Yamaha Pocketrak 2G Portable Digital Recorder

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Product Description

The Yamaha Pocketrak 2G brings portable digital recording to a new level.
The Pocketrak 2G builds upon a successful lineage of recording technology from Yamaha and features two tracks of CD quality recording in PCM, MP3 and Windows Media (WMA) formats. It's perfect for podcasting, field and location recording, audio for video and more.

The Pocketrak 2G features 2GB of built-in memory, a rechargeable AAA nickel-hydrogen battery capable for long battery life, and a easy USB file transfer system thanks to the sliding USB connector all in one extremely portable package. Also included is a copy of Steinberg Cubase AI DAW software incase you need to edit your recordings.

Included in the box is the Pocketrak 2G, a USB extension cable, stereo earphones, a leather carrying case and stand adapter, as well as Cubase AI, an Advanced Integration version of Steinberg's legendary digital audio workstation software specially built to seamlessly integrate with Yamaha hardware.

Yamaha Pocketrak 2G Features

  • Only 1.7 Ounces and 1/2 Inch Thick -Take it Everywhere!
  • 2 GB Memory for High Audio Quality and Extended Recording Times
  • High-sensitivity Tilt-up Microphone
  • Level Meters and ALC for Optimum Record levels
  • Long-lasting Rechargeable Battery
  • Direct USB 2.0 Computer Connection
  • CUBASE AI Digital Audio Workstation Software Included
  • DRM10 Playback Support and Comprehensive Playback Functions

Product Specifications

Yamaha Pocketrak 2G Portable Digital Recorder Specifications


  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 1 1/4 x 4 5/8 x 1/2 inches (34.2 x 119.5 x 13 mm)
  • Weight: 1.7 oz (49 g) including battery
  • Memory Capacity: 2 GB
  • Available Battery:
    • AAA Alkali battery x 1
    • AAA Eneloop rechargeable battery x 1
  • Eneloop Battery Measurement: yes
  • Eneloop Recharge: yes (90 minutes)
  • Battery Life:
    • AAA Alkali MP3: 25 hours, PCM: 9 hours
    • AAA Ni-MH MP3: 19 hours, PCM: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Playback Battery Life
    • AAA Alkali MP3: 22 hours, PCM: 9 hours 30 minutes (Earphone)
    • AAA Alkali MP3: 14 hours, PCM: 6 hours (Speaker)
    • AAA Ni-MH MP3: 17 hours, PCM: 9 hours 30 minutes (Earphone)
    • AAA Ni-MH MP3: 11 hours, PCM: 6 hours (Speaker)
  • LCD Type: Dot matrix, backlit display
  • Language: English
  • Others: Internal Stereo Microphone, Internal Speaker, Ext. Mic. Input (stereo recording available), LINE IN Recording (microphone input switchable)
  • Recording Format: Linear PCM, MP3
  • Recording Configuration: Internal Microphone, Ext. Mic. Input, LINE IN (Automatic song divide available)
  • Recording time/Frequency Response/Sampling Frequency/Bit Rate
    • PCM stereo: 3 h 10 m, 40 20 kHz, 44.1kHz, 16 bit, 1411 kbps
    • XHQ stereo 35 h 20 m, 40 15 kHz, 44.1kHz, 128 kbps
    • HQ stereo 71 h, 40 7.5 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 64 kbps
    • SP stereo 142 h, 40 3.5 kHz, 11.025 kHz, 32 kbps
    • LP mono 284 h, 40 3.5 kHz, 16 kHz, 16 kbps
  • Other Functions: Voice Automatic Recording System, ALC (Auto Level Control) ON/OFF, ALC sensitivity select (High/Middle/Low), Level meter display (ALC OFF 31steps/peak hold/LED peak), Security function, Timer rec, Time stamp, Rec monitor, File delete confirmation
  • Playback Format: MP3, WMA, WAVE, DRM10-WMA
  • Clear voice function: yes
  • Repeat: ONE, ALL, Random, Count down (five seconds)
  • Musical function: EQ (NOR/POP/ROCK/JAZZ), BASS
  • Playback speed: Slow PB (75%), normal (100%), Fast PB (120%)
  • Other Functions: Title display (ID3 Tag), Play list (m3u format),Alarm PB (Beep/FOLDER)
Computer Connection
  • Data transfer Connection: USB direct (slide connector)
  • Transfer speed: USB 2.0 High Speed, 1500 kbps
  • Connection Mass storage class: yes
  • USB cable (for PC connection)
  • AAA eneloop rechargeable battery
  • Stereo earphone (inner ear type)
  • Carrying leather case
System Requirements
  • Computer: Windows-based computer with built-in USB interface
  • OS: Windows Vista / Windows XP

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  714-522-9000 Warranty:  7 Years: DSR, DXR, and DXS Speakers; 3 Years: Power Amps, Speakers; YDP, CP, N100, PF & P Series Digital Pianos
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Review: Tbone1157 from New Bedford, MA, Submitted: 11/10/2009

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Perfect for my needs.
Product Rating

It seems to be well made. It's light but sturdy. The leather case is a plus and I can see myself using this for years.

It's small,easy to use and I like the USB setup.

Very easy to use. A quick glance at the manual and I was recording within minutes of taking it out of the box.

When using headphones or plugged into my system, it sounds great. The built in mics are fine and I haven't had to use my Sony stereo mic yet. I don't understand those reviewers who have issues with the built in mics unless they're referring to the built in speaker which is about the size of a dime...'nuff said.

No issues after a month of use.

Your general opinion of this product.

I have had this for about a month now and have absolutely no complaints. I've recorded several of our gigs and rehearsals and uploaded to my PC(in real time) and have only had to recharge the battery once.

Review: Mud Bucker from Boston, MA Submitted: 2/27/2009

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Small is Beautiful

Very well made esp. considering the tiny size.

the best feature is it is tiny and self contained, memory and USB connector are built in so nothing to forget or lose. Keep it in your shirt pocket and take it everywhere, you're always ready to record. The second best feature is I can be recording in 5 seconds. It remembers the settings from the last recording, so just power on, hit record twice (once to arm, one to release from pause) and you're rolling.

The simple feature set makes the unit very easy to use. There are a few menus to navigate when you first set it up, after that you'll seldom need to go back to them (certainly not when recording!). Much easier than to record with than Edirol and Zoom recorders I have used.

The built in mikes are obviously the weak link in the sound, but OK for recording rehearsals and gigs for personal reference. Use better mikes or a patch into a mixer output and you get excellent 16 bit sound. The built in speaker lets you confirm you recorded OK, nice touch...most recorders don't have this yet.

I have had no issues after 9 months of use, taking it into bars to record my gigs.

Your general opinion of this product.

Fantastic. It lacks the extra features of other brands but who cares, I just want to record gigs and rehearsals with minimum fuss and it does this perfectly. I used to record on minidiscs and this is the first memory based recorder to come out that wasn't bigger and had decent battery life. I bought it when it first came on the market, now it's selling for about half the price I paid making it an even better bargain. I gladly traded features like multitrack recording, surround recording, XLR inputs, 24 bit recording and better mikes for the extreme portability.

Review: Joe Nerve from NYC, Submitted: 10/3/2008

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


The only field recorder for me

Seems well made. It's incredibly lightweight. Due to that if it fell I doubt any damage would be done. I could probably greak it in my hand if I wanted to, but I don't want to.

Size was my #1 concern in purchasing a field recorder, and there are none presently available smaller than this. Add the other features and the $300 price tag and I'm quite sure this can't be beat. Had everythig I wanted and then some. Rechargeable battery, built in USB, speed control, built in speaker (that works incredibly well for it's size if ya hold it to your ear), 2 gigs of memory, mp3 and other media storage, + no useles and confusing extras that I'd never use anyhow.

This (and the size) is probably what I'm most happy about. I really can't handle complicated manuals, and I've owned lots of gear that I wound up selling after not being able to use it for year. I was up and running immediately with this. It remembers most of your settings and recording is as easy as turning it on, hitting record, setting levels (or not) and hitting the record button again. Oh yeah - you gotta hit stop when you're done. See how easy. Everything else is a no brainer with only 3 main menu selection and a minimum of buttons. Laid out really well IMO.

The tone is really good. Recorded a loud band rehearsal in mp3 and heard all the instruments clearly. Only reason I gave it a 4 is that other reviews claim some of the others recorders give a bit more clarity and stereo seperation, but this is fine for me. Too many options on the others for recording that would annoy and confuse me as I wouldn't have the patience to record/listen/change mics/record/listen/ad infinitum to see what works best for each of the situations I'd use it in. I'm not out to create CDs to sell with this, want it for clear reference and it does that excellently.

Can't say. So far no problems.

Your general opinion of this product.

First little recorder I ever owned that I've actually used and will continue to use. I love this thing. Can carry it in your pocket and not even know it's there.
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