The online music collaboration platform Indaba came out with a new experimental feature it calls IndabaVox. It’s gives you remote access to your sessions via mobile phone and allows you to record from where ever you’re calling as well as set up conference calls with other members of your session.
All you need to do is go to your account settings, register your phone number, and go to your default session to enable the service. You will be given IndabaVox’s hotline and a PIN. Seconds after dialing you are greeted by the lovely voice of some damsel who gives you the options of recording or doing a conference call.
The whole process is done very quickly and I received my recordings in my session within minutes. The idea of turning your phone into a portable recorder is great to record on-the-spot ideas if means of recording are nowhere to be found in your premises. Would be even greater if Indaba could playback your session somehow so you could actually record to a reference track.
This reminds me of VoodooVox’s MyVox free API that also turns your mobile into a microphone. The mobile technology firm entered in partnership with Ludacris’s WeMix collaboration website back in June. Although they both set out to do more or less what Indaba has done with IndabaVox, I have yet to figure out where and how I enable the MyVox feature in my WeMix account seeing as the process is much less transparent.
Since we’re talking about portable recorders and music collabs:
- For an overview of the major online music collaboration websites out there, click here.
- For an overview of some very cool affordable portable digital recorders, click here.