Audio Equipment takes three forms: things that you can use to capture audio events (recorders), things that you can use to playback previously recorded events, and things that transcode (convert analog signals to digital signals).
For the most part, the audio equipment that records events is equipment that the Freedman Center loans--that is, you check it out like a book. The players are for use in the Freedman Center and are a part of multimedia creation or language learning.
If you have any questions, thoughts, or suggestions, drop us a line.
Olympus WS-200S Digital Voice Recorder (9) 2 night loan
Students and faculty can check out these recorders to capture interviews, lectures, and dialogue on-site. Students from the Communication Disorders department have used them to record and analyze speech pathology for example.
Audio Cassette Deck (4) in-Center use only
Some professors have a decade of lectures captured to cassette tape. Now you can digitize your tapes and burn them to CD or publish them online. The Freedman Center makes use of the JVC TD-W354 double-cassette deck with Dolby B-C NR HX Pro. This tape deck uses a Compu Calibration system: Load a tape, press a button, and in less than 20 seconds the deck adjusts bias, equalization, and sensitivity for the best possible recording with that specific tape.
Vinyl Record Player (4) in-Center use only
Some educational content was recorded to vinyl records. But don't worry, we will help you digitize your vinyl's for education or pleasure! You'll learn a lot about digital audio in the process which one of the purposes of the center. So bring in that Zeppelin vinyl and see if you can really hear anything when it is played backwards. The Freedman Center uses four Audio-Technica AT-PL120 Professional HiFi 3-Speed (33-1/3, 45, 78 RPM) Fully-Manual Direct Drive Turntables.