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  • Best Voice Recorder for Meetings

    Best Voice Recorder for Meetings

    I lied! Sorry. This post is not (only) about the best voice recorder for meetings; though you’ll find the 3 recorders I recommend at the bottom of the post.

  • Best Digital Voice Recorder for Journalists

    Best Digital Voice Recorder for Journalists

    A few years back, I had the pleasure of meeting up with one of our clients. As we were having coffee he asked me if he could record our conversation; as a journalist, he sees stories everywhere. He reached into his pocket and got out his iPhone to record the conversation!!! Aghast, I instantly understood […]

  • Best Digital Voice Recorder for Writers

    Best Digital Voice Recorder for Writers

    Today, I’m trying out something new. Using a voice recorder, I’m going to dictate this post, transcribe it, then publish it. And today is the perfect day to try dictating, as I’m penning this post on best digital voice recorders for writers. This year, I do plan to write a lot of posts, so I […]

  • Best Digital Voice Recorder with Overwrite Function

    Best Digital Voice Recorder with Overwrite Function

    So. Yesterday, I opened my email and found this question from a reader. “[Sony ICD-]ux560 was provided by my company for dictation purposes. Unless I missed something, it doesn’t seem to allow me to “edit as I go”.  In other words, I dictate a paragraph or sentence, review it and want to “redo” it…or I […]

  • Taking Care of your Sony ICD-ux560 Voice Recorder

    Taking Care of your Sony ICD-ux560 Voice Recorder

    Today, I’m going to offer unsolicited advice. Why? Was at the office and made the mistake of plugging my Sony ux560 straight into my computer. Moved my chair to talk to a colleague, crunch! I’d smacked the recorder. Fortunately, nothing broke. It still works, but I was really disappointed for not following my own advice. […]

  • Best Way(s) to Record Telephone Interviews

    Best Way(s) to Record Telephone Interviews

    “Hi Isaac, what would be the best way to record telephone or Skype interviews? I’m interviewing busy business people who have agreed to telephone and Skype interviews.” Louise The best way to record telephone interviews, that’s tough question. But I’ll attempt to answer it; this might turn out to be a long read. Bear with […]

  • Audio-Technica ATR-3350iS Lav Mic Review

    Audio-Technica ATR-3350iS Lav Mic Review

    This is probably the hardest review I’ve ever had to write. And that’s because the ATR 3350is features are a double edged sword; good and bad. Regardless of its shortcomings, I do like this microphone and do recommend it as one of the best clip-on microphone for interviews. Why, the awesome sound, and that’s the […]

  • Best Clip-on Microphone for Interviews

    Best Clip-on Microphone for Interviews

    Most digital recorders work great for recording research interviews, expect when you’re in a noisy environment. I just penned a #howto record interviews in a noisy location, and on this post I’ll share the 3 features of any perfect clip on mic for interviews and then I’ll my top 3 recommendations for the best clip-on […]

  • Giant Squid Lav Mic Review

    Giant Squid Lav Mic Review

    Confession. I am a utilitarian. I had the pleasure of reading J.S. Mill’s, “On Liberty” in my late teens and it made a huge impression. Utilitarian principles guide my epistemology and tend to seep into my reviews of products; I try to answer the question “what’s its use?” And the Giant Squid lavalier microphone is […]

  • Zoom H1n Review

    Zoom H1n Review

    A few years back I bought the Zoom H1. After a couple of days using it, I returned it (amazon return policy is awesome!). Last month, I bought the Zoom H1n – the newer/better(?) version of the H1. And I’m going to keep it and recommend it for researchers. In this review, I let you […]