[LAU] [OT] Open Source Portable Recorder?

wes schreiner wes at infosink.com
Tue Jan 8 22:10:33 UTC 2013

On 01/08/2013 03:54 PM, Folderol wrote:
> On Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:36:16 -0600
> wes schreiner <wes at infosink.com> wrote:
>> On 01/08/2013 07:16 AM, Burkhard Woelfel wrote:
>>> WRT use cases:
>>> I'd love to build something like the time machine jack client, only in
>>> hardware.
>> This already exists. Both the Zoom H4N and the Tascam DR-40 have a mode
>> where they are constantly recording into a circular buffer, just like
>> Time Machine. When you push a button the buffer is stored and recording
>> proceeds like normal, so your recording starts several seconds before
>> you push the button, just like Time Machine.
>> wes
> Slightly diverging, does any portable recorder have a RT clock so you can stop
> and start it as you please but still know exactly when a sound occurred. I'm
> particularly thinking of field recordings of wildlife and spoken commentary.

The two that I'm familiar with, the Zoom H4N and the Tascam DR-40, both 
have clock/calendars and the recordings get a time/date stamp in their 
names. So you know when the recording starts and from that can figure 
out when any event in the recording occurred.


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