[bct] Re: Opinions on purchasing a digital recorder for recording college classes?

  • From: "Matt Roberts" <blindbiker@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 13:46:23 -0500

I think the manufacturer told me that you get 135 hours of recording in
stereo.  I just leave mine in that mode, because the recordings sound so
much better than Mono.

                  Matt Roberts

> -----Original Message-----
> From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
> Larry Skutchan
> Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 6:02 AM
> To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bct] Re: Opinions on purchasing a digital recorder 
> for recording college classes?
> 
> I think you could easily get a week's worth of lectures on 
> the ws-320m.  I don't remember the numbers off the top of my 
> head, but I  think it stores 30 something hours in stereo.  
> Just switching to mono gives you 60 hours.  The usb 2.0 
> transfer speeds and the ease of the case design also make the 
> transfers a fairly painless process.  I really with the unit 
> had better navigation, it would make a pretty good mp3 
> player, not that it is so bad in that area.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Debee Norling" <debee@xxxxxxxx>
> To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 12:39 AM
> Subject: [bct] Re: Opinions on purchasing a digital recorder 
> for recording college classes?
> 
> 
> > One advantage minidisc has for recording classes is that you can 
> > procrastinate some. You don't have to download the recording to the 
> > computer in order to free memory.
> >
> > Digital recorders of course have their fans, but I feel 
> limited by the 
> > internal memory personally. I like the idea that I can 
> record lectures 
> > all week and not dump anything to PC until the weekend. Of course I 
> > work full-time too and take only an occasional night class, 
> but when I 
> > get home I'm 'way too tired to download recordings. Instead, I can 
> > just pull out a fresh MD and be ready for the next class.
> >
> > I work with print impaired students and I know many of them 
> > dilligently record but rarely listen back. To avoid this myself, I 
> > also prefer MD because I typically dub it to the computer 
> real-time. I 
> > use an audio editor so I can cut out material I already 
> know or stuff 
> > that's tedious. This forces me to listen; otherwise I'd 
> tend to make a 
> > lot of recordings without using them to study.
> >
> > I also find an FM transmitter very helpful for studying, 
> especially if 
> > the material is borring. I can connect the transmitter to 
> the recorder 
> > or my sound card; whatever is playing back the lecture, and cook 
> > dinner, do housework or garden while I listen. I used to do my best 
> > studying while brushing dogs.
> >
> > I took a series of courses in object oriented analysis and design. 
> > They were late at night and I had trouble concentrating. 
> But I'd play 
> > back the recordings and make notes on the computer, often 
> editing the 
> > audio as I played it so that the instructor's ramblings 
> were trimmed 
> > out. Sometimes I'd replay my edited version again while I 
> baked bread, 
> > pruned roses or  did something similarly relaxing. I found 
> this helped 
> > me retain the material without me feeling like I was enduring the 
> > chore of studying.
> >
> > --Debee
> >
> > 
> 
> 
> 


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