NASHVILLE (Summer NAMM Booth #207) July 17, 2009 – Sony is expanding its line of portable professional audio recorders with the new PCM-M10, a palm-sized compact unit. The new recorder is designed to be the perfect musician''s tool for composing music or recording practice sessions and performances – even for use as a personal music player.
The recorder joins Sony''s PCM-D1 and PCM-D50 models to form a comprehensive family of flexible and rugged portable field recorders for every professional sound application, including live sound, house of worship, theatrical and broadcast journalism.
“The PCM-M10 is ideal for budget-conscious professionals who still need high-quality sound capabilities,” said Karl Kussmaul, senior product manager for professional audio at Sony Electronics. “Musicians will especially love its range of user-friendly features that can help inspire them to new levels of creativity.”
The PCM-M10 is designed to faithfully capture even the most subtle nuances of live performances and events. It shares several features and design elements with the PCM-D1 and PCM-D50, including the same rugged construction and cool design.
The new recorder is 96 kHz/24-bit capable with electret condenser stereo microphones, 4 GB of internal flash memory and a microSD/Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) Slot.
Key features of the PCM-M10 recorder include a built-in speaker, cross-memory recording, digital pitch control, digital limiter, low-cut filter, track mark functions, a 5-second pre-recording buffer and A-B repeat capability. The PCM-M10 comes supplied with Sound Forge Audio Studio Recorder Edition software.
The new recorder includes a USB high-speed port for simple uploading and downloading of native .WAV or .MP3 format recorded files to and from Windows® PC or Macintosh® computers. The M10 offers durable metal construction and long battery life using conventional AA alkaline batteries.
The PCM-M10 portable recorder is planned to be available in October, at a suggested list price of $399.