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David Koff is a technology expert who began programming his Apple II+ computer as an eleven-year-old boy. As a grown man, he was the lead Apple Systems Engineer for over seven years at The Getty Center in Los Angeles where he was responsible for simultaneously managing over 300 Macintosh computers and scripting in Unix. He’s a regular contributor to MacTech Magazine and has been featured as a speaker at the yearly MacTech Conference. His writings have appeared on such blogs as The Inertia, GigaOm, Message to America, and The Mac Dweeb, and he has sold a screenplay to Fox Family films. As a professional actor and comedian, he’s been featured in numerous commercials and popular TV shows including “The West Wing” and “Sesame Street.” He’s also a member of several improv comedy troupes, including Fake Radio, LA’s Premier Old-Time-Radio Comedy Troupe.

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Record Online Meetings in Pear Note

While Pear Note is primarily geared toward recording notes in the physical world, it's possible to use it to record things in the virtual world as well. For instance, you can use it to record and take notes on Skype calls. To do this:

  1. Download Soundflower and install it (along with the Soundflowerbed app that comes with it).
  2. Download LineIn and install it.
  3. Start Soundflowerbed, and select Built-in Output (or whatever output you'd like to listen to the conversation on).
  4. Start LineIn, and select your microphone (e.g. Built-in Mic) as the input and Soundflower (2ch) as the output, then press Pass Thru.
  5. Open Pear Note Preferences, select Recording, and select Soundflower (2ch) as the audio device.
  6. Open Skype Preferences, select Audio, and select Soundflower (2ch) as the audio output and your microphone (e.g. Built-in Mic) as the audio input.
  7. Hit record in Pear Note and make your Skype call.

This will allow you to conduct your Skype call while Pear Note records both your audio and the other participant's.

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