- The Sony PCM-D50 has cheaper mics and preamps than the PCM-D1
- The recorder comes with Sound Forge software for digital audio editing
- It includes a digital pitch control feature that will let you slow down a recording by up to 75% without affecting the tone (great for transcribing audio or learning to play a guitar track)
- A nice explanation of the pre-record feature (in a nutshell, when you enable pre-record, the PCM-D50 is always recording, but it's not saving to the hard drive. When you hit the record button, it will start the recording from 5 seconds prior to the instant you pressed the button).
- You can adjust the mic placement, which is something you can't do on the PCM-D1. When you're in a typical XY pattern, the right mic is recording the left channel and vice versa. But the recorder will automatically adjust that when the mics are pointed outward instead of inward.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Sony PCM-D50: Mix Magazine video from AES
Mix Magazine has posted a nice video showing off some of the Sony PCM-D50 digital audio recorder's features. I couldn't find a way to embed the video here, so you'll have to check it out over at Mix's site, but here are some of the highlights: