In an era where thoughts, ideas, and fragments hold immense value for humanity, there arises a pressing need to capture and preserve them for future reference, as sources of inspiration or simply to reminisce about a different time. The TP–7 Field Recorder is meticulously crafted to fulfill this purpose flawlessly, allowing you to record sound, music, interviews, and important ideas with zero friction and the utmost quality.
A Singular Purpose, Perfected Design
The TP–7 is engineered to excel at one task: capturing ideas or that gritty riff effortlessly. Designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand, its controls naturally align with your fingers’ movements. Your index finger triggers fast forward, while the middle finger initiates rewinding. The thumb becomes the gateway to recording memos, and the pinky effortlessly toggles modes. Every detail of the TP–7 is dedicated to providing an intuitive and gratifying man-machine experience, evoking the sensation of handling a tape reel.
The Motorized Tape Reel: A Work of Delicate Engineering
At the heart of the TP–7 lies the motorized tape reel, an exquisite marvel of engineering. Featuring a meticulously crafted brushed motor with ball bearings and a highly sensitive hall sensor, this reel allows you to virtually grasp your recordings. It serves multiple functions beyond recording, such as scrubbing, pausing, menu navigation, and providing gentle visual feedback during playback. The reel embodies the true essence of a tape reel experience.
The Rocker: Effortless Audio Scrubbing
With the conveniently placed side-mounted rocker, you can effortlessly scrub through your audio tracks. Pressing the top edge initiates fast forward, while pressing down activates rewinding. Witness the wheel spin around as your tracks scrub in ‘hyperspeed,’ transforming the once laborious process of transcription into a heavenly experience.
Streamlined Transcription and Beyond
Transcribing recorded speech to text by hand can be a tedious endeavor. However, the TP–7 excels in simplifying this process. Connect your phone to the TP–7 via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or USB, launch the TP–7 app, and press the transcribe button. Voilà! Your audio is transformed into text with remarkable ease. Say goodbye to transcription hell and embrace transcription heaven.
The Importance of Zero Friction: Going Off the Record
Picture yourself in an interview scenario. The TP–7’s reel spins slowly, accompanied by the vibrant glow of the red recording lamp. Both the reel and the lamp signify an ongoing recording. The interview proceeds smoothly until the atmosphere becomes intense, and personal questions emerge. At that pivotal moment, you gently place a finger on the reel and pause the recording, allowing you to continue the interview “off the record.”
This exemplifies the essence of zero friction—an essential attribute in simplifying the journey from thought to action.
TP–7 vs. Smartphone: Redefining Recording Efficiency
Comparing the TP–7 to the most prevalent recording device today—the smartphone—reveals a stark contrast. By the time you turn on and unlock your phone, find the recording app, and start recording, you have likely forgotten the essence of your initial idea. In contrast, the TP–7 simplifies the process: press the memo button and start talking. No unnecessary steps, no loss of inspiration. The TP–7 streamlines the recording experience to its core.
The Field System™: Empowering Portable Audio Recording and Performance
The TP–7 is an integral part of our ultra-portable sound recording and performance system. Every component is battery-powered, rechargeable via USB-C, and offers comprehensive interconnectivity, including MIDI and high-resolution audio. Whether you’re using iOS, macOS, or Windows, the most powerful, highest quality, portable system in the world ‘as we know it’.