Audio Recorders and Kits

A note regarding "Pro Equipment" designations below: "professional" equipment is not just about the potential for better quality. Professional results require a greater understanding of the tool that is being used. For this reason, those who wish to borrow our professional equipment may be asked to demonstrate their knowledge of the equipment or schedule time to be trained on the equipment. In addition, borrowing professional equipment also involves greater financial risk in the event of loss or damage. Due to the limited quantity of professional gear in our inventory, and the cost to repair/replace these items, we reserve the right to restrict access to professional equipment for reasons including lack of knowledge or experience, or for historical incidents of loss or damage to our equipment.

Olympus LS-12 Audio Recorder


Olympus LS-12 Audio Recorder

 

Available at the Media Services Desk.  Request or reserve online.

 

The LS-12 is a pocket-sized digital recorder recommended for projects that require professional sound quality. With linear PCM (.WAV) recording capabilities at sampling rates of up to 24bit/96kHz, the LS-12 captures sound in extra-high quality.

 

Olympus LS-12 Specs:

Internal Memory: 2 GB flash memory

Card Format: SDHC/SD (up to 32GB; card is not supplied!)
Microphone: Built-in 90-degree directional Stereo
Audio Formats: Full-quality WAVE (.WAV), MP3Sample Rate: 44.1kHz/48kHz/88.2kHz/96kHz (in WAVE format)
Bit Depth: 16bit/24bit
Battery: 2 AA Ni-MH rechargeable
Battery Life: Approximately 50 hours

 

Olympus LS-12 Kit Contents:

  • LS-12 digital audio recorder
  • USB cable
  • AC/DC power adapter
  • 4 rechargeable AA batteries & Instructions

Olympus LS-100 Audio Recorder (Pro Equipment)

Olympus LS-100 Audio Recorder

Request or reserve online.

 

The LS-100 is a digital recorder recommended for projects that require professional sound quality and control. The recorder has built-in stereo condenser mics with independent left and right recording level dials. It features two XLR/ 1/4" Phone combo jacks for connecting external mics. With linear PCM (.WAV) recording capabilities at sampling rates of up to 24bit/96kHz, the LS-100 captures sound in extra-high quality. Special features include overdubbing and voice activated recording

 

Olympus LS-100 Pro Specs:

Internal Memory: 4 GB
External Memory: SD (up to 64GB, card is not supplied!)
Microphone: Built-in 90 degree directional Stereo
Audio Formats: Full-quality WAVE (.WAV), MP3, Windows Media (.WMA)
Sample Rate: 44.1kHz - 96kHz (in WAVE format)
Bit Depth: 16bit/24bit
Battery: Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life: Approximately 12.5 hours

 

Olympus LS-100 Pro Kit Contents:

  • LS-100 digital audio recorder
  • Windjammer mic-cover
  • 2 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Batteries
  • USB cable• AC/DC power adapter
  • Manual

Marantz PMD 661 Audio Recorder (Pro Equipment)

Marantz

Request or reserve online.

 

The Marantz PMD 661 records to a compact flash card in uncompressed WAVE (.WAV) stereo format. The unit is portable, but larger (8” x 4” x 1.5”) than the Olympus LS-10 (5” x 2” x 1”). This device is recommended ONLY for recordings that require the use of external microphones, such as interviews using a hand-held microphone, recording live music with professional microphones, or recording a line-level signal from a sound board. The PMD 661 has two XLR inputs, 1/8” line in/out connections, phantom power, and runs on AA batteries or AC power.

Email Jones.Media.Center@dartmouth.edu to request a Marantz PMD 661 Kit.

 

Marantz PMD 661 Specs:

Internal Memory: 2 GB

Microphone: Built-in Stereo

External Inputs: 2 XLR inputs, 1/8” line input

Audio Formats: Full-quality WAVE (.WAV), MP3

Sample Rate: 44.1kHz/48kHz

Bit Depth: 16bit

Battery: 4 AA Ni-MH rechargeable

 

Marantz PMD 661 Kit Contents:

  • PMD 661 Digital Audio Recorder
  • Shure SM 58 dynamic microphone
  • Sony MDR-7505 headphones
  • USB cable
  • 1/8” stereo mini-to-RCA cable
  • AC/DC power adapter
  • Batteries available upon request

iPad Road Studio (Pro Equipment)

iPad Road Studio

Request or reserve online.

 

This portable recording studio features everything you need to capture professional audio on the go. Whether you're recording music, a podcast or just a voiceover recording, the iPad Road Studio can help you succeed.

 

iPad Road Studio Contents:

  • FocusRite iTrack Dock
  • Apple iPad
  • FocusRite CM25B Studio Condenser Microphone with desk stand
  • XLR cable
  • Audio-Technica Studio Headphones
  • Pop filter

Shure LensHopper (Pro Equipment)

Shure LensHopper

Request or reserve online.

 

Intended for use with DSLR cameras and HD camcorders, the Shure LensHopper shotgun microphone uses digital flash recording/playback via MicroSD to capture high-fidelity audio. The microphone has a dedicated headphone output for real-time monitoring.

 

Shure LensHopper Specifications:

Microphone Type: Condenser

Polar pattern: Supercardioid/lobar

Bit Depth: 24-bit

Sample Rate: 48kHz

Frequency Response: 50Hz-20kHz

Low Cut Filter: 170 Hz

Output Connection: 3.5mm TRS

 

Shure LensHopper Kit Contents:

  • VP83F microphone
  • Windscreen
  • 4 AA batteries
  • 16GB microSD card with adapter
  • 3.5mm cable

RødeLink Filmmaker (Pro Equipment)

RødeLink Filmmaker

Request or reserve online.

 

The RØDELink wireless lavalier microphone features simple pairing between transmitter and receiver, three-level gain control, and a connection range of up to 300 ft. The kit automatically monitors and moves between frequencies to maintain the strongest possible signal.

 

RødeLink Filmmaker Specifications:

Microphone Type: Condenser

Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional

Connection Range: 328ft. (100m)

Frequency Response: 60Hz-18kHz

Input/Output Connection: 3.5mm TRS

 

RødeLink Filmmaker Kit Contents:

  • TX Transmitter
  • RX Receiver
  • Lavalier microphone
  • Heavy and light windscreens
  • Microphone clip
  • Accessory pouch
  • 6 AA batteries

Shure KSM32 Microphone Kit (Pro Equipment)

Shure KSM32 Microphone Kit

Request or reserve online.

 

The Shure KSM32 is a professional-grade Large-diaphragm condenser microphone that is well-suited for both studio and live recording. Recommended for experienced users only. +48V phantom power required.

 

Shure KSM32 Specifications:

Microphone Type: Condenser

Polar Pattern: Cardioid

Dynamic Range: 126 dB

Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz

Low Cut Filter: 80Hz and 115Hz

Pad: -15dB

Connection: XLR

 

Shure KSM32 Kit Contents:

  • KSM32 Microphones
  • Shock Mount (with support bands)
  • Desktop Stand

Røde NT5 Kit (Pro Equipment)

Røde NT5 Kit

Request or reserve online.

 

The Røde NT5 Kit features a matched stereo pair of Small-Diaphragm Condenser microphones which are ideal for recording musical performances. They are also well-suited for capturing high-fidelity field recordings.

NOTE: the microphones require +48V phantom power from an audio interface in order to function properly.

 

Røde NT5 Kit Contents:

  • 2 NT5 Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphones
  • König & Meyer Microphone Bar
  • 2 Windscreens
  • 2 Microphone Stand Mounts

Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 (Pro Equipment)

Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6

Request or reserve online.

 

The Komplete Audio 6 is a 6-channel bus powered USB audio interface with four analog inputs and outputs, digital in/out, and MIDI capability. The interface enables flexible monitoring with an independent headphone level control and source switch.

 

Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 Specifications:

Computer Connection: USB 2.0

Preamps: 2

A/D Resolution: 24-bit/96kHz

Analog Inputs: 2 XLR, 2 Line

Analog Outputs: 4 TRS

Digital Inputs: 2 S/PDIF

Digital Outputs: 2 S/PDIF

 


MOVO PM20-S

MOVO PM20-S Microphone

Request or reserve online.

 

The MOVO PM20-S dual-headed lavalier microphone is compatible with all types of smartphones and tablets. The system combines two separate microphone heads into one 3.5mm cable, making it ideal for recording two-person interviews.

 

MOVO PM20-S Specifications:

Microphone Type: Electret Condenser

Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional

Frequency Response: 35 Hz to 18 kHz

Output Connection: 3.5mm TRRS

 

MOVO PM20-S Kit Contents:

  • Dual-headed lavalier microphone
  • 2 windscreens
  • TRRS to TRS adapter

Sony Cassette Tape Recorder

Sony Cassette Recorder

Available at the Media Services Desk

This compact cassette tape recorder can be used for both recording and playback. To digitize audio from the cassette tape, please see our quick reference tutorial.

Sony Kit Contents:

  • Sony cassette recorder
  • 4 rechargeable AA batteries