I record audio using a Fostex MR-8HD. I use it to record conversations and later make transcripts, it works wonders especially when people interupt eachother since I have a mic for each person recording into its own channel. Anyway it produces huge wav files of far more quality than what I need, I only require that the words be understood clearly.
In one of the recording.org forums I recieved some advice, but I’m still stuck. Here is part of my last post there:
“Can’t find how to change it (the wav sttings) in the recording equipment (MR-8HD), and using the Audacity program it changed the size from 376 MB to 1.41 GB, obviously I’m doing something very wrong. This is what I did, open file, set Sample format feom 32-Bit Float to 16-Bit, then Set Rate from 44100 Hz to 11025 Hz.
I think I should be messing with the Bit Rate (705kbps, Is that kilobites per second?, if so WOW), but I don’t see how.”
Thats my reply to this advice from RemyRAD:
“You could make your wave files, much smaller by changing your settings to 22.5kHz or even 11kHz sampling frequency at 16 bit. You don’t need response to 20kHz for spoken word purposes. 22.5kHz will get you out to 10kHz bandpass and 11kHz sampling will get you out to 5.5kHz bandpass. With each change in sample rate, the size will half.”
Can this program help me with this? If so, how?
Thanks in advance and please excuse my English.