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help with stereo updating

jimi

Hi, i'm looking to find a device to record on at home , to be use liked back when i used my reel to reel with stop & start and capable of recording several hours for all day playback, something new not just a refurbished reel to reel hoping for help . Thanx , jimi
February 21, 2012 @09:43am
jimi

I'm looking for new technology with capabilities to pause while recording i dont know do you ? Someone must know not too hard of a ? for you that know. Thanx
February 21, 2012 @09:23pm
jpleong

More details about your recording ideas would help. There are about a buzillion ways to answer your question so some context would help. That, and fully written sentences. I had to read your original post twice before it made sense. Sorry, just being honest about why I didn't chime in.
JP
February 22, 2012 @05:09am
jimi

OK i'll try , i'm really wanting a cd recorder with mp3 capabilities but i'm sure i won't have the ability to pause while i'm recording, recording from the internet & cd's , so which newfangled device might i look for with the pausability to pause ?
February 22, 2012 @09:56pm
jpleong

If you're thinking of just plugging something into a Hi-fi stereo's line output you'd probably have great success with a handheld portable recorder like these:
http://www.sweetwater.com/c1006--Portable_Recorders
Once you've got what you wanted, you'd import the files into your computer and you can make CD's and mp3's with whatever software you prefer.
If you want to just write straight to CD, there are still dedicated CD recorders on the market but they are rather expensive:
http://www.sweetwater.com/c770--CD_DVD_Flash_Recorders
The advantage to this second method is you can skip extra steps to produce a finalized CD. The downside is you lose a lot of the editing options if you want to go back and change something.
A third option exists if you happen to have a more recent iOS device. Accessories like the Blue Mikey or the Sonoma Wireworks Guitarjack give you the same functionality of the handheld recorders but in a much more user-friendly way.
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MikeyDigital/
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/GuitarJack2/
I know from experience that the first and third options allow you to Pause during recording -not so sure about the CD Recorders.
Hope that helps,
JP
btw- the CD recorder option also limits you to the length of the CD -about 74-80 minutes. The other two give you significantly more recording time; usually up to the limit of whatever storage medium it uses.
February 22, 2012 @10:29pm
jimi

Thank you all the ideas sound like what i want so now to choose but now i'm thinking about one of these ...
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/CC222SLmk2/
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DP004
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DP008
i hope they will pause during my recording sessions if so i'll be getting one .. just which one ?Thank you again..jimi
February 23, 2012 @05:14am
jimmi

Thanx for the info. jimi
February 23, 2012 @04:27pm