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Old May 24th, 2011, 07:51 AM   #31
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Re: Recording from telephone

For what it's worth, the cheapest way to record a phone conversation is download Skype Call Recorder.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 04:48 PM   #32
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Re: Recording from telephone

I have noticed that Skype often suffers from a lot more latency than a standard POTS call. Also, Skype sometimes stutters, drops out, or becomes garbled if my computer is suddenly doing something else that's processor- or network-intensive. OTOH, if the system is running well on a given day, and the far-end user has a decent mic in a decent studio, Skype audio is sometimes better than POTS. YMMV.... it's a crap-shoot.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 10:10 PM   #33
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Re: Recording from telephone

I don't think Skype is the answer for this one. I don't think its too much to ask for a sub $200 piece of gear to get a decent call recording. @ Jay, This will be one guy taking a call from one person at a time to record. He will be wearing headphones, for sure, plus be recorded locally with a good mic. I'm covered on a mixer to distribute the signal. The hybrid interface is the only thing missing so far...
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Old May 26th, 2011, 10:42 AM   #34
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Re: Recording from telephone

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I don't think its too much to ask for a sub $200 piece of gear to get a decent call recording. The hybrid interface is the only thing missing so far...
I don't think you appreciate how much sophisticated technology goes into most of the phone interfaces you hear on TV/radio. There is EXTENSIVE echo-cancellation going on behind the scenes because of how the telephone system works. Without that echo-cancellation, most of that kind of production would be impossible.
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