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Ty Ford

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Sony MZ-M200 MiniDisc Recorder

When do my singer/songwriter, wedding and event video shooter, radio news interviewer, concert taper and podcaster friends ask me about inexpensive, high-quality (as in, at least 16-bit/44.1 kHz) recording thingees?


Fostex FR-2 Field Memory Recorder

There are a growing number of DAT replacements on the market. The Fostex FR-2 is one of them. Leveraging their experience and lessons learned with the PD2, PD4 and PD6, Fostex has advanced its line of stereo field recorders...


Schoeps CMIT 5 U Shotgun Microphone

Imagine the surprise of shotgun mic users everywhere to find that Schoeps finally caved after 20 years and made a shotgun microphone. Last October at the New York AES Convention, there it was, in blue anodized aluminum.


Sony MZ-M100 MiniDisc Recorder

Just when you thought the MiniDisc was headed off into the sunset, Sony reinvents the genre with Hi-MD; most significantly, a format capable of recording 16-bit, 44.1 kHz stereo files to standard or new 1 GB MiniDiscs. Supported recording...



The new Rode NT2-A ($699) is an FET, condenser, studio microphone with a one-inch diameter, gold sputtered, dual diaphragm. It has three patterns; omni, cardioid and figure 8, 40 Hz and 80 Hz high-pass filters, 5 dB and 10...


Neumann TLM 127 Microphone

The Neumann TLM 127 is a pressure gradient transducer that offers omnidirectional and cardioid operation by itself, but can also provide five patterns if used with the power supply originally designed for the N 48 R-2 power supply for...