Audio Technology



Frequency response
Polar Patterns
Proximity effect
Cabling and phantom power

Recording techniques

Recording environment
Microphone placement
Signal processing and special effects


Recording devices

Analog recorders
Digital recorders
DAT recorders
Minidisk recorders
PC card and CD-R recorders
Hard disk recorders


A-to-D conversion

Improving audio digitization
Digitization workflow

Analysis and Delivery

Preparing files for analysis and delivery
Digital restoration
LPC in acoustic analysis

Audio Technology / Recording / Recording Devices / Introduction...

There are several types of recording devices used today. Some of the most common include analog cassette recorders, digital audio tape (DAT) recorders, minidisk recorders, and hard disk recorders. Some of these devices, especially field recorders, come with a built-in pre-amplifier and two independent input channels. When recording in the studio or lab, a hard disk recorder is highly recommended. In the field, however, other types of devices may also be considered.

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