Tom, someone should invent a cell phone that sounds good, that doesn't
sound like the voice is going through a couple of guitar chorus units. Cell
phones have improved tremendously with all the gadgets that come attached
to them, but they still sound horrible. Those who think that cell phones
sound good have gotten used to their mediocre sound quality in the same way
that most people thought that early cassette machines sounded good. Once
they have improved the sound quality of cell phones, then they can
concentrate on making the gadget that you are suggesting. Now I wonder if I
can convert my ZOOM into a decent sounding cell phone... :-)
2013/12/14 Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
> Someone should invent a recorder that is basically a SD card slot and
> input/output connectors and attaches to an iPhone, using the iPhone as the
> control surface. They have microphones that attach to iPhones already, but
> I'm talking about a full-function recorder with external memory (not using
> the iPhone's audio processor or memory). You'd need to have on-board ADC
> and DAC because the iPhone only goes to 48/16, I think.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Matt Sohn" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Friday, December 13, 2013 11:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Very low price today on Zoom H4n flash recorder
> >My H4n should be in my hands on this coming Tuesday. I'll be using it
>> fairly quickly as I have a >project coming up to use it on.
>>> The sale came at the right time. I've looked on and off for a
>>> replacement for my loooonnnng dead portable DAT machine.
>>> The H4n should do nicely.
>> I've had an H4n for a long time now. Itís a remarkable machine, no
>> doubt.. Just be careful about putting in line-level signals.
>> Perhaps they have sorted this out by now (I haven't checked), but, the
>> input is calibrated for a mic level signal. I bought an inline passive
>> attenuator for when I want to record a hot signal from a board.
>> These days, I've been using my H4n to capture school lectures. It does
>> that well too!
>> DAT is dead, Long Live DAT!
>> -Matt S