Recording apparatus, reproducing apparatus, and recording and/or reproducing apparatus

  • US 6,311,092 B1
  • Filed: 09/08/1997
  • Issued: 10/30/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/18/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A recording apparatus comprising:

  • a microphone;

    an analog to digital converting circuit for converting an output signal from said microphone into a digital output signal;

    a storage device for storing said digital output signal from said analog to digital converting circuit;

    an input device for causing a recording start operation and a recording end operation; and

    a controller for starting and stopping a writing into said storage device of said digital output signal from said analog to digital converting circuit, said controller starting said writing of said digital output signal from said analog to digital converting circuit into said storage device upon a lapse of a predetermined time interval after said input device is operated, wherein said predetermined time interval is equal to or longer than a time interval required for attenuation to an unhearable level of a noise generated upon operation of said input device.

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