(Last updated 05/25/2007)
5/25/2007:The new Socket
SoMo 650e PDA is now being offered by Socket and Dell. It should
support PDAudio-CF and Live2496. It
includes (for the first time in any PDA) USB 2.0 Host capability! This
means that it should be able to record to any USB hard drive at
10/19/2005: We've tested one of the new
4 GB Secure Digital flash memory cards in our PDAudio handheld digital
audio recorder and it works wonderfully. Now you can record 6 hours of
CD quality 16-bit/44.1 KS/s, four hours of 24-bit/44.1 KS/s or two hours
of 24-bit/96 KS/s without swapping memory cards.
8/2/2005: Pretec has announced that it is now
shipping their 4 GB SD card. This will allow PDAs that have one CF and
one SD slot to record 2 hours of 24-bit/96 KHz before changing cards.
(PDAudio allows card changes on-the-fly without a single bit lost.)
3/11/2005: Technica Del Arte has released their
latest version of Luci. Luci is an
audio software application for news reporters. The latest version now
3/9/2005: ATP (http://flash.atpinc.com/) has
begun shipping their 2 GB SD cards. Using one, PDAudio can record more
than 3 hours of 16/44.1, two hours of 24/44.1 or one hour of 24/96.
Street prices are currently around $240.
2/8/2005: PDAudio can now record at 192 KS/s
using the Dell Axim X50v PDA, Gidluck Mastering's Movie2496 recording
software, and a SanDisk SD flash memory card! You can do stereo
recording at up to 16/192 and mono at up to 24/192!
12/28/2004: We've added a page that describes
how to configure your PDA for PDAudio. Click here.
12/27/2004: We've revised the Web page that
compares our PDAudio high-resolution digital audio recorder to the
Marantz PMD670, Fostex FR-2 and Edirol R-1. Click here!
12/12/2004: Gidluck Mastering's Live2496 recording software for
PDAudio now allows you to change storage media while you
are recording, without losing a single byte!
11/18/2004: Gidluck Mastering's Live2496 software
now offers an optional Mono recording mode. That's great news for you
Electronic News Gathering folks!
8/26/2004: 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
8/26/2004: Resco, one of the
leaders in PocketPC software, has announced that their popular Audio
Recorder software now supports PDAudio. Audio Recorder was nominated by
Pocket PC Magazine for the "Best Software of 2004" award.
5/31/2004: Now you can listen to the high
resolution files you recorded with PDAudio on your PDA's stereo
headphones. We're pleased to note that Conduits' "Pocket Player"
software for PDAs can now play back 24-bit Wav files recorded at up to
96 KS/s. You can download a trial version of "Pocket Player, Version
It's available for purchase at low cost (under $20) and is a fine player
for those of you using Gidluck Mastering's Live2496 with PDAudio.
3/18/2004: We're pleased to announce the release
of a WDM driver Beta for Windows 2000 and XP. You can download it by
The WDM driver is used on laptop and desktop PCs. It allows standard
Windows audio applications including Adobe Audition (formerly Cool Edit
Pro), WaveLab, Sound Forge and many others to record with
2/26/2004: The folks maintaining Linux's ALSA
system have moved PDAudio-CF's driver from the alsa-driver module to
alsa-kernel tree. It is merged to latest 2.6.3-mm3 kernel from Andrew
Morton and will be integrated into Linus's official 2.6 tree sometime
soon. Now almost any Linux PC can run PDAudio!