Wikipedia:WikiProject Spoken Wikipedia/Recording guidelines/Sample configurations

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This is a list of sample configurations of users who contribute to the Spoken Wikipedia project. (go back to recording guidelines.)

  • Alkivar – Custom built PC, Win XP, Dual AMD Opteron (overclocked), Sony's Sound Forge, RØDE NTK ($495).
  • Andrevan – Custom-built PC, Windows XP, Pentium 4 2.4 GHz, 512 MB RAM, SoundBlaster Live! Value, generic Dell microphone, Audacity.
  • Anas Salloum – Custom-built PC, Windows XP, Athlon 64 3200+, 1.0GB RAM, SoundBlaster Live!, $6 microphone, Audacity.
  • blankfaze – eMachines PC, Windows XP, 1.3 GHz, 256 MB RAM, some old microphone I've had since about 1997, Audacity.
  • brian0918 – Custom-built PC, Windows XP, Audacity, Logitech USB microphone
  • Ckamaeleon — Gateway desktop ca. 2000: 800 mHz, 256 MB RAM, Ubuntu Linux, Audacity (ALSA), generic OEM mic.
  • Darobsta - Toshiba Satellite L10 Laptop, Windows XP Pro, SM58 microphone, CoolEdit Pro 2.0, Technics RP-F300 stereo headphones
  • Demi – Dell Latitude laptop, $11 microphone, OpenBSD. Using sox and oggenc.
  • DollieLlama - My husband, ThornDaddy, records me using a MXLV63M condenser microphone ($100) on a stand, w/ shock mount and pop filter, an Alesis MultiMix 8USB Mixer ($150), recording on a Toshiba Satellite with a gig of RAM, recording into Sony Sound Forge. After editing, run file through Levelator program, then back into Sound Forge to make OGG files. We covered the walls in our podcasting studio with rug scraps. It's nice and dead sounding in there.
  • DO'Neil – PC running Windows XP, Audacity, recordings done with a cheap Verbatim headset microphone.
  • Fuzheado – Apple iBook G4 1 GHz, MacOS 10.3.8, Audacity, built-in microphone
  • GDallimore – HP PC, various NCH Swift Sound software products, Shure PG81 microphone connected via an M-Audio "Solo" Firewire Audio Interface.
  • Luigi30 – PC running Windows XP. Recording with GoldWave to either high or low bitrate Ogg Vorbis depending on length, and using a headset microphone.
  • Rfc1394 – Hewlett-Packard a305w running Windows XP home with noname generic $6.00 microphone, built-in sound card and Audacity.
  • silsor – home-built Athlon PC with cheap ES1371 sound card, Audacity/ALSA/Debian (all free software), $3 microphone. If I can do it so can you!
  • Tmalmjursson – Dell Optiplex GX260, running Linux (Mandriva) With Audacity Version 1.2.4, £19 Headset Mic (Trust), Onboard Sound (Intel 82801 Chipset) - Total cost: £1300
  • Troythompson – home-built Athlon PC, Windows XP, Audacity, Plantronics series headset (about $40 USD).
  • Trevor Caira – Dell Dimension T500 with an emu10k1, Slackware Linux 10.1.0 ALSA, ecasound, oggenc, LADSPA, Shure SM57, Behringer Eurorack
  • mrdallaway – Apple Mini, MacOS Tiger, Audacity, iSight microphone
  • MykReeve – Apple PowerBook G4 1.33 GHz, MacOS 10.3.9, Audacity, built-in microphone
  • Cluth – Apple PowerBook G4 1.67 GHz, MacOS 10.4.5, Audacity/Logic Pro/Soundtrack Pro, Shure SM7B, Mackie Onyx 1220 with FireWire card (I'm a broadcast journalism student and independent radio producer)
  • Linuxbeak – home-built Pentium 4 based PC running Gentoo Linux. Audacity, ALSA, Soundblaster Audigy card with a generic microphone.
  • SatCam – Dell PC running Windows 2000 Pro. Using Audacity with a Shure SM7B ($350) (Behringer mixer for preamp)
  • Pbeesley1989 – HP Pavilion DV1000 Laptop running Windows XP Professional. Using a Creative Technology HS-400 headset (around £20) and Audacity.
  • Peter McGinley – Custom built Pentium 4 2.6GHz PC running Windows XP. Using an Altec Lansing AHS-502i headset and Audacity.
  • Cchan199206 Using a Dell PC, with a $25 logitech headset and Audacity. And a SBLive! 5.1.
  • NEX2NUN Apple iBook G4 (1.33 GHz), Mac OS X (Version 10.4.7), Audacity, M-Audio MobilePre USB (preamp), Shure 8900 mic (w/"pop screen")
  • Veratien – Packard Bell A8550 dual booting Debian Sarge and Windows XP. Recording onto external USB storage using an AKG C3000B through a Behringer Eurodesk MX2442A into an external EM-U 1616M DSP. Mastered using Audacity on both machines and operating systems. Total cost: ~£2200 (I'm a Music Composition student.)
  • TgiesShure SM57 microphone; ART Tube MP Studio preamp; postprocessing in Goldwave, Audacity, and FL Studio
  • TonyleHardware: Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop with Intel Core2 Duo 2.4 GHz, SoundBlaster Audigy, Windows Vista, $15 Plantronics microphone. Software: Audacity helps remove noise and improve bass, Levelator makes the sound level consistent throughout the recording. Interesting tricks: I sit under a comforter draped over two chairs to reduce echo, and place a cotton ball over the microphone to reduce popping and essing.