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#10: Portable recording

Posted: August 6th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: recording | Tags: , , , , , | 10 Comments »

In today’s show I talk about a few portable audio recorders I’m familiar with. I was introduced to a new web based podcasting platform yesterday – Only had a quick look but it looks very interesting and I’ll cover it in a later show.

There’s a question from Paul who’s band is Jimmy Yucca and his amazing band, about recording on the iPhone.

iTalk Lite – a nice recording app for the iPhone –

Blue Mikey – an external stereo microphone for the iPhone and iPods – nice review here –

iPhone App – Blue FiRe that goes with the Mikey –

The Zoom H4n – what you get these days in place of the H4.

A nice page about the new Zoom H1 –

Thanks to Julia Armstrong for the amusing interview about the Edirol R-09 – she’s at

10 Comments on “#10: Portable recording”

  1. 1 Tweets that mention #10: Portable recording | Podcasting Advisor -- said at 11:24 am on August 6th, 2010:

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  2. 2 Joe Dale said at 8:31 pm on August 8th, 2010:

    Hi Andy,

    Been really enjoying your podcasts. Thought you would find the following two posts I wrote recently interesting:

    By the way, we met at PodCampUK in 2007 and you taught me how to mix tracks together using Audacity to avoid hard stereo separation:

    Best wishes


  3. 3 andy said at 7:58 pm on August 20th, 2010:

    Joe -sorry for the tardy reply! Yes, I remember you at PodCampUK – and I remember the Audacity session. Thanks for the comment and links. When you’re next down in Brighton call me up and we’ll do coffee.

  4. 4 Ivan Wainewright said at 4:14 pm on August 12th, 2010:

    Hi Andy, another great and really interesting & useful podcast – thanks. For my iPhone, I have used “Audio Memos” app to record stuff. There is a free and paid-for version. I’ve only recorded short memos but easy to do. To upload the files to your PC you still need to do that trick of linking through your wi-fi, but not too difficult. You can see info at

  5. 5 Antony said at 10:18 am on August 20th, 2010:

    Hey Andy,
    Great podcast…. I’ve got a Zoom H2
    It records well, but I agree with you that the build quality is pretty plasticy (if theres such a word) and worse than the H4. As you say it does have a handle you can plug into it to hold and its important to use. However even witht he handle, if you move your hand then you get an awful grinding noise going through mic! It has no xlr which is a pain as you say and overall I wish i’d paid a bit more money and got the H4.
    H4 everytime people!

  6. 6 andy said at 6:54 pm on August 20th, 2010:

    Thanks for this Antony. This is exactly what we need – user experience – nice one. I think the H4 has now been superseded by the H4n but I may be wrong – anybody?

  7. 7 Joe Dale said at 5:31 pm on August 28th, 2010:

    Cheers Andy. Will do. By the way, have you come across The Audacity to Podcast podcast? Check it out here:

    Some great advanced tips for using Audacity.


  8. 8 andy said at 10:45 am on August 30th, 2010:

    Just been listening to the Audacity to Podcast show – really good detailed info on Audacity – I’ll mention Daniel in my next show – and try and get him on for an interview too – thanks for the link, Joe.

  9. 9 Joe Dale said at 12:36 pm on August 30th, 2010:

    You’re welcome. Have a listen to Podcasters’ Emporium too which is awesome –

  10. 10 said at 5:30 pm on September 13th, 2010:

    Nice blog! Thanks for the link Andy!