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Get Off the Hard Drive

More podcasters discover the reason I opted for a stand alone recording setup. This time the gremlins struck Dave and Drew.


4 Responses to “Get Off the Hard Drive”


  1. Gravatar Icon 1 Allen Cole Feb 2nd, 2005 at 11:01 am

    I have had no problems recording to hard disk. I have a pentium p3 600 mhz, audacity, and linux. So far all of the examples of problems have happened on OS-X and windows.

  2. Gravatar Icon 2 Michael Feb 2nd, 2005 at 2:35 pm

    One more reason to look at linux.

  3. Gravatar Icon 3 Scott Feb 2nd, 2005 at 4:30 pm

    It might be GarageBand or one of the many kludges needed to route sound on the Mac. I use Audacity on my 12 inch Powerbook and have not had problems with dropped sound.

  4. Gravatar Icon 4 Vic Feb 2nd, 2005 at 4:30 pm

    Hey Michael-
    I have a tip for low-budget Mac podcasters who have digital camcorders. I have a ZR40 Canon digital camcorder that works great as a stereo recording device. I just plug in my stereo mic and start talking. Afterwards I use iMovie to transfer the high quality sound via the fast firewire cable. iMovie lets you extract the audio from the video and save as a Quicktime AIFF sound file. You can then use one of the free audio editing programs & iTunes to make the final MP3. This way even if you screw up on the harddrive, you always have a mini DV tape back-up which you can re-use once you save your final MP3 to CD. This may sound like a lot of extra work transfering the sound files but I can’t afford new equiptment right now so I make do with what I already have. I’m sure the PC users can do something similar to this, I’m just not as familiar with PC’s as I am with Macs. The main thing is to let people know what audio power
    they already have with those little camcorders.
    Vic

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