- Read through the "Recording and Editing Tips" document. It has background information about how to make recordings and edit them. You will be working with a file that has already been recorded.
- Open the file "Example Recording" in Audacity. This is a portion of a recording that was used to create stimuli for an eyetracking experiment.
- Use the noise removal effect in Audacity to get rid of some of the background noise in the recording (instructions are in the "Tips" document).
- Copy each of the 10 sentences in the recording into separate files.
- Add silence at the start of each file so that the start of the target word (after “find the…”) is at 700 msec. for all of the files.
- Use Praat to normalize the intensity of all sound files to 60 dB (do it manually for one file, then use our script to do all of them as a batch).
- Save all of your final edited files in one folder.