I frequently use this product. I have used similar recorder models from other manufacturers, but their sound qualities are better suited for conferences. The other manufacturer's recorders seem to change the quality of the audio - I feel the sounds are "adjusted".
I know how my playing sounded when I recorded it, and I want to hear it back exactly the same way.
The DR-44WL does not change the sound quality. I can depend on the recorder to capture my performance faithfully, and I look forward to hearing the playback audio sound exactly the same way. I especially love the rich, natural lows. It is amazing - I feel like I'm "seeing" the scenes of the lows. Even though it is not very important, I like that a mobile phone strap can be attached to the recorder because I sometimes drop it while recording.
Mr. Murata started playing the guitar in his teens - drawn by a desire for music that included R&B, funk, fusion, and rock. He then switched to playing the bass.
He joined a band formed by Kaori Kobayashi (a sax player), and took part in the album production, composition and arrangement of the band's musical works. He organized a unit "The Choppers Revolution" - which consists of three bassists, Yoshihiro Naruse, IKUO, and Murata, and has released albums and live DVDs on the "Teion Label" of King Records. In addition, he has led performances and session activities of "Kurukuru Brothers" - a trio with Masa Kohama, (guitarist) and Satoshi Bandoh (drummer) - and session work from live performances to recordings of artists such as Kahoru Kohiruimaki, Terumasa Hino, and Hitomi Yoshida - regardless of genre.
He has composed music, arranged music tracks, produced and promoted musical works, and published music practice DVDs, books. He has also created and demonstrated sound effects units.
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