Using Audio to Support Instruction
Audio Recording Kits: Sample Recordings

RECORDING KITS #1
Laptop
w/ built-in mic
#2
LoFi Voice Recorder or
iPod + iTalk
#3
HiFi Voice Recorder w/
built-in mic
#4
MiniDisc / CF Recorder w/
external mic
#5
Lecturn
w/ built-in mic/recorder
Higher Quality
Larger Files AIFF/WAV Format

Audio Sample
1A

Audio Sample
2 A

Audio Sample
3 A

Audio Sample
4 A

Audio Sample
5 A

Lower Quality Smaller Files
MP3 Format
Audio Sample
1B
Audio Sample
2 B
Audio Sample
3 B
Audio Sample
4 B
Audio Sample
5 B
PROS
Take anywhere
Record at any time
Can record high quality w/ external mic

Take anywhere
Record at any time
Use in hand or on table, lecturn

Better quality
Take anywhere
Record at any time
Use in hand or on table, lecturn

Very high quality
Take anywhere
Record at any time
Use in hand or on table, lecturn

Very high qualilty
No need to convert files
Can use either handheld or lapel mic

CONS

Much larger than #2, #3, #4
Need external mic for hand held recording

Lower quality than #3, 4, & 5 (e.g. telephone quality)
May need to convert files before uploading

May need to convert files before uploading

Larger & less convenient than #2, #3
May need to convert files before uploading

Resticted to classroom & class time

COST

Cost of laptop +
Internal mic = $0
External mic = $30-100

DVR = $35-100
iPod = $200
iTalk adapter = $40

Cost = $100-200
Cost = $300-500
No cost (UCD facilities)

Microphone Placement: Sample Recordings

  BUILT-IN MICROPHONE
EXTERNAL MICROPHONE
ECM 907 Hand or Stand AT813a Lapel or Stand
RECORDING KITS HiFi Voice Recorder w/
built-in mic
HiFi Voice Recorder w/
ECM907
MiniDisc
Recorder w/ ECM907
HiFi Voice Recorder w/ AT831a

MiniDisc
Recorder w/
AT831a

HAND HELD

Audio Sample
6 A

Audio Sample
7 A

Audio Sample
8 A

NA

NA

LAPEL CLIP NA NA NA Audio Sample
9 B
Audio Sample
10 B
TABLE / LECTURN
Audio Sample
6 C

Audio Sample
7 C

Audio Sample
8 C

Audio Sample
9 C

Audio Sample
10 C

COST $100 $180 $380 $225 $425