Category Archive: Technical

Speech in Quiet and Speech in Noise

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Speech in Quiet and Speech in Noise:  Audio Exemplars and Some Recommendations for Enhancing the Quality of Oral History Recordings by Brad Rakerd Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders From an acoustical standpoint, no two oral history recordings are ever exactly alike. One reason for this is that there is wide variation in the equipment …

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Microphones and Room Effects

Microphones and Room Effects:  Audio Exemplars and Some Recommendations for Enhancing the Quality of Oral History Recordings by Brad Rakerd Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders One of the most important determiners of the success of any oral history project is the quality of the audio record that is ultimately produced. Producing a satisfying recording …

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Understanding Microphones

Understanding Microphones by Charles Hardy and Doug Boyd Choosing the appropriate microphone for your interview is just as important as choosing the right recorder.  Different microphones serve very different purposes and will yield very different results. For decades, oral historians have been recommending the use of external microphones in order to achieve high-quality results.  Even …

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Digital Audio Recording: The Basics

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Digital Audio Recording: The Basics by Doug Boyd In the context of audio, “analog” refers to the method of representing a sound wave with voltage fluctuations that are analogous to the pressure fluctuations of the sound wave. Analog fluctuations are infinitely varying rather than the discrete changes at sample time associated with digital recording. Simply …

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Ask Doug: Choosing a Digital Audio Recorder

Finding the right equipment for a project can be one of the most difficult steps. Our digital expert, Doug Boyd, makes it easy by providing you with Ask Doug,  a set of questions that takes you through a series of decisions to some of the best possible choices for your particular needs. At this point, we …

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