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Subject: Re: Recording with the Archos recorder

Re: Recording with the Archos recorder

From: Chris Skarstad <>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 19:59:46 -0500

hi. the battery itself does not have a mic, it has a standard plug that you
can plug into theArchos recorder. I did purchase a pre-amp with it though,
and that does require 1 tripple A battery. In my tests I didn't use the
pre-amp, this is just with the mic itself.
This is with the archos mic that hooks onto your shirt, kind of like a
lapelle mic.
Hope this helps.
BTW the mic does work on other things I've tried so as I said before, the
mic does work. But for some reason, not on the archos recorder.

At 07:35 PM 5/20/2005, you wrote:
>If the mic has a battery, have you tried changing it?
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Skarstad" <>
>To: "Glenn at home" <>; "Rockbox development"
>Sent: Friday, May 20, 2005 7:17 PM
>Subject: Re: Recording with the Archos recorder
>>Hi Glenn
>>I have pressed the play button in all my experiments.
>>I haven't tried hooking up the recorder to a line-in source but that's
>>not a bad idea. What confuses me is that this is a regular mic that
>>plugs in directly to the recorder, but it still doesn't seem to work. the
>>only mic I can use is the internal one and given the amount of money I
>>spent I really would rather use the one I got with it. so I'm really no
>>further along than where I was before, but thanks for the suggestions.
>>At 06:51 PM 5/20/2005, you wrote:
>>>Sounds like possibly you are leaving out the last step of pushing the play
>>>button, to start the recording.
>>>But didn't you say you have successfully done this with the internal mic?
>>>Try adjusting the recording quality, and maybe something in there will make
>>>a difference.
>>>Also, have you ever tried recording from a real line-in source? i.e., like
>>>plugging in the RCA to 1 eighth inch plug, into a stereo and see if it
>>>If it does, then there is something with the mic, like a low battery or
>>>----- Original Message -----
>>>From: "Chris Skarstad" <>
>>>To: <>
>>>Sent: Friday, May 20, 2005 1:31 PM
>>>Subject: Recording with the Archos recorder
>>>Hi folks
>>>Yep, the subject line appears to be a bit stupid, but just hang with me
>>>here. I can't seem to get it to record anything. To give you an idea, I'll
>>>run down the steps I took so you'll know where I am in the process.
>>>1. I go to the recording settings menu in Rockbox and choose my source. I
>>>have an external mic,it's actually the one made by Archos so it should
>>>definitely work with it. It works on other things so the mic definitely
>>>works properly.
>>> so I'm guessing the correct choice here would be line-in.
>>> So, I choose that.
>>>2. In the directory section I have it set to current directory. In my case
>>>this is called recordings. so now the unit *should* know where to place any
>>>recordings I make.
>>>3. I plug in the mic to the line-in jack and start recording. When I'm
>>>done, I press the stop/off button which takes me back to the recording
>>>screen in rockbox.
>>>However, I also have headphones plugged in but can not hear myself through
>>>the headphones while the recording is happening. When I chose the
>>>internal mic as my source I can definitely hear myself, but with nothing
>>>Also, when I hook the unit to the computer to transfer my file i made to
>>>it, the recordings folder is empty, and there don't seem to be any traces
>>>of an actual recording even happening. So, what am I doing wrong? I know
>>>it's got to be one very simple step and I'll probably feel like a total
>>>idiot when I learn what it is, lol. But I've tried everything I know, and
>>>the only mic that seems to work in any tests I've done is the internal one.
>>>and as I said before the mic itself works and I can hear myself just fine
>>>through the headphones, but no recordings seem to be saving themselves to
>>>the hard drive. So I'm hoping one of you folks can help set me in the
>>>right direction.

Received on 2005-05-21

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