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Damn digital recorders..

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by doubledown68, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    I thought I'd join Generation Now after my tape recorder crapped out. Digital recorder for me, baby!

    But... it won't work in weather under 40 degrees. And while it's far from 40 right now, the current issue is pissing me off. For some reason, it plays back my interviews at warp-warp speed.

    Anybody know what I'm talking about? Anybody have a suggested solution? Anybody wanna buy a shitty recorder?
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    There should be a setting on it for playback speed....
    Get to a menu screen and look for a setting.
    What kind of record is it?

    Maintain, big fella... we're here to help
  3. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Expose a couple of wires inside an electrical cord and connect them to the recorder.
  4. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    it's an RCA.. I don't see a setting for playback speed, just the recording quality.
  5. crimsonace

    crimsonace Well-Known Member

    Take your RCA recorder back to the store, or use it as a backup only. RCA makes some of the worst (and least user-friendly) digital recorders around.

    Then, go spend some scratch on an Olympus. Even an entry-level model is pretty easy to use and gives you just about everything you need. I haven't had any problems with mine.
  6. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    Nooow you tell me RCA sucks. ;)
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Gotta ask first.. geez, there were two digital recorder threads within a week of each other about two weeks ago...
    I have a panasonic rr-360 and has worked fine.
  8. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Same here...ugh. I suppose that's what you get for shopping Wal-Mart. ::)
  9. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Sorry about your RCA choice. I second the emotions regarding the Olympus digitals.
  10. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Had an Olympus for a little over a year. I wanted one that had a USB port and one night saw an RCA in Wal-Mart. Not a smart move. I can dump the audio through my computer and fool around with the equalizer but I really don't have time to do it. I'm basically back to my Olympus for anything I don't want to keep (which is hardly anything anyway of course).

    Yeah, I'm a little ticked.
  11. Farbecker

    Farbecker Active Member

    I've had a Sony for about four years that has never let me down, though I'm considering moving up to the Olympus that I can download to my laptop.

    Question: Will the Olympus work on Mac and PC?
  12. markvid

    markvid Guest

    I DO NOT

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