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Pointers: voice recording on a Mac or iOS device

04/01, 5:00pm

Beyond FaceTime calls, there are handy reasons to record

Most Macs (with the exception of the Mac mini and the Mac Pro) -- and all iOS devices -- come with a built-in microphone that is above-average in quality for that sort of device. A typical user might employ it for all kinds of purposes beyond the normal phone calling: dictating emails, voice memos, FaceTime calls. There are times, however, where you need much higher quality, and this Pointers column will talk about some of those situations, and how to create recordings you can be proud of.


Parliant offers professional voice messages

04/26, 1:10pm

Professional Audio Store

Parliant is now offering professionally recorded messages for all of its Mac telephony products for small businesses, homes, and home offices. Direct from Parliant's web site, users can enter their message(s), receive a quote, approve the order and then download your recordings 2 days later, professionally produced in an optimal format for PhoneValet and PhoneHerald. Users can then simply import the files into the mailboxes. Over 30 professional voice talents are offered, in a wide range of languages and dialects. Samples of each voice are available (requires Flash) and options for file name as well as file type are available. Users are asked to select which Parliant product the voice should be designed for; sample pricing for "Joan" (17 word count) was $58.



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