Alexa, can you NOT hear me now?

Posted on May 30, 2018. Filed under: Alexa | Tags: , , , , |

The Amazon Alexa device is a handy thing, but occasionally it has creepy moments. A family recently discovered that a private conversation had been sent to a friend.

David Gewirtz at ZDNet has a post on how to keep Amazon’s Alexa from accidentally sending recordings to people.


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NPR Training for sound production

Posted on February 13, 2017. Filed under: Sound, Techniques | Tags: , , , , , |

Ear training, the practice of learning how to recognize certain sounds, is a must for audio producers. We need to be able to spot problems and identify them to before they impact quality or snowball into larger technical problems. This post will help you identify problematic audio, prevent the most common problems and recognize when it’s time Continue Reading >

Source: NPR Training | NPR

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How to record audio with OneNote to supercharge your note-taking

Posted on December 21, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft OneNote | Tags: , , , , |

PCWorld has a post: OneNote’s audio recording feature links your notes to specific points in the recording. Here’s how it works.

Source: How to record audio with OneNote to supercharge your note-taking | PCWorld

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iRig Recorder Android App on Google Play

Posted on April 21, 2013. Filed under: Android, Freeware/Shareware, Sound | Tags: , , , |

iRig Recorder is a FREE Android App on Google Play.  (There’s also a fancier pay version if you need more features.)

Like any app, it may or may not work well on your device.  Use at your own risk and CHECK THE REVIEWS first — apps may be changed after being included in the store so later updates include malware.

“iRig Recorder FREE is a powerful and flexible audio recording app for your Android device, which is convenient and easy to use. You can have a professional recording tool at your fingertips, anytime and anywhere, along with intuitive and practical editing functions and various export options to fit your audio needs — wherever your mobile life takes you.

iRig Recorder FREE comes with full recording features, one effect (unlocked after registration), and complete file-transfer and export functions. By adding the All Functionalities Bundle via in-app purchase, you unlock the complete feature set, which includes waveform editing, and 7 more powerful and easy-to-use effects. Other in-app bundles, which let you add editing or the full effects lineup are also available.”

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Livescribe : Never Miss A Word

Posted on March 7, 2011. Filed under: Hardware, podcasting | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Normally, this blog avoids endorsement of commercial products (“pay”) but this article covers the possible educational uses of Livescribe smartpens and products.

The author is quite impressed with the possibilities that are available for both faculty (“pencasts” with voice recordings in sync with what you write) and students (taking notes with recordings).

I have not tried this product, but it sounds as if it has some very interesting possibilities for education.  It is offered here not as an endorsement or review, but simply as an item for consideration.

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ScreenToaster – Online screen recorder

Posted on February 14, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Online Software, Tutorials, Video | Tags: , , , , |

ScreenToaster is an Online screen recorder which lets you capture screencasts instantly.

This is free (registration required).

The big advantage here is that you don’t need software on your computer (windows/mac/linux/etc.) because you’re online.

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Express Scribe – Free Transcription Software

Posted on March 30, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Express Scribe is a Digital Transcriber program. It’s a freeware Transcription Software Player.

This is used here for oral histories transcription.

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Free Skype Call Recorder

Posted on June 22, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , |

MP3 Skype Recorder will “automatically records all your Skype conversations (including conferences). It stores your conversations locally in files using compact and very popular MP3 format. The tool can record P2P Skype calls and SkypeOut calls as well as calls to Skype Online number. The program sits in the system tray and monitors skype calls.
It starts recording automatically when you begin conversation.
It can record several calls simultaneously (one active with others on hold).
When doing so the recorder stores every call in separate file for later use.
Simple and intuitive interface requires almost no tuning.
All you have to do is install the program and provide it with access to the Skype client.”

Freeware.  Windows 2000, XP, Vista.

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Fox Magic Audio Recorder for your own MP3 recordings

Posted on March 24, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, MP3, Sound | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Ever wish you could record directly to an MP3 file, instead of having to convert from a wav file which you just recorded to an MP3 file?

Fox Magic Audio Recorder is a freeware program that promises to let you choose either wav or MP3 format for the result of your live recordings.

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uTipu captures screencast videos

Posted on January 29, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Utilities, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , |

uTipu offers one of the easiest ways of recording and sharing video screencasts online. If you ever tried to remotely explain someone how to do something on the computer then you know it can be both difficult and frustrating. uTIPu helps you easily SHOW what needs to be done by creating a video recording of your screen. ”  They also offer free storage for your new videos.

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