Recording Voice Content

1.  You can record directly into Altered Studio by clicking the Record button (Record Button Icon) on the upper left side of Altered Studio. This will start the recording immediately, as indicated by the appearance of the “Recording in progress” panel on Altered Studio

2.  To stop the recording click either the Record button again, or Stop Recording in the “Recording in progress” panel, or by pressing the keyboard Spacebar

3.  Recordings will be opened in a new tab with the default name Untitled (1). Subsequent recordings will be created with an increasing number e.g. (2) appended to the end of the ‘Untitled (n)’ tab name.

4.  After the recording is complete, a second layer called Recording Cleanup will be added to the History with mixing options and Remove DC Offset. This setting will centre the waveform around the zero amplitude line.

5.  Recorded files are not saved automatically and any unsaved files will be lost when Altered Studio is closed. We recommend that you save any recordings which you wish to keep using the File / Save command to create a new Altered project file. See section XXX below for more details on saving and exporting files.

Tips for Best Recording Performance

6.  To get the best synthesis results it is important to have a good quality input.

7.  When recording into Altered Studio (or another program to then edit in Altered Studio) take care to follow the tips below.

8.  A better quality microphone will give a better recording. Always use the best microphone you have available to you.

9.  Minimise any background noise or music when you are recording. Background noise interferes with the synthesis and can result in lower quality morph outputs.

10.  Speak clearly, close to the microphone and enunciate spoken words. Mumbled and slurred speech can result in lower quality morph outputs.

11.  Don’t allow your recording to clip or distort. If you can adjust the gain setting on your microphone, use this to avoid clipping and distortion.