Voice recorder (iPod type)

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  1. CrispyToast

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    Hi, I need a iPod type mp3 player that can also record voice. Idealy the recorder could be used with a mic rather than a built in type and also have the ability to record without a time limit. A 4GB or bigger device would be nice also.
    So are any of the newer mp3 player able to do this and play music?
    The spec's for these things tend to be lacking in just what they can do :suicide:
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    Depends on just what you want it for........I suspect that you want to use the microphone to create good recordings ?

    I have just bought an Edirol R09 to record our band practise. It uses two high quality inbuilt microphones and has an input for a seperate stereo or mono mike. Uses SD cards (max 2Gb) and records in WAV/MP3 up to 24 bit/48khz or right down to MP3 128k at the bottom end. It also has a direct input for recording from another source like a CD player via optical.

    Recording time depends on the SD capacity and the recording settings, but it will max out at 1993 minutes on MP3 128k and a minimum (with a 2gb card) of110 minutes at 24 bit/48kHz.

    It takes 2 AA batteries which give around 4 hrs of recording and around 5.5hrs playback, but it will quite happily run with a mains adaptor (included).

    Sits on you pc like a hard drive via USB2 port.

    You can do some on the fly editing on the machine, like copy and move but its basic.

    Its light weight and works well, with simple controls and simple clear metering via the built in VU screen......it even adds some degree of reverb if you want.

    of course it has a standard MP3 headphone socket.

    it does not do the MP3 thing of tagging, its all manual and has limits.

    http://www.solidstatesound.co.uk/edirolr-09.htm
     
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    Thanks for that mate. I think it's very nice, but not really what I am after.
    I was thinking of getting a 30Gb iPod, but they do not have the recording features I would want.
    I can see a future use for the recording side, but I also want a decent Mp3 player even a video player as well.
    Cheers.
     
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    Hmmm.....well virtually anything can be converted to record if you use a module such as a Gemini iKey as it just records and downloads via USB, the old iRiver 120 could do the job as a recorder but not a video unit. Archos Gemini 402 has a line input and I read somewhere that you can get a cable and module for an offboard mic. Maycom N trans can sit on an Ipaq type PDA and will give lots of options for recording and video playback. You could get a Creative Zen V Plus, it has a line input so should support a mic and will play video.
     
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    I am not sure if line input can be used with a passive mic. Idealy would like something I can just plug simple mic into and then record.
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    http://www.newmp3technology.com/preamp.htm maybe or find a line level microphone to plug into the device.
     

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