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Pocketrak 2G Pocket Recorder

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A lot of recorders claim to be pocket-sized, but you've got to have really big pockets to hold 'em. Weighing in at under 2 ounces and being smaller than a palm-sized remote control, ... Read More

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Overview

A lot of recorders claim to be pocket-sized, but you've got to have really big pockets to hold 'em. Weighing in at under 2 ounces and being smaller than a palm-sized remote control, Yamaha's Pocketrak 2G is light and compact enough to easily slip in a pocket. The Yamaha recorder features 2GB of built-in memory, long battery life, easy USB file transfer, and Steinberg Cubase AI DAW software, it will become your constant companion in recording sound. Use the portable recorder for making field recordings, capturing voice and song ideas, recording practices, and making audio memos.

The Yamaha Pocketrak builds upon a successful lineage of recording technology and features two tracks of CD quality recording in PCM, MP3, and Windows Media Audio (WMA) formats. It's perfect for podcasting, field and location recording, audio for video, and more.

Its small size, long battery life, and large built-in memory provide Yamaha quality audio recording anywhere and at anytime. The Pocketrak comes with Cubase AI for a complete music production solution and is ready to capture audio wherever and whenever it happens.

The Pocketrak recorder includes a rechargeable AAA nickel-hydrogen battery capable of providing 19 hours of MP3 recording to its 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.

Furthermore, it's 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 with the Pocketrak is a USB extension cable, stereo earphones, a leather carrying case, a stand adapter, and 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
  • DRM10 Playback Support and Comprehensive Playback Functions
  • CUBASE AI Digital Audio Workstation Software Included
  • CUBASE AI Features:
  • CUBASE 4 audio engine.
  • 48 audio tracks and up to 64 MIDI tracks.
  • 25 VST effect plug-ins, including 15 new VST3 plug-in effects.
  • HALionOne software sample player with selected MOTIF waves.
  • Plug and Play VST/MIDI setup.
  • Studio Connections Integration.
  • File Interchange between Steinberg software and Yamaha hardware.
  • 20 MIDI music styles and 480 audio drum loops included.
Specifications
  • Dimensions: 1 1/4" W (34.2 mm) x 4 5/8" H (119.5 mm) x 1/2" D (13 mm)
  • Weight: 1.7 oz (49 g) including battery
  • eneloop Battery: Yes
  • eneloop Recharge: 90 minutes
  • Battery Life:
  • - AAA Alkali: MP3: 25 hours; PCM: 9 hours
  • - AAA Ni-MH: MP3: 19 hours; PCM: 8 hours, 30 min
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  • Playback Battery Life:
  • - AAA Alkali: MP3: 22 hours; PCM: 9 hours, 30 min (Earphone); MP3: 14 hours; PCM: 6 hours (Speaker)
  • - AAA Ni-MH: MP3: 17 hours; PCM: 9 hours, 30 min (Earphone); MP3: 11 hours, PCM: 6 hours (Speaker)
  • Dot matrix, backlit LCD display
  • Internal Stereo Microphone
  • Internal Speaker
  • Ext. Mic. Input (stereo recording available),
  • LINE IN Recording (microphone input switchable)
  • Recording Format: Linear PCM, MP3
  • Recording Configuration: Internal microphone, ext. mic input, line in (automatic song divide available)
  • Recording time/Frequency Response/Sampling Frequency/Bit Rate:
  • - PCM stereo: 3 hours, 10 min; 40 — 20kHz; 44.1kHz; 16 bit; 1411kbps
  • - XHQ stereo: 35 hours, 20 min; 40 — 15kHz; 44.1kHz; 128kbps
  • - HQ stereo: 71 hours; 40 — 7.5kHz, 22.05kHz, 64kbps
  • - SP stereo: 142 h, 40 — 3.5kHz, 11.025kHz, 32kbps
  • - LP mono: 284 hours; 40 — 3.5kHz; 16kHz; 16kbps
  • Voice Automatic Recording System
  • ALC (Auto Level Control) ON/OFF
  • ALC sensitivity select (High/Middle/Low)
  • Level meter display (ALC OFF 31steps/peak hold/LED peak)
  • Security function
  • Timer record
  • Time stamp
  • Record monitor
  • File delete confirmation
  • Payback format: MP3, WMA, WAVE, DRM10-WMA
  • Clear voice function: yes
  • Repeat: ONE, ALL, Random, Count down (five seconds)
  • Musical function: EQ (NOR/POP/ROCK/JAZZ), BASS
  • Playback speed: Slow PB (75%), normal (100%), Fast PB (120%)
  • Other Functions: Title display (ID3 Tag), Play list (m3u format), Alarm PB (Beep/FOLDER)
  • Data transfer:
  • - Connection: USB direct (slide connector)
  • - Transfer speed: USB 2.0 High Speed, 1500 kbps
  • Connection:
  • - Mass storage class: yes
  • Accessories: USB cable (for PC connection), AAA eneloop rechargeable battery, stereo earphone (inner ear type), leather carrying case, DVD-ROM
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3.7

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5.0

Great for rehearsals!

By Ted Chamberlain

from Puyallup, WA

For what it is designed to do, I LOVE my Pocketrak! I've purchased soon after they came out - primarily to record rehearsals. However, its size makes it so portable I keep it with me almost all the time.I store a few MP3's on it that I use frequently - as an MP3 player. I record ideas as they come to me. I play them back in my car (many newer cars have an aux jack for such things). Of course with the tiny speaker built in, you can do some quick spot-checking as needed. The quality of recording - especially (even in MP3, but expecially in .wav) is impressive for such a tiny device! And with the built in USB it is SO quick to transfer files to (and from) my PC. I often will upload into Sonar for editing or turning into personal CD's etc. Simple to use, quality recordings, convenient size and excellent features. Battery life is impressive as well. If I were to lose mine, I'd buy another today.

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1.0

Absolute Garbage

By GotGyped

from Minneapolis

This little recorder actually does one thing well. It gives you a decent quality recording. However, it has almost no features at all. & the small amount of features don't allow you to edit your songs at all. The Cubase software is almost impossible to load to your computer. You almost need to take a class to learn to work this thing. & good luck finding online instructions. They don't exist.

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5.0

Pocketrack 2G

By Ben Perea

from Albuquerque NM

This little recorder is so easy to use. The Pocketrack 2g produces reliable crystal clear recording every time! It stores easily in your pocket or in any instrument case. I use it for learning new songs and recording musical ideas. The price can't be beat. It also works great for recording band practices to learn new material.

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