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In today's session we will:
- Checkout and set up iPads
- Download the Voice Recorder App
- Make a test recording
- Set up Cloud Services
- Review Transcription and Audio Editing options
- Learn how to schedule a research consultation and get help
Transcription and Audio Editing
Express Scribe is professional audio player software for PC designed to aid transcription of audio recordings. The free version supports most common audio formats including wav, mp3, wma, Aif and Dct, and does not expire.
To use Express Scribe, click on the link provided. In the written text, click on "Download the free version of Express Scribe here" (do not click on the red "Download Now" box).
Audacity is an open-source program available on the Web which allows users to open an audio file in Audacity to edit sound, isolate sound clips for use in programs like PowerPoint, and export sound files. Some file types cannot be played in Audacity.
For example, audio saved as .wma files do not play in Audacity. You can use a free Website like Zamzar to convert your file to a .mp3 file for editing or listening.
Common editing tasks for oral history projects include generating silence in between clips and amplifying a section due to a low recording volume.
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