WNAMM08: 2G Or Not 2G

US Yamaha Pocketrack 2G pocket recorder gets its time in the spotlight      19/01/08

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Yamaha's new Pocketrak 2G, a light and compact pocket recorder featuring 2GB of built-in memory, long battery life, easy USB file transfer, and Steinberg Cubase AI DAW software.
Yamaha say that the Pocketrak 2G builds upon their successful lineage of recording technology and features 2 tracks of CD quality recording in PCM, MP3 and Windows Media (WMA) formats. They believe that it’s perfect for podcasting, field and location recording, audio for video and more.
Athan Billias, Director of Marketing - Technology Products for Yamaha, told us, “The goal of any pocket recorder is to be ready to capture audio wherever and whenever it happens.The Pocketrak 2G’s small size, long battery life, and large built- in memory provide Yamaha quality recording anywhere, anytime, and comes with Cubase AI for a complete music production solution.�
The Pocketrak 2G includes a rechargeable AAA nickel-hydrogen battery capable of providing 19 hours of MP3 recording to it’s 2GB of internal memory. Plugging its sliding USB connector into a powered USB bus simultaneously recharges the battery and transfers files to a PC or Mac.
The Pocketrak 2G is the only portable recorder to house an on-board speaker in addition to a headphone jack, making it a handy portable music player that supports MP3 and WMA files with DRM10 support.

Included in the box is the Pocketrak 2G, a USB extension cable, stereo earphones, a leather carrying case and stand adapter, as well as Cubase AI, an “Advanced Integration� version of Steinberg’s legendary digital audio workstation software specially built to seamlessly integrate with Yamaha hardware.
Features
  • Only 1.7 Ounces and 1/2 Inch Thick -Take it Everywhere!
  • 2 GB Memory for High Audio Quality and Extended Recording Times
  • High-sensitivity Tilt-up Microphone
  • Level Meters and ALC for Optimum Record levels
  • Long-lasting Rechargeable Battery
  • Direct USB 2.0 Computer Connection
  • CUBASE AI Digital Audio Workstation Software Included
  • DRM10 Playback Support and Comprehensive Playback Functions
  • Other Features
Pricing and Availability:
The Pocketrak 2G will be available in April, 2008 and will retail for $449. More information:

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