A digital voice recorder is a handheld device designed to record voice and sound with superior sound recording and playback, without the need for media. The sound files created on the recorder are managed in a file system on an internal hard drive or removable flash drive and can be uploaded to a computer for playback, transcription, or audio editing.
The first digital voice recorder for widespread consumer use was developed by Olympus in 2001 and has continued to evolve. The dictation machine has been forever replaced by the digital alternative. Digital voice recorders support a variety of personal and professional uses ranging from:
- Dictation – Dictating notes and letters for later transcription
- Business & Legal Recordings – Meetings, conferences, and judicial proceedings all benefit from the use of a recording device
- Writers & Journalists – Because journalists are tasked with providing direct quotations, digital voice recorders are an essential tool
- Students – Should a student be unable to attend a class, their digital recording device can easily capture a lecture, which can be accessed later for important class data
- Recording family moments
So you have purchased a Digital Voice Recorder but how do you use it?
Contact Your Office for a quick, simple User Guide and training, if required.