08.17.2009 12:08 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Sony introduces palm-sized audio recorder
Sony has expanded its line of portable professional audio recorders with its new PCM-M10, a palm-sized compact unit. The recorder joins Sony’s PCM-D1 and PCM-D50 models to form a family of flexible and rugged portable field recorders for every professional sound application, including live sound, house of worship, theatrical, music recording and broadcast journalism. The recorder is designed to be an ideal portable tool for composing music, or for recording interviews, live performances, presentations or practice sessions. It can even be used as a personal music player.
The recorder is 96kHz/24-bit capable with electret condenser stereo microphones, 4GB of internal flash memory and a microSD/Memory Stick Micro (M2) slot. Key features of the PCM-M10 include a built-in speaker, cross-memory recording, digital pitch control, digital limiter, low-cut filter, track mark functions, a 5-second pre-recording buffer and A-B repeat capability. It comes supplied with Sound Forge Audio Studio Recorder Edition software.
The PCM-M10 includes a USB high-speed port for simple uploading and downloading of native .WAV or .MP3 format recorded files to and from Windows PC or Macintosh computers. It offers durable construction and long battery life using conventional AA alkaline batteries.