TransKit-Classic = a set of one of
each of the above
is the Classic version of our
TransPedal. It's been very successful
but it's been around since 2005 and so we've updated it with a
more modern version - nicer looking, more comfortable to use and with
cleaner lines. You can read about (and buy) the new TransPedal-2015here.
So why did we bring out our new TransPedal-2015? Well, quite apart from the fact this old one is beginning to
look a bit dated, we've found that most users prefer to transcribe with
dedicated software that has been written for the job, rather than work
with a plug-in for someone else's software (Windows Media Player or
QuickTime). Hence our new TransPedal-2015
works only with
its own easy-to-use browser-based transcription software (as well as many other
optional third party
software packages, if preferred).
However, we recognise that there may still
be a few
customers who wish to transcribe using Windows Media Player or
QuickTime plug-ins or may already have some TransPedals and do not wish
to change. And that's why we still offer it,
albeit with a new name: TransPedal Classic.
So here it is. A simple and
straightforward foot-pedal device that plugs into one of your your
computer's USB sockets and enables digital audio files to be transcribed
just like in the bad old days of tape and cassette.
TransPedal Classic comes with
plug-ins for use with Windows Media Player (for use on a PC) and
QuickTime (for use with a Mac).
TransPhones are comfortable, high quality, under-chin
headphones you can plug into your PC for private listening to the audio
you need to transcribe. Our TransKit Classic
is a set of both of these items purchased together (you may also
purchase them separately - see below).
Before solid state digital recording came along, people who needed to
transcribe the contents of their recordings onto paper used to plug a
footswitch into the recorder, put on their headphones and type up their
recordings while foot-stopping and foot-starting the clunky cassette transport
(stretching the tape and hating the hiss).
Then along came solid state digital recording.
No tape or hiss, but how to stop and start the recordings while you
transcribe them to paper? Use a mouse or keyboard? You must be joking.
Thank goodness for the Solid State Sound TransPedal-2015
& TransPedal Classic
with TransPhones. Now court
reporters, oral history recordists, security companies, government
departments and many others
can easily transcribe their new-fangled solid state sound recordings just
like they used to. Our TransPedals deliver even more control too. Basic
Stop/Start (foot up/down) control is provided as well as Rewind (in case
you missed something) and and Fast Forward (in case you want to miss
• Works with Windows
Media Player and QuickTime
Classic comes with a CD-ROM
containing two choices of add-in: if you have a PC there's a simple plug-in for Windows Media Player*;
if you use a Mac you get a simple plug-in for QuicktTime**. Full
instructions are provided on the CD. Can't be simpler than that.
Once you've installed the
Windows Media Player or QuickTime plug-in, just physically connect your
TransPedal Classic into any free USB
socket on your computer, plug your TransPhones
in to your headphone jack and you're away. Your computer's operating
system will recognise the
TransPedal Classic straight away - you don't need to do anything.
Open an audio file and off you go!
Once you've copied your audio files
across to your computer, just select the one you want in Windows Media
Player or QuickTime and start it up with
your mouse (or foot), then Pause/Play and REW/FF to your heart's
content, as you type away.