I read somewhere, perhaps on here but I can't find the question or comment, about a project that involved recording a minute of audio for every hour over 24 hours. I'm looking at doing a similar project in various locations, just a bit of fun really but could be really interesting. Once the recordings have been made the final audio will be edited into a 24 minute soundscape, or even a 24 second soundscape.
My question is how to undertake this? I have two options, a laptop with external soundcard and a stereo mic, or a PCM-D50 with either the internal microphones or the stereo mic (depending on location). Both will be connected with a Sound Devices Mix-Pre. Obviously if I choose the D50 route I'll have to press record every hour (which could get rather annoying!). But if I choose the laptop route is there any software that could start the recording for me every hour for a set duration. I have found video timelapse software but none for audio.