You're the best! thanks for the help. I'll look around for one of my "geeky" friends:0)
I have heard from the manufacturer. The problem is not in my setup, nor in the mic jack, but the unit itself does not record in stereo---it is mono record only.
This is despite the fact that it writes 2-channel MP3s, AND includes a stereo microphone, AND includes dual-RCA jacks for line in. The product advertising is misleading, possibly deliberately.
I was told by the manufacturer that the packaging has been changed to reflect the mono capability, but I do not know when that change was affected.
I am attempting to return the item to Audio Max One. I should have bought the Zoom H-4.
that entirely depends on your cellphone...
some cellphones have bluetooth which can be used to send files from and to a computer (if your computer has bluetooth, that is)
if not, you'll need a data cable to connect to your pc.
also, depending on the file, you'll need to convert the file to something that's compatible with your phone. On my phone (a Nokia) this is mp3 or wav.
the easiest is to find a geeky friend and ask "help!!"
Hi! can anybody tell me how to download one of these sounds to my cell phone? Thanks.
if this happened 99 out of 100 chances are that the sound has some kind of problematic header, or is broken before you upload it (but your editor fixes the problem for you so you don't see it)
Try loading the sound in a sound-editor and re-save it. Perhaps try converting to another format as well.
I'll delete the two you uploaded so you can re-upload.
- bram, admin
I have a pack of Police 2 way comms which might help as they are not all obvious police comms. I have many more of these I have not uploaded yet.
im lookin for a ride or a cymbal you kno that be like "tsss" and also a short sound effect of people goin "ahh" like in the juvenile song set it off or like in the lil boosie song too much
Yeah it's because it's Irak in french and I guess in Romanian too
I just uploaded two files. For some reason, all they are is HORRIBLE NOISE. This is NOT what I uploaded. How can I delete or re-upload them??
The problem with real military radio chats is that they are scrabled and always need to be decoded.
AND the real radio talk is always a slang that does not describe the true situation because of counter-spying of the radio. Therefore the "movie world" doesn't work for that.
So basically most of the radio chats you might like to get would be from games like the Day of Defeat, Counter-Strike, Americas Army Operations, Call of Duty... Some of the games have extremely good teamchat radios. Log on professional ventrilo channel with permission and load your stuff from there.
I hope this information was usefull.
Is the country not spelled with a q? "Iraq"?
Perhaps it is different in Romania?
Looking to see if anyone has any radio chatter, preferably military-ish. The more jargon the better, also the more recent the better. Thanks in advance!
Selah, thank you for replying so quickly. In my haste I forgot to post details. I hope they help debug the situation.
What think I hear is the same signal going to both ears---the sound seems to be coming directly from the middle of my head. I don't have a waveform editor to see for certain, but some specific tests were illuminating.
The files that are created are 2-channel MP3 or WAV. Sox's "play" program tells me this:
Input Filename : iKEY_wav_1.wav
Sample Size : 16-bits
Sample Encoding: signed (2's complement)
Channels : 2
Sample Rate : 44100
I first put the tiny stereo mic into the mic jack, set everything up, put my Etymotic Research headphones in to monitor, and turned the unit on. When the recording volume is turned all the way up, it is easy to hear myself talk or type. But, when I deliberately touch the foam windscreens (either left or right) I hear the same thing through both ears. I even took one headphone out of my ear to confirm this. This is the strongest indication that the mic jack is mono.
I have not yet plugged a signal source into the dual-channel RCA jacks, so I do not know if the headphone jack is mono. I ran these same tests with my computer as the recording device, and the results were the same, so my computer's mic jack is probably mono also...which is disappointing.
The same thing happens when I tried attaching my two audio-technica ATR35s mics to the iKey, via a 2-mono-1/8"-to-one-stereo-1/8" adapter from Radio Shack. I tested the 2M-1S adapter with a CD and my headphones, and it works as expected.
I would prefer not to have to buy another component (a stereo 2-channel) preamp, mainly because I don't know where to get one that isn't full-on audiophile quality (I just need Radio Shack quality). Although, if I want to add a cell phone and a separate mouth mic to the setup, I would need a (portable) 4ch mixer anyways. Do you have any recommendations for a battery-powered 2ch or 4ch mixer and preamp unit? I've seen things like that for $400 or more. If I could build a simple one I would.
It disappoints me to be fooled into buying this device, though. For another hundred dollars I could have bought the Zoom H4, which specifically states that it has an external stereo mic port.
Here is an MP3 of the above test: http://mark.technolope.org/transfer/testing_ikey_plus.mp3
im particularly looking for the hey vocal like the ones in downsouth hip hip
First of all, thank you very kindly for choosing to post back about what you selected. So many people post here with questions and projects and then NEVER think to post again for the benefit of the group....
While listening from the Headphone out, is it *obviously* mono (heard in the centre of your head and equally in both ears) or do you only hear stuff in only one ear no matter what? When you load a file you've made into the computer does it show up as a mono waveform or a stereo one?
I like the basic specs on that unit. In particular the ability to plug into any storage medium; Thats a unique feature for sure. Since the unit is supposed to come with a stereo microphone, there is no way the 1/8" jack is intentionally mono. Is it the supplied mic you are using or a 3rd party?
You could use a separate stereo preamp and plug your microphone into it, using the iKey only to accept the Left and Right RCA inputs instead of 1/8" input. You first need to diagnose the 1/8" jack. If you already have some kind of preamp you can use the idea to eliminate the single plug input.
Please post more detailed info and I'm sure help is available here. Perhaps upload a RAW file downloaded from the unit to Freesound (or email it to me if you like) and certain things can be determined very quickly.
Nice talking to you again. I am interested to hear how your project is going...
Hi, I am curious if any owners of the iKey Plus portable MP3 recorder have been able to record stereo signals through the microphone jack. I bought the thing because it records to MP3, I can monitor the signal while recording, and it (supposedly) can record in stereo. While I believe that it records a stereo signal from the dual RCA jacks, I am unconvinced that the signal from the mic jack is stereo.
The even include a stereo microphone in the package, but I do not hear distinct left and right-channel signals. I believe I have been fooled into believeing that this thing can record stereo mic signals, and I am currently pissed off.
Please tell me that I'm doing something wrong, or that you've been able to make it work.
Note: this discussion began (and is continuing somewhat) on this post.
UPDATE: I bought the iKey Plus and it arrived today. It works nicely, but I am unable to record stereo signals from the mic. I fear that microphone recording is limited to mono only---a fact that is not mentioned anywhere on the package, on the website, or *anywhere*. I could be wrong. I hope I'm wrong, but I am pissed off right now.
Ah, sorry, didnt realise.
sorry, I was tired,it was midnight and I was working on a boring school project.
In Audacity, all you have to do is open the .wav file and go to File, then "export as mp3".
omg what the fuck was that?? that was strange...but real funny