View Full Version : Ipod (4th gen.) vs Minidisc

May 17, 2004, 09:34 PM
Greetings everyone,

I'll go straight to the point :

I'm making music and I need to record hi-fi sound with my microphone.

I really consider buying a minidisc, but i am wondering what are the chances the next generation of ipods will be able to record hi-fi audio with an external mic ?

Because i could do much more with an ipod. And I want one anyways (because i'm tired of that old cd-player). That's why i have been waiting for some time now (instead of buying a minidisc) to see if apple will add this feature.

What is your advice on this case ?
What should I do ?

May 17, 2004, 09:37 PM
dunno, how cheap are the minidisk players you're looking at? If they are pretty cost efficient, ebay for an old 2ndGen iPod. They get better battery time anyway.

May 17, 2004, 10:23 PM
if you are only using a mac a minidisc is a waste of time because they are not compatable with macs, also any recordings you do on the discs cannot be transfered over to your computer, at least thats how they were last year or so....

May 17, 2004, 11:55 PM
He can use the audio out and then record it to his Mac. But yeah, the USB interface hasn't been written for OSX. Apparently not a lot of programmers use minidisks.