The Independent Ear: On The Go Freelance Writer Uses Cogi’s Audio Recording Software
I managed to catch Brandon Kim recently and ask him a few questions about his IFC.com blog the Independent Ear. IFC.com features news and articles related to the entertainment industry as well as live video streaming of shows such as Arrested Development and Young American Bodies. In his blog, Brandon focuses on what he calls the crossroads of music and film, exploring soundtracks and movie scores as well as actors trying their hand at music and bands dabbling in film composition. He has interviewed people involved with films such as “28 Days Later”, “Batman Begins” and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”.
As a writer Brandon uses Cogi to make sure that he’s representing accurately what the person said and to fact check his interviews to catch any details he may have missed the first time. With Cogi’s audio recording software you can easily record and review any conversation, whether it’s over the phone or even in person. Over the phone simply use the Cogi software to set up the call and Cogi captures the audio, during the call you can highlight or flag parts of the call for easy reference. In person dial the Cogi access number and turn any speakerphone or cell phone into a digital voice recorder. Calls are then stored in your online portfolio and include the option to have the entire call or just portions of the call transcribed.
When asked why he chose Cogi, Brandon replied, “I didn’t see a hardware solution out there that seemed reasonable to me. They all seemed kinda cumbersome. I don’t work in an office most of the time so I need to figure out all these things myself. So I didn’t want to have some big complicated set up.” With Cogi’s downloadable audio recording software and access number you can easily record a conversation anywhere you have a phone with out the need for additional hardware.
Brandon also likes that it’s easy to take the audio from any interview and save it as an MP3 and play it wherever he is. “When I go and work somewhere with my laptop I have the MP3 and then using Windows media player I just listen to the interview on headphones and get whatever I need. That’s convenient because you can’t always be online.”
Whether you’re recording several interviews a week or your daily business calls Cogi’s audio recording software lets you easily record, store and search your important conversations.
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