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Old 08-10-2010, 01:14 AM
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Default Using Fuze's voice recorder

Having researched on the net, I discovered that there is no record button located on the side of the Fuze. I am curious as to whether the Fuze's recorder is as easily activated: press one button, done.

I have grown accustomed to the convenience of simply pressing a button on my e250r, initiating a recording sequence with no questions asked. Having this feature is of utmost importance.

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Old 08-10-2010, 01:32 AM
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Not one button dedicated recording, but the Fuze voice recording works thusly:

- select the VOICE [microphone icon];
- select RECORD NOW at the menu;
- voice recording automatically begins at this point.

While recording, the screen presents PAUSE and STOP options for you. If you select either it will ask you whether or not to save the file.

Pretty much it. Hope that works for you - it is easy as pie, enough so that my mom is able to use the Fuze recorder during her singing classes. :-)

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Old 08-10-2010, 08:06 PM
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The Fuze is an excellent mp3 player, but as a recorder it sucks. Unless the speaker's mouth is within around 2-3 feet or so of the player, the recording volume will be low, and background noise will be great. The recorder on the Fuze and Clip+ is basically just so you can hold the player near your mouth and speak directly into it to leave notes for yourself.
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:07 PM
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The Fuze is an excellent mp3 player, but as a recorder it sucks. Unless the speaker's mouth is within around 2-3 feet or so of the player, the recording volume will be low, and background noise will be great. The recorder on the Fuze and Clip+ is basically just so you can hold the player near your mouth and speak directly into it to leave notes for yourself.
Do you think it would be possible to get it set up to record a lecture for college or something because I was hoping to do that when college started for me.
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:34 PM
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Do you think it would be possible to get it set up to record a lecture for college or something because I was hoping to do that when college started for me.
Well, not sure how effective the mic will be in a lecture hall situation, As JK98 says the mic on the Fuze is not very sensitive - a conversation between 2 people with the Fuze mic between 3-5 away is fine. Any thing else is gonna be not so great.

I would consider looking into dedicated recording devices for your purposes. They are quite reasonably priced and will certainly yield better results than most mp3 players with voice mics....

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Old 08-11-2010, 12:11 AM
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It would be very bad for recording a lecture from the back of the room, but might work if it is on the professor's desk or podium. Imo you would be much better off buying a separate recorder with a microphone jack(in case you need to use an external microphone). Take a look at the new Olympus recorders WS700M, and VN8100PC.

Aside from the low recording sound quality on the Clip+ and Fuze, there aren't really any features to manage recordings. Do yourself a favor and get a real recorder for recording, and a music player for playing music.

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Old 08-11-2010, 01:43 PM
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I was just hoping to kill to birds with one stone for supper but I guess I won't be doing that. I'll either pull out a shotgun to get the other bird (no one messes with me and gets away with it) or I'll just let it go and make do with one bird.
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Old 08-11-2010, 04:22 PM
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No mp3 player that I know of is an acceptable recorder, but some recorders might work decently enough as players if you are willing to forgo features like tag browsing or shuffling the music. One recorder that looks interesting is the Olympus WS-700M.
It uses one AAA battery, which imo is a great benefit. It has a micro SDHC card slot, and
a built in USB connector.

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_se...p?product=1515
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:35 PM
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It doesn't matter, I'll get the recorder if I end up needing it.
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