Skype

Audacity , Skype and audio settings

After a lot of time fidddling with audio settings, I want to share my experience.

I use Skype, Audacity and a Logitech camera.
My micro is a USB.

AUDACITY

edit | preferences | PLAYBACK: Microsoft soundmapper
RECORD:Realtek MC97 Audio (My sound card, I guess).

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SKYPE

Tools| Options | Adjust sound devices |AUDIO IN Realtek
AUDIO OUT Realtek

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LOGITECH QUICK CAM Camera settings | audio | Primary audio capture device: Realtek

Dennis

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Audio recording

I used a small piece of a skpe conversation that Lee and I had while she was helping me with WireTap Pro. The first attachment is the segment edited and the second attachment is the same audio unedited.

There are 4-5 places where her speech is slurred. It really bothers me but I was unable to correct it. I hope someone else has some ideas about how to avoid the "slurring sound" or how to fix it.

I opened the aiff file from wiretap pro in audacity and then in both cases exported as mp3 files to post here.

Excerpt from Skype interview Part 2

Good! ... I had breakfast while the attachment was uploading....

I've posted this MP3 file because I'd much appreciate comments, tips for improvment. I regard it as an exercise for the assignments here.

Details

I recorded the interview, conducted on Skype, using PowerGram. PowerGram records in ogg, so I transferred to Audacity (straightforward) did minimal editing and then saved (exported) as MP3.

Questions:

1. Are PoweGram recordings of good enough standard for webcasting?
2. What might have caused the echo in Paul's recording? (There was no loudspeaker).
3. How can one avoid getting echo?

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Excerpt from Skype interview

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