To record using PDAudio-CF and your PDA, you'll need recording software.
Third party software developers have developed exciting recording
applications for PDAudio-CF and PDAs running Windows CE, PocketPC 2002
and Windows Mobile 2003.
Gidluck Mastering's Live2496
Revised 12/16/2007: Gidluck
now runs under Windows Mobile 5.0 and includes
a FLAC encoder that can be used to losslessly compress audio data both
during recording and in previously recorded WAV files. It also allows
you to change recording media during recording without losing a single
bit. Using this feature you can record continuously, essentially
forever, using low-cost, low-density (e.g., 1 GB) flash cards.
Here are a few Live2496 screen shots:
This latest version of Live2496 allows you to reliably record at
24/96 on HP iPAQ 210/211, h2200-, hx2400-, hx2700-, hx4700-, h5100- and
5500-series, or Dell Axim X51v, X50 and X50v PDAs. It also lets you
select between PDAudio-CF's coaxial or optical inputs, 16 or 24-bit data
format, sample rates from 32 to 96 KS/s, metering on/off, and to enter
recording mode at startup. Files are named automatically from the base
filename that you specify and a desired starting index. It can record
to a sequence of files to allow you to record 24/96 for up to ten
continuous hours without changing storage media. It also allows remote
control recording and playback using a Bluetooth keyboard. And Live2496
now provides very responsive metering at 16-bits. The display can be
darkened during recording to extend battery life. An extra-cost option
allows for mono recording, doubling the amount of time you can record on
a single memory card, and sample rates of 176.4 and 192 KS/s.
Important for naturalist researchers making field recordings,
Live2496 can also be programmed to record either for a specific length
of time that is repeated at specific intervals, or via a
start-time/end-time schedule list.
Here at Core Sound we regularly use Live2496 to record at 24/96 to 2
and 4 GB SD flash memory cards on both a Dell Axim X50v and an HP iPAQ
Live2496 is available for purchase from Gidluck Mastering for $50.
Development is ongoing and purchasers of the program are provided with
Technica Del Arte's Luci
Updated 1/3/2007: Technica Del Arte
PDA software to support electronic news gathering and live broadcasting
from the field. With Luci
- Record interviews
- Add text and other metadata
- Publish wirelessly as a bwf file via the Internet or your own broadcast server
- All using mp2 or WAV formats in real time!
There are currently two Luci products: Luci Edit and
Luci Live1. Luci Edit is tailored for the reporter who
wants to have more editing-features. Luci Live1 allows you to broadcast
Live from your PocketPC to a shoutcast or icecast internet
radio-station! Luci runs fine on PDAs running Windows Mobile 5.0.
Luci Edit's Recording window is designed with large
buttons so that it can be controlled with your fingers - no stylus is
required. The Edit window allows you to zoom in and out on each clip,
fast-forward and rewind while listening in real time, set and clear
markers, and clip and paste marked regions. The Clip Editor window lets
you edit the sequence of clips into a broadcast ready report.
Luci now records in mono with 16 or 24-bit word widths, and at
sample rates of up to 96 KS/s!
Here are a few Luci Edit screen shots. The first shows the Record screen. The
second shows the Edit screen. The third and fourth show Luci Setup
Luci Live1 transforms your PocketPC or Smartphone into
a high quality live internet broadcasting source. Until now you had to
use very expensive satellite-time or the like. Now, with the emergence
of free -even open source- internet radio servers, high-speed wireless
internet access and the use of Luci Live1, the cost of live broadcasting
is practically zero.
Here's a Luci Live1 screen shot: