For those Macs with a single shared input/output jack, the key to using a microphone is to have the correct plug. I'm guessing your're not seeing the input options because your microphone jack doesn't have three rings on it (Apple headsets with microphone have three rings)? If that's the case, you'll need to get a splitter cable so that the Mac realises that ...
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.
From Scott Troyer: Export MIDI from GarageBand*:
One of the biggest drawbacks [of GarageBand] is the lack of built-in support for exporting MIDI data.
However, a nice guy named Lars Kobbe has put together a workaround/hack that extracts MIDI data from the reluctant clutches of GarageBand. You can download his GB2MIDI Apple droplet script ...
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 ...
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:
There is also ...
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.
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
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.
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 ...
If you want to do it for free you can download Audacity and Soundflower (if you have a mac) and record the sound straight off your sound card.
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 ...
If you have a Mac you can connect your iPad to, it's fairly straightforward to record the iPad's video output in Quicktime -- although you might just as well use Quicktime to screen record from the Mac's copy of FaceTime in that case.
Last I checked, Apple still doesn't allow general-purpose screen recording apps in the app store (apps in the Games category ...
Unfortunately, Garageband doesn't support MIDI export.
However, you could consider buying Apple's Logic Pro X, which is the "pro version" of GarageBand. It is quite pricey and might be overkill if you are just dealing with simple MIDI projects but it offers a great deal of features.
With Logic you can open your Garageband projects and export your tracks as ...
Have a look at the free
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" ...
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 ...
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.
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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