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Choosing a Digital Recorder 

There are three types of recorders you can buy. These are Notetaker, Dictation Machine and Conference Recorder. Additionally, Speech Microphones such as the Speechmike and RecMic series USB Professional Speech Recording Microphones have become popular for use.

This is the lowest price recorder you can purchase. Does not have the ability to re-enter your recording to add or edit speech after playback. Suitable for lectures, small meetings and general note taking.

images/stories/Notetaker.jpgFull edit recorder/Dictation Machine
This recorder can rewind, play a file and if necessary insert text, record over part or the entire recording. We recommend the following; Olympus DS9000 and Philips DPM8000 range or (semi professional) Philips DPM7200. If you are replacing a mini, micro, steno, or standard cassette system you will most likely need a full edit recorder/dictation machine.

images/stories/Notetaker.jpgConference Recorder
The recording format is generally MP3 or WMA. We recommend the following as they all have very good microphone pickup; Olympus ME30W with WS812 or WS813 and Philips LFH955.

images/stories/Notetaker.jpgSpeech Microphones
These are a great choice for businesses that output large quantities of dictated documentation from dedicated workstations. Simply plug the RecMic into the USB port of your dedicated workstation and say what you need to say. Couple it with the speech-recognition software of your choice and watch as your words become digital documentation instantaneously.

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