Spot|DSE wrote on 1/12/2005, 8:04 PM
They work pretty good indeed, MD players are often better, especially the MDHD units from Sony. That still won't work if you are dealing with a copyrighted speech though.
musicvid10 wrote on 1/12/2005, 10:25 PM
The one drawback is the built-in mics on mp3 recorders are generally crap. Tinny response and easily overloaded, just adequate for voice memos. The one exception is the Edirol R-1, a new wave recorder with built-in high spec stereo mics.

My solution of adding a preamp and stereo mic to the line input on my Pogo mp3 recorder works well, but adds bulk. However, that setup saved my butt recently when the board feed to the camera inputs was badly clipped and unusable during the first twenty minutes of the show. The little mp3 backup saved the shoot, and quite nicely
Spot|DSE wrote on 1/12/2005, 10:29 PM
built in mics on ANYTHING is generally crap. First suggestion to ever improve your audio whether it's a camera, MP3 recorder, or any other recording device is to not use it, and get a mic of any quality closer to the source.