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liberatortoo


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Posted Fri Nov 21st, 2008 2:10pm Post subject: Calling all Gadget Geeks
Don't know whether this is the place to post this (perhaps if a moderator is reading you could set up a tech forum?) but anyhoo:

I want a digital voice recorder for recording interviews, thoughts etc. Quality needs to be high but doesn't need to reach music studio levels.

But do I go for a straight recorder or a dictaphone with specialised voice and recording features. Anyone know what the great Mr Fry might use?

Ideally, it should be Mac compatible. Olympus and Sony seem to have the widest ranges (and they also look good).

Also, how hard is it to convert .wma files to .wav files? This has a bearing on what I buy since I want the widest recording options possible.

Anyone any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

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amberzak


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Posted Fri Nov 21st, 2008 2:40pm Post subject: Calling all Gadget Geeks
It depends what you are looking to use it for. Is it personal use, or are you planning on using it to add voice to films, or put into something publishable on the web.

Olympus is where we were told to look when I did Media Production. It is a UK company. They do all manner of devises, including stuff which uses a microphone as well as others that are stand alone recordered. Check out their website http://www.olympus.co.uk/voice/

To convert wma to wav you need some software. You can get it free. Here are some options which are free programs for Mac http://m4-p.freedownloadscenter.com/to-wav-for-mac.html

Hope this helps

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