| | 03-20-12, 03:37 PM Thread Author #6
Playbook recording for pro use
...Thanks everyone for all the advice. But sorry to say Playbook won't be able to do what I need it most for. I asked a seminar full of big-league voice over pros (the people you hear announcing what's next on all the major TV stations plus a lot of commercial voice actors) and unfortunately they said, iPad for away from the studio use. That was after one of them said from the stage, "Playbook? Are you joking? Really...". One of them later came up to chat and said they've got nothing against Playbook personally - it's great for many things and many businesses, but unfortunately not for ours. Many musicians go "i" also for the same reason. Personally, I need something that is capable of recording top quality spoken word, not just dialogue for a voice memo. Only a minute or two worth of track, but it has to be done via a pro exterior mic and then quickly edited, converted and emailed as an MP3. Couldn't find a way to hook up a mic on PB, and the simplest industry standard editing program, Twisted Wave, is Apple friendly only. Whaaa. Yes, I know the Playbook has the advantage of tethering with my Blackberry, but until RIM moves from corporate business friendly to creative business friendly with their tablets, I have to do the iPad thing. And if they don't start making bigger screen phones (with the keyboards I love), I may have to move on from the phones, too...Though I dread the touch screen keyboards...I so wish RIM would step up and become the leader it once was. Or at least, try and come close. Right now it seems like it's totally given up. Sad.