The Alesis Palmtrack Handheld SD Audio Recorder

alesis-palmtrackAlesis announced the PalmTrack handheld SD recorder at the 2010 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.

With the PalmTrack, you can record stereo or surround audio directly to an SD or SDHC card up to 16GB. The PalmTrack is designed for recording quality sound in a wide variety of settings from rehearsals, jam sessions, and gigs to conferences, lectures, and classes to interviews and meetings.

Features:

  • Handheld SD recorder with stereo and four-capsule omni pickup patterns
  • Record 44.1/48kHz, 64–320kbps MP3 and 16/24-bit WAV
  • Four onboard mics with high, low, and auto gain for overload-free recordings
  • Bass compensation, Chorus, Pitch Shift, Delay, Reverb, MP3 Voice Cancel, and Tuner
  • Inputs for connecting 1/8-inch (3.5mm) mic and line-level audio
  • Stereo 1/8-inch (3.5mm) headphone output and built-in monitoring speaker
  • Includes SD card; works with virtually all SD cards up to 16GB
  • USB jack for mass storage connection to Mac and PC
  • AC/DC operation on 2 AA batteries (included) or AC adapter
  • Threaded mounting point for tabletop and stand-mounted applications

Includes:

  • PalmTrack recorder
  • SD card
  • (2) AA batteries
  • Quick start guide

The PalmTrack will be available in February 2010.

17 thoughts on “The Alesis Palmtrack Handheld SD Audio Recorder

  1. Looks like someone hit a Zoom H2 with an ugly stick.

    What's the matter Alesis? Did you get tired of just slapping IPOD ports into everything and decide to sponge off some other company?

  2. Looks like someone hit a Zoom H2 with an ugly stick.

    What's the matter Alesis? Did you get tired of just slapping IPOD ports into everything and decide to sponge off some other company?

  3. SWISSONIC MDR-4! what is it with namm this year? let's just copy some other company's products and sell them under a new name, like no one would ever notice?

    same thing with edirol/cakewalk "new" midi controllers. seems like software developers have way more inspiration, but hardware just can't keep up with it.

  4. SWISSONIC MDR-4! what is it with namm this year? let's just copy some other company's products and sell them under a new name, like no one would ever notice?

    same thing with edirol/cakewalk "new" midi controllers. seems like software developers have way more inspiration, but hardware just can't keep up with it.

  5. Of course, hardware cannot keep up. The time and money invested and the risk is much greater. Hardware has to work properly and sell well to make it worth the effort for larger companies with larger overheads. The biggies have a little more leeway to take chances on things like the the Tenorion, but even those companies do a lot of copying.

  6. I found the Swissonic MD4 at Thomann half the price of the Alesis and both manufactured in the same factory, looking exactly the same with the same specs. so i bought one.
    the quality of the MD4/Palmtrack is nothing worth writing home about but the sound quality is better than my HD camcorder. it's just what i wanted to collect samples for my animations.
    I'm pretty cheesed off with Alesis at twice the price I've used them before and wonder how much i over spent on their stuff.
    bunch of capitalists!

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