My experience is to use any standard windows compatible sound card on a laptop or regular pc. The best sound recorder software was suggested by Dmitry and it’s for free on the internet called www.goldwave.com. I have used this for a year on Texas VIBS audio file with no complaints of braking up ( I used our company Dell Laptop with the included built in sound card) The settings used was mono 16 bit PCM, of course this will change to MP3 as soon as it becomes available through GEMS and AVTS upgrades.
Hope this helps.
In speaking with folks in the field who recorded VIBS for this CA. election, the recording wasn't too bad, but "breaking up" the files too a long time. I don't really know what that entails, but sounded like a technical customer could handle, but non-technical would have difficulty. Assuming technical resources:
1. Do you install sound card into GEMS machine, or is it better on some other PC?
2. What sound cards or types of sound cards do we recommend?