Cain, Joe

Head of Department, and
Professor of History and Philosophy of Biology

Prof Cain's research interests include the history of evolutionary studies (especially the synthesis period in evolutionary studies), Darwin and Darwinism, history of science in London, and history of natural history.

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equipment specifications and notes

Obama interview

Voices Project. This page describes equipment useful for recording oral history. See Dr Joe Cain for more information. 

Note: there's a great deal of kit out there, things change quickly. These are my individual notes, drawn from real use. I do not aim to keep perfectly up-to-date or to consider all possibilities. Do your consumer research before buying.


Marantz PMD620

(datasheet | manual | Web site) Highly portable. Easy to use. Excellent sound quality. Useful for casual recording in the field.


Marantz PMD660

(datasheet | manual | audio samples)
Highly portable. Easy to use. Excellent sound quality. Ideal for all environments, including broadcast quality.

This model has been updated with the Marantz PMD661 (datasheet | Web)

Page last modified on 23 jan 15 07:52 by Joe Cain

Professor Joe Cain
UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies