Assignment 1: due September 9th

Create a high-quality recording of the human voice using Audacity and the microphone techniques discussed in class.

The resulting audio file should be approximately 10-15 seconds long, cleanly edited and ready for us to listen. Your file format will, of course, be raw, uncompressed audio, so AIFF or WAV format, not MP3 or another “lossy” compressed format.

You may be as creative as you like with what is read but the resulting sound file should seek to illustrate your understanding of the principles of signal quality discussed in class.  Work toward a full, warm sound exemplified by the classic “radio voice”.

Please turn in your finished assignment by uploading via the Box link below.

I recommend using the following naming scheme, including your NetID…assuming, for the moment, that I am turning in a sound file I titled “Vocal Etude”:


You may wish to consult the following quick help guide during your exploration of Audacity and in its use for this assignment:

Audacity Quick Help Guide: Getting Started

Please turn in your assignment for the appropriate lab section using the following links:

Turn in Assignment #1 for the 1pm Thursday lab section
Turn in Assignment #1 for the 2:45 Thursday labs section
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