Instrumentation: Going Digital! In a voice clinic, there is often the need to collect a voice sample. This recording may be used again clinically to compare the client’s voice pre-therapy to the post-therapy result. In addition, voice samples are collected for the purposes of research and are analyzed through various computerized voice analysis ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 1999
Instrumentation: Going Digital!
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  • Kathleen Treole
    Communication Sciences and Disorders, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
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Article   |   April 01, 1999
Instrumentation: Going Digital!
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, April 1999, Vol. 9, 4-5. doi:10.1044/vvd9.1.4
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, April 1999, Vol. 9, 4-5. doi:10.1044/vvd9.1.4
In a voice clinic, there is often the need to collect a voice sample. This recording may be used again clinically to compare the client’s voice pre-therapy to the post-therapy result. In addition, voice samples are collected for the purposes of research and are analyzed through various computerized voice analysis systems (e.g., Visipitch, Dr. Speech Science, spectrographs). Historically, clinicians and scientists have been using cassette tape and “tape recorders” to gather voice samples. However, digital audio recording is now widely in use and is considered standard for research in voice and speech acoustics.
Many vocal acoustics software programs such as the Visipitch (Kay Elemetrics) allow collection of a voice sample directly into the computer which stores the information digitally. However, this is not always an option if a recording is to be made in the “field” (e.g., at a recital, on the job) or if the purpose of the recording is simply to gather the sample for later use, not for immediate analysis into a software program.
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