Measuring the speed of recorded words in a sentence

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Measuring the speed of recorded words in a sentence

Permanent link to this post Posted by Soesman » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:29 pm

Hello,
Can Audacity 2 (Windows 2010; installed from .exe or zip) measure response latencies between a specified number or words recorded? In other words, can Audacity tell me (in miliseconds) how long it took a person to say a particular set of words or how much time elapsed between, say, two/three/four specified words that were recorded?
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Re: Measuring the speed of recorded words in a sentence

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:06 pm

Not automatically, but if you select the recorded words you can look at the numbers in the Selection Toolbar:
http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/Selection_Toolbar
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Re: Measuring the speed of recorded words in a sentence

Permanent link to this post Posted by Soesman » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:44 am

Hi Steve,
Thank you for this. I will try it out. Problem is I might need units smaller than seconds.
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Re: Measuring the speed of recorded words in a sentence

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:58 pm

Soesman wrote: I might need units smaller than seconds.

Different "Selection Formats" are available. (e.g. hh:mm:ss + milliseconds)
See here: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/Selection_Toolbar
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