Re: Equipment, Remote Recording tips and more ...

Subject: Re: Equipment, Remote Recording tips and more ...
From: Betsey Biggs (bb@Princeton.EDU)
Date: Mon Aug 15 2005 - 18:33:22 EDT

Hi Dennis,

I hope this helps. Although I don't have an image tank/digital wallet
(wish i did!), my CF card reader and my digital camera are both able to
use the R1s CF cards as usual so I can't imagine it would be any
different with the image tanks. (If someone can test this, that would
be great).

After recording I can insert the CF card in a reader (mine is a cheap
Dazzle reader) and the card just shows up as an untitled drive with
.wav and .mp3 files inside of it. So you can use the CF cards in a
reader or just directly from the R1. I was actually surprised to see
that I could swap the CF card back and forth between camera and
recorder and then transfer both pics and wavs over at the same time on
a card reader or even the R1 itself.

Roland (Edirol) IS known for their badly written and confusing
documentation, but the bottom line is that CF cards work on the R1 just
the same as they do on digital cameras or the Marantz. (Although for
some reason, in order to transfer cards directly from the Marantz, you
must have AC power, don't ask why).

As others have said, there are some other issues with the R1. The way I
see it is as a replacement for minidisc or cheaper DAT - and I do think
it's a great replacement (so far). For me the noisy preamp problems of
the Marantz were a no-go and the lack of replaceable batteries in the
M-Audio a deal-killer. Someday the perfect $500 machine will be made,
but for me right now the R1 is the best compromise.

- Betsey

On Aug 15, 2005, at 10:35 AM, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz wrote:

> At 10:02 AM 8/15/05 -0400, Betsey Biggs wrote:
>> On Aug 14, 2005, at 9:33 AM, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz wrote:
>>> From what I understand, the format of the files on the R1 cards isn't
>>> standard and requires transfer from the recorder. You cannot put the
>>> flash
>>> cards in a standard reader and dump wav files.
>> Um, sorry, but that's incorrect. I'm sitting in front of one now. By
>> connecting it via USB it shows up as a hard drive, similar to any CF
>> card reader.
> That's not what I'm asking. I never want to connect the R1 for
> transfer. I
> want to pull the CF card and transfer its contents directly.
> Here's the scenario:
> 1. Begin recording a concert on the R1.
> 2. Record until CF card #1 fills up.
> 3. Swap card #1 for card #2 & keep recording.
> 4. Plug card #1 into an image tank.
> 5. Dump card #1 contents and erase the card.
> 6. In the meantime, continue recording until card #2 fills up.
> 7. Swap out card #2 for the erased card #1 & keep recording.
> 8. Repeat from step #2.
> As I read the R1 documentation, the files on the CF card are not
> standard
> files and will be useless if dumped to an image tank from the *card
> itself*
> (not from the R1). Either that, or the manual is badly written.
> Dennis

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