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Topic: Real Voice tape recorders
Message: Posted by: wizardpa (Apr 27, 2012 12:57PM)
I need a tape recorder that wile make my voice sound as realistic as possible.

Does anyone know of voice recorders that will fulfill what I need?
Message: Posted by: wizardpa (Apr 28, 2012 10:07PM)
Hey forget this post. I found what I needed. I got an Olympus VN-7200 for $39.99 from Radio Shack. It is a digital voice recorder, and it does what I want.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Apr 30, 2012 12:40PM)
Wizardpa, I was going to suggest visiting Radio Shack. But I hesitated, because I thought other more knowledgeable posters would jump in ahead of me.

We, too, use a little digital device from Radio Shack to record on-the-spot client quotes after our shows, as well as to record magical and musical ideas we think of spontaneously.

Arthur Stead
http://www.arthurstead.com
Message: Posted by: marknem7 (Apr 30, 2012 03:16PM)
But how realistic do these actually sound? In my experience, the shift 15-20 years ago from tape to digital in smaller devices signaled a demise in the accuracy and quality of voice recordings.
Message: Posted by: wizardpa (Apr 30, 2012 05:15PM)
I think the sound is pretty close to what I need and want it to be. I was not happy with the mini tape recorder I bought.

I built a Cargo crate for my Hands Free Axtell Vent Puppet. I place Taco, my puppet in his crate after I do a 20 minute routine with him. I then finish my magic show which is about another 25-30 minutes. I set the recorder up so that about 30-35 minutes after placing Taco in his crate he starts to talk and sing while inside his crate. This way while I am loading up my car after the show it will give the illusion that even with as funny looking as Taco is, that he is real.
Message: Posted by: marknem7 (May 2, 2012 06:14PM)
A great post-script!