You need what is reffered to as a Voice Modem. I had one on my old NEC and you always get some telephone answering program for free with it. If you plan on making a device that hooks up to a mic or line in then you are going to be looking at some medium to advanced electronics skills. US Phone lines ring in at 90 volts AC and you can blow your sound card if you don't get it right.
Z80: I do have some medium to advanced skills in electronics. So if I had a wiring diagram I could make a circuit. The 90 volts sounds like a problem. Maybe I could put a coupling capacitor before the soundcard input.
Deuce: It could be permanent, I may be recording a series of phone shows that could be part of a radio broadcast. I haven't tried to record from the receiver yet but I will give that a try. I am not sure what kind of sound quality I'll need.
Well, to speak from experience, it's not the best setup, but it's the easiest. I am a college student and one night some buddies and I made a few prank calls using those "ebaumsworld" sound baords, and recorded the calls using just a plain microphone. The quality turned out suprisingly well. Very little background noise from us was picked up, and there was hardly any interference or feed-back that was recorded. The actual voice quality was decent. No cracking or anything.
Obviously though, a direct setup would be best. Rigging the speaker directly to the sound card.
A forum community dedicated to tech experts and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about articles, computer security, Mac, Microsoft, Linux, hardware, networking, gaming, reviews, accessories, and more!