Category: Recording

  • Best Digital Voice Recorder for Dictation

    Best Digital Voice Recorder for Dictation

    When you think about dictation equipment, the first thing that pops in your head is probably digital voice recorders. So what is the best digital voice recorder for dictation? Well, the answer is that there’s no simple answer. The best recorder for dictation will depend on your specific needs and situation. And when you’re purchasing a voice recorder for dictation, the most important question to ask is: How do you plan to use the recorder? Are you planning to use a voice recorder to dictate short personal voice notes or memos?

  • Best Voice Recorder for Lectures

    Best Voice Recorder for Lectures

    When I was in college, I recorded a lot of the lectures and found the recordings to be incredibly, incredibly useful. Why? They were a useful learning tool; I used recorded lectures to strategically revisit sections I wanted to reinforce, and when preparing for assessments. I was always amazed, when I listened back to the lectures, how much stuff I didn’t write down!

  • Best Voice Recorder for Interviews

    Best Voice Recorder for Interviews

    There’s a myriad of ways to record your research interviews. You could use your phone, laptop, or even a camcorder. However, I strongly recommend using a digital voice recorder. Handheld digital voice recorders are compact, affordable and enable you to easily manage the audio recordings, which makes the process of getting your dissertation interview transcripts easy and cost effective. Summary: Best Recorder for Interviews Sony ICD-ux570: lightweight and low profile; powers up instantly; amazing sound

  • Sony ICD-PX470 vs Sony ICD-UX570 Comparison

    Sony ICD-PX470 vs Sony ICD-UX570 Comparison

    Which voice recorder, between the Sony ICD-PX470 and the Sony ICD-UX570 is right one for you? Let’s talk about it. Today, we’re going to compare the Sony PX470 and the Sony UX570 voice recorders and look at the 3 main reasons you should choose one over the other. The Sony ICD-PX470 and the Sony ICD-UX570 […]

  • Sony ICD-UX570 Review

    Sony ICD-UX570 Review

    The ux570 is a wonderful voice recorder. It’s compact, easily portable and can easily fit in your pocket or bag. Records good audio using the 44.1kHz/16bit audio format and the right setting and allows you to monitor your recording. The LCF and NCF filters are powerful and help reduce noise when recording in a noisy location. And the ux570 provides plugin power through it’s 3.5mm TRS mic input. The USB connector is poorly designed and can lead to a lot of mishaps, I recommend you buy a male to female USB-A cable and use it connect the ux570 to your computer. Without any reservations, I recommend the Sony ICD-ux570 for recording interviews, lectures, focus group discussions and meetings.

  • Using the Sony ICD-ux560: The 4 How-to’s

    Using the Sony ICD-ux560: The 4 How-to’s

    If you plan to use the Sony ICD-ux560 to conduct your research interviews, what are the 4 how-to’s you should learn before you conduct your first interview? 1. How to Store Your Recordings Qualitative research projects produce a lot of data, you’ll need to be organized or the data will overwhelm you. And this tends to trip a lot of researchers.

  • Sony ICD-ux560: Low Cut Filter (LCF) and Noise Cut Filter (NCF)

    Sony ICD-ux560: Low Cut Filter (LCF) and Noise Cut Filter (NCF)

    Sony ICD-ux560 comes with two recording filters; noise cut filter (NCF) and low cut filter (LCF). According to the ux560 manual, the NCF “cuts high-frequency sounds except for human voices as well as low-frequency sounds”. And the LCF, “cuts low-frequency sounds, including noise from projectors and roaring wind sounds.” That’s it. I’ve tried to find more details about how these two filters work. I even reached out to Sony

  • Sony ICD-ux560 Voice Activation

    Sony ICD-ux560 Voice Activation

    Yes. The Sony ICD-ux560 does come with a voice activation feature, though it’s labeled as Voice Operated Recording (VOR). This is a feature that I rarely used, but I’ve been looking for ways to use my Sony ICD-ux560 a lot more and decided to try it out. I’m not going to share why I decided to use the VOR feature – it’s rather embarrassing, but I was disappointed with the results. How does voice activation feature work? The voice activated (VOR) feature enables the ux560 to automatically starts recording when a sound louder than a preset voice activation level is detected, and automatically pauses recording when the sound volume level falls.

  • The 64GB SDHC Memory Card

    The 64GB SDHC Memory Card

    Yes, a 64GB SDHC Memory Card. SD standards limit the size of a SDHC card to 32GB. And you’ll never find a manufacturer that’ll make 64GB SDHC card. YES, all those 64GB Samsung SDHC cards are fake! But, in this post, I’ll show you I magically turned my Samsung EVO Select 64GB SDXC memory card into a Samsung EVO Select 64GB SDHC memory card. Why? A couple of reasons really. If you’ve read my review of the Zoom Hn1 recorder,

  • Telephone Microphones: Olympus TP8 vs Sony EMC-TL3

    Telephone Microphones: Olympus TP8 vs Sony EMC-TL3

    Let’s compare the Olympus TP8 versus the Sony EMC-TL3 telephone microphones. Telephone microphones are a microphone encased in a open/hollow earbud capsule. To use them, you simply plug the 3.5mm mic jack into a voice recorder, insert the