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Multiple Receiver Audio Recording

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N_ALSCAN

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I've been searching for an easy way to record multiple receivers.

Several times, I've been at work/asleep/ or simply not had a scanner on, and a major event has occurred. I would like to be able to go back and listen to the recorded audio.

Of course, I could simply run several instances of a scanner audio recording program. But, where is the coolness in that? I would like to record audio directly to a computer, for easier playback and searching.

I've had difficulty in finding a multiple input recording device that had VOX capability.

I think I may have finally found an affordable solution.

digital-loggers.com lists 2 possibilities, both connect to the computer with a USB connection.

The first unit is called Radio Logger, and has 8 XLR inputs, and is priced at $595
http://digital-loggers.com/radlog.html

The second unit is an 8 input telephone logger, with RJ-11 connectors, and is priced at only $395
http://digital-loggers.com/dli.MIL8000U.html

Does anyone on this board have any experience withe digital-loggers equipment?

The $395 price on the telephone logger is very attractive. However, would I need any special filters or transformers to drop the audio down to the proper levels? Or, would I just be better off going with the XLR input unit?

I will probably leave the audio source radios on a single frequency, each. Therefore I plan on using Motorola Maxtracs, as they are more compact (and probably cheaper) than using scanners for my audio sources.

Does anyone know of a better solution, than any of the above?

Thanks,
Rob
 

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You can get a multi channel sound card for $150, then use a 1-7 channel recorder software like this I use a couple of their products no problems so far. wouldn't hurt to use a "direct box" like of course the cost is still around $400 but is a complete system.
 
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N_ALSCAN

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Thanks for the link to NCH software, I had not seen that company or software before.
I especially like the remote control and remote listen software.
It is really tempting, since the software is currently on sale at about 50% off normal price until July 15th.

I would like to hear from anyone who is using this software, to see which soundcards work best.


I am thinking that I will use the M-Audio Delta 1010LT soundcard, as that appears to be the card that they are selling for their software.

Thanks again, and I will be downloading the trial this holiday weekend to check it out....

Rob
 

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As listed in our recording software wiki, several of the Signal Intelligence products such as Trunkstar Pro mention they can record from multiple inputs. Something else to consider - although I'm not a fan at all of their habit of making their audio files unplayable in standard windows players.

73 Mike
 
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