Someone suggested podcasting to yesterday's post. That's a splendid idea. When I figure out how I want to re-design my website (a project that may or may not ever come to fruition), that's something I definitely want to do. Maybe throw some interviews on there with other folks or people I meet on the street. I dunno. I like it.
So, uber geeks, I have a problem. It appears as if I've lost my Sony minidisc recorder by leaving it at a venue a couple weeks back. I almost loved that thing. I say almost because the quality of the recordings is fantastic, but one of the original reasons I bought the thing was so I could cobble together a CD of my comedy. Unfortunately, everything you record on minidisc is encoded to their ATRAC system, which means mp3 players can't play them, which means I'm SOL if I ever want to upload some of my stuff, or burn it to CD.
So my question is this: I need to get a new recording device. I want one that offers great sound quality and that saves data in the mp3 format, or wav, or whatever format is universally used. Any ideas? Also, I want to spend no more than $300, so DAT units might be out of the picture. However, if you have a used DAT recorder you'd like to sell me, let's talk...or, uh, email.
I've done a little bit of research online but most people who write about this stuff seem to think readers should know about Khz and other stuff I know nothing about.
Help me please!