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.
Some other pages on our site you may enjoy ...
A tutorial that provides an extensive introduction to our sensation of the Pitch of sounds.
ESection is a free program for calculating and displaying spectral and other related analyses of sections of a speech signal. It can be used to demonstrate the different spectral properties of elements of speech. It can also calculate an LPC spectrum, autocorrelation and cepstrum analyses, and can display the signal as a waveform or as a spectrogram. It automatically finds formant and fundamental frequency values.
FAROSON is a free program for displaying a real-time scrolling coloured pattern from speech sounds. The aim is to construct a pattern that reflects our subjective sensations of loudness, pitch and timbre. The program may be useful in teaching about the nature of sound sensation.
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