Apple compatible voice recorder

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by dawnrazor, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. dawnrazor macrumors regular

    dawnrazor

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    Hi All - I am currently looking for a resonably priced voice recorder that is compatible with apple computers. I know olympus do a full range of voice recorders, put many will not work with apples. If anyone has experience of a particular make and model and I could pass that information on, that would be cool. I'm looking for something between a student model and a professional jorno model. cheers.
     
  2. Sceneshifter macrumors 6502

    Sceneshifter

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    Can't you just send the line out to your soundcard? I have never had an issue with compatibiity to be honest, with voice recorders
     
  3. rh13 macrumors newbie

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    Apple compatible voice recorder

    Sure, you can just put a line into a sound card and make a sound file. But that isn't the idea. Most of these voice recorders are modern forms of dictaphone machines. People want the software to make the playback more like a dictaphone. Also, some of the software converts voice files to text and you can copy files from the recorder to the computer without playing the file. Unfortunately, I don't think any of them use a common sound file format, they all have their own format. Dang.
     
  4. longofest Editor emeritus

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    Many of the Olympus line do not SAY that they are Mac compatible, but in fact they probably are. I have a WS-311M and it is Mac compatible. On the downside, it creates the files as .wma's, but its pretty easy to convert them over to .aif or AAC with iTunes/Quicktime.
     
  5. agd21 macrumors newbie

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