A good audio transcription recording is an audio file that has no background noise, a single person speaking at a time, and all the speakers evenly heard. On the other hand, a poor audio transcription recording has over speaking, faint voices, and loud background noises.
Transcription recordings from major American radio networks became commonplace during as pressed vinyl copies of them were distributed worldwide by the U.S. Armed Forces Radio Service for rebroadcast to troops in the field. Disc-to-disc editing procedures were used to delete the commercials included in the original broadcasts, and when a sponsor's name was attached to the name of the program, it was removed as well—, for example, became . Although the discs were government property and were supposed to be destroyed after they had served their purpose, some were saved as souvenirs and countless thousands of them were simply dumped rather than actually destroyed. Many of the dumped discs ended up in the hands of scavengers and collectors. Often, these discs are the only form in which the broadcasts on them have survived, and they are one of the reasons why recordings of entertainment broadcasts from the 1940s still exist in abundance.
A Transcription instance resourcerepresents a transcription of a recording. The transcription text itself is the result ofconverting an audio recording to readable text. You generate transcriptionsfrom recordings via the .The Transcriptions list resource represents the set of all transcriptionsgenerated from recordings in an account.
It seems rather bizarre today, but back in the 1930s record companies didn’t want their records played on the radio. The assumption was people wouldn’t buy records if they could hear them for free over the airwaves. Record labels even had the words “not licensed for radio broadcast” printed on them. To fill the need for recorded music, stations turned to transcription recordings specially licensed for broadcast and unavailable to the public.
You can download the DS-40 Manual here.
Voice Activated Recording (VCVA) Page 28 of DS-40 Manual:
Turn it OFF! Never use voice activated recording.
Recording Modes - Page 30
The device comes default in "HQ" mode. The possible choices are ST XQ, ST HQ, HQ, SP and LP
Use "ST XQ" or "ST HQ" mode. Under no circumstances use SP or LP mode. These quality settings directly impact the recording quality. To get the best possible sound, use the best possible setting.
In ST XQ mode, you can record 8 hours and 40 minutes before having to download it to your computer. ST HQ mode provide 17 hours.
Microphone Sensitivity - Page 31
Use either the "Lecture" mode or "Conference" mode. Adjust as needed based on the record level indicator on the front of the device.
We also recommend using an external microphone
Low Cut Filter - Page 32
Turn this ON. This will help eliminate a lot of 'rumble' sound.
Downloading Files to Your Computer - See Page 73