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[Mac] Olympus To Release Update To DSS Player Plus v7 To Make Dictaphones Fully Dragon Dictate 3 Transcription Compatible

##UPDATE January 2013## ## DSS Player Plus v7.3.3 Released – click here I received a heart warming email from the Olympus Australia Dictation Product Manager yesterday. The email contained the release notes for the next version of Olympus’ Mac digital dictation software called DSS Player Plus v7 expected to be released in early 2013. DSS … read more

[Mac][Windows] Olympus Sonority Audio Software Free Update To Version 1.4.1 Available

Olympus have just rolled out a free update to their Sonority audio software taking it now to version 1.4.1. The update is available for both the Mac and Windows platform and applies to Sonority (free), Sonority Plus and Sonority Plus for Editors : Music editions. The changes included in this update are: For Mac Now … read more

Bring Your Blog Alive With SoundCloud – Read Aloud Blog Posts Using Streaming Audio

Just recently I have started to add a recording of yours truely reading aloud my blog posts. I wanted to do this for a couple of key reasons. Firstly for people who are vision impaired and find it difficult to read. Secondly for the lazy or time poor who would prefer to have a blog … read more

Digital Voice Recorders In The Community – Audio Books

LibriVox - Resource for downloading and recording public domain free audio books

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Another example of digital voice being put to a great use is at a website I recently stumbled upon called LibriVox.org – I was on the hunt for audio books for my children when Google pointed me to this resource. Simple concept, they tend to be the best ones, which is take public domain books and have volunteers from around the world record themselves reading them. In turn producing a huge catalog of free audiobooks for the world to enjoy. This is a fantastic initiative, not just because my children get to listen to some classics but for the great many people who for some reason or another can’t or don’t want to read.

LibriVox was started back in 2005 by a man called Hugh McGuire and since then has amassed a few select sidekicks to help with web design, audio book cataloging and the day to day running of LibriVox. Add to that the legion of  volunteers worldwide the LibriVox catalog has grown and grown very fast.

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[Mac] Olympus DSS Player Version 7 Plus Upgrade To 7.2.8 Available – Lion Compatible

A couple of customers recently have had some minor issues using their Olympus DS-5000/DS-5000iD/DS-3400 digital dictaphone on their Mac running Lion (OS X 10.7). The problem experienced was that the device was not automatically recognised by the software when the digital voice recorder was docked or the USB cable attached. The problem seemed to stem … read more

How To Convert Audio Cassette, Microcassette or Mini Cassette Tape To Digital Audio Format

We are now in the day and age of digital dictation and transcription. But, believe it or not, there are people and organisations out there who are still using some form of cassette tape to record dictation. Olympus long ago discontinued their micro and mini cassette transcription kits (remember the old Pearlcorder brand?) and more recently their … read more