Looking for a good cheap MP3 player that I can record from a mic on

Benjamindaines

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Mar 24, 2005
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I am looking for a good MP3 player that I can plug a non amplified mic into and record high quality voice recordings on. I am going to use this for when I am video casting, I'll have a lapel mic plugged into the MP3 player and record the audio on there, download it on to the computer and sync it up with the video in Final Cut. What's out there that's good for this? I would like to spend as little money as possible on this since cash is a bit tight after the iPhone...

--Thanks!
 

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j26

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IIRC there is some project out there on the big bad internet to use 2g iPods for good quality recording. I think there was something specific in the hardware that made them ideal for it. Have a hunt around google and you might find something.


Having said that I could be mad, and my mind is playing tricks on me.
 

Benjamindaines

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Mar 24, 2005
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IIRC there is some project out there on the big bad internet to use 2g iPods for good quality recording. I think there was something specific in the hardware that made them ideal for it. Have a hunt around google and you might find something.


Having said that I could be mad, and my mind is playing tricks on me.
If you're talking about iPod Linux I have tried it on my 4G iPod and it works great, when it works, other times it will just create a blank WAV file.
 

j26

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Mar 30, 2005
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If you're talking about iPod Linux I have tried it on my 4G iPod and it works great, when it works, other times it will just create a blank WAV file.
No, it's another project, but I can't find the information on the site I was thinking of.

As an alternative, if you have an iPod, you can get decent adaptors, or else a Minidisc player/recorder - apparently they're cheap and good quality. Here's some info on mac compatibility