So I bought American Accent Training. It seems to me that the biggest challenge in learning any accent is comparing one’s own voice with a native speaker. There is no software that allows you to do that in a time efficient manner.
I am looking into an easy way to select an audio segment from a long audio track. I get those tracks from YouTube after I download the video using Download Helper extension for Firefox then I get them imported via FFmpeg tools into Audacity. As I play the file I can easily zoom-in to an audio segment and select it. Audacity is really great with all of this!
Now I need to record my voice. Play the original track then play the recorded track in an automated fashion. This gives me the chance to compare my own voice with the native speaker. Then I redo the recording process till I get my voice to sound as close as possible to the speaker.
The problem right now with Audacity is I have to listen to a segment, record my voice, mute the original, listen to my recording, mute mine, listen to original, then delete the track I just recorded then re-record again.That’s too cumbersome to do!
Is it possible to implement a language training mode or something that does the following?
- Listen to a selected audio segment
- Record to a separate track using the same length as the selected segment or a bit longer
- Play original segment only (automatically mute all other channels)
- Play recorded track only (automatically mute original channel)
- Re-record on the recorded track (not the original one)
- Go to 3 (Loop)
Right now, I select a segment, export it to separate audio file then load it in AnkiSRS memorization software. It takes too long to do that and I could really spend the time learning American accent rather than creating the files. This new mode helps a lot with accent training for any language. I teach at the university and having a good accent is easier for my students to understand me and also helps when I give presentations.
Can you help please?