Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services

Record Phone Calls On Your iPhone

Chuck Zimmerman

Recorder 10Hey farm podcasters. You know there are a lot of equipment options to record audio out there and I’ve mentioned that the iPhone is a really good one. Now there’s an app for the iPhone that provides a way to record a call, trim the ends and email it.

I just tested the Recorder v.10 app ($.99) and emailed to my Posterous account which updates my Twitter feed and Facebook. Recorder actually saves the file (good for 10 days) and puts a link to it in your post. Since I had chosen the high quality option on the app you get to choose to listen to or download an mp3 file version or aiff version. The aiff file is bigger and much better quality and can be listened to by most audio players and edited easily. If you don’t email the file you can just connect and download by connecting to your phone via wifi connection too.

Since the phone call has to go through the the Recorder phone system (the iPhone won’t allow direct dial recording yet) you have to pay a small fee for recording time and the quality could be better. However, I found the aiff file version quite acceptable for a quick audio conversation that you can use in a broadcast, podcast or post a link to a web page.

So, as I told someone on the phone the other day, the need for a set of equipment to connect your computer to your phone line is becoming obsolete. I have a complete JK Audio/Behringer phone hybrid system for this that I just don’t even use anymore. Between Skype and this app I’m no longer tethered to my work station!

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Comments 6

  1. Hi Chuck!

    I just wanted to point out another option to you and your readers: http://www.HearItAgain.com. Hear It Again is a site that lets you start a recorded call right from the web. It calls you, then connects you to the number you want to dial. Right after you hang up, your recording will already be in your email box waiting for download or posting wherever. The format is standard MP3, so it’s going to work with any media player out there.

    The really nice thing about HearItAgain is that it works with any phone (cell or land-line), and the rates are very reasonable. The Recorder app on the iPhone is well done for sure, but maybe our site can help some folks out that don’t have iPhones yet 🙂

    Best,
    Fred

  2. Hi Chuck!

    I just wanted to point out another option to you and your readers: http://www.HearItAgain.com. Hear It Again is a site that lets you start a recorded call right from the web. It calls you, then connects you to the number you want to dial. Right after you hang up, your recording will already be in your email box waiting for download or posting wherever. The format is standard MP3, so it’s going to work with any media player out there.

    The really nice thing about HearItAgain is that it works with any phone (cell or land-line), and the rates are very reasonable. The Recorder app on the iPhone is well done for sure, but maybe our site can help some folks out that don’t have iPhones yet 🙂

    Best,
    Fred

  3. Hi Chuck!

    I just wanted to point out another option to you and your readers: http://www.HearItAgain.com. Hear It Again is a site that lets you start a recorded call right from the web. It calls you, then connects you to the number you want to dial. Right after you hang up, your recording will already be in your email box waiting for download or posting wherever. The format is standard MP3, so it’s going to work with any media player out there.

    The really nice thing about HearItAgain is that it works with any phone (cell or land-line), and the rates are very reasonable. The Recorder app on the iPhone is well done for sure, but maybe our site can help some folks out that don’t have iPhones yet 🙂

    Best,
    Fred

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