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).
At Notre Dame
- Loans – audio recorders and USB microphones
- Contact: 115 DeBartolo Classroom Building (631-8778) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sound Studio – a fully equipped, bookable space at the Center for Digital Scholarship.
- Software on all lab and podium computers: Audacity and Adobe Audition
- Contact: OIT Help Desk (631-8111)
- Remix-U tutorials on Audacity and Sound Recording
- You or your students can earn a digital badge!
- SoundCloud – like YouTube for sound
- Eight Basic Voice Recording Tips
- Voice recording information
Image credit: Photo by Dennis S. Hurd
[updated June 2015]