With an upgraded stereo microphone system and expandability, Yamaha’s Pocketrak CX is great for recording live music. The CX supports a variety of different recording formats from 16-bit 44.1 CD quality .wav files to convenient MP3, an onboard speaker, stand adapter, and Cubase AI DAW software. The CX uses larger AA re-chargeable “eneloop” battery built into its compact body for up to 40 hours of continuous recording and play-back, a high sensitivity 90° X-Y microphone for high-quality stereo recording and expandability microSD cards (2GB card included). There’s a peak limiter, and variable speed playback for practicing difficult or fast passages. The ultra slim body weighs less than 100 grams. MSRP: $499.

Originally posted 2008-11-19 13:15:46.