The other day I learned about an application for the iPhone that allows you to use your phone as a recorder. With visions of past experiences (creating podcasts) dancing in my head, I downloaded it and tried it out. I think I’m going to be swept off my little technological feet . . .
The application, iTalk, and its companion application, iTalk Sync, are from Griffin Technology. They are free — it just has a very small advertisement at the bottom of the screen on your iPhone. If you want to be ad free, you can get the pro version for $4.99.
If you are a podcaster and if you have an iPhone, you might want to look at these applications because they make recording a podcast really easy. And, the quality is good. Go here to listen to a sample of something that I recorded with the program and my phone.
No more big bulky microphones. No more struggles getting a computer to recognize your microphone and its driver. No complicated program for compressing, levelize, and balancing sound files. No mixer, pre-amp, pop filter, or headphones. You won’t feel like you have to have a degree in audio engineering. It’s just you talking into your phone. Plain and simple.
Try it. I think you’ll like it.