Equipment: Tascam HD-P2 high-def CF audio recorder

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hdp2.jpgTascam is noted for its fantastic DAT recorders which have been a standard choice for field workers, indie filmmakers, and concert bootleggers. They've just come out with a compact-flash version called the HD-P2 high-def flash recorder for $999. With 192khz/24bit fidelity, you're set to record everything up to and including bat echolocation (good luck finding a mike that can handle this!) and you don't have to worry about the tape transport noise or cleaning heads. And it supports SMTPE time-code input. What more could one want?


Update: In another twist, apparently Apple has changed the programming on the 5G "video" iPods so that you can now record up to 44.1khz (no indication of sample size), up from 8 khz on the former ones. I think you'll need new microphone devices since the new 5G pods have ditched the standard remote control connector that the iMics and other devices used. (From

Update Here's a FAQ on why recording in 24bits is important (

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