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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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Rogue Amoeba's Audio Hijack Pro can do this for you and much more.


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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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Microphones are hooked up to a pre-amp to boost the signal before recording. The internal microphone on the Mac probably has a built-in pre-amp while the external jack doesn't. Typically external mikes are connected to a sound or mixing board before hooking up to a computer.


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Quicktime 10 (Lion) now allows you to record an area of your screen, not just the entire screen. Select "File → New Screen Recording," click the red "record" button, and Quicktime will tell you:


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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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Screenflow is an excellent screencasting tool. It always records the whole desktop, but you can use its Crop Canvas tool after the recording is done to crop to just the browser screen.


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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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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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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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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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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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I use Griffin's iTalk Premium which costs $2 on the US store.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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I suggest you use Ecamm Call Recorder. It's a plugin for Skype that will record both sides of the conversation into separate tracks. If you need high quality audio, you could have your interviewee record their own audio locally with QuickTime and send you the audio file. We use a combination of these two to create the Ask Different Podcast - individual ...


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This is a solution involving exclusively free applications that I found in a great answer here. It involves Soundflower and Audacity. A great video on how - here. It seems that it's superior to the payed solutions, which I found discussed on the net, but which do not provide the same level of customization and complexity (especially, separate tracks and ...


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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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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 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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Jing Basic is free and excellent.


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Check out some of the electric-guitar-interfaces. For example, the Line 6 Sonic Port Channel Audio Interface has a stereo 1/8" input jack available. On the pricier side though.


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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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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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I have a similar environment here. I would split the task into 2 distinct parts. For changing content, excluding all sample libraries etc. set up a Time Machine; internal, networked, AirPort Time Capsule or NAS-type. To keep any depth of history you will need a lot more space on the Time Machine than you have on the used drives. Copy the static content ...



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