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Adger
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Telco-Interviews?

Post by Adger » 31 May 2012 11:24

I was offered to interview a Band by telephone. It struck me, that in "these days" using the phone has become somewhat odd, so I never thought about this to become an issue, but now it is. I did a bit of net research, and got stuck.

My question is:

How do you solve the technical problem of recording an interview that you do by phone? Are you using special telephones? (If yes: which?) Are there other "easy and cheap" solutions? Any technical advice? Any "gapping holes" on the way the unaware is prone to fall into?

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Re: Telco-Interviews?

Post by Adger » 31 May 2012 13:58

woha... That reads rather complicated... ...and expensive.

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Re: Telco-Interviews?

Post by Farbo » 31 May 2012 14:35

I use special cable for mobile phones (in my case Nokia) made from headset cable. I connect one side to mobile phone and the other end (with 2 audio outputs and 1 audio input) into mixing desk.
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Re: Telco-Interviews?

Post by radio42 » 31 May 2012 20:29

An alternative would be to use 'Skype' and directly record your session (e.g. via an appropriate Skype add-on).

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Re: Telco-Interviews?

Post by radio42 » 31 May 2012 21:58

Some info can be found e.g. here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_hybrid
or
http://www.audiotheater.com/phone/phone.html

So there are basically 3 typical solutions:
a) a special telephone hybrid converter/adapter is used, which offers a RJ-Western (RJ-11) jack on one end and an audio jack output on the other end (which can then be connected to your soundcard/mixer).
b) the telephone switchboard/system already offers a hybrid output (audio output).
c) the broadcast mixer consoles already offers a dedicated 'telephone hybrid' connector resp. a dedicated 'telephone hybrid' mixer channel.

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Re: Telco-Interviews?

Post by Andreas Duswald » 08 Jun 2012 09:05

Hello there - Take a look in the www for lrx 35 - This is a cheap an genius way to get the telefon into your mixer. We use it and it sounds perfect. No need to spend hundrets of Euro for an hibrid:
http://www.audiotranskription.de/aufnah ... ehmen.html
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Re: Telco-Interviews?

Post by Farbo » 08 Jun 2012 09:42

Andfres, this is a good price. Did you maybe find some adapter for connecting mobile phones (in my case Nokia)?
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Re: Telco-Interviews?

Post by Andreas Duswald » 08 Jun 2012 17:35

mobilefone is always the trouble with the signal disturbing. If you meen normal Cable Free Telefones - than there is from the same firm a different connector for that. think it was named lrx 37 or something like that.

For Cellfone/mobile in German Handy - I havend seen any connector jet
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Re: Telco-Interviews?

Post by Adger » 09 Jun 2012 10:20

The LRX looks quite interesting but it seems to be rather hard to get these days (no longer produced, I guess). Are there alternative products to this device? I know there are some howtos and stuff aimed to those willing solder one themselves but honestly I really don't feel like prying something together that in worst case fries me, my system and my phoneline :-D

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Re: Telco-Interviews?

Post by Andreas Duswald » 10 Jun 2012 20:00

just look around ebay a bit - i found it there after some days waiting and looking
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