This Field Recorder Automatically Backs Up Your Audio to the Cloud

Reclouder Stereo Recorder backs up to the cloud
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The Reclouder Audio Recorder offers 24-bit two-channel stereo recording saved to SD.

Designed for music, videography, and just about any other audio recording need, the Reclouder "personal hybrid audio recorder" will capture 2-channel stereo sound from either a standard dual XLR audio socket or through a more compact 3.5mm minijack compatible microphone. 

The device then promises to automatically attach to an open WiFi signal and back up your audio recordings to the cloud so that audio post-production can begin while you're still on set. And at under $200, it could be a great bargain for a one man crew or runners and gunners. 

Reclouder Audio Recorder backs up to the cloud
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"Reclouder is the easiest way to store, sync and share audio recordings. It combines today’s technologies and your traditional workflow ... with the current trends of 5G, cloud services and the internet of things, Reclouder offers you a future-ready approach to recording audio." - ReClouder Blog

Capable of recording 2-channel stereo lossless audio, the Reclouder is laid out to be both easy to read and to record. It has a huge amber recording button to get started, plus an LED array to see your audio activity while recording. Users can record via standard XLR/TRS mic jacks or via 3.5mm TRS and connects to your camera, mixing board or mobile device.

Reclouder takes both XLR and 3.5mm microphone sources
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Through Bluetooth networking, an audio recording network can be created by syncing an unlimited number of Reclouders, which can be linked and then the master Reclouder will be controlled through the Reclouder mobile app as well as archived to each Reclouder's on-board SD card. Then, when the master audio recorder is within range of a WiFi network, Reclouder can attach and backup all of your audio recordings directly to the cloud. 

Reclouder syncs to multiple models to create multitrack wireless recording system
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From the Reclouder personalized cloud service, the audio can be shared with other team members who can then begin audio mixing and sweetening while the recording is still happening on location. The sound session files will be compatible with most Digital Audio Workstations and will promise to simplify and streamline the audio production process. 

Various connections for the ReClouder Personal Hybrid Audio Recorder
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Tech Specs

  • Up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV
  • XLR/TRS combo Mic/line in with 48v phantom power, support mono, and stereo
  • XLR/TRS combo Mic/line thru for connecting PA mixer
  • Two 3.5mm jack video mic in with Plug-In Power (2.5v), support mono and stereo
  • Two 3.5mm jack audio out for Camera and headphone
  • Analog gain controls for mix input
  • Automatic gain control
  • Bluetooth: Compliant with Bluetooth v4.2 BR/EDR and BLE specifications
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Micro SD slot supports SD and SDHC cards up to 32 GB
  • 3 x AAA batteries (batteries are not included)
  • MicroUSB connector for external power supply
  • L: 80mm, W: 80mm, H: 45mm

So while it may seem limited with dual-channel stereo, the ability to sync via Bluetooth provides for genlocked multitrack audio recording from a variety of recording sources. That's great for a live performance, as well as recording on a set that requires a multicamera setup. But as one analyst noted, the Reclouder designers opted for the old MicroUSB port for power recording and connection, rather than the current trend of USB-C. Had they gone with a Type C connector, the options of opening up USB4 and Thunderbolt would've been evident. Then again, their focus is on wireless connectivity, not linking to your desktop. So a MicroUSB for power, while not ideal, is a low priced connection. 

The Reclouder is currently available for pre-order for $129
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Reclouder plans to be sold for an MSRP of $199, which is a very competitive price, but with plans for a crowdfunding campaign in the works, the creators of the device are offering an early bird discount for users who want to pre-order it. Users have to put down a $10 fee to hold their place, and when the campaign launches, back it with another $119. So the early adopters that support the Reclouder campaign will get the audio device for $129 total. A great deal. 

Check out the Reclouder website to learn more.     

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Only one XLR input ... deal breaker

October 2, 2019 at 8:34AM

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Julian Cortizo
Director / Post-Producer / Composer
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It clearly says and shows 2 XLRs

October 4, 2019 at 1:23PM

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Thanks Bo.
It has 1 XLR combo input (for recording) and 1 XLR combo audio thru (as loseless audio thru box feature) for live music recording. For videographer, it has another 2 mini jack stereo inputs to connect stereo video microphones.

October 16, 2019 at 3:31AM

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Zhao
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It's nice to see tech innovations like this. With time, IoT products like this will improve, and continue to offer more and more features.

October 2, 2019 at 10:14AM, Edited October 2, 10:14AM

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John Watkins
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Thanks very much! Let us move it forward together. :)

October 16, 2019 at 3:29AM

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Zhao
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So it has only 1 XLR input, you barely have meters, no display, no control besides rec/stop, no secondary card slot to simultaneously record a backup on set, cloudservice has to be theirs with only 1 year included in the price, no pricing available for the cloudservice itself and no timecode. Sounds like a big fail to me.

October 3, 2019 at 2:13AM

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Wouter van Gestel
Colorist, Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Movie Lover
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I am from Reclouder team, thanks for all questions and comments, here are some answer for you:
1. Yes, it has only 1 XLR. First we want to keep it as compact as possible, so if we add two XLRs, it will be much bigger. Also we thought for normal video shooting, one XLR input for shotgun mic is enough. It also has 2x 3.5mm stereo video microphone inputs, so that you can connect more mics.

2. We want to keep it easy to use for everyone even they have no more knowledge about audio recording. Except first level of analouge gain, everything could be edit or process in post production, so we design it like this way. Also you can use our Mobile App to check more information of the Reclouder and do remote control for multiple units simultaneously.

3. Secondary card slot is good for professionals. In our case, we use cloud storage as an alternative solution for backup automatically, it is also good for sharing your recording with team members.

4. Our current plan of subscription price for second year is set as follows:
Free Plan: 1GB cloud storage
Artist Plan: $4.99/per month for 10GB cloud storage, unlimited collaborators
We have investigated all major cloud service providers including Google, Amazon and Microsoft in the last months. Iit is not easy to get clear and transparent insights concerning the costs per user for fixed capacity size. We do understand the principle of cloud costs. The more people use it, the less it will cost. So we decided to set an affordable price first with some headroom for future changes. If the cloud costs turn out to be higher than our current estimated price, we will cover this part by ourselves. If it is cheaper, we will give more cloud storage for Reclouder users gradually. So finally every subscription will benefits all Reclouder cloud community.

5. We use Sound Marker to sync all audio files with video, today many video editing software has automatical synchronization feature base on audio track or sound marker. In the future, we will implement timecode if there are more reuqests from our customers.

If you want to check more information, please visit our FAQ page.

October 16, 2019 at 3:22AM

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Zhao
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