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#268431 - 31/10/2005 17:16 MP3 Player with good microphone input???
ShadowMan
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Registered: 09/06/1999
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Loc: Newfoundland, Canada
Does anyone know of a mp3 player that can record from a mic input directly to mp3 such that the mp3 can then be downloaded onto a pc for archival purposes.

I need something that can record for as long as 8-10 hours (preferably) at times without a break.

Any leads???

Thanks!

edit : anyone have anyexperience with the Creative Labs Zen Micro ?


Edited by ShadowMan (31/10/2005 17:19)
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#268432 - 31/10/2005 17:19 Re: MP3 Player with good microphone input??? [Re: ShadowMan]
peter
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Registered: 13/07/2000
Posts: 4153
Loc: Cambridge, England
Quote:
I need something that can record for as long as 8-10 hours (preferably) at times without a break.

Depending how "pro" you want to be, how about this thing? It won't do 8-10 hours without mains power, though.

Peter

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#268433 - 31/10/2005 17:23 Re: MP3 Player with good microphone input??? [Re: peter]
ShadowMan
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Beautiful!. I have to do some more digging on that one!

Mains power is not an issue as it will be used to record meetings in one of our boardrooms.

Thanks for that one... anybody else??

Rene
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#268434 - 31/10/2005 17:35 Re: MP3 Player with good microphone input??? [Re: ShadowMan]
andym
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Registered: 17/01/2002
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I'd recommend this after having used one. It might be a little out of your price range. However, the quality is really good.
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#268435 - 31/10/2005 22:56 Re: MP3 Player with good microphone input??? [Re: peter]
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5322
Loc: Cambridge UK
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Depending how "pro" you want to be, how about this thing? It won't do 8-10 hours without mains power, though.

Before putting down any money on one of those I would strongly suggest borrowing mine for the 10 minutes it will take to change your mind.

Rob

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#268436 - 31/10/2005 23:05 Re: MP3 Player with good microphone input??? [Re: ShadowMan]
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5322
Loc: Cambridge UK
Quote:
Mains power is not an issue as it will be used to record meetings in one of our boardrooms.

Thanks for that one... anybody else??

1. Buy a decent PZM mic

2. Buy a Tascam "portable" recorder

Not cheap, but the industry standard for board rooms (that or Marantz).

Or if you want to do it on the cheap, there's always this.

Rob

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#268437 - 01/11/2005 02:22 Re: MP3 Player with good microphone input??? [Re: rob]
hybrid8
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Registered: 12/11/2001
Posts: 7738
Loc: Toronto, CANADA
Don't the new iPods (with Video) support recording out of the box? (by adding a mic)

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#268438 - 12/01/2006 17:33 Re: MP3 Player with good microphone input??? [Re: peter]
ShadowMan
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Registered: 09/06/1999
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Loc: Newfoundland, Canada
Got it. Seems to work like a charm!



Thanks!

Rene


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#268439 - 12/01/2006 18:16 Re: MP3 Player with good microphone input??? [Re: ShadowMan]
tman
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Registered: 24/12/2001
Posts: 5528
You have 8-10 hour long meetings? How do you cope?

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#268440 - 12/01/2006 18:20 Re: MP3 Player with good microphone input??? [Re: ShadowMan]
schofiel
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Registered: 25/06/1999
Posts: 2992
Loc: Wareham, Dorset, UK
Hmmm.... we've had one of these since they were released 6 months (or more) ago. One of the most frequently heard epithets in this office is "This effing heap of camel poo!!" or similar.

It has real problems. Not sure this is a good choice.
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#371387 - 16/11/2018 12:54 Re: MP3 Player with good microphone input??? [Re: schofiel]
ShadowMan
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Registered: 09/06/1999
Posts: 554
Loc: Newfoundland, Canada
As I sit at my desk putting the CompactFlash card back in this unit after clearing it off umpteen thousand times (well, maybe umpteen hundred times), I had a memory of an effing piece of camel poo.

Imagine, after 13 years, we are still using it without any issue!

grin
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