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Digital recorder recommendations

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Flip Wilson, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    I learned, also the hard way -- backstage after an NCAA tourney basketball game -- that if your phone rings while you're using the recording app, the recording stops. So now I put my phone on airplane mode before I do an interview.
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  2. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    I've had the same Olympus recorder since 2005. Thing's a damn workhorse.
  3. I have an Olympus WS853 that I'm happy with
  4. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Same here basically. Not sure how long I've used the same Olympus recorder. But last week, the trusty WS-510m went haywire, stopping recordings on its own and, in one case, not retaining it in the memory either (despite a fresh AAA). It flipped out of the digital folder even, requiring repeated re-starts. So the Olympus WS-853 I bought as backup/upgrade 10 months ago will finally get out of its box.
  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Savvy. That never crossed my mind. I’m not a smart man. Thanks.
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  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    When I need one (I’m not full-time in journalism anymore), I have a Sony that works well enough and has a retractable USB plug to pull audio files into my Mac.
  7. Every recorder I've ever had that's had has a retractable USB has had that function eventually break.
  8. awriter

    awriter Active Member

    I have one of these. It’s pricey, but worth it. The Bluetooth is great for press conference/podium situations. I can place the recorder at the podium and control it from my phone.

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