Advice on the selection and purchase of equipment for making good quality speech recordings in the field. Includes advice on the type of recorder, acquisition to computer for analysis, and choice of microphones.
This page shows you how you can use free tools for sound and video capture and processing on your PC.
This page gives some tips for various browsers on how to obtain and configure a plug-in to support embedded audio.
This page gives some example source code for the replay of sound from within Visual Basic applications using the DirectSound library.
The following are compilations of speech data which are available for researchers and students:
Comprises high-quality recordings of a range of speech materials (from words to spontaneous speech) for a set of 45 speakers (women, men and children) from a single regional accent group.
A pilot corpus of spoken British English produced in a collaboration between UCL, Cambridge University and Edinburgh University. Now with samples of phonetically annotated material available for download.
A spoken language resource for the EU with comparable speech recordings available in 7 different European languages.
Recordings of 61 speakers who have been studied by the UCL Psychology department speech group as part of their research into stammering
Also available from our Listening Centre
A demonstration of ALL the sounds on the current IPA Chart on CD, audio cassette or new interactive CD-ROM.
Ear-training material in the context of "non-standard" pronunciations of English words and phrases, on audio CD.
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ESynth is a free program designed to explain the harmonic analysis and synthesis of signals. With ESynth you can create signals by adding together individual sinusoidal waveforms (sinewaves) and study the resulting waveform and spectrum. You can also perform an analysis of an input waveform, to see how a given sound can be represented in terms of a sum of sinewaves.
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RTSPECT is a free program for displaying a real-time waveform and spectrum display of an audio signal on Windows computers.
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