Tools for Recording Language
Audacity - Sound recording and editing program.
Toolbox - Toolbox is a data management and analysis tool for field linguists. It is especially useful for maintaining lexical data, and for parsing and interlinearizing text, but it can be used to manage virtually any kind of data.
Lexique Pro - Lexique Pro reads data from a Shoebox or Toolbox database and formats it in an interactive viewer, the aim being to make it as clear and user-friendly as possible.
Transcriber - a tool for segmenting, labeling and transcribing speech.
Zoom H4 Handy Recorder. Ideal for recording language and interviews. The H4 records on to Secure Digital (SD) media, a 128MB SD card is included with the unit. With a 2GB SD memory card, the H4 provides up to 380 minutes of recording in 16-bit mode (CD Quality), and 34 hours in MP3 stereo mode. And to move your recordings to a PC or Mac, the H4 includes a USB mass-storage interface.
The H4 provides four hours of continuous recording operation from 2 AA batteries.
Available online for $519.00 from Cranbourne Music.
Zoom H2 Portable Recorder It's a simple idea: provide brilliant stereo recording in an easy-to-use, ultra-portable device. Now everyone can record pristine audio in an infinite variety of applications. From seminars and conferences, to electronic news gathering (ENG) and podcasting, to musical performances, songwriting sessions and rehearsals, the H2 provides amazing recording quality. And no matter what kind of music you perform or the instrument you play, the H2 can effortlessly record it in high-quality stereo.
Zoom H2 Features:
- W-XY mic patterns with 4 mic capsules and signal processing allows Front 90 cardioid, Rear 120 cardioid and 360 polar patterns
- Built-in USB 2.0 interface
- Records in WAV 96kHz/48kHz/44.1kHz at 16-bit or 24-bit, MP3 to 320kbps and Variable Bit Rate (VBR) data formats
- Time Stamp and Track Marker functions in Broadcast WAV Format (BWF)
- 512MB SD memory card included
- Accommodates up to 4GB SD memory cards
- Auto Gain Control (AGC) for pristine recordings
- Auto Start function means you're always ready to record
- Low-cut filter eliminates wind noise
Available for $359.oo from Cranbourne Music
Marantz Professional PMD670
The Marantz Professional PMD670 is a second generation solid state recorder, recording audio directly as .WAV or .MP3 files to Compact Flash or Microdrive storage formats, which can then be inserted directly into a computer for editing and distribution. Building on the worldwide success of the first generation recorders, the PMD670 specification has been optimized and refined and a whole range of additional features requested by users have been incorporated. Prices for this product are around $1750.00
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