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Subject: Re: Recording with the Archos recorder

Re: Recording with the Archos recorder

From: Cathy De Viney <>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 23:34:59 -0500

You must use a pre-amp for the external mic to work...and the pre-amp
battery has to be good.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Skarstad" <>
To: "Rockbox development" <>
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2005 10:40 PM
Subject: Re: Recording with the Archos recorder

> Hi.
> 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
>>>>>>>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
>>>>>>>If it does, then there is something with the mic, like a low battery
>>>>>>>----- 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
>>>>>>>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
>>>>>>>definitely work with it. It works on other things so the mic
>>>>>>>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
>>>>>>>done, I press the stop/off button which takes me back to the
>>>>>>>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
>>>>>>>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
>>>>>>>of an actual recording even happening. So, what am I doing wrong? I
>>>>>>>it's got to be one very simple step and I'll probably feel like a
>>>>>>>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
>>>>>>>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
>>>>>>>right direction.
> _______________________________________________

Received on 2005-05-21

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