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Re: iPod for recording nature sounds

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Subject: Re: iPod for recording nature sounds
From: Brett Becker <>
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 14:01:42 EDT

On Jun 1, 2005, at 9:38 AM, Vanessa Valentina wrote:
Does anyone have experience using the new iPod for recording nature sounds?

Unfortunately (extremely so), the shipping iPods as yet do not allow
recording input.  While third-party attachments are available (Griffin
iTalk, Belkin Voice Recorder), they allow only 8 kHz recording...while
this rate is okay for voice recording, it lacks the subtleties
necessary for good field recording.

BUT, if you are adventurous, you can try this:
(The recording feature in this Linux version for iPod records all the way up to 96 kHz!!)

NEW (4th generation) iPods are NOT supported. 3rd gen models are the
best bet.  Also, since the headphone becomes the input, there is no
way to monitor the recording level...a major issue.

But if you have a 3G iPod, it's worth a shot. I've gotten it to record
before, but never in the field.

Good luck!

P.S. I have heard through the grapevine that Apple may implement recording in future models.

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