Equipment Recommendation for Recording the Adult Attachment Interview

Deane Dozier

NOTE inserted September 2023: This page will be updated soon with information on the latest technology regarding recording equipment.

A digital voice recorder that records in Mp3 format (very easy to find) is recommended for recording the AAI. Many standard devices record only in WMV format, and files would need to be converted to digital, which is an extra time-consuming step,

The Olympus WS-801 Voice Recorder is the device recommended by one AAI project director. Look for this device or later models at In October, 2012, the price of this model was approximately $70. It has 2 GB memory, and can record up to 514 hours. A microSD slot enables it to hold up to 32 GB of additional memory.  NOTE: Later model in May 2017 is the Olympus WS-853 Digital Voic Recorder for approximatelly $78.

"With the "USB Direct" design, it is easy to transfer your files from the WS-801 to your Mac or PC. The recorder can connect directly for file transfers with the built-in USB connector - just plug the recorder into your computer for fast downloads with no cables needed."


WS-801 Digital Recorder and Music PlayerWS-801 Digital Recorder and Music Player bottom view

Last Version of page: May 2017 

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