I did my second required interview on Friday night. I used my old recorder and my new recorder. My interviewee thought I was a bit odd for using two recorders, but I explained my reason and they were very understanding (luckily).
I used both so that if the recording from the new one didn’t have good sound quality once I uploaded it, I would have the old one to fall back on.

I’m thrilled to be able to say that the quality of the new recorder was EXCELLENT when I uploaded it. So, I will not be able to listen to it unless I upload the file- but I don’t see why I would do that anyway.