Composer Glenn Jordan Uses the Tascam DR-100mkIII to Capture the Nuances of his Work

Glenn Jordan’s music has been part of the other-worldly soundscapes of Nickelodeon staples like Catdog, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, as well as shows like The X-Files and Six Feet Under. He won an Emmy Award for his role as musical director on Pee-wee’s Playhouse.

Working from his home studio in Los Angeles, Jordan is constantly creating new music for projects. For that reason, he has long used handheld audio recorders to capture his work. "They're ubiquitous in my life," Jordan said. "Pretty much every time I pick up a guitar I have one running."

Recently, he began using the new Tascam DR-100mkIII handheld digital recorder, a 192kHz/24-bit portable recorder designed for professionals. "The DR-100mkIII is the first handheld recorder I've used that really delivers high, high quality audio," Jordan said.

"This thing is so far superior in its ability to record the most pristine acoustic guitar sounds and classical guitar sounds. Because of the high sample rates, it gives you the ability to capture those sparkling, bright, crystal-clear tones that bring so much to the sound of the guitar."

Inspiration can become part of a new track anytime, Jordan said. "The DR-100mkIII really is one of those recorders I can take out on the back porch and work out that perfect guitar part, and end up with a studio quality recording as a result.

“Somebody at Tascam sat down and said, 'let's give a musician everything they need in a handheld recorder,' and they did it, and they did it well. It’s a great little machine."

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