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judniven.com
03-27-2008, 04:51 AM
Does anyone have any good suggestions for recording phone conversations right into the computer? I have a speaker phone in my studio, and what I would like to do is record conversations when I am voicing audio for a client and being directed by a producer. I would be talking through my Mic, they would hear me through the speaker phone, but I want their comments recorded as well...short of sticking another mic near the speaker on the phone(which would wreak havoc with my recording) I'm not sure what to do. I have researched Telephony products, but I'm not sure what I'm looking for. How do you internet radio folks get callers on the air? Cost effectively? ANy help would be much appreciated!! :thumbup:

James
03-27-2008, 07:10 AM
i use a mobile phone and i use the headset jack into my mixer.
there are a few products out there i think.. im not sure

boxovoices
03-27-2008, 09:54 AM
What you'd be needing is a telephone hybrid. I recommend these guys as the most reliable. http://www.tieline.com/

judniven.com
03-27-2008, 02:57 PM
Thanks guys! I will check out that link and investigate using a cell phone. Thanks for the replies gents!

nitnitr
03-29-2008, 12:07 AM
I have a friend that used a product called Phone Jam.

http://www.phone-jam.com

He said he liked it. He bought his on Ebay. It was cheaper there. I'm looking into it as well.

dj.plazma
03-29-2008, 12:07 AM
I have a friend that used a product called Phone Jam.

http://www.phone-jam.com

He said he liked it. He bought his on Ebay. It was cheaper there. I'm looking into it as well.
I can vouch for the Phone-Jam as well, having used it in both professional and home studio. So far I haven't found anything that comes near it.

dj.plazma
03-29-2008, 12:07 AM
I have a friend that used a product called Phone Jam.

http://www.phone-jam.com

He said he liked it. He bought his on Ebay. It was cheaper there. I'm looking into it as well.
I can vouch for the Phone-Jam as well, having used it in both professional and home studio. So far I haven't found anything that comes near it.

judniven.com
03-29-2008, 12:59 AM
Thanks Bob...I appreciate the info..I will check out the link. FYI, in my search I found a company called JK Audio...they have lots of cool phone stuff as well for broadcasting in case you're interested http://www.jkaudio.com

nitnitr
04-02-2008, 09:08 PM
Thanks Jud,

I checked them out. I may be able to go with their inexpensive box, but I'm going to keep looking around too.

MADcHATTER
05-21-2008, 04:52 PM
I have a solution that works for me and was very cheap...

If you have a Mixer board with seperate inputs and levels for each...go to Radio Shack and pickup a Multi-Phone Recording Controller (Cat#: 43-2208) and a 1/8th" Mono to 1/4" Stereo adapter (or whatever is comprable to your mixer input jack) and plug it into one of your stereo inputs. Now, when you want to have an actual caller on the phone with you while you talk, you simply have the unit switched to Record and bring up the level on that input. You talk into the phone and it works just like a mic (be sure to bring down the level on your regular mic as it will create an echo or feedback. I would suggest running EQ on it to remove any hum you might get while "Live". You can also use ANY recording software to record this way!

Thats all folks

MADcHATTER

MADcHATTER
05-21-2008, 04:52 PM
I have a solution that works for me and was very cheap...

If you have a Mixer board with seperate inputs and levels for each...go to Radio Shack and pickup a Multi-Phone Recording Controller (Cat#: 43-2208) and a 1/8th" Mono to 1/4" Stereo adapter (or whatever is comprable to your mixer input jack) and plug it into one of your stereo inputs. Now, when you want to have an actual caller on the phone with you while you talk, you simply have the unit switched to Record and bring up the level on that input. You talk into the phone and it works just like a mic (be sure to bring down the level on your regular mic as it will create an echo or feedback. I would suggest running EQ on it to remove any hum you might get while "Live". You can also use ANY recording software to record this way!

Thats all folks

MADcHATTER

James
07-12-2008, 04:20 AM
You could use skype...

But.. how many people have skype? I know you can make external calls but its a bit of a pain installing it to request something.

Ive been using a system called snapvine.. its cheap for the callera nd free for the station..
http://www.snapvine.com/

:voiceover:

SomeAudioGuy
07-12-2008, 04:20 AM
You could use skype...

Johnnie
07-13-2008, 12:30 PM
I personally use a mixture of services;

For voicemail calls, and doing interviews etc - not needing to be live, I use the Tesco Internet Phone (UK Service, although based off an AUS service) since it gives you a UK landline number free when you setup, unlike Skype...

For live calls, I use a little piece of kit which plugs into the cable from the handset of the phone to the receiver part, and gives me a mini jack connection from it...

I'll see if I can find some links for useful things for you

judniven.com
07-13-2008, 06:57 PM
Skype is not really going to work for what I want to do. I need a piece of actual outboard equipment that will allow me to feed the phone into my computer. My only purpose is for a voice director to be able to hear my read and I also want to record his or a producers comments onto the file I'm recording for them at the time. Thanks to everyone for their help and info. I am still looking into all the different types of equipment out there. Once I find one that works I will report back. I also look forward to any further info anyone might be able to offer, so I'll keep this thread open.

James
07-13-2008, 11:55 PM
i found this....


yes you can, you would need a voice/fax modem.

These are very cheap and usually come with some software like supervoice which can call landlines.

NickolasM.
07-18-2008, 02:15 AM
Does anyone have any good suggestions for recording phone conversations right into the computer? I have a speaker phone in my studio, and what I would like to do is record conversations when I am voicing audio for a client and being directed by a producer. I would be talking through my Mic, they would hear me through the speaker phone, but I want their comments recorded as well...short of sticking another mic near the speaker on the phone(which would wreak havoc with my recording) I'm not sure what to do. I have researched Telephony products, but I'm not sure what I'm looking for. How do you internet radio folks get callers on the air? Cost effectively? ANy help would be much appreciated!! :thumbup:

I know that some Professional stations (that you can stream from your car) Have a built in phone in there mixer and they switch it over to that. That is a good question though. You might have to ruin a phone or to testing some stuff... :P. Maybe if possible take the phone apart and disconnect the speaker and plug it into a input somewhere? I really have no clue. When ever I do a comp. with phones I just put it on speaker phone and next but not too close to my mic. and it works fine. Listener's love it.


i found this....
This would also have a phone number and would allow them to call in.