digital fieldwork

i have been considering doing interviews over the computer, but have been looking for a good (and simple) program to use with skype and ichat. a friend recommended wiretap pro which i have been testing during the last days. not only can it be used to tape conversations (both what you say and the one you are talking to), but it can also tape radio programs (actually any sound coming in or going through your sound card). in other words a quite cool program (and at $19 not too expensive either). another program with similar features (just a little more expensive – $30) is audio hijack pro. the interface is more complex but it lets you decide what source you want to record (wire tap pro tapes anything). it also seems to be a very cool program. now i just will have to test both of them…

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