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Old 04-12-2014, 09:30 AM
 
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However its been about 20 years since i last taped something and now realize tape recorders no longer exist, whats the current method of taping a 20 minute interview?
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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webcam or a digital video camera. budget?
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:53 AM
 
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I assume you are speaking of a verbal only interview ?

Most *smart* phones, do have a way of recording a verbal message today.
There are still small voice recorders available here for instance.

Google for *portable voice recorders*.
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Get a voice recorder and use it just like a tape recorder. You can plug a microphone into it if you need to, or use the built-in mic.

voice recorder - Google Search
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:18 AM
 
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webcam or a digital video camera. budget?
As i'll probably not need to tape something for another 20 years the Budget would be as minimal as possible.the actual need is a bunch of local kids are doing a radio show and we'd like to share what they do with other parents who cant make it..
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Old 04-12-2014, 11:03 AM
 
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You could ask the station if they'll provide you with a copy of the show.
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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As i'll probably not need to tape something for another 20 years the Budget would be as minimal as possible.the actual need is a bunch of local kids are doing a radio show and we'd like to share what they do with other parents who cant make it..
I'd bet most of the local kids can record it on the Android or iPhone for you. :-) They've got it covered!
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Old 04-13-2014, 06:54 AM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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However its been about 20 years since i last taped something and now realize tape recorders no longer exist, whats the current method of taping a 20 minute interview?
Thanks
Cassette tape recorders and cassette tape are still all over the place IF you look. There's nothing wrong at all with old school, depending on your requirements.
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:52 AM
 
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I'd bet most of the local kids can record it on the Android or iPhone for you. :-) They've got it covered!
This^^^^

You want to record it in digital format so it can be shared via email, uploaded to facebook or youtube or whatever they want to do with it. A "tape recording" is useless these days. If you gave them a tape they wouldn't have any way to play it. lol

Use a smartphone app. When I was taking some classes a couple of years ago, I used a recording app on my Android phone to record lectures. I then shot them over to my computer through bluetooth and listened to them for review.
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:09 AM
 
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A "tape recording" is useless these days. If you gave them a tape they wouldn't have any way to play it. lol
Direct to digital of course is the easiest way but transferring tape to digital is fairly straightforward and easy to do as long as the tape deck has some kind of audio out. If the kids don't have a smartphone or the radio station can't give you a copy the camcorder is another good suggestion if you have one, any camcorder will do. If it's analog like VHS you can just use an adapter to connect the RCA to the mic in on your computer. Use audacity to record the input... there is literally thousands of ways to do this depending on what you have available.
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