Digital voice recorder that works just like a tape recorder?
November 3, 2008 11:12 AM Subscribe
Is there a digital voice recorder that works like a microcassette recorder--specifically, allowing you to stop recording where you are, rewind it back a few seconds to listen, and record over that section if you need to correct it...?
posted by troybob to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I work in medical transcription and would like to start going from tape dictation to digital. When checking out the digital voice recorders online and reading through user guides and product descriptions, I cannot verify if any of the recorders allow on-the-fly editing specific to report dictation.
With a microcassette recorder, you can stop your dictation (or just after putting down the recorder for a while) and then rewind it a little bit to check the last thing you dictated, and/or you can rewind it and hit record again to re-dictate over an error. Some of the digital recorders have FF and REW buttons, but they are documented as working for menu navigation or playback-only functions. And I don't find any documentation that any of the recorders allow recording over a previously recorded section.
Is this something that digital voice recorders cannot do? It is only possible on high-end pro recorders (though I cannot clarify so in documentation for those either)?
Bonus for something easy to use for technically challenged (though otherwise genius) doctors.