What is a digital voice recorder?
It is a device that converts sound, such as speech and other sounds, into a digital file that can b
moved from one electronic device to another, played back by a computer, tablet or smartphone and
stored like any other digital file.
How about the market?
One of the largest markets for digital audio devices is the business world where people use digital
audio devices to take notes and dictate letters, memos and other correspondence to assistants for
The development of digital voice recorder
The development of digital voice recorders has been significantly influenced by the previous
generations of dictating equipment from IBM, Dictaphone and other manufacturers. But today’s
electronic digital voice recorders have moved far beyond mere dictation into the world of high-quality
What about the price?
If you do a search on Internet for digital voice recorders, you might be surprised to see the huge
selection of models from dozens of manufacturers. The price spread is simply amazing, from under 10
to over US$10,000. There must be some basic differences to reflect such a huge price spread. Before
spending any money buying a digital voice recorder, you need to know some basics.
The features of digital voice recorder
All of these compact audio recording devices use flash memory. Some of them use various types of
removable memory but some are limited to the built-in memory. Generally, the more expensive models
have both built-in memory and the ability to store files on flash memory cards. Most of the voice
recorders, no matter what the price, will focu on the battery time.
There are several common file formats for storing audio recordings. The initial distinction is between
devices designed to record music and those aimed primarily at an audio market. It may seem obvious
that a device designed to record music would work well with voice recording. That may be true, but not
necessarily. Some voice recording devices are designed to block out ambient noise which may make
for poor music recording quality especially in a live concert. For example, the digital voice recorder has
audio format Supported : MP3 files: Bit Rate: 128 kbps – 1536kbps.
The most basic recorder has a record button, a pause function and an off button. Most of us need a
little bit more to make using a digital recorder successful in capturing audio.Most of the voice recorders
sold today come with some kind of built-in noise filtering software. This is useful in reducing
background noise in large rooms and where there are a lot of echos.
Digital voice recorders do not necessarily become any better as their price increases. You may wish to
settle for a reasonable set of features at a reasonable cost and not simply buy the most expensive