TIPPINST -- This week our Skunkworks team is looking at ways to digitally record audio streams from a computer. I have a noisy laptop that I want to use to create podcasts from Skype phone calls. In order to remove the annoying hiss and fan noise of the laptop, I have embedded a microphone inside an over-the-head earphone contraption but I wonder if there's a more elegant solution. So we're looking at all sorts of patch cables and hope to find a solution that's plug-and-record.
I stick a flat Sony ECM-880 Electret Condensor Microphone inside the left cup of my studio headset and things work with that setup. However, I can't carry the bulky headset everywhere, so my recording sessions happen only at one desk.
The pocket solution is either using the Nokia 9500 or the Sony Ericsson S700i to ring out with a Skype-like phone service, and then to record the session on the removeable media used by the two different phones.