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Re: Is an ipad the future portable recording?

Subject: Re: Is an ipad the future portable recording?
From: "Peter Shute" pshute2
Date: Fri Jun 1, 2012 3:57 pm ((PDT))
It had to happen, I suppose. I also think it's a bit big to be practical in=
 the field, and it would be harder to protect from the weather than somethi=
ng smaller. Same thing on an iPod Touch would be useful.=0D
But forgetting about size, the important difference between this and a dedi=
cated device is the fact that someone other than the manufacturer has contr=
ol over the software. Easy for them to program in complex timers and activa=
tion methods.=0D
I would be more interested in editing software. If something with the capab=
ilities of Audacity was available for iPads then I'd consider getting one.=
Peter Shute=0D
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Subject: [Nature Recordists] Is an ipad the future portable recording?=0D
I've been looking at recorder specs for the past two weeks and I've noticed=
 something that I haven't thought of before. There are more and more people=
 using an ipad to record. In a few weeks a company will release 24bit multi=
track recording software for the ipad. A few years ago this was unheard of.=
 The next question is how does one get sounds into the ipad. This is where =
the fun starts.=0D
A couple of months ago I purchased a Presonus vsl22 protable 2 channel audi=
o interface to record on my laptop. This is a great little unit with plenty=
 of gain and an EIN of -129. I started looking on forums and saw that some =
guys have come up with a portable solution to record on the ipad. Here is w=
hat they use.=0D
Recording software for Ipad ($5)=0D
Camera connecter kit (to provide USB to the ipad $5 on ebay)=0D
Rechargeable USB battery pack (to provide enough power to the recorder. The=
 ipad doesn't send enough juice) ($10 to $20)=0D
Presonus Recorder ($200)=0D
USB Split Cable ($1 to $5 on ebay)=0D
So for under $250 (provided you have an ipad) you have a mobile recording s=
olution that will last around 10hrs in the field and has an EIN of -129)=0D
Here's a little to some guys that have done this. Hope no one minds me brin=
ging this topic up. Any thoughts?=0D

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