Sound recording and editing

Photo by Dennis S. Hurd

Anyone who listens to NPR or talk radio knows the power of a voice recording –the moving accounts of Story Corps, the antics of Tom and Ray on Car Talk, or the fiery rhetoric of Rush Limbaugh.

There are lots of practical applications for sound recording at a university. Language classes are an obvious example, and anthropologists appreciate lightweight field equipment that is low-tech and non-invasive. Recording a live interview for later transcription is much easier than trying to do it all in real-time.

The Remix website provides lots of ideas for student projects and assignments that involve sound recording (follow link and click “Sound” at top of page).

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Image credit: Photo by Dennis S. Hurd

[updated September 2017]