Digital voice recording
July 26, 2007 12:52 PM Subscribe
Recommendations for mobile sound recording on the cheap?
posted by SirStan to technology (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This weekend I am participating in a non-profit fundraiser called PaddlePower(.org). It is a two day suicide awareness event. We would like to record short interviews (30 seconds - 5 minutes) with participants to use in a promotional slideshow/dvd that we produce each year.
Given the conditions (kayaks on water, possibly rainy, no direct A/c power) what is the most economical way to get a good recording?
My thought was to just use a standard Dell laptop (complete care, so if it takes a drink, oh well) with a nice microphone (ie, whatever best buy sells).
Someone else recommended a digital voice recorder, but I have never been impressed by the recordings. I also have an ipod with the voice recorder addon that has a microphone port, would that work well (i've never used it, bought it for class and didnt touch the thing).