The Quikscribe Recorder has integrated software and hardware drivers to support professional digital recorders from Philips, including the DPM 9600 model.
However, just about any other digital recorder may be used if it can connect to the computer and be recognized as a “removable storage device” (with a drive letter such as E:, F:, G:, etc.
The Quikscribe drivers provide a pop-up panel (the “Quikscribe Downloader” that displays the list of files on the recorder, and allows you to easily transfer the files to the Quikscribe Recorder or to the Quikscribe Player.
When the recorder is connected to the PC using the USB cable or the docking cradle, the Quikscribe Downloader panel will appear, as in the following example:
The process can be as simple as clicking the Select All button, and then the Transfer button.
Depending on the Device Settings, the files can be placed on the computer in the author’s Drafts folder in QS Recorder, or the files can be sent directly to the desired transcription destination.
The Device Settings also has an option to automate the process, so that by simply connecting the portable recorder to the computer, the files will be transferred automatically to the desired destination.
If Using the Philips Digital Pocket Memo: The drivers are built into the software and Quikscribe Downloader will recognize the device.
If using a different portable recorder (such as Olympus, Grundig, or others): You will need to select the option under Settings for “Use Disk Integration”
Files may also be sent directly to transcription when downloaded.