In situation you didn’t guess this was coming when they unveiled a subject mic, Teenage Engineering has now additional a transportable area recorder to their Field Procedure. And it is yours if you’ve got €1499 burning a gap in your pocket.

At least these top quality charges are liberating up the Young adults to make truly revolutionary design and style. They do that at a compact, specialized niche scale, which is a little something – compare the new foldable Google cell phone in the exact cost bracket. This would seem much less most likely to grow to be speedily outdated in the way a smartphone now does. So in distinction to these equally expensive mass-industry units, at the very least here there’s a little something refreshingly new.

Notably, what they’ve accomplished on this design and style is to carry back actual physical controls. You can jog a motorized ball-bearing “tape reel.” It spins when the unit is enjoying, just as an outdated reel-to-reel would, and doubles as an enter device for scrubbing, pausing, and navigation. It’s basically the iPod wheel back again and a lot more tactile. There is also a mechanical rocker for further scrub manage, moreover tape-fashion drive buttons for transportation, volume, and so on, and an LED screen.

A large amount of the features here is by way of app – which also delivers push-button transcription. (It’s odd, specified how fantastic device learning-driven transcription is now, that mainstream distributors have not offered that.)

Other than that, this is a reasonably regular – if high-close – machine. There’s an inner mic moreover jacks for connecting inputs, which you could use to connect to the relaxation of their Area Process:

  • 3x stereo two-way jack enter/
output/headset connectors
  • 1x stereo headphones connector with 3.5 to 6.35 mm jack adapter
  • internal microphone and speaker
  • 128 GB inside storage
  • 24-bit/96 kHz usb audio interface
  • bluetooth lower power
  • rechargeable battery
  • 7 hr battery daily life
  • 64×32 pixel monochrome display screen

The advert copy begins with this oddly pretentious strategy: “there are feelings, ideas and fragments that – for the sake of humanity -we want to file and be able to return to as a reference, as a seed for new views or just to bear in mind yet another time.”

Uh, yeah, I guess that’s what recorders do. Then once more, they could do worse – RCA kicked off the know-how by suggesting you could remind a puppy of his useless operator.

I’m continue to guessing this will enchantment the least to music folks seeking at the selection – in distinction to the additional multi-operate TX-6 or even the opportunity of the new subject mic, it’s just challenging to imagine spending this substantially on a recorder. (That is not in any way to condone the UI/UX of the reasonably priced recorders, which is, in a word, trash.) If you’re just transcribing an interview, alternatively of applying this and a smartphone, you could… just use the smartphone, obviously.

But come on – you do want to enjoy with a person at minimum for a couple of minutes, proper? That design…

Perhaps we all will need some good Swedish day career and then we can engage in with the Subject Program on our evenings and weekends, which I assume in Sweden are moderately generous, no?

Just be cautious: although working out that you don’t require this, you could go down a rabbit hole and wind up shopping for a classic Nagra or one thing.