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Yamaha Pocketrak 2G Handy Recorder : Review

Pocketrak 2G

Light and compact

Really light and thin. The weight is only 49 grams, with battery, while the thickness is 13 millimeters. Two formats: WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz) and MP3 (16kbps-128kbps). The rechargeable battery lets you record up to 3 hours of music or voice in WAV and up to 19 hours in MP3. The battery can be recharged just plugging it into the USB port on the PC. It works also with WMA files, but only for the playback.

Input level

The level of the audio source can be adjusted manually or with an automatic function. Some meters and a peak indicator allow a visually control of the situation. With a correct use of these features the user can avoid audio distortion.

The player

It can be used also like an advanced music player. It is compatible with MP3, WAV and WMA files, and has many functions for the playback. It provides an advanced equalization section and a bass enhancer to enjoy music at the maximum level. In addition it can recognize ID3 MP3 tags, so the display will show artist name and songs titles. The user can also use playlists in m3u format.

The USB connection and Cubase AI4

It features a USB port so to transfer, easily and quickly, files to the PC and vice versa. Cubase AI4 is an important and useful software for the editing with a lot of functions.

Final conclusions

The Pocketrak 2G is a good product with quality features. It can be used like a good recorder for your music or simply for voice, meetings, interviews and so on, or like an advanced music player. The battery, included in the box, is recharged directly from the PC. It features a 2GB built-in memory.

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