I’m putting together a strict list of requirements I’d like from a mobile podcast recording device:
- 1/4″ TRS & XLR inputs
- 1/8″ headphone out
- Recording onto SD/MMC card
- Big Red Record/Stop button (as the only control)
- Rechargeable battery
- That’s it. Nothing More.
Like my quest for a phone with a very specific and limited feature set, the key is what I’ve left out. In this case; a screen, ‘play’ button, and internal microphone are off the table.
While searching for a USB mixer with 4 XLR ins, I re-discovered the M-Audio MicroTrack. Looks like it’s the closest thing we’ve got to meeting my above requirements.
On the down side; it doesn’t have XLR input, records to CompactFlash not SD/MMC, and has more than 1 button.
On the up side; Steve Borsch gives the MicroTrack a great review