: ' digital'

Digital Audio Recorders: Zoom H5

I love the Zoom H5.  In full disclosure, I have never been much of a Zoom type of guy.  It started with the guitar effects pedals in the ’90s…They were designed (and priced) for the low [...]

Ask Doug: Choosing a Digital Audio Recorder

The Oral History in the Digital Age project and the folks at Michigan State University’s MATRIX  Center have launched “Ask Doug” to assist you in making a decision on choosing a digital audio recorder.  For more [...]

Digital Audio Recorders: Tascam DR-100 MKII

The Tascam DR-100 MK II is a new and improved version of Tascam’s DR-100.  Although not perfect, I loved the DR-100.  Like its predecessor, the DR-100 MKII is a professional level, two-channel audio recorder that records [...]

A Simple Act of Digital Preservation: The Checksum and Oral History

Have you ever had a digital file corrupt? Probably. I have certainly encountered data file corruption and it is, personally, very frustrating, and, from an archival perspective, it can be devastating. Most of the time we [...]

Sneak Peak: OHMS, the Latest Version

Three years ago, I worked with Eric Weig, who managed the Kentucky Digital Library (KDL), to create a better way to present oral history online. The Nunn Center was focusing energy on transcription and the KDL [...]

Digital Audio Recording Levels: Tutorial

So, in years past, I have posted several video tutorials.  The one that has been least-viewed on YouTube is probably the most important with regard to oral history technology.  So I have completely reworked my video [...]

Digital Audio Recorders: Zoom H2

The Zoom H2 was a popular entry level recorder for conducting oral history.  While not the best recording quality, it is incredibly easy to use.  Although it has been replaced by the Zoom H2n, this is [...]