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I don't do a lot of LPs, but the last time I did I used QuickTime Player.app (Quicktime Player X); you'll find it in /Applications. To record your screen, select File > New Screen Recording. The results were pretty good; recording Minecraft 1.7.3 gameplay on an about a year and a half old MBP, but I have a lot of RAM, so that certainly helps. Edit: It's ...


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You might want to take a look at Audio Hijack Pro which can record any audio you can hear on your computer. Free to try. There's also the cheaper, simpler Piezo from the same company.


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Currently. there isn't any free version of any software that you want that can do screen recording. But there are two apps last I checked. Both are paid. The first one, last time I checked it was $1.99. Its on Cydia, its called ScreenRecorder: http://www.cultofmac.com/33585/record-your-iphone-screen-with-screenrecorder-jailbreak-superguide/ There is also ...


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The only reason it would not last the hour would be if you didn't have room on the device to store the audio file. Bearing this in mind before you conduct an interview make sure you have enough memory to last. For a one hour recording you will need about 160mb of free disc space


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There are various records (/1, /2) saying that since iOS4 there's no limitation in size any more. My suggestion: put the iPod on the table, run the voice recorder and see how long it goes and if the process of importing to the computer works fine.


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My favorite app is the Voice memos for iPad. It only $0.99 and it supports multitasking! And if you like free apps, I would recommand using Audio memos free Voice Recorder.


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The best way to get a good-quality recording is to connect a microphone or audio signal to an external analog-to-digital audio interface with a microphone preamplifier, which connects to the MacBook via USB 2.0 or FireWire 400. There are many devices by many companies that perform this function. Here is one, the AudioBox USB from Presonus.


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Physical location of the jack: The audio-in jack on a 13" MBP is a 3.5mm combination TRS port. It will sense standard analog or fiber optic connectors. It also works with TRS jacks for stereo audio out as well as a TRRS jack which allows microphone input as well as control from iPhone/iPod compatible remotes. It can work as a headphone out, line-in, or ...


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Both Camtasia Studio and Screenflow are full-featued screencasting solutions. Both allow you to capture, edit, and distribute screencasts. In the US at least, they cost the same (though Camtasia has a $99 "introductory price," I would be surprised if they raise it to the $149 "list price" as long as Screenflow is priced at $99). Both programs have extensive ...


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I used Snapz Pro X for a long time (now on OS X 10.6.6). It allows you to select the size of the screen you want to capture before you start capturing. I like the software and more importantly the support (once I misplaced the serial number after upgrading OS). In my opinion, worth every penny. Link: http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/snapzprox/ Hope ...


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You can't get good results with an unpowered microphone without a cable adapter or USB interface. The best bet is to purchase one of the many USB to audio interface dongles available. A favorite of mine is this one from Monoprice in California, which costs under $10. It includes a stereo headphone output and a mono mic input. It will also handle powered ...


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Have a look at the free LineIn Inside The Lines LineIn is a simple application for OS X to enable the soft playthru of audio from input devices. In simpler terms, you can use LineIn to play sound coming in through a microphone or any other device plugged in to your Sound In port, just as was once available with OS 9's "Play input through output device" ...


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I think this is two questions. How do I record ringtones? and How do I get a ringtone for non-contacts? I will address the second. You cannot explicitly set a ringtone for numbers not in you address book. But, you can get this effect. Simply make sure all your contacts have a "custom" ringtone set. Then, set your default ringtone to something else. You can ...


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Analog Source over Line-In → iTunes Match:  It works!  Kind of. I just ran my experiment. While I don't have a cassette player handy, I did have the means to make a reasonably good quality analog recording to try with iTunes Match, as follows: I used this old CD player: And this excellent CD: I plugged the CD player into my Windows* PC's ...


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Finally figured it out - apparently the Movies folder in my home directory had a weird permission set on it and things couldn't be written to it, which caused QuickTime to give a very descriptive message "The operation could not be completed" and saving to a different folder (or after fixing the permissions on Movies), worked.


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OK, so a possible workflow is thus: Record audio file Transfer audio file to iPhone or iPod touch Sit iPhone/iPod touch next to iPad Get text editor app set up to transcribe on iPad Play audio via speakers on iPhone/iPod touch Generate transcript of audio file


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You are correct. The signals from the two microphones are used, in conjunction with the Mac's built-in digital signal processing software, to cancel background noise for a person speaking into the microphones, for use in webcame programs like Messages and Skype. The signal thus generated is monaural; the two microphones cannot be used for stereo recording.


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There are many brands of MIDI to USB adapters available on the market. They cost about US$40 or less. Here is one example, the M-Audio Uno. She can record her performances on GarageBand, which is a piece of Apple software that comes free with the MacBook Pro.


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No, this does not work. I started a background recording with DropVox, then switched over to PlainText and tapped the dictation button and dictated a sentence. I then switched back to DropVox and it looked like it was still recording (the counter was still going up). I stopped it, it uploaded the file, but when I listened to it the start and end were there, ...


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A different approach is to use an app like Notability or Evernote which not only can record notes, but also integrate with other note taking tools. Evernote is strong for tagging notes with location and time of capture. Notability is stronger since it allows you to draw notes, sketches or type notes while recording. Once the session is over, you can tap on ...


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Since keynote files are just zip archives with XML documents and assets stored in a fairly obvious folder structure, I'd start with moving your Keynote into a folder with nothing else and use the terminal unzip command to extract everything. The index.apxl file will have your timing information stored in plain text and encoded as XML - so you might be able ...


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Yeah, it does result in distortion or clipping. But you can also reduce the master volume: If individual tracks were clipped before they were mixed to the master, they will still be clipped though. GarageBand always normalizes volume when you export a song, so you can reduce the master volume as much as you want.


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I have a similar need when recording Skype calls. My setup is somewhat different, but the fundamentals should work for your setup. Best of all, you can do it without buying any specialized applications. Rogue Amoeba has a great application called Line In that will allow you to pipe your system's inputs to whatever outputs you are available, including ...


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I found something called Pocket Dictate, that comes rather close to what I am looking for. The most important feature is, that you can set a default email, that you can send to without having to type it in. The app is not terribly well designed, but so far it is the best I have seen for this specific purpose.


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If you don't mind an extra step, Voice Memos does almost exactly that. It comes with iOS. Run Voice Memos Tap record (left button) When you're done tap stop then list (both are the right button, in other words double tap) Select the memo and tap Share


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QuickTime alone won't capture computer audio along with a screen capture, but combined with a free utility Soundflower, you can do this. MacWorld has a step-by-step guide, but the basic idea is to install Soundflower and set your computer audio out to Soundflower, so system sounds play to it and not to the speakers. Then in QuickTime, when you set up a new ...


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I've had a look in developer docs and I don't think it's possible for any app to do this. I was thinking of a line input recording audio while Voice Dictation processes input from the built-in mic - but the developer docs don't show me any way to select which audio input is active at any one time. There is only a simple boolean available to AVAudioSession, ...


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Here you can find how iTunes Match handles it's content. And I'm afraid they are quite obvious about it: One of the big questions about Appleā€™s upcoming iTunes Match is how the online music service will handle songs acquired from non-standard sources, like analog LPs, or yes, file-sharing networks. Coming this fall, iTunes Match will scan your ...


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You can sync your QuickVoice recordings with a PC or Mac using their software. Have a look at the QuickVoice website for information on the download and price, although it seems that you get a desktop version with the iOS version, which I didn't get so not sure where to get it. This app does not use iCloud to sync, it uses its own cloud storage system.


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Check out Screenr It allows to create great screencasts and share them online instantly. It requires Java to be installed. For the first time you need to accept their Java Plugin to launch the Screen Recorder. I am using it for several small screencasts, because it just works.



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