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Capture every word with extra clarity

What a voice recorder can do

A voice recorder captures sound and converts it into a digital audio file, which you can either playback directly from the device, or transfer it to another device. Being pocket-sized devices with smaller footprints, they can be valuable tools to record your own memos, or to make sure you are accurate when capturing important information.

That can include phone calls, meetings, lectures, interviews, speeches, presentations, tours and more. You can use a voice recorder as a two-way microphone, passing it to your subject and then back to yourself. Some voice recorders include 3.5mm jacks for headphones or external microphones to add more flexibility to how and what you capture.

For educators and students, voice recorders can be important to conveying and recording learning experiences. Parents can use them to tell stories for their children while they’re not home. Journalists can use them to interview sources for accurate information and quotes. Business owners and executives can never miss a detail when pressing the record button on a device like this.

Features voice recorders come with

Some of these devices are voice-activated, meaning they will start and stop based on whether they hear sound or not. The advantage of that kind of functionality is that it can remove silent gaps between audible content. This can be useful when listening to multiple speakers at an event, or an interview with interruptions.

Other voice recorders are tuned to work with music vocals and instruments, adding another creative element. Then there are devices so small, they can fit into almost any pocket for easy access when you need to record something important. Whether planned or unexpected, it can take seconds to turn a recorder on and capture audio on it.

More advanced models include the option to change pitch and play the recording back at different speeds without altering the pitch. Some even include fast charge for easy recording at a moment’s notice.

What you can do with voice recorder files

Depending on the type of voice recorder, you may have a choice on how high the file quality is. It can come down to the type of format, which can be MP3, WAV, AIFF or FLAC. The available internal storage can determine how much recorded content the device can store. Some may include microSD memory card slots to expand further, whereas others may not.

You can transfer those digital audio files to a Windows PC or Apple Mac and edit them using an appropriate application. Whether you plug the device into a computer via USB and drag and drop the files in, or do so through a memory card reader, you can edit, improve or add content to a project, podcast, presentation or video.