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Dear all, I'm searching for a software I can use for translating some audio files simultanous. That means, I need a program where I can both listen to some interviews and record my translation at the same time. I would be very happy for any suggestions! Thanks.

asked 17 Sep '13, 04:30

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Thank you very much for your answers! Yes, I'm looking for one program where I also can stop, cut and move back and forth (and where I also see the waves), so a dictaphone or a smartphone wouldn't do... It would also be great to be able to see the sound waves both for the original file and the translation under each other. I will look into Audacity and Scicrec. Any of these that works both on a Mac and with Windows? Thanks again for your help! Cheers.

(18 Sep '13, 04:35) Alruts

"I'm looking for one program where I also can stop, cut and move back and forth (and where I also see the waves), so a dictaphone or a smartphone wouldn't do..."

There are actually quite sophisticated recording applications for smartphones. I use TapeMachine for Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.samalyse.tapemachine&hl=en) - it has a waveform display and quite many editing and navigating features. I can't see two files at the same time, but for all my needs this app is usually more than enough.

Audacity, my desktop software of choice, works both on a Mac and a Window machine.

SCICrec is also offered for both platforms.

(21 Sep '13, 09:51) Joanna

If you have access to the Speech Repository, you can also download the SCICrec software (login required) that allows you to play the speeches and record your own interpretation, then listen to both at the same time (OR on right audio channel, interpretation on the left audio channel):

With SCICrecTM, you can:

play videos / audio files from the Speech Repository record interpretation (simultaneous and consecutive) to evaluate yourself or have yourself evaluated by a trainer. Here is how you use SCICrecTM:

SCICrecTM plays the audio of the original speech in both the left and right channels in mono as it displays the video. SCICrecTM records your interpretation as an audio-only track in the central memory, using time stamps that synchronise your interpretation with the video file of the original speech.

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Simultaneous interpretation When you play back your interpretation, SCICrecTM plays the original speech on the right audio channel and the synchronized audio of the interpretation on the left audio channel (the original audio is muted and the synchronized audio of the interpretation played instead).

Source: http://www.multilingualspeeches.tv/scic/portal/index.html?project_scicrec=true

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answered 17 Sep '13, 07:39

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Hi Alruts,

Any recording software, dictaphone, smartphone will do, since you can play your recordings with one device (for instance your PC) and record with another (your smartphone). There is also software that allows you to select your input (microphone) and watch a video at the same time without interference. Even the Windows Sound Recorder will do the job (Start > Programs > Accessories > Entertainment).

If you are looking for a more sophisticated solution (for example, to record both the original and your interpretation), use Audacity. There is a question and answers here on how to use it.

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answered 17 Sep '13, 04:47

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Hi Alruts,

I usually use Audacity and it works really well.

Here you have additional info: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/about/features

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answered 17 Sep '13, 09:37

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And yes, Audacity seems like a good software, and works on a Mac as well. Thanks again!

(18 Sep '13, 04:41) Alruts

See my presentation on how to use Audacity for CI training. And it is interpretation not translation :-) translation is written and interpretation is oral. Cyril

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and it is interpretation not translation :-) translation is written and interpretation is oral.

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