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Thread #162454   Message #3866734
Posted By: ketchdana
18-Jul-17 - 02:29 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Field Recording
Subject: RE: Tech: Field Recording
Olympus DS-30, which is a stereo-recorder, in WMA format (Microsoft, lossy), small, 8+ hours at the next-to-highest quality. Carried in a belt cell phone case, though in a horizontal position, so I lose the full effectivemess of the stereo unless I put it in a shirt pocket.

Audacity for editing, and output to ogg (or mp3 or flac or whatever). Since it records in lossy wma, there's not much point in saving in lossless flac.
Sox, with Bash scripts for fancier editing and scaling.

As an "external storage device", the Olympus can be a player, reading mp3 (or wma) format.

Been using it at least a decade or more. Still workin' fine. Only drawback is the plug mounted stereo mic, which feels a bit wobbly.