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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 22:40:02 -0500

Well, I suppose I could always try a different battery in the pre-amp, but
in all my tests I haven't actually used that yet. I'm simply plugging the
mic directly into the archos. I did try it with the pre-amp and it didn't
work either though.

  But hey you never know. Everything in the recording settings appear to
be right, the mic itself, not the pre-amp, but the mic itself is plugged
into the line-in jack on the archos, the source is line-in in the recording
options, and the quality is set at 5. If I missed anything I'm sure one of
you guys can let me know.

At 10:03 PM 5/20/2005, you wrote:
>Are you SURE the battery in your pre-amp is good?
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Skarstad" <>
>To: "Rockbox development" <>
>Sent: Friday, May 20, 2005 8:56 PM
>Subject: Re: Recording with the Archos recorder
>>hi again guys
>>Well, I believe it's a problem with the Archos itself. I just tried a
>>regular, standard computer microphone on the archos, and still the same
>>result, absolutely, positively nothing works. I believe I've gone
>>through everything I can do here, and it still won't work. So, is it
>>really a problem with the archos, or is it just operator error at fault
>>here? if it is, i won't feel offended if yousay so. Note I've also tried
>>using the pre=-amp and that did not work either.
>>So, I am thoroughly stumped.
>> At 07:56 PM 5/20/2005, you wrote:
>>>grasping for a solution are aware that there is a "gain" (for
>>>lack of a better word) control on the archos mic?
>>>I'm in the middle of transfering my tapes to mp3 - and you CAN hear the
>>>source through the headphones, at all times (recording or not) - so your
>>>problem seems to be in either a) source selection or b) faulty hardware
>>>(For note I am still using Rockbox 2.4 as released on my homepage.)
>>>>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
>>>>>At 06:51 PM 5/20/2005, you wrote:
>>>>>>Sounds like possibly you are leaving out the last step of pushing the
>>>>>>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
>>>>>>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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