Anyone who listens to NPR or talk radio knows the power of a voice recording. There are lots of practical applications for sound recording at a university. Language classes are the primary example. Anthropologists also 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 several ideas for student projects and assignments that involve sound recording.
At Notre Dame
- OIT Loans – audio recorders and microphones
- Location: 115 DeBartolo Classroom Building (631-8778)
- Library Loans – headphones and microphones
- Sound Recording Studios – fully equipped, bookable spaces
- Software on all lab and podium computers: Audacity and Adobe Audition
- Earn the Audio Podcast badge through the Kaneb Center’s Teaching Well Using Technology program
- Remix-U tutorials on Audacity and Sound Recording
- SoundCloud – like YouTube for sound
- Eight Basic Voice Recording Tips
- Voice recording information
Image credit: Photo by Dennis S. Hurd
[updated August 2018]