Tiny sound app...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Josias, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. Josias macrumors 68000

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    Now listen carefully. Tomorrow I am doing an interview with a scientologist for a shcool project. I am bringing my MacBook to record the inerview. Though it may not be more than 1 hour, I want to be sure my MacBook will have enough juice to record the entire interview, and since Garageband steals a lot of battery, I want a small sound recording app, which must meet the following requirements:
    1. Low battery consumption
    2. Universal
    3. Support for MacBook internal microphone
    4. Export to iTunes
    5. Possibility for recording long audio files (perhaps up to 2 hours).

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  2. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    You can use Quicktime to directly record from the internal mic, but I don't know how much does it tax the CPU.
     
  3. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    Oops, you are right. Sorry about that. You can try Audacity then.
     
  5. j26 macrumors 65832

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    Audacity works fine, but an hour will create a large wav file and you need to convert it afterwards to import into iTunes.
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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  7. semaja2 macrumors 6502a

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    I would second audacity, very good sound app if you dont want advanced features
     
  8. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes, Student and Teacher edition.

    BTW, I found one, Quickvoice, much better for my purpose than audick thingy:D
     
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  10. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Nah, QT Pro is better:D
     
  11. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    You can record "Audio Notes" in Word 2004. Not sure if there's a time limit, but they advertise it as being able to record a college lecture. Works with internal mic.
     
  12. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hmm, never mind. QT Pro really is worth the 30 bucks or whatnot, truly, so much cool stuff, no restrictons:D
     
  13. OHMS macrumors newbie

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    Record Conversation From Audio In

    I wish to record my comments via a microphone to the audio in of an iMac. I've had several handheld audio storage devices; but how can I simply use the iMac (2 ghz Intel core Duo) to store snipets of voice; no musical quality ?
    I've tried to search forums with "record audio in" and get huge complicated discussions. Isn't there a simple "record audio from audio in port" answer ?
    mike
     
  14. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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  15. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

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    sorry, a bit off subject here, but why is your battery compacity after 30 loadcycles less than 100? here's mine [​IMG]
    did you not charge it for 10 hours the first time?
    once again apologies for being off subject...

    edit: never mind, i found out that the campacity of the 17" is 6500 not 5500
     

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