Digital Sound & Music: Concepts, Applications, & Science, Chapter 1, last updated 6/25/2013
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Figure 1.5 M-Audio Oxygen8 25-key MIDI keyboard controller
Figure 1.6 Edirol PCR-M50 49-key MIDI keyboard controller
1.5.2.5 Recording Devices
Recording is, of course, one of the fundamental activities in working with sound. So what type
of recording devices do you need? One possibility is to connect a microphone to your computer
and use software on your computer as the recording interface. A computer based digital audio
workstation offers multiple channels of recording along with editing, mixing, and processing all
in the same system. However, these workstations are not very portable or rugged, so they're
often found in fixed recording studio setups.
Sometimes you may need to get out into the world to do your recording. Small portable
recorders like the one shown in Figure 1.7 are available for field recordings. A disadvantage of
such a device is that the number of inputs is usually limited to two to four channels. They often
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