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An easy way to record streaming audio
Authored by: treck on Apr 06, '06 08:57:10PM

Wow, I am literally amazed that Mr. Hinckley would post this kind of info and think of it as a hint...


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An easy way to record streaming audio
Authored by: blgrace on Apr 06, '06 10:15:29PM

I recently discovered that if I turn up the volume of my TV (in the next room) and connect a series of vacuum cleaner hoses to reach up close to my isight microphone . . . blah blah balh.. etc.

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An easy way to record streaming audio
Authored by: dcottle on Apr 07, '06 02:54:10PM

Ok, ok. I retract the hint. I keep forgetting that audio is a religion to some people. I've done it all the other ways including HiJack and Wiretap and ProTools and Logic and Amadeus ii, Audio Hack, half-track, CoolEdit, quarter-track, even Sound Designer II when it first came out. I like this way. It's fast, easier than connecting tubes between two TVs, and has precedence (Alvin Lucier; I'm just realizing his "I am sitting in a room"). Use Hi Jack if you want. And besides, this is "roy hinckley" speaking. I have coconuts over my speakers for amplification.

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Mic does 24bit 96KHz recording!!
Authored by: egz4u2 on Apr 07, '06 11:21:39PM

Hint says capturing low quality spoken word NPR.

Perhaps the details are missing here......

I have a lot of recording experience, mixing, mastering, etc. I just replaced a PB lost in fire, ( with ALL gear!) it was bertha 17" PB G4 1.67GHz. I was in some cafe, and curious, I hit record..... it's mono - speaker also mono - but amazing performance.......
Yeah, there is a S/PDIF I/O - but the microphone ( Actually are there two? ) actually had a great clear sound, it surprised me, the old Plain Talk was a bit longer than stereo 1/8" mini - kicked on a Mic Amp ( which was over 15 years old..... fine for - yeah telephony.....

But everyone asked where the gear was.... no one asked Mic type.... If you look in About this Mac/ More Info - System profiler - Audio

It records 24 bit/ 96KHz - OK, the speaker on a PB lacks a subwoofer, ROFL.... but the Mic is actually an amazing hunk of technology. Core Audio uses 32 bit floats..... and I'd record with 2 in stereo ANY TIME!

I believe in time, I see MP3 & AAC as standard - not even a CD. That is amazing for a built in mic! Very classy Apple....

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