“Testing, Testing, One, Two, Three”: Making High Fidelity Recordings of Speech When we first began to make professional recordings of speech, we read equipment instruction manuals in detail and took time to carefully employ good recording techniques. But, now that you’re busier, do you make recordings in a hurry, cutting a few corners and letting your “quality control” deteriorate? Have ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2001
“Testing, Testing, One, Two, Three”: Making High Fidelity Recordings of Speech
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  • Lucrezia Tomes
    Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
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Article   |   October 01, 2001
“Testing, Testing, One, Two, Three”: Making High Fidelity Recordings of Speech
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, October 2001, Vol. 11, 10-18. doi:10.1044/ssod11.2.10
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, October 2001, Vol. 11, 10-18. doi:10.1044/ssod11.2.10
When we first began to make professional recordings of speech, we read equipment instruction manuals in detail and took time to carefully employ good recording techniques. But, now that you’re busier, do you make recordings in a hurry, cutting a few corners and letting your “quality control” deteriorate? Have you had the frustrating experience of making a poor quality recording that was impossible to analyze well? If so, perhaps now is the time to refresh your audio recording skills.
Making high fidelity recordings of speech requires good equipment as well as skill in using that equipment. This review summarizes factors to consider when selecting microphones and recorders as well as techniques and practical procedures to follow when recording. Of course, to determine the appropriate equipment and procedures for a particular application, you may need to supplement these suggestions by consulting with knowledgeable audio sales people, sound engineers, or colleagues. Furthermore, it is always advisable to make test recordings to determine optimal procedures for placing the microphone, managing ambient noise, etc. Nevertheless, the factors reviewed here should provide a good starting point.
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