844-ZZOUNDS (844-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 20B-1HSQ
close [x]
Available Hours (EST):
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 7:30AM - 11:30PM
  • Sat, Sun 9:00AM - 10:00PM
Free shipping on every order: no minimum, no exclusions. Fast 2-day shipping: free on 90% of orders.

Yamaha Pocketrak CX Portable Digital Recorder

Record/playback up to 50 hours on a single battery. Uses microSD cards, (2GB included). USB 2.0 connection. (4) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
Ships to: Can ship to United States
close [x]
zZounds.com 844-ZZOUNDS (844-996-8637)

Sorry, this product is no longer available on zZounds

In most cases, a product is unavailable because it has been discontinued by the manufacturer

Please shop our site for related products:

Yamaha Pocketrak CX Digital Recorder

Who would believe that this much recording power slips conveniently into a shirt pocket. The large diameter and high sensitivity 90* X-Y microphone on the Pocketrak CX. creates natural stereophonic recordings. The microSD and USB capability ensure you have all the storage capability you need. The re-chargeable "eneloop" AA battery built into the compact body allows up to 40 hours of continuous recording and play-back operation. A variety of different recording formats from 16 bit 44.1 CD quality .wav files to convenient MP3 allows you to select the recording format for your purposes. Comes bundled with Yamaha exclusive Cubase AI4 software.

If your recording needs demand the best possible sonic quality as well as unprecedented portability and convenience, the Yamaha Pocketrak CX may be just what you're looking for. This 92-gram all-in-one recorder will record or play for 50 hours on a single AA penlight battery, and deliver a level of sound quality that you can take to serious post production if necessary (Steinberg Cubase AI4 audio workstation software is supplied). The built-in X-Y stereo microphone assembly is of outstanding quality, offering detailed spatial imaging without phase problems. The Pocketrak CX an ideal tool for recording band rehearsals, live performances, and any type of field recording that requires maximum reproduction quality.

Extended Recording and Playback Time
Advanced LSI technology that achieves top-class sonic quality as well as low power consumption means you get unprecedented extended recording and playback performance in a compact package that weights only 92 grams, including battery. Using the most accurate linear PCM recording mode you can record continuously for up 22 hours on a single battery charge. If stereo MP3 recording suits your needs you can record for up to 50 hours.* The corresponding continuous playback times are 22 hours, and 54 hours, respectively. The Pocketrak CX cones with an environment-friendly rechargeable Eneloop battery that is charged automatically whenever the unit is connected to your computer via the supplied USB cable.

* Maximum size for a single audio file is 2 GB.

High Capacity microSD Memory Cards
The Pocketrak CX stores audio data on a convenient microSD memory card that contributes both to high storage capacity and the unit's compact, lightweight form. A 2 GB microSD card is supplied, and with it you can record up to 3 hours of top-quality audio in 44.1 kHz linear PCM format, or up to 35 hours of stereo MP3 audio at 128 kbps. The Pocketrak CX complies with the standard microSD cards specifications, so you can use compatible cards with higher capacity for extra audio capacity if needed.

Top-Quality X-Y Stereo Microphone
The built-in X-Y stereo microphone assembly include two directional microphones mounted at a 90* angle to each other. While providing extremely wide coverage this system delivers astonishingly natural stereo imaging with smooth, uniform response from full left to full right, without the level variations and phase anomalies that plague common stereo microphones. The microphones themselves are constructed of parts and materials that were carefully selected to deliver optimal recording precision and clarity without compromise. To further maximize the microphone assembly's performance it is mounted outside the Pocketrack CX casing in a solid shock-resistant die-cast aluminum frame.

Stunning Sound
The Pocketrak CX is capable of recording in uncompressed linear PCM (WAV) format as well as compressed MP3 format. Two linear PCM modes are provided, corresponding to audio CD and DVD quality sound. MP3 recorded is the best choice for extended recording times, but at the best quality setting (44.1 kHz, 320 kbps) delivers outstanding sound quality with full frequency response up to 20,000 Hz.

More Than Just A Recorder
Connected to your computer via the supplied USB cable the POCKTRACK CX is recognized as an external USB drive, allowing you to easily transfer audio files to your computer. You can also transfer audio files from your computer to the Pocketrak CX for playback: it makes a great music player that can handle MP3 and WMA. And the supplied Cubase AI4 audio workstation software gives you advanced editing and overdubbing capabilities for files that you've recorded on the Pocketrak CX and transferred to your computer.

A Pocket Full of Advanced Functions
Recording:
Wolfson stereo CODEC chip for low power consumption and outstanding audio quality.

Fine manual record input level adjustment in 80 increments.

High-pass filter automatically reduces wind noise and low-frequency rumble.

Auto level control function for optimum speech recording quality.

Peak limiter prevents overload and distortion on sudden high-level transients.

VARS function automatically starts recording when a specified input signal level is detected.

Editing:
Divide recorded audio files at any specified point.

Apply fade-ins and fade-outs to recorded linear PCM files.

"Recycle Bin" folder makes it possible to retrieve deleted files.

Playback:
High output built-in speaker allows instant review of recorded material.

MP3 file playback speed can be varied without changing pitch (70%, 100%, and 150%).

One-touch Phrase Play function rewinds and replays a specified number of seconds.

5-band equalizer makes it possible to tailor the playback sound for optimum response.

Everything You Need
A photo-tripod compatible screw socket is provided on the rear of the unit, and a microphone stand adaptor is supplied so it can be conveniently mounted on a variety of supports. The Pocketrak CX is also supplied with slip-on windscreen that effectively cuts wind noise when recording outdoors.

The Pocketrak CX comes supplied with:
- Carrying Pouch
- Stereo Earphones
- USB Cable
- AA Eneloop Battery
- Windscreen
- Microphone Stand Adaptor
- microSD Memory Card (2 GB)

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Yamaha products.
General specification
Hardware:
Dimension (WxHxD): 46.5 x 129.5 x 17.5 mm

Weight: 92 g(including "eneloop" AA battery)

Memory: micro SD/ micro SDHC card(2GB micro SD included)

Battery:
available battery: AA alkali batttery x 1 or AA "eneloop"rechargeable battery x 1

eneloop battery measurement: yes

"eneloop" recharge: yes (220 minutes)

Battery life: AA Alkali
- MP3: 54 hours, PCM: 22 hours

AA "eneloop":
- MP3: 44 hours, PCM: 21.5 hours

Playback batery life: AA Alkali
- MP3: 54 hours, PCM: 24.5 hours( w/ earphone)

AA "eneloop":
- MP3: 45 hours, PCM: 23 hours( w/ earphone)

LCD:
LCD Type: Dot matrix, with back light

Language: English

Others: Headphone (stereo mini 3.5mm) x 1, Stereo microphone input stereo mini 3.5mm line input possible x 1, microSDcard slot x 1

System Requirement
Computer: Windows computer with USB jack, Macintosh computer with USB jack

OS: Windows Vista / Windows XP, Mac OS X Version 10.4 / 10.5

System Requirements
Windows:
OS: Windows Vista / XP Professional (SP1 or later) / XP Home Edition (SP1 or later) *

CPU: Intel Core / Pentium / Celeron processor more than 1.4GHz

RAM: more than 512MB

HDD: Blank area more than 1GB

Display: Full color more than 1280x800

Others: DVD-ROM drive, ASIO or Direct X audio device(ASIO devices are recommended)

Internet connection is neccesary to make the licence resistration

*When you use Windows Vista, Cubase AI 4.1.2Update should be installed.

Macintosh:
OS: MacOS X 10.4 or later

CPU: PowerPC G4 1GHz/ Core Solo 1.5GHz

RAM: More than 512MB

HDD: Blank area more than 1GB

Display: Full color more than 1280x800

Others: DVD-ROM drive, Core Audio device

Internet connection is neccesary to make the licence resistration
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 714-522-9011
Customer Reviews
3.5 out of 5 (4 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Rather expensive for the sound quality offered"
Sound: See overall comments below. Average using built in mics. Quite good with external plug-in mic. Feature: Records as it says it does. I didn't need phrase playback but would have appreciated the ability to overdub or jam along. Ease of Use: Was cake simple to figure out. Quality: Seemed fine. Value: Not especially stellar considering the sound quality offered. Overall: I auditioned this unit in comparison to the $100 less expensive Yamaha 2G which is very similar but with lower quality mics built in. Both function very similarly. I found the sound quality for spoken word to be great, and for acoustic jamming, also quite fine. For recording a live band in a practice space (my intended use) I found the cheaper 2G to be a tad compressed and "washed out" sounding with a not very extended high end. The CX sounded clearer but with a reedy high end and poor bass response. Both models sounded FAR better when using a plug-in external stereo mic like a ATM-822. Lastly, the 2G plugs directly into your USB port without a cord. Convenient, but the design makes the USB port support the device, and it feels like it is putting strain on the port floating out of the side of your laptop 6". The CX uses a micro-USB cable to plug-in. At $400, I'm not sure this product is a great deal. I'd expect the mics to be better for the money, otherwise, you can just use the cheaper 2G model with a external mic and get better sound than the CX.
Style of Music: Rock, various
59 of 65 people (90.77%) found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

Our extended 45-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee applies on this product Buy it, and if it isn't just right for you, return it!
What Our Customers Are Saying About zZounds "zZounds' customer service is very professional. All my questions were answered and the discount helped. The best deal is I am able to pay for it using the payment plan with no interest and not tie up my funds." - Customer on May 17, 2017
BizRate Customer Certified (GOLD) Site
Questions? Our gear experts can help!
844-zZounds (844-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 20B-1HSQ. Llame Gratis en Español: 800-460-7976
Lunes-Viernes de 9AM a 5PM EST
Customize Search Results for Your Location
Follow zZounds on:
Shop with those who respect your privacy — we do. Copyright © 1996-2017, zZounds Music, LLC. Terms of use apply.
close [x]What is this?
A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each customer only while they are shopping on zZounds.com. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases.
 
close [x]On OrderThis item has been ordered from the manufacturer. We do not have an expected date for this shipment yet, but will post one as soon as it is available.
close [x]
1 item added to your cart
View Cart Continue Shopping
close [x]
Please select a product:
add to cart
close [x]
Available on
orders $59+
learn more

Need it now but short of cash? All we need is the first payment up front and the rest in easy monthly payments!

Fast approval.
We approve everyone, with very few exceptions, as long as we can verify your identity.
No interest. Ever.
It's just as if you paid the whole amount up front!
No paperwork. Nothing to track.
No application to mail or fax, no bills to pay. We automatically charge the payments to your credit card.

We'll wait on your money so you don't have to wait for your gear!

When you checkout, just click the Play as you Pay checkbox to indicate which installment plan you wish to use.

close [x]
Available on
orders $59+
learn more

Need it now but short of cash? All we need is the first payment up front and the rest in easy monthly payments!

Fast approval.
We approve everyone, with very few exceptions, as long as we can verify your identity.
No interest. Ever.
It's just as if you paid the whole amount up front!
No paperwork. Nothing to track.
No application to mail or fax, no bills to pay. We automatically charge the payments to your credit card.

We'll wait on your money so you don't have to wait for your gear!

When you checkout, just click the Play as you Pay checkbox to indicate which installment plan you wish to use.

close [x]
no minimum

learn more

Why fight traffic and pushy salesmen when we'll bring your gear straight to your home, free of charge?

zZounds free shipping is really free!
No hidden charges or hassles on returns.
Fast, reliable delivery
We have warehouses on both coasts, so most shipments arrive in 3 days or less.
We don't collect sales tax. Bonus!
Only NJ residents pay tax during checkout.
close [x]What is this?
A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each customer only while they are shopping on zZounds.com. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases.
close [x]

1. zZounds offers the industry‘s most musician-friendly payment plans

zZounds offers a variety of Play as You Pay installment plans that allow you to get the gear you want today. While our competitors might offer house credit cards that require you to fill out an application and pass a credit check, our payment plans are easy to get, simple to use, and, best of all, accrue zero interest. Unlike those house credit cards that can leave you vulnerable to exorbitant interest charges once the promotional period ends, we never have and never will charge interest when you take advantage of one of the zZounds Play as You Pay plans.

zZounds payment plans details »

2. zZounds guarantees the lowest price

Seen it for less somewhere else? Get it for less at zZounds. Simply click the “Seen it for less?” link on any product page and as long as we‘re not losing money, we‘ll beat any legitimate competitor‘s lowest price, usually within two hours. Want our best price even faster? Call us at 844-zZounds (844-996-8637), and we‘ll provide you with a lower price on the phone. Also, if you purchase from us and later find the product for less elsewhere, call or email us within 45 days, and we‘ll refund you the difference.

zZounds.com price match details »

3. Nobody Beats zZounds‘ Fast & Free Shipping

At zZounds, we know you want your gear fast, and shipped to you free of charge. That‘s why we have absolutely free ground shipping on every single order shipped within the continental United States. This includes heavy and oversized items. No minimum purchase required. No exclusions. We also ship over 90% of our orders with FREE 2-day shipping. We pull it all off with our strategically placed, coast-to-coast warehouses.

zZounds.com shipping details »

4. zZounds makes returns super easy

Buy it, try it, like it, or return it to us for a full refund. It‘s just that simple. If you‘re not in love with what you bought, return it to zZounds within 45 days, and we‘ll promptly arrange for an exchange or a refund. No hassles. No hidden charges. And if a product‘s defective or damaged, call us at 844-zZounds (844-996-8637), and we‘ll email you a prepaid shipping label so you can easily return it to us at zero cost to you.

zZounds.com return details »

5. zZounds delivers top-rated customer service

zZounds has received multiple Bizrate® Circle of Excellence Platinum awards, placing us in the top 0.7 percent of Bizrate‘s network of 5,200 retailers. Our success in meeting the needs of our customers -- since 1996, we‘ve satisfied over 1,000,000 people -- is due in large part to the fact that zZounds only hires experienced musicians to answer your calls and emails, and they are never paid a commission.

zZounds.com customer service »
close [x]
Available on
orders $59+
learn more

Need it now but short of cash? All we need is the first payment up front and the rest in easy monthly payments!

Fast approval.
We approve everyone, with very few exceptions, as long as we can verify your identity.
No interest. Ever.
It's just as if you paid the whole amount up front!
No paperwork. Nothing to track.
No application to mail or fax, no bills to pay. We automatically charge the payments to your credit card.

We'll wait on your money so you don't have to wait for your gear!

When you checkout, just click the Play as you Pay checkbox to indicate which installment plan you wish to use.

close [x]
no minimum

learn more

Why fight traffic and pushy salesmen when we'll bring your gear straight to your home, free of charge?

zZounds free shipping is really free!
No hidden charges or hassles on returns.
Fast, reliable delivery
We have warehouses on both coasts, so most shipments arrive in 3 days or less.
We don't collect sales tax. Bonus!
Only NJ residents pay tax during checkout.
close [x]

A guarantee so solid, you never have to worry about price when shopping at zZounds

We'll beat any price
Simply click the Seen it for less? link next to the gear you want or call us at 844-zZounds (844-996-8637)
Got a coupon from another site?
Use it with us - we'll beat those prices, too!
Find a better price after buying from us?
No problem. We'll refund you the difference for 45 days, so you'll never regret buying from zZounds.

You'll still get the trustworthy service you've come to expect from zZounds, without paying more for your gear!