Yamaha say that the Pocketrak 2G builds upon their successful lineage of recording technology and features 2 tracks of CD quality recording in PCM, MP3 and Windows Media (WMA) formats. They believe that itâ€™s perfect for podcasting, field and location recording, audio for video and more.
Athan Billias, Director of Marketing - Technology Products for Yamaha, told us, â€œThe goal of any pocket recorder is to be ready to capture audio wherever and whenever it happens.The Pocketrak 2Gâ€™s small size, long battery life, and large built- in memory provide Yamaha quality recording anywhere, anytime, and comes with Cubase AI for a complete music production solution.â€�
The Pocketrak 2G includes a rechargeable AAA nickel-hydrogen battery capable of providing 19 hours of MP3 recording to itâ€™s 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.
The Pocketrak 2G is 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 is the Pocketrak 2G, a USB extension cable, stereo earphones, a leather carrying case and stand adapter, as well as Cubase AI, an â€œAdvanced Integrationâ€� version of Steinbergâ€™s legendary digital audio workstation software specially built to seamlessly integrate with Yamaha hardware.
Pricing and Availability:
The Pocketrak 2G will be available in April, 2008 and will retail for $449.