iPod Audio Recording

This is a useful article from O’Reilly on a variety of iPod recording devices.

I’ve used the MicroMemo and I think that works really well especially as it has a mic/line switch so you can line in using a 3.5mm jack.

Worth a read anyway.

QOTD: Audio recording on a Palm device

There are a number of audio recording solutions available. I’ve only really used Bhajis Loops and Wave Edit Pro Enterprise edition, which is really good, and my preferred application for field recording and other audio.

However, there are loads of other applications out there which could be used, I’d be interested in any opinions?

Virtual Recorder from 4Pockets Software

I was looking at some of the other products from 4Pockets and found this.

Virtual Recorder is a personal voice recorder for your Pocket PC which works just like a good old fashion tape recorder. The program uses a ”true tape” mechanism which gives the ability to record over any portion of a previous recording, and is not limited to a simple append process.

One of the advanced features of Virtual Recorder is the ability to time stretch your recordings. This would allow you to listen to a full hours recording in as little as 30 minutes, without it sounding unnatural or like the recording had been speeded up.

This means that you can sample music and slow it down without affecting the pitch; allowing you to practice those difficult guitar solos or whatever!

The software also has a Cutting Room which allows you to splice recordings or remove unwanted sections. (Cut/Copy/Paste and Fade In/Out facilities are supported). Now that is quite advanced for a PDA application.

The Palm as a field recording platform

Last week I was away on holiday with my family. We went to the Isle of Wight, which is a family favourite. One thing that my family expect from me on holiday is doing slightly strange things.

Like what? Well, field recording with a mobile phone (Treo 650) for one thing. It isn’t easy to record sounds on a device that was built to be a mobile phone. But, it is possible, and this year I managed to get quite a good selection of recordings from our holiday.

However, recording software for the palm platform is not always easy to come by. This year I used Bhajis Loops, and whilst good it is not ideal for field work. I have also used Wave Edit Pro, and that too is good, but somehow not entirely satisfactory.

And so the search goes on.

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