The Pocketrak W24 is the senior partner of Yamaha's two
pocket-sized solid state sound recorder offerings. Whilst it is a little
larger and heavier than its little brother, there's really only a few
grammes in it.
But, whilst the slightly smaller and lighter C24 is great for the kind
of recordings we might call 'note-taking' or practising, the W24
features a large dual microphone assembly for more serious recording
tasks - for performances. With really outstanding stereo sound quality.
What’s more, with the W24 recording is more convenient than ever thanks
to the supplied wireless remote control. It’s the perfect choice for
effortless recording in the studio, on the stage or out in the field.
Remote start, stop and replay
The wireless remote control makes recording practice sessions much more
convenient. You can position the W24 at the optimum recording location
and operate it from your playing position, so you can record and listen
over and over without having to move. The remote even has level control
X/Y Stereo Mic
The microphone on a pocket recorder is
extremely important in determining sound quality, and the sensitivity
and coverage of this X-Y dual mic assembly are truly superior. It takes
full advantage of the recorder’s 24bit/96kHz resolution.
Better than CD quality
small pocket recorder offers digital audio recording with 24bit/96kHz
resolution, which is higher than CD quality. Thanks to Yamaha's
technology, small size is not a sacrifice. Naturally, you can also use
the MP3 format for longer recording or recording for transcription.
Long-lasting AA battery
The W24 offers significantly longer recording time than
comparable models. A single alkaline AA battery will power the unit for
up to 56 hours in MP3 mode and up to 38 hours in the higher quality PCM mode.
& Metronome and much more - built-in
The built-in tuner makes pitch adjustments easy and
convenient. The metronome is also handy, giving you the desired tempo via both sound
and LED. And you can record the music without recording the metronome
sound. There is also a 5-band equaliser, high-pass filtering for
reduction of rumble (e.g. from wind-noise), Auto Level Control (ALC) and
a Recycle Bin for retrieval of deleted files.
• High capacity
memory with microSD cards
The W24 has a
built-in 2GB flash memory, providing 13.5 hours of MP3 recording time
(PCM: 3 hours). There is also a microSD card slot for more memory. See inside
the brochure* for
card capacity details, and our webshop below for pricing.
• Peak limiter of optimum music
When bands or
orchestras hit high volume peaks, recording quality can suffer. The
W24’s peak limiter instantly detects these high levels to prevent
overload and distortion. Yamaha worked with musicians in studios to
ensure that the limiter function is optimized for music recording.
Memorise various recording settings
You can use the Scene function to memorize the
settings for a variety of recording situations, such as choir practice
or interviews, and assign names to them. Then each time you want to use
a certain setting, you can recall it instantly.
(Is there just a trace of an accent in
there, do you think?)
*On page 12 of this product's brochure the text suggests that the W24
comes with a 2Gb microSD card as well as its 2Gb of internal memory.
This is a textual error and the W24 is not, in fact, supplied with a 2Gb
microSD card. However, it does come with 2Gb of internal memory. You may
purchase extra memory in the form of microSD cards (see our webshop
below) to fit into its external memory card slot.