I would like to use Audacity (or find some other audio program) to transcribe interviews. (That is to say, Audacity plays, I type - I know I'm not in a position to use it with a voice recognition program.) I've been using Peak a little, and I haven't been able to find how it is set up for transcribing either. So, specific questions:
• Is there a feature whereby I can one-click backtrack by a few seconds? When transcribing, you often want to replay the last second. My cassette-based transcriber just automatically backtracks 2 seconds every time you pause it with the foot pedal.
• Is there a foot pedal available that will work with these programs?
• Is there a feature in Audacity whereby you can insert comments or marks (as in Peak)?
• Is there a way to slow down playback, for when you're having trouble understanding someone?
• Is there a way to easily toggle back & forth between Audacity and Word with a keystroke, so I don't have to lift my hands off to the mouse every time I need to go back & forth between stop & starting Audacity & typing in my word processing program?
• Is there another audio program that is developed more with transcribing in mind?
• Just generally, if anybody had any advice about using these audio programs for transcribing I'd love to hear it - I've been searching the web, and can't seem to find anybody else out there who is transcribing. I'm a journalist, and I would just think there'd be other folks. Thanks for your help!