Off topic: recording services

Hello,

I'm after a cheap, easy to use digital recording method for recording our services.

We've used audacity on the laptop which we use for openlp, but I'd prefer a simpler solution that isn't reliant on the laptop.

I've also used an MP3 player, but that requires turning on, using a jog dial to find the right menu option, changing the settings and pressing and holding play.  This is fine for me, but may be a bit much for other people who may need to run the a/v.

I've seen solid state rack mount recorders which record onto a compact flash card - one of these would be ideal but they're expensive (from £400).

Any suggestions? What do you use?

 

Ta,
Sam

Comments

  • edited March 2010

    You can always program a microcontroller and record 128kB of the service Laughing Small, and doesn't require a laptop (a nerd, however), but maybe not so efficient since you'll only get about 0.3 sec Cry

    In my church we use a PC, a line-in wire from the mixer board and harddiskogg to record directly into mp3. I can't see any other easier or cheaper option Frown

  • edited March 2010

    We use an old desktop running Ubuntu using Audacity to record our services. We use a seperate computer in order to keep the noise down from a crummy laptop hard drive. This has proven about as simple and easy, and cheap as we can get. You might look into something like this  http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Tascam-DR07-Handheld-Digital-Recorder?sku580037 it looks pretty simple and SD cards are fairly cheap a 2GB should do about all you would ever need .

    Wesley`

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