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Posted using LJ Talk... [Mar. 21st, 2008|11:56 am]
Artur Bergman
Can anyone recommend a digital voice recorder for dictation?

[User Picture]From: substitute
2008-03-21 07:57 pm (UTC)
I bet Torgo could - he and J. use them for recording 95 year old Arctic ladies. I'll make sure he sees this post.
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[User Picture]From: torgo_x
2008-03-22 04:32 am (UTC)


Hot Linguist Boyfriend just plugs a mic into his laptop and records away, straight into CoolEdit 2000 (abandonware now?).

He and the interviewee take a break occasionally so he can hit Save now and then, and maybe start a new file.


A few years ago, we got one of these Sony Voice Recorders.

Of course, "Sony" equals cursed.  The thing is an interface nightmare at every conceivable level, including just getting the files ouf of it. The only concession it makes to our non-Sony universe is that the mic and headphone jacks are standard 1/8", and the batteries are two AAAs. Because I would not put it past Sony to invent their own weird plug for even those things, and a triangular-shaped battery.

Good point: it's only 4" long, 1½" wide, and about a half inch thick.
But that means that there's barely a surface on the thing that doesn't have a very very complicated button or switch on it.

If you need something as small as this, this Sony thing is your choice of last resort.

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[User Picture]From: crucially
2008-03-22 06:47 am (UTC)

Re: Recording

I went and bought a Olympus WS-311M Digital Voice Recorder.

I need something portable.
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[User Picture]From: matthew
2008-03-21 08:02 pm (UTC)
ipod with mic accessory. Plug into your computer and all the notes go into iTunes.
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[User Picture]From: crucially
2008-03-21 08:29 pm (UTC)
I hate the ipod
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[User Picture]From: matthew
2008-03-21 09:45 pm (UTC)
that would be a downside to product then.
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