Hard at work on Equipment Guide

I’m working night and day to create an audio equipment guide for this site. Don’t take this site-silence for lack of activity or thought.

Invitation for the comments: What burning questions do you have about audio equipment? (I’ll save the video questions for later….one thing at a time, one thing at a time)

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Posted by Susan A. Kitchens on June 03, 2007 in • AudioAudio: HardwareHousekeeping
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I would like to know if I can use what I have (iRiver H300) and if so, what kind of microphone will work with it.

Not related to this specific project, but I would also like to know how best to do an interview using Skype and record it.  Things like that.

Any kind of equipment reviews would be most appreciated!

Moultrie Creek  on 06/03  at  02:28 PM

Is the iRiver H300 still available or has it been discontinued? (here’s Gizmodo’s product announcement, which includes mention of recording. Good. It can do WAV files. A Very Good Thing.) A voice recorder, so I’m assuming it has a built in mic. Okay, but not the greatest. If it’s got Line-In, then
It sounds as though your iRiver is similar to my Archos G-Mini, which is a hard-disk based recorder. Mine has a built-in mic for voice recordings that I’ve never used. (I should prolly test it, tho) I use mine with an external preamp (a bit of equipment that boosts the quiet microphone level signal to standard line-level audio level) to create recordings.

At the moment, I am concentrating on categories of equipment and their function. .. and equipment you can buy right now. Which is different from what you could buy a year ago. And you rightly point out the importance of making sure that I cover equipment that’s not on offer right now.

Your question gives me ideas… maybe I should start a “questions of the week” series. Post your questions, and I’ll research and in due course answer them.

Susan A. Kitchens  on 06/06  at  08:01 AM

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