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Equipment Currently Used by the SOHPNAME: Marantz Cassette Recorder
BRAND & MODEL #: PMD 430 (stereo)
NAME: Omni-directional microphone
BRAND & MODEL #: Soundgrabber
NAME: Tabletop microphone stand
BRAND & MODEL #: Commonly available
NAME: Protective carrying case (designed for a laptop computer but ideal for transporting the Marantz
BRAND & MODEL #: Targus CN-01 Notepac
Recorder notes: Marantz PMD 430 recorders have three heads (permitting the interviewer to monitor sound quality during recording); stereo (permitting a sound engineer to separate the interviewer or background noise from the interviewee's voice and thus greatly enhance sound quality); and Dolby (which reduces tape hiss, enabling an archive to copy tapes without losing sound quality).
Processing notes: Any transcribing machine (or playback equipment) with counter numbers may be used to transcribe or index the interview tapes.
The Southern Oral History Program
(a component of the UNC Center for the Study of the American South)
CB#9127, 406 Hamilton Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9127