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The audio recording process

Since my last group of blogs I upgraded my audio recording hardware and software systems. I purchased a Zoom H2n handheld recorder, which is able to record WAV at 24 bit/96 kHz ( I also purchased WaveLab software for mastering and editing the recorded interviews (

Every time I conduct an interview I record it using two recorders, a primary recorder and a backup recorder. I then take the recorded interview to my friend Joy at Save Secretarial Service for transcribing. I compare each transcription to its recording. This is where I start mastering the recorded interview, in order to get the best sound. I also correct the transcription and edit the recording, if necessary.

When all of this is complete I start writing the chapter!

Using the audio mastering software

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