The POCKETRAK PR7 is Yamaha's newest, ultra-portable linear PCM recorder that provides effortless high-quality recordings whenever and wherever you need. Equipped with a newly developed crossed XY stereo microphone, the PR7 captures high-resolution stereo recordings, achieving consistent quality and natural sound. An invaluable tool for any musician, the PR7 offers essential practice functions such as an onboard tuner and metronome, as well as powerful recording functions like overdubbing and marker editing - all easily accessed via a simple, intuitive interface. It even features five optimized presets tailored to a variety of applications, so whether you're rehearsing, songwriting, attending a speaking engagement or making a field recording, achieving studio quality sound has never been so easy.
Newly Developed Crossed XY Stereo Microphone
The PR7's large onboard XY stereo mics are aligned with the left and right mics on the same axis. Using this configuration, both mics are always equidistant from a sound source, providing perfect localization with no phase shifting. Additionally, the well designed microphone covers enhance the performance of the diaphragm resulting in superb stereo recordings with natural depth and precise stereo imaging.
Linear PCM recording at 24-bit/96kHz far exceeds CD sound quality, allowing users to faithfully capture the atmospheric reverberations and most subtle nuances of a performance. The PR7 can also record in various formats allowing for more lengthy recordings.
Mic / Line Input
External mic and line inputs can accommodate a variety of external input sources such as condenser microphones or keyboards.
The PR7 features five recording presets with optimized HPF and dynamics control settings tailored to the varying requirements of different recording environments. The OFF setting is ideal for capturing musical performances, NEAR is suitable for personal instrument practice, BAND is best suited for multi-instrumental performances, FIELD is best for outdoor recordings and SPEECH is for meetings, seminars or other speaking engagements.
HPF and Dynamics Control
PR7's HPF settings allow you to minimize the popping noise caused by wind pressure from vocals or outdoor recordings, while dynamics control lets you adjust input levels to avoid distortion.
The PR7 comes equipped with a dedicated overdubbing button that allows you to instantly add solo sections, harmonies, or narration to an existing file. You can even punch in and punch out at specific parts of an audio file to ensure that only the parts you need, such as a chorus or a solo, are committed to the file.
Marker Editing during Recording and Playback
Marker editing is a useful function that allows users to insert up to 36 markers in audio files either during recording or playback, providing easy location of a playback position. Markers can also be used to loop a specific section of a file to aid users in practicing or learning a specific phrase or part of the song.
Tuner and Metronome
The PR7 features onboard Tuner and Metronome functions that are useful for everyday practice
Adjustable Playback Speed
PR7 allows you to adjust playback speed from 50% up to 200% while maintaining consistent pitch throughout. Slower playback can help musicians master more challenging phrases while faster playback allows users to quickly scan through lengthy recordings.
WaveLab LE Audio Editing Software
WaveLab LE software provides 2-track audio editing with professional EQ and dynamics processing for mastering or enhancing your tracks. You can even upload your audio files to the web using the dedicated podcasting function. *Access code for free download included in package
By continually recording into a three-second memory buffer, the PR7 allows you to start recording a few seconds before you actually press the record button. Never miss those crucial first notes, sounds, or phrases again.
29.5 Hours of Battery Life at PCM 16-bit/44.1kHz
Using only a single AAA battery, the PR7 can support continuous recording for approx. 44 hours at MP3 and up to 29.5 hours using the PCM 16-bit/44.1kHz format.
2GB Built-in Memory and micro SD/SDHC Card Slot
The PR7 has high-capacity built in memory so you can start recording right out of the box. It also features a micro SD/SDHC card slot for up to 32GB of storage allowing you to record approximately 50 hours of audio at 16-bit/44.1 kHz.
Easily Mounted on Tripod
The PR7 can be mounted easily on a standardized tripod to enable more versatility with mic placement options. Mounting on a mic stand is also possible using a simple adapter.
An onboard speaker allows you to instantly listen to your recording immediately after you've captured it.
Dimension (W x H x D):Approx. 46.6(W) x 132.1(H) x 28.7(D) mm
Weight:Approx .74956 LB (including battery)
Capacity:Built-in Memory: 2GB / External Memory: micro SD card (16MB-2GB),micro SDHC card (4GB-32GB)
Battery:AAA alkaline battery or AAA NiMH battery x 1
Accessories:USB cable x1, AAA alkaline battery x1
Recording Format:Linear PCM, MP3
Recording Configuration:Internal Stereo Microphone, Ext. Stereo Mic In, Line In (Automatic song divide available)
PCM stereo:WAV (Quantization: 16/24-bit, Sampling frequency: 44.1/48/88.2/96kHz)
MP3 stereo:MP3 (Bit rate: 32/64/128/192/320kbps)
Other Functions:Overdubbing, Rec preset(OFF/NEAR/BAND/SPEECH/FIELD), PRC(Pre recording), HPF(ON/OFF), Dynamics control(OFF/LIM*/ALC** HI/ALC LO), Mic input sensitivity select (ALC OFF: 60 steps, ALC ON: 2 steps) *LIM=Limiter, **ALC=Auto Level Control
Playback format:WAV (Quantization: 16/24-bit, Sampling frequency:44.1/48/88.2/96kHz) / MP3 (Bit rate: 16-320kbps) / WMA (Bit rate: 32-192kbps)
Musical function:Marker Editing, Tuner, Metronome
Playback speed:50% - 200% (exception : 50% - 150% @PCM 96/88.2kHz)