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Re: [gear] iPod and Belkin Tunetalk Stereo

Subject: Re: [gear] iPod and Belkin Tunetalk Stereo
From: "1GDW" 1GDW
Date: Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:06 am (PDT)
For those that have the courage to install open source code.  A 
group of folks at have devolved a 
modification for several players that enhance some of the features.  
I have Rockbox installed on my iriver H120 and during recording I 
now have an active level meter for the gain.
Gerald White Muscatine, IA

--- In  Mike Feldman 
<> wrote:
> Pardon the cross-post for folks on both lists.
> oryoki2000 wrote:
> > Belkin has introduced a new iPod accessory called the Tunetalk 
> > (BTS).  ...
> > The current iPod (5th generation, "video" iPod) has the ability 
> > record audio via its docking connector.  The iPod firmware will
> > digitize two channels of analog audio input at a rate of 
16/44.1, and
> > store the result in an uncompressed WAV file.
> I received my Tunetalk Stereo yesterday from the Apple store.  
I've only
> had time to make some quick "voice notes" with it.  It's got a 
> switch to enable/defeat the automatic gain control, and a single 
LED to
> indicate recording which also blinks on overs (so it's a one-bit 
level meter).
> It does provide plug-in-power so some of my DIY electret mics 
> work.  Plug-in-power is not defeatable, so I hope it doesn't drive 
> stages from preamps batty.  The record software is primative 
> and there's no on-the-fly file splitting.  No meter display, just 
elapsed time,
> but there's always faint hope for a firmware upgrade.
> I'll try to get some samples up this weekend.  I may be able to 
feed the
> BTS/iPod from the phones out of my SD722 and get a fair A/B of the 
> signal path and converters.
> -- Mike

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