I’m looking for a better way to record our worship experiences.
We used to record to CD, till it broke. The positives about that were that 60% of the time it worked every time and it was kind of a no-brainer. The negatives were that you could only record about 75 minutes and unfortunately we always run over that. Plus then you’ve got to rip it off the CD, which isn’t that bad, but an extra step for us.
When the CD recorder broke, I reworked our system to send to dual RCA’s out into a computer to record with Audacity. This works great except that we don’t have an extra computer so we’re using my MBP, which is a pain, cuz I’ve got to bring it in and set it up and then it’s in use all Sunday. The cool thing about using the computer is we can immediately put our bumpers on the message, burn a CD, make copies and have them ready by the end of service.
So my dilemma is, what shall I do?
- Fix the CD recorder? Who knows how much that will be, probably a lot.
- Keep using my computer?
- Find another computer?
- Use some type of MP3 recorder, then just take it down to my office and dump it onto my desktop to edit and burn the CD?
I personally like option 5. Does anyone use any inexpensive MP3 recorders to record their worship services? If so, what make & model and how is it working? Everyone else, how do you accomplish this each week?