Hmm, I dunno if "slap down" is such a good idea... we wouldn't want Apple to get in trouble for leading people into thinking the iPod is very durable!Originally posted by AmbitiousLemon
...all sorts of students with that tape recorders and then some one walks up and slaps down their ipod. i think it would be great.
A "rock band" or what have you that wanted audio recording that would normally be handled by a (raw audio) DAT machine would never want to give that up for MP3 encoding where 90% of the sounds waveform is removed!Originally posted by mymemory
I sayed years ago, the iPod would be wonderfull as a recording device, specially if is capable to record in MP3 fortmat at once.
Imagine (besides the ones mention before) all the rock bands, concerts, etc that now days needs a DAT machine. The iPod would need a mic and a mini plug imput to plug it to an audio console or something like that.
If the iPod comes with a line imput at list, would be a wonderfull and very popular machine for the recording industry.
Why not record 9 hours of uncompressed audio with the iPod?Originally posted by blakespot
A "rock band" or what have you that wanted audio recording that would normally be handled by a (raw audio) DAT machine would never want to give that up for MP3 encoding where 90% of the sounds waveform is removed!
I don't think battery life would hold up as long recording AIFF, so you probably would not be able to record 9 hours at a drop without stopping to recharge once an hour, or somehow being able to mic and charge at the same time (I figure any decent mike might actually use the firewire in, if the phone plug out is not software reconfiguable as an input.)Originally posted by pianojoe
Why not record 9 hours of uncompressed audio with the iPod?
And talking about 90%: It's not that much! Lossless compression comes out as 1:3 or 1:4 most of the time. So, if you record to 224-MP3, this means interpolating half of the information, not nine tenth. And for many people, the difference between 224-MP3 and raw audio is inaudible. Not to long ago, we used analog recording!
You do need a processor to convert audio to digital. Our discussion here is based on the fact that the ipod's audio processing chip is already geared to do this - it's just that the ipod doesn't take advantage of this feature.Originally posted by SPG
I'm all for an iPod that can record, and I'm sure someone is working on how to make that happen right now. If the audio needs to be encoded before it hits the pod, and power consumption goes way up with the disk spinning, then isn't it possible to have the microphone/encoder also have a small amount of memory that prevents a constant feed to the ipod?
--maybe not since I'm not an engineer, but if anyone knows...