I record my violin and I'm happy with the sound knowledge that is omnidirectional and I have a preference for this type of directionality. This is especially the nomadic side that interests me to take her quickly Works great with rechargeable batteries
Light, space, integrated USB, libretto in French
Very small screen with orange background, it is advisable to have a good view. It lacks something to attach it to a pocket for example. One could cheap though
since 2010, I use the C24 in particular for recording concerts of all kinds in small and large rooms, and if conditions are good (location sound quality indoors), I get very good results ^ ^ I touch after using a sound editing software, including playing on the equalizer (higher highs and lower low in fat) and volume ... because I set the input level low enough (between 2 and 9), already to prevent it saturates, and also to limit the background noise of the public, and it works pretty well, after that obviously can not compete with a record Pro!
I also took a trip to Africa to save Christmas (percussion) and it's nickel, as it has excellent battery life and does not require a battery
Another big advantage of this device, in my opinion, is that it is not sensitive to mechanical impact or manipulation during recording, unlike other devices from other manufacturers (Z. ..)! in addition, it is small and very discreet
and of course, it is ideal for recording rpeter between musicians, for which I had bought at the base!
before that, I had the 2G, but the integrated USB dropped after a year, suddenly the device is unusable ...
in the range of pocket recorders, so I would say it is ideal for its size, range and ease of use ^ ^
I use it for 3 months (€ 180 to buy Star's Music), I keep constantly on me to record all the sounds I like.
Urban environments to more natural environments, the quality of the device surprised me more than once, the sensitivity adjustment is done easily and quickly we forget the "auto level". The low-cut filter, even if not always useful, effectively removes unwanted noise due to wind for example.
I use it mainly to insert a track background in some pieces to create a special atmosphere ... station, evening demonstration, everything goes and merges with the music naturally.
Sometimes I triturated some ambient sounds into the FX and even melodies, interesting sounds are quite easy to isolate post-treatment (even with plugins restoration free).
Another interesting use is to create pseudo-impulse response in the hands and clicked his recording everything. This is not the only hope for a natural sound of this method (not super strong), but by inserting the sample obtained in a convolution reverb plugin, the results are rather unexpected and can-so-dosed pretty cool song.
To save / repeat concerts, it was a really nice quality to go, it's clean and there are much everything you need (even if I disable the often low-cut filter which is too high in my typing taste)
Then the practical side: USB stick, rechargeable battery via USB, memory card slot (not used yet but it will not be long with the holidays approaching!).
The +: Sound quality, battery life (energy and connectors), light weight, price / quality ratio
The -: low-cut filter some "violent", "auto level" not usable in my case
In conclusion with imagination can do many things without feeling limited by the device, I highly recommend it to hackers who like to work carefully the mood of their songs but are reluctant to jump straight into the top -end.
I used it four days, made for excessive battery consumption, the alkaline batteries lasted 15 minutes and 3 minutes.
Before I used the small Zoom models, a Sony TCD D8, and a Fostex FR2 LE.
I use these recorders to capture sound environments.
The model would have benefited from having a bigger screen, if you can not read the yellow pages for small directories, you will have a problem with the C24.
The record button is at the center of four other commands, many recordings involuntary predictable.
After the retraction of the USB should put the small plastic trim on the bottom.
No tripod nut, it would have been enough to make the device shorter and wider and enjoy the overall thickness of 22mm camera.
The bass is present but soft, without definition.
The grip of the C24 still unwittingly triggers a button.
The - - -
This angry, retracts the USB connector which is convenient cord loseable not, but why not using this connector to recharge the unit by the PC??
CUBASE Recording is a procedural model against grotesque. I have not got as many others.
Musical dictation higher than mid-range.
Very well to listen to MP3, a slight lack of definition, however.
The device has two settings low and high registration.
In the down position, the breath is light on C24 is good for high-volume concert decibels.
In high position can record everything but there is the breath audible in quiet environments.
Since I use my recorders environments "nature" and calm I gave this unit to dysfunction and I ordered a Sony CDP M10 known for battery life. I am considering buying a preamp.