Digital voice recorders are indispensable business tools. You can use this device to dictate business letters, record meetings, conferences, interviews, or lectures. Modern digital recorders are lightweight, compact, and can record several hours of high-quality digital audio. You can easily transfer these files through USB to a personal computer for permanent storage or transcription. Nowadays, most people go for the micro voice recorder since it is small, easy to carry, and records quality audio. If you are looking to purchase a recording device, the micro option is probably your best choice. Here are four things to know about a micro voice recorder.
- Audio Quality. Both audio and recording quality determines how good the recording will turn out. The higher the microphone quality and bitrates (bits per second) the clearer the sound. Some micro voice recorders include a variety of record settings. You can change the quality of the audio quality with just a simple press of a button. Remember that higher bitrates take up more storage space. There are also external factors that contribute to sound quality, and that is the acoustic properties of the place of the capture. There will be times when you need to have a recording device that has an ANC feature. “Noise isolation is the feature that will help you filter out the sounds that you don’t want so you can focus on the ones that do. Many of the best recorders have capabilities that allow you to raise and lower the intensity of the filters,” as quoted from Music Critic voice recorder list review.
- Convenient Carry. Micro voice recorders are typically small and weigh about a few ounces. You can also listen to the recordings directly from the device using its headphones or listen to the recordings on your PC. You do not need any special software to listen to your audio files. Press the (-) minus button to start playing the first audio file and the (+) plus button to move to the next record. Press and hold the (+) plus or (-) minus keys to increase or decrease the volume while listening.
- Storage. The available storage capacity determines the length of time you can record before you need to transfer or delete files. Two factors influence the memory space: the file type and the quality of the recording. Most micro voice recorders come with 10-hour battery life and 90 hours of audio storage. The storage is incredible considering the size of the device. Some will also allow you to organize your files into separate folders.
- Ease of Sharing Files. You will often need to transfer data between the recording device and a computer. Typically, this process uses a USB connection. Most devices are compatible with Windows and Apple computers. However, always check for the compatibility before purchasing your audio recorder. Some micro audio recorders provide different methods of file sharing, and you do not need a USB port. Always read instructions and double check the ease of file sharing before you start recording.
Now that you know the top things to look for in a micro audio recorder, it is time to consider your needs. If you are a journalist, the battery life and record, size tops the list. If you are recording for a meeting, look for a device with auto quality and ease of sharing files. If you are recording in a place with lousy acoustics, invest in a device that captures top quality sound. Spycentre.com provides reviews of the world’s smallest micro recorder.