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PowerGramo to recrod skype conversations

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In response to Rose Sinclair in Design,

Tested out Powergramo – http://www.powergramo.com – one of the few free ones. It’s fine. To note:

  • One records two-way conversations
  • configure in the Skype window
  • Says it records as wav or OGG – but you have to File > Export As to get this into an Audacity-compatible format

Written by Sonja Grussendorf

December 15, 2007 at 11:53

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audio recordings

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  • Script it first (speeds everything up and you have a transcript for accessibility purposes)
  • Speaking through an old pair of nylonsover a bent wire coathanger stops popping Ps
  • The cheap headset worked fine in a quiet room, but have to angle the mic so that it minimises popping P and sharp intakes of breaths
  • Record in short sections and clean up the breaths
  • If you want people to pause at any time (e.g. to walk somewhere or do something), introduce a chime or similar, and leave 4 or 5 seconds so that they can fiddle with their MP3 player
  • Exporting from Audacity to MP3 format will play in iPod and other MP3 players. Dan mentioned something about MP4A format, for podcasts – but this doesn’t seem to matter
  • Do ALL your editing before you create the navigation (i.e. written or recorded information about timings – what happens when in the recordings)
    • Post the navigation along with the recording, because it’s considerate
    • Is it possible to embed this information in the recording?
  • Exporting as MP3 will work on iPods: http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Exporting_your_Audacity_Project_into_iTunes_and_iPod
  • Restoring speech recordings: http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Sanitising_Speech_Recordings_Taken_with_portable_audio_player-recorders
  • You’ll need to select blips and turn them into Silence – the shortcut is CTRL +L

The Webteam (work@webteam.gold.ac.uk) will post podcasts

  • MV had the audio tour posted on CELT web site in the learn.gold section

Written by Sonja Grussendorf

December 13, 2007 at 12:03

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