert's band.  Here are a few things I've learned.
>    Don't use the AC power adapter.  It's a cheap powser supply with very
> little filtering and will put a terrible hum on your recordings.  Also
> use the charging stand when making recordings.  Use batteries.  I was
> lithium batteries, as they last a lot longer than a charge on
> Lithium batteries are more expensive, but worth it.
>     I used the little stereo mike that Sony makes (about $75)...this is a
> good condenser mike, better than a lot of the cheap dynamic mikes
> I just taped it to the mike stand just below the regular PA mike.  Don't
> plug it directly into the recorder...you can pick up motor noise from the
> recorder.  I used a 20' cable back to the recorder, which was next to me
> a chair or table.
>      You can use a mixer, but if you're playing in the band, best get some
> other knowledgeable person to operate the mixer and recorder, while you
> concentrate on your playing.  I would not place the recorder on the floor,
> especially on a bandstand where there are amps and/or speakers on the
> Hanging from the mike stand???  I don't know how you do this, but it would
> seem to be difficult to start and stop the recorder between tunes to
> separate the tracks. Just recording the whole session on one continuous
> track seems like a nightmare when you go to put the separate tracks on CD.
>        Pat Cooke
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