Monday, February 27, 2006

Work in Progress

Been doing so early morning travelling recently and using the opportunity to examine the survey forms that over 500 of you were kind enough to return. It is clear that the freelance radio reporter market is angry with the equipment suppliers. All the current solutions for recording audio seem to have some flaw - from complicated menus to serious overpricing. Bear with me as I tabulate the results. Your input has been worth it.

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Monday, February 06, 2006

Great Features But Maybe Too Late

How many of you have taken the plunge and invested in HD-Minidisc? Will it go the way of many Sony lines at the moment? Can you afford to take the risk? If you have, then Tim Locke advises you download SonicStage 3.4 (Windows) which seems to have come up with functionality that MiniDisc fans have always asked for. Now they come to the HD users only.

Sonicstage 3.4 strips away the illogical copyright protection which was put ONTO YOUR OWN RECORDINGS. It means anything now recorded through mic or line can be transferred to a PC and exported as an ordinary wav file instead of one of Sony's "special" codecs. It is not as simple as plugging in a USB drive, but it can be done at last. You need to register on the site (free) to download the new edition of Sonicstage.