Lectrosonics reveals PDR micro digital recorder

Lectrosonics has unveiled a new micro digital recorder, the PDR (Personal Digital Recorder) for professional use.

The PDR recorder is designed to capture professional quality audio – synchronised with timecode – for situations with extreme distances or where using a wireless microphone is not practical.

The tiny size and rounded shape make the PDR unobtrusive and easy to place in garments and costumes, and easy to conceal when used as a “plant” microphone to capture environmental or location sound.

The PDR records in 24 bit, 48 kHz digital onto a Micro SD card (HC type) in .wav (Broadcast Wave File) format. The PDR can be jammed to external time code via the standard 5-pin Lemo connector. A headphone output jack allows for monitoring the signal input or listening to previously recorded files.

Setup and adjustment is made through an interface provided by the keypad and LCD. The housing is machined from a solid aluminium billet then hard anodised for the ruggedness needed in field production. The PDR is able to run for over 6 hours on a single lithium AAA battery.

“We have observed the need for professionals to have a recorder which is small and unobtrusive and which offers professional quality sound,” said Gordon Moore, CTS, Lectrosonics president. “Lectrosonics is pleased to introduce the PDR – a highly compact, pro grade sound recorder at an attractive price point.”

The Lectrosonics PDR is available now with a US MSRP of $900.