The TuneTalk can record audio on an iPod.
Recording is performed as "CD", 44k or 22k in stereo in mono, wav.
It has a stereo microphone and a line input / external microphone, an automatic adjustment function of gain.
Operation is very simple: you plug the periph port of the iPod, a menu is used to trigger and then stop recording.
The saved file can be played directly on the ipod, or transferred to his computer (via iTunes or when the ipod is in external hard drive).
The sound quality is correct: we are no longer in the case of dedicated voice recorder to the voice frequency very low, the sound is clear. So this is a very good complement to those who have an Ipod and want to have a quick check tool at hand (repeated ... etc)
- No way to adjust the input gain. Either one is in automatic mode, or you is not no half measures ... to refine the levels.
- The microphone is correct, sensitive ... to the point of recording the operation of the iPod's hard drive, so we have small sound artifacts, type startup and operation of the hard drive in the background. there is also a little breath. brief is not a dedicated micro-registration "model" or more, is part of the work tool, with a clear sound reproduction and enough to listen to or repeat the work of writing songs , for example.
For my part, I tested it, and I intend to use it that way only, to record ideas, or writing / development of pieces, size acoustic guitar / vocals: Note that the mode "auto gain "mandatory, non-automatic mode is weaker and more dedicated to noisy environments (with a battery and an amplifier 200watts for example?)
recorder in his pocket, I had an mp3 player with voice recorder rather ignoble, a Dictaphone belt too little practice ... all this is too lo-fi compared to the microphone, I would put in competition with various recorders coming out right now kind edirol zoom, etc ... but I can not compare the sound quality ...
on the registration model and I need it elsewhere.
value for money: because I had an iPod for some time, have the opportunity to have a bonus mobile recorder 80 euros is correct without competition, compared to 250 euros and he have to pay for a device dedicated.
because it is a simple working tool, I do it again this kind of choice without hesitation ... I do not know the competition, but the idea of buying a simple recorder to me over 250 euros much more disturbing.
Note 4 / 10 to put this tool in context: a recorder of public work dedicated to the proper quality of songs again ... blah for the rest ...