Audio Recording With iPod Touch 2G

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  1. Hippofish

    Hippofish New Member

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    I really need to figure out a way to record quality audio music onto my Ipod Touch 2G. I want to use it for field recordings and or recording gig practices with my band. I have a VERY NICE external microphone which I can plug into the iPod Touch 2G but I have heard that the software has not been written yet for being able to record onto it. I have looked into a couple of recorders that were for the older iPods but I am not sure that they would work with the new iPod Touch 2g. One of them is the Belkin TuneTalk stereo recorder.

    Has anyone figured out a way to record onto the iPod Touch 2G with good quality mics or a device that is reasonable priced. I have looked into stand alone recorders, but by the time you get anything good you are spending what it cost me to get a iPod in the first place.

    Thanks

    Michael
  2. touchmymonkey

    touchmymonkey New Member

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    I was lucky and found a new in box sharp minidisc recorder for $35.
    Minidiscs are superb for mobile recording.
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    I've tried out a bunch of recording apps. My current favorites are iProRecorder by Bias and FourTrack. Both allow for 16 bit, 44 .1k recording. FourTrack is downright awesome! I'm a songwriter so having a multitrack recorder in my pocket is killer! I use Monster iSoniTalk mic which isn't super but gets the job done reasonably well for audio notes and draft arrangements.

    What mic are you using?
  5. pavan

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    theres a good free one i saw it under top free apps today

    its called
    Code:
    iTalk Recorder
    here
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    ipod touch 3g is the best! no not iphone 3g ipod touch 3g!
  7. pavan

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    what are u smokin? jk jk jk lol but what?

    actually the ipod touch 3g sux
    lol
  8. WHX

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    Has anyone tested if the audio quality is good for a band session?
    Sure I do not mean for studiorecordings, but as good as the quality that makes a
    portable recording walkman or a Minidisc..

    I have the same interest.
    The problem is not the recording App but the hardware, I think.

    First the lack of a good audio input hardware inside the ipod.
    There is no control of the audio input level as I read. Right ?
    This is okay for a phonecall or for a speech dictation.
    But for real music recording this is unacceptable.

    So, it seems what we need is a quality microphone with any control option (potentiometer) for the audio output level.
    Or a separate mic amplifier with output level control.

    Any suggestions?
    Thanks WHX
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    touchmymonkey New Member

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    Funny, I just did some test recording of a band in a small club last night (The Muggs at the Cadieux Cafe).
    You are right. Lack of control of the audio input was a big problem, the bass wiped everything out, as it will without some kind of attenuation. It seems that this could be achieved through software, but a mic with some control would also solve the problem.
    A bigger practical problem in my opinion is the lack of stereo input.
    For any serious recording I love my minidisc recorder.
    I could upload the files from last night if you're interested but you can probably imagine what they're like....
  10. WHX

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    I think I can imagine, how it sounds.
    But if you like, upload it. Maybe interesting, I was looking a lot to find experiences for this kind of recording situation.
    Most ones are only interesting in speech recording for phonecalls or dictations..

    Sorry but (sfaik) there is no way to control the mic input level by software.
    Inside the ipod is no level-control-circuit.
    If many are disapointed, maybe in a Touch 3G we could hopefully see that.

    But aside of the level-control difficulty, how is the sound related to
    frequency range, dynamic etc..
    Is that okay?
    Or not worth to go on thinking about that.
    (I use a portable minidisc right now)

    Thanks
    Werner
    ------------------double post merged------------------
    I forgot,

    in a band session there are so much instruments and speakers,
    what is left and what right.
    I think, stereo is welcome, but mono is okay to live with. Maybe one can
    use digital effects later to get stereo like sound.

    What mic did you use ?
    WHX

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