PDAudio® is our true 24-bit replacement for portable DAT recorders. PDAudio records two channels of 24-bit/192 Kilosamples/second uncompressed digital audio to compact flash memory cards and hard disks. The entire system fits in your hand and there's nothing else like it in the world!
Bruce Bartlett (noted recording engineer, microphone engineer, and pro audio journalist) reviewed PDAudio in the August 2004 issue of Pro Audio Review magazine. He said:
"The PDAudio system offers a new paradigm of recording.
It is compact and low cost, offers pro-quality sound, and has no moving
parts if used with a memory card. Highly
John Atkinson, editor of Stereophile magazine, wrote:
"I have now had the chance to listen at length to the [PDAudio]
recordings. What a great sound!"
Core Sound now offers the only true 24-bit solid-state digital audio
recorder that sells for under $1500. It runs on a variety of computer
hosts: Windows Mobile PDAs, and laptop and desktop PCs running Windows
2000, XP, or Linux. Rather than being a single piece of hardware, it is
a system of inexpensive hardware and software components you can select
among to assemble a very compact recorder that meets your needs. The
whole system is called PDAudio.
A PDAudio recording system consists of a Windows Mobile PDA (e.g., a
Dell Axim, HP iPAQ), a Core Sound PDAudio-CF
S/PDIF digital audio interface card, and recording software. If you
want to record from microphones you would add a microphone
pre-amp/A-to-D converter like our Mic2496.
Prices for a digital-input-only recorder range from $350 to around $700.
Prices for a recorder with two microphone inputs ranges from $900 to
around $1200. A four-channel version is coming soon!