Built-in 16Gb Solid State Drive (up to 4300hrs of capacity)
Additional USB Stick connection
Simultaneous recording on both internal and USB media
Password (PIN) protection secures files and protects settings
WAV recording at 44.1kHz/16-bit
MP3 recording at 8 selectable bit rates from 8 to 320
Active file size calculator
Room Noise Low Cut Filtering (Normal or Maximum)
Internal Monitor Loudspeaker
Headphone output (6.3mm socket)
or Battery power (AC Adaptor included)
PMR61 Home Screen
PMR61 Recording Screen
PMR61 Playback Screen
PMR61 Rear Panel
A very different kind of recorder.
Smart yet simple. The perfect professional recorder for
technophobes. Ideal for meetings & oral history. At last.
Audio recording of meetings, conferences, oral history,
court proceedings, music and other events, has been a constant in the professional world
for decades. But not all of us are professional technicians with a
knowledge and understanding of recording to commercial and broadcast
standards. More and more non-technical people and organisations need
to record to these high standards but do not wish to, or do not have
time to become technically trained to do so. There is even some fear of
the equipment they need to do the job.
This is where the Superscope PMR61 comes in. A brand
synonymous with professional audio recording, Superscope has created
professional audio devices for more than five decades. Their great
reputation has been mainly built within the US where their kit is
designed, but now this excellent PMR61 recorder - tried, tested and
successful for nearly 2 years in the US - has been given the CE mark and
can therefore be sold in the UK and Europe. As you will see, the
PMR61 is the next generation. Possibly the world's smartest
digital audio recorder.
Here is why it the perfect professional recorder for technophobes...
Simple Design and Operation
The PMR61 is clearly a different type of recorder. Its uncluttered,
non-technical design is comfortable in any meeting, interview or
conference room, while still compact enough to fit in a briefcase or
backpack. Easy operation is the key to the PMR61 design. Users will
immediately recognize the lack of buttons and switches that often
introduce fear, doubt and risk into the recording process.
With a simple top panel layout consisting of only four buttons, the
user has little opportunity for error. Why? Because all the critical
setup functions are included in the PMR61's touch screen menu, which
not only gives immediate status during recording, but also allows
for easy setup, navigation, and operation. Just like an everyday smart
phone - something we are all quite used to using without any concern at
all. [We can even enter your preferred settings for you prior to
delivery and at no extra cost, if you so wish.]
Auto Detect Inputs /
Auto Input Gain Setting
Not everyone is a skilled audio engineer. Correct
input selection, input gain adjustments and record levels are
paramount in achieving the desired results.
The PMR61 automatically senses input sources and determines correct
recording levels. Its Record Check feature is an automated process that
determines the setup for you. During Record Check, a process lasting
for 15 seconds, the PMR61 selects the appropriate mic/line
sensitivity, attenuation and input gain for
each channel, and optimizes the recording levels to provide a
professional recording setup. Afterwards, just touch to listen to
the test results and youre ready to record.
Automatic Start Record
Experience has taught us the simple fact that
recordings can fail because no one remembered to press record.
Automatic Start Record is a function that can be set to
automatically begin recording when the unit is powered on: ideal for
one on one interviews, or in court proceedings where reliable
recording is essential. Automatic Start Record can also be set to
begin recording when the microphone senses a pre-determined audio
level. This function is ideal in meeting environments or in
conference recording applications where start times are sometimes
varied and the recorder is unattended.
Record to two choices of media simultaneously
The PMR61 provides a combination of 16Gb of internal solid-state
memory as well as a USB socket on its left side panel. Simply plug a
USB stick into it and your recordings are ready to go instantly
finished. What's more, you can record to both the internal memory as
well as the USB stick at the same time. A fail-safe archive for
every meeting or event.
For some applications, the PMR61 may have a permanent home at a
meeting table or on a desk. In these instances, the included DC
power adapter can be utilized to power the unit. However, for
portable field work reliable battery power is essential. While the
PMR61 can operate on four off-the-shelf AA alkaline batteries, it
will also work using our AA NiMH rechargeable batteries (see our
webshop below). This
low-cost rechargeable technology will power the PMR61 for over 4
hours depending on record settings, and when plugged in the PMR61 will automatically recharge
them. Moreover, if power is interrupted when the PMR61 is operating
on AC mains power, the batteries will seamlessly take over, ensuring
the continuation of critical recording.
Password Protected Setup
A critical aspect of ensuring a high quality recording is that no settings be
altered once the recorder is setup for an event. This is why the PMR61's
software can enable password protection to prevent a failed recording
due to changes to the record settings by accident or mistake.
Additionally, when multiple PMR61s are used, the record settings
of one unit can be uploaded via a USB flash drive to other PMR61
recorders for fast, reliable setup. [This also means we could even
set up your PMR61 for you here and send you the settings for easy uploading to your PMR61 via your USB stick.]
Playback / File Identification / File Sizes
Any file recorded in the PMR61 can be played back and reviewed via
several means: the headphone output, balanced and unbalanced line
outputs, or even the internal speaker.
Moreover, the ability to easily identify files is a key feature of the
PMR61. Each PMR61 recording can be named with two unique
identifiers, which can be included in the file name along with the date
and time the recording was created. In addition, the intuitive, touch
screen keyboard, makes renaming files on the PMR61 as easy as texting on
While the PMR61 can record CD-quality 16-bit, 44.1 kHz WAV files, it
also employs non-proprietary MP3 compression settings and sample
frequencies that produce greatly reduced file sizes that are easily
distributed as email attachments.
Millions of business meetings, lectures, conferences,
seminars, legal proceedings, oral history interviews, musical performances, and
so on are taking
place every day. There is often only one chance to record them properly.
Do not miss them due to poor record settings, improper setup, or simply
by not pushing the Record button. Superscope's PMR61 help
prevent failed recordings, and to provide an ease of setup and operation
never before realized in a stand-alone audio recorder.
Below: PMR61 Left Hand Side Panel
An overview of the Superscope PMR61
See below for some video tutorials on
some of the PR61's key features
Click on each of these for more
PMR61 videos »
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