As kindly advised by Almute & Andrew, recording of CI training and examining/ comparing is a good technique in self-training/ Tandem work. Plus, in order to locate better of my "missing information" as instructed by MSR, I want to have my interpreting and original speech played at same time. So I downloaded the said Audacity, trying to interpret and record. But I failed, and in my testing recording, I only found it acceptable to record first from microphone,save as a file, then import another audio file, and record them together, so the final file will present a dual track result (I'm not sure whether my term is correct, anyway, the sounds of two previous files will appear simultaneously). But it is impossible to record the web audio such as the UN live webcast and the interpreting from microphone together.
Dear seniors, anyone may give some guidance as how to use Audacity for CI training? Thanks in advance.:-)
I use Audacity with my students all the time.
The updated latest version ( Oct 2013 ) of my presentation on how to use Audacity software for simul training is now Version 7. It is available at https://app.box.com/s/qz3na5y51wj0cb0gvgcs
I am unfamiliar with that software, when I record myself these days I only record my voice in the booth; in my teaching days, colleagues in the booth would have dual track tape-recorders that would record speaker and interpreter simultaneously on both halves of the tape track, as it were, which could later be heard either mixed or, using the balance dial turned all the way to either right or left, only one or the other half-track.
answered 27 Oct '12, 07:31
The system described below worked once with my equipment, but didn't anymore since. It even might have damaged my sound card. There must be a flaw somewhere, any input is welcome.
I've come up with a much less sophisticated system than Cyril's. It also happens to be much cheaper ($20) and portable, in case you want to record yourself at school for instance. On the downside, the sound quality will obviously be... different.
What you need:
HEADSET (MIC) connected to --> 4 --> 1 (black RCA) --> Line In/Computer or recorder (Left)
SOURCE/FLOOR connected to --> 2 --> 1 (red RCA) --> Line In/Computer or recorder (Right)
(Stating the obvious: The phones of your headset connect to one of the two female jacks of item 2.)
RESULT: Click here to see the picture
Since there are a lot of mobile parts, I wouldn't use this system in a real conference setting. Unless there is a spare console, rendering the jack splitter (2) useless and allowing a direct and independent connection. Otherwise, too many things could go wrong.
otherwise I doubt you ll be able to play live audio in Audacity
answered 03 Feb '13, 22:01