How may I make a record player and/or record on records? ?

Self explainitory. Also, can re-create please, please, PLEASE!! Not comment here

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I want the background noise!

I have a recording of a conference call I have to transcribe. Unfortunately the recorder was placed near a noisy co-worker, who has become the main sound during the recording. Is there some way to pull out and enhance what is now the background noise, my important call?

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Camcorder

Trying to rig a camcorder with a motion sensor to start recording as soon as the motion sensor is triggerd.  any ideas.

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Digital Voice Recorder

I am looking for an inexpensive Digital Voice Recorder that has a removable memory card.

Topic by silverio   |  last reply


Make a sound recorder?

I bought a cheap answering machine, but it's too big for the container I want to put it in. What parts can I use from it? I just want it to record a sound and play it back when a button is pressed. Also, I salvaged a part from a touch lamp. How can I incorporate this for the power?

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Video "out" recording? Answered

On certain cameras, DVD players, VCR players it has the red, yellow and white "out", if I were to have a spy camera with the yellow and white "out" how would I record that in the space of a largish pocket? Kipkay's Instructable features the exact same style of camera (go here www.instructables.com/id/Covert-Spy-Sunglasses/)Pic is of my one, not my picture though (sorry). Red is for power.

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how to get good vocal recordings through telephone without feedback noise?

I'm a producer and I'd like to know how I can record my daughter over the phone into my ProTools studio soundcard,I have 1 mic

Question by ayvonne1   |  last reply



motion sensor that activates a recording!!!!!

Hi I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to build a motion sensor that activates a recording. It would have to be a small unit no more than 3-5 inches. what I would like to build is that when a pereson walks by the unit they activate the sensor and a recording(that has been pre recorded) is played. Any ideas on how to do this??????

Topic by shilos   |  last reply


How to pre-record voice module from PC, avoiding using microphone?

Hello. Could anyone advice me, please? I read all of the QA related, but my question would be a bit specific. My intention is to make a greeting card like device, using recordable voice module. Recording your own message by using the microphone is pretty clear. However my concern is, I would like to pre-record this module with any music or jingle from the PC and leave user the option either to record her/his own message using the attached microphone or let that pre-recorded jingle play. I would use any of this type or similar modules shown on picture. Thanks in advance.

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will a 5v 3A kill my 4-Channel CP2102 Voice Record Playback Module ? Answered

I purchase a CP2102 Voice Record chip and i cant find the datasheet  also i purchase a ICSH030A to go with it i dont know if those chips will "take" the amps they need or just burt out Here are the boards : https://www.tanotis.com/products/tanotis-cp2102-4-channel-voice-record-playback-module-voice-recording-module-new http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA86V2Z32044

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Audio Cards

Can anyone tell me how I can made an audio crads like the ones you can purchase in stores. I would like to be able to purchase the circuit board and speker and then record my own messages for my grandchildren books. If you know wher I can purchase the circuit board, speaker and what else is need to record my own voice on the circuit borads. Thanks Mike

Topic by wacky   |  last reply


'Weather station': can it be converted/ hacked to data-logger/ PC compatible??

This christmas, many stores in Holland sell nice 'weather stations', even with remote access. But no recording, data logger, no SD card, only transmission of real time signals to the display unit.  I myself have great 1960s vintage registering equipment, from the university dumpster.   But how many folks can get to that??? Hopefully, someone can figure out how to hack one of these weather stations...

Question by BobS   |  last reply


Video Recording on a xbox 360.

Does anybody know of any mods, or programs for recording what you do on 360? i need a video recording program, (if you know of one that will record voice chat then ausome, but if not then mention the one that will record video plz) i need help and anything will be much appreciated. ps. by the way, the cheaper the better, but i can deal with programs that i need to buy.

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Repairing a record player turntable?

I just bought a record player, and the turntable (round plastic bit) is warped from the previous owner. Is there an easy fix for this, or should I just buy the new turntable?

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Record Hulu movies and shows? Answered

Hello everyone, Can anyone help me on this? I remember some time ago there were some Hulu Downloader apps that could let one save Hulu videos to your hard disk, but I'm afraid that the Hulu Downloader app I knew about  just doesn't work anymore. So I'm just wondering if there is still some way to record Hulu movies and shows to pc or even to record and convert Hulu movies for cell phone, so that I can again enjoy some of the latest episodes of my favorite tv series  from Hulu when I don't have an internet connection available on the laptop or when I'm not at home ?

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Help Set A WORLD RECORD

Fire Fox three is going to (officially) be released soon. Pledge to download it on DOWNLOAD DAY. Over 1 million people have already pledged to do so. I just thought most of us here on instructables LOVE Firefox so I though id post this ! **im not trying to seem like an advertiser here

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FM Transmitter with voice recorder.

This is what I would like to have made. I see these in spy websites for cheap. I don't want to spy on anyone but need for for another reason. Can anyone here on this site point me in the right direction. It's a short range FM Transmitter that has a built in voice recorder for up to 4 minutes made. The recorder would have a simple button that you would press to record with a built-in mic and small speaker for playback. The recording when transmitting would loop forever. The unit would be powered by a small battery and solar panel or just solar panel if that would work both indoors and out. The unit would only have to transmit during daytime hours. I would need the FM Transmitter to transmit no more than 100 feet and to meet FCC for USA. The transmission would need to be a very clear transmission because it is going to be used for advertising. It does not need to be in stereo. I've attached an image of what I would like to have made and the case is available at http://www.polycase.com/ Thanks Gregg

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Cold thermostat and temperature recorder.

Cold thermostat and temperature recorder. Good day everyone! I luckly obtained for free a freezer with a broken thermostat. I am planning to brew some lager beer, so I would like to replace the thermostat with a digital one, in order to set the temperature on 4°C / 39,2°F / 277,15K (ahah) (lager beer brewing temperature!) and to record it during the fermenting process, transfering then the data on my computer. Before I get lost through the universe of electronics, could anyone of you give me a good advice on where to look? I suppose an Arduino could do the trick, but I know almost nothing about it; so i ask you. Otherwise, I scavenged a "working", non-digital fridge thermostat, but I've just seen that it makes the freezer to get no warmer than -10°C: does anyone know if it is fixable and how to? Many thanks for the attention, and have a good day!

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Sound recorder/playback IC?

I need a sound playback/recorder IC for a certain musical instrument that I am building. 25 buttons will be attached to an ATmega644 microcontroller, and the microcontroller will tell the sound IC to play a different sound for each button. The problem is that I haven't found a chip that will store so many sounds seperately, so do you know of any???I've seen the Arduino Wave shield, but I am looking for something with not so many parts.EDIT: I have decided to use the wave shield design, so I don't need any more feedback, unless you have a really brilliant idea

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Recording digitally with an analog camcorder

I recently came into possession of a mid-eighties Newvicon analog camcorder. It has RCA outputs for the video and audio (mono), and I'd like to record the output from this camcorder as digital. The idea I had initially was to use something like a Flip video camera (in order to keep it portable), but then I realized that the Flip doesn't have an RCA input... in fact, nothing I know of has an RCA input, unless I wanted to plug it into a computer or a DVD recorder, which negates the simplicity of it recording to a video file that can be dragged and dropped onto my desktop. The reason for wanting to salvage this camcorder and use it instead of just using the Flip is because the video quality is incredibly "eighties" - the color is slightly askew, and the sensitivity to light means that moving the camera suddenly causes ghosting, which, to me, is desirable for the look i'm going for. Personally, I find it fun and interesting to use old things like this instead of the new stuff. The only drawback is the simplicity (or lack thereof) in being able to post things immediately in this digital YouTube age. I'd like to keep it portable. I'd like to keep it simple. Any ideas on a camcorder, or even a "digital go between" that would record onto an SD card or USB drive? Does anything like this exist? If not, I'd like something like an SD card go between, as I have a 32 GB SDHC that would work great for this kind of project. This is the same model camera - the video outputs are located on a proprietary PSU, which isn't a problem for me to carry around, or have plugged into an extension cord.

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Camcorder won't record video?

I have recently come into possession of a HDD JVC hard disk camcorder. I got it from a friend who asked if I would fix it for him, so I told him I would ask around. Any comments are much appreciated. It works great! Except it doesn’t record video, it has great sound quality and a handful of cool features. I've already taken it to the store and was told it would be around $200 or more to get it fixed, when I asked what was wrong with it i didnt get a responce from the man at the store. If anyone has any idea what’s happening or how to fix it without spending $200 I would much appreciate it! I dont know if this will help anyone (I didnt find any use of it) but heres the model number GZ-MG30U

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Record Solar Powered Flight

UK-built solar-powered plane has set an unofficial world endurance record for a flight by an unmanned aircraft.The Zephyr-6, as it is known, stayed aloft for more than three days, running through the night on batteries it had recharged in sunlight.The flight was a demonstration for the US military, which is looking for new types of technology to support its troops on the ground.Craft like Zephyr might make ideal platforms for reconnaissance.They could also be used to relay battlefield communications.Chris Kelleher, from UK defence and research firm QinetiQ, said Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) offer advantages over traditional aircraft and even satellites."The principal advantage is persistence - that you would be there all the time," he told BBC News. "A satellite goes over the same part of the Earth twice a day - and one of those is at night - so it's only really getting a snapshot of activity. Zephyr would be watching all day." The latest flight was conducted at the US Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.The Zephyr flew non-stop for 82 hours, 37 minutes.That time beats the current official world record for unmanned flight set by the US robot plane Global Hawk - of 30 hours, 24 minutes - and even Zephyr's own previous best of 54 hours achieved last year.However, the Yuma mark remains "unofficial" because QinetiQ did not involve the FAI (Federation Aeronautique Internationale), the world air sports federation, which sanctions all record attempts.The US Department of Defense funded the demonstration flight under its Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) programme. The 30kg Zephyr was guided by remote control to an operating altitude in excess of 18km (60,000ft), and then flown on autopilot and via satellite communication.It tested a communications payload weighing approximately 2kg.At first sight, the propeller-driven Zephyr looks to be just another model aircraft, and it is even launched by hand. But this "pilotless" vehicle with its 18-metre wingspan incorporates world-leading technologies.Its structure uses ultra-lightweight carbon-fibre material; and the plane flies on solar power generated by amorphous silicon solar arrays no thicker than sheets of paper. These are glued over the aircraft's wings.To get through the night, the propellers are powered from lithium-sulphur batteries which are topped up during the day."A lot of effort has gone into power storage and light-weighting the systems," explained Mr Kelleher. "Lithium sulphur is more than double the energy density of the best alternative technology which is lithium polymer batteries. The engineers from the Farnborough-based company are now collaborating with the American aerospace giant Boeing on a defence project codenamed Vulture.This would see the biggest plane in history take to the sky, powered by the sun and capable of carrying a 450-kilo (1,000lb) payload.US commanders say the design must be able to maintain its position over a particular spot on the Earth's surface uninterrupted for five years. QinetiQ is the public company that used to be the British Government's military research department, before they privatised it.BBC articleQinetiQ's page on Zephyr

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Sound record/playback IC? Answered

I know I already asked a similar question, and I have been looking at the ISD chips (mostly the 1110 and 2100), but they don't seem to be available to buy anywhere in the UK. I am looking for a sound record/playback chip that stores medium-quality audio, only about 1-2 seconds (I believe the ISD 1110 holds up to 10 seconds, but can be cut off early). An internal ~1w amplifier would also be handy, but not necessary. The chip needs to be fairly simple to implement, have non-volatile storage, and be available in both DIP and either SOIC or QFP packages, as well as being readily available in the UK. A microcontroller that does so would also be good, I have looked at PICs and PICAXE chips, but it looks like they only do polyphonic tones or very low quality short audio with a lot of effort. I believe the ATTiny 2313 does audio playback as I have seen a lot of kits that utilize this chip.

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Problems when recording a bass guitar

 Hi, I have experienced some difficulties trying to record my bass with my computer. I get a okay result at first, but when after a while the sound gets more and more weak. It gets weaker, but still gives some peaks where the sound is stronger. Happens with every mic I've tried, even with straight input. Could it be the soundcard? Trying to upload a soundsample.

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Can you power a recording module by USB?

Hi i was wanting to know if it was at all possible to power a recording module that you would find in a recordable birthday card via USB as i am making a wall-e and would like the sound setup to be powered by the same usb connection as the rest of my Wall-e Hub. any advice would be greatly appreciated. best regards.

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Can I use a security cam dvr to record my tv shows?

I found a working(turns on) digital video recorder with a hard drive in it. Can this be used to record tv shows off my smarttv? It's a Samsung SDR-B74303n, it does not have a remote. Any advice appreciated. Thanks.

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In the process of hacking the rather cheaply made RS digital voice recorder I bought recently...

Remember the pic of the voice recorder I had in my April Fools entry ? It looked like the first pic below. It uses a cheap speaker for both speaker and mic. The sound from it is less then desirable, but not because of the chip used, but because costs were cut by using the speaker instead of a decent little Electret mic :-( Well, I have started to work on changing this (as it was unusable as it was): I first soldered in a little mic from an old dictation machine (yeah, it used reel tapes) and this helped. But I wanted it to be more under my control, so I added a switch inline to the mic. Now the sound is great, but it is still barely audible, so the next step is to make a 5X or 10X amp for the playback. I might even get ambitious and put a preamp inline with the mic. This I have been working on in my "spare time" and also hope to get a CAKE (torte) entered into the contest on Monday.....busy busy busy :-)

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how to build video recording module?

How to build a custom video recording module for cmos sensor with microsd storage.

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Does anyone know about designing a multi capsule microphone?

We can create speakers with multiple drivers to cover all of the frequencies of human hearing, so perhaps people have come up with some ways to design microphones in a similar way with crossovers and such. 

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EMT 140 plate reverb transducer & pickups. I want to build studio quality components.

Hello group. I am entertaining a spring project for duplicating the famous German made EMT 140 plate reverb units used at recording studios like Abbey Road. The construction of the plate, supports, box, welding and such is really not a problem for me personally. Even the pickups I don't think are a huge problem as there are many out there ready made and it's probably easier to make a high quality pickup than a high quality transducer. I would however like to build my own transducer but don't know exactly where to start. I don't want to go the piezo route that I see out there as I think that is not going to end up being anywhere near usable in a studio. I'm not opposed to converting a hacked up speaker or something that doesn't look pretty as long as it works. The typical plate reverb build (the main structure and plate) I believe is with a steel plate about 1 meter wide by 2 meters long suspended within another steel frame and tuned (tension even on all 4 corners). Also, there is a damper that you need to build to lengthen or shorten the delay. This general construction I don't see to be a roadblock but the transducer seems to be what I think may trip me up. I would just like to get something working before I dive in on several days of picking up heavy metal, welding and fabrication of the supporting structure and plate. Some things I would like to understand and advice on are: What type of transducer am I really trying to build here or what type of transducers do you think I should consider? Surface? Tactile? Bone? Can I use a regular speaker magnet? If so what is too big or too small for the plate? What gauge varnish coil wire do I use and how many winds for 8 ohm amp? What sort of material should I wind over? Should I just modify a speaker or driver? Are there any other quality units out there ready made to save me the pain of building this transducer from scratch? I do have a Dayton Audio HDN-8 on order to start experimenting but would like to get something better I think. Building a pickup seems to be infinitely easier since I already know how to build guitar pickups and also there are a huge selection of pickups for things like acoustic and mandolin etc. so that I assume is the easy part of the electronics. Still if there are any design ideas you know that would be studio quality I would like to hear from you. My main focus is the heart of the system and the transducer. I have seen a few different methods converting a speaker by cutting out most of the speaker except for the center and then super glue to a metal rod that would touch the plate or whatever but I'm certain that there may be a more simple solution out there. Thanks in advance for any replies! Art

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How to make a preamp out of transistors? Answered

I am wondering how to make a simple and cheap preamp for a microphone for recording audio on the computer. I would prefer to use no chips. thanks, josh1324

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How can I create a PPM-generating device whose output can be recorded as audio?

Dear Community,          In the late 80s and early 90s, the whole Teddy Ruxpin craze took off, and there were many spin-offs on this.  The basic idea was that the toy had a cassette player where one channel was directed to an audio circuit in the usual way, and the other channel had animation synchronization code directed to some sort of receiving circuit which controlled motors to make the mouth and eyes move so it would appear to be telling a story or singing a song.  My favorite instance of this (which I had as a child), is the Ideal Big Bird Storymagic based on the famous Sesame Street character.  There were so-called "satellite toys", Cookie Monster and Oscar which connected to Big Bird via a special patch cord, and they talked along and helped Big Bird tell the story.  I never had those though.  Different fans tell me that the animation sync code is Pulse-position modulation, the same code used over radio waves to guide remote controlled cars and helicopters.  I'm not sure if this is true or not.  I've looked at it in a waveform editor, and there appears to be some amplitude modulation going on here too.  (Please see below).  The highlighted (white) section is the span of two words.  The right (lower) channel shows the voice speaking these two words, and the left (upper) channel shows what happens to the code (which really sounds like a fax machine) as he moves his jaw down, up, and down again in time with the words.  Is this PPM, and if not, what is it? Now that I'm in my mid 20s, and I work with young children, I found one of these Ideal Big Birds on Ebay in great working order.   I'm wondering if it's possible to try to re-create what the manufacturers used to create this sync code in the first place.  Sesame Street created many nice "regular" story / music tapes with Big Bird as the central character.  I thought it might be cool to take some of these (especially the Follow That Bird soundtrack) and add the sync to make my own sort of unofficial storymagic tape (just for fun, and for my students, not to sel or share, as this would be a copyright issue).      I'm wondering if some sort of 1KHz oscillator-like device could be built that has levers of some kind, which could be routed through a DAW or a mixer, which would allow one to perform along with a program, and place the appropriate modulation envelopes into the stream of PPM to place the movements?  I think there are at least two kinds of modulation in the code; that for the beak, and for the eyes.  There must be other kinds of modulation for Cookie Monster and for Oscar.  If something like this seems practical and feasible, I'd enjoy learning about it, just for the fun of it.  If it is possible, I am also wondering how or where I could have it built, and for what sort of budget, as I am far better with my ears than with the soldering iron.  I have tried and tried, to no avail, to find someone in the “talking toys” community who knows how this was originally created.  Let me know if you'd like me to send you a clip of the audio file.  Here's a link to someone else's on Youtube so that you can see what I'm talking about.  Thank you so much for taking the time to read all of this senseless ramble!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxCnmao8FAs Thanks a ton for any insights that you have!!!  I apologize in advance for the inherent nutty-ness of this post! ;)  Sincerely, Jessica

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software to record from tv in card

I have conexant bt878 tv in card and want to record composite video (yellow plug) i look for software that works in windows xp pro is free (as in linux) or free (as in not paid) + does not advertise itself in the recorded video etc + does not have any limits like demo software does not contain drm (copy protection) records in moderate to high resolution (not like 3XX x 2XX thumbnail video) and with high quality codec records audio too

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FREE automatic call recorder for iphone ?

I am from india ( haryana ) . i want a FREE automatic call recorder app for my iphone...     help plz :) and some other top free apps also

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How to design the voice recordable greetin ???

Hi frnds !!! i wanna design one small  voice recordable greetin for my coll sympo so , can any one guide me how to create that circuit and design those connections pls ...!!!

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Possible to record grooveshark songs for ipod? Answered

Hi, If you guys use grooveshark music streaming, do you also know if it is possible to record and save grooveshark songs for ipod ? I found some pretty good songs I like on grooveshark, but I saw round there that ipods are not supported ,so I was wondering if there would be any possibility to record and save grooveshark songs I like and then transfer the songs to my ipod.  I'd love to hear nay ideas on this.Thanks!

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can we record ultrasonic sounds. ?

.if it so how we can.can we recieve it using microphone(ie it can be converted to electrical energy ah

Question by thenmozhi   |  last reply


How to record or capture Footytube videos ? Answered

Hi, Can you guys help me on this? I found this footytube website, which is pretty useful whenever I wanna watch  all sorts of  football videos but unfortunately I cannot access it on my cell phone also. So I was thinking if maybe anyone has some idea on how to record or capture, download and save Footytube videos for cell phone. Is there something like a Footytube Downloader I could maybe try? Any help would be so great!

Question by adneylee   |  last reply


how do you record on a chromebook?

I am trying to see if i can make a video on my chromebook but all i have been taking are pictures... can someone help me.....

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where do I get a small voice recorder that you can record without someone knowing?

Having trouble with harassment at work and need to record conversations without anyone knowing.

Question by steve maite   |  last reply


how to record live straming music in the computer? Answered

Ilive streaming music recording free

Question by suneelranga21   |  last reply


please help me! record player question! need help setting up!

ok i just got a record player,some records, and a pyle p999 phono preamp for christmas. the output is a red and white cord. is there any way to listen to it without getting a amplifier?

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where can i get a free software on record keeping of records in a pediatric clinic?

It's like i want to create a database of pediatric patients medical records which can easily be accessed in a laptop.

Question by juventus4d88   |  last reply


how can i use my PIR sensor to activate the radioshack sound recorder module?

I know how to use my PIR sensor to alow power to something.... but now i already have power to my something and i need to to just act as a motion activated switch. im new to electronics and i need help. i also have an arduino.

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