Teaching and Learning in a networked world

Friday, February 09, 2007

Awesome podcasting tool

While I was podcasting the TAFE NSW Libraries Conference 2007 last week the audio technician inquired if I had heard of the iKey portable recording unit.

I have subsequently found the product on the web and am in raptures over this products potential as a portable podcasting tool.

The newly released iKey Plus model has every thing one would want in a portable recording tool.
  • Line in (rca)
  • 3.5 mm microphone input with Phantom power
  • even supports phono in (yes you remember those)
  • mp3/wav redording
  • vu input level display + input level adjust
  • Headphone monitor output
  • Battery powered (4 AA) + DC charger input
Plus a host of other features which you can check on the product website.

The best feature of the iKey plus is the usb port on the side. This means that any USB 2.0/1.1/1.0 storage device can be hooked up as the storage medium for the recordings. How cool is that, usb memory stick, portable hard drive and yes even an ipod. Connect your 8 gig Nano up to this unit and you have an awesome high quality field recording unit with all the flexibility and versatility one would need for any circumstance.

Now the rub might be the cost, however a goggle search on the previous model, iKey revials a number of Australian suppliers retailing it for $300.

As soon as I can source one I will have one, keep you eye on the rss feed for a review.

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