AtrilStudio Project

Part II: English Recording Guidelines


Important Recording Guidelines

Before you proceed with the recordings, please make sure you understand and agree to the following guidelines. Click on “I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND” at the end of this page. Only then can you proceed to Step 3 of 4.

Means of Recording: You may record yourself using your cell phone, a laptop or desktop computer with microphone, or a dedicated studio microphone with an analog-to-digital audio interface connected to a computer.

Recording Styles: You’ll be recording in different styles, including storytelling, interviews, and questions.

Spontaneous Speech: All narrations should be natural and spontaneous as if you’re talking to a friend about a personal experience. No prepared statements should be read.

Emotional Expressions: For both the “High” and “Low” sections, make sure to express noticeable emotions throughout your reading. “Low” recordings should not be emotionally neutral. “High” recordings should express greater emotional intensity than “Low” ones.

Ending Recordings: Avoid abrupt endings and extended silences at the end of the recordings. Stop your recording before coming to the end of the time limit displayed.

Background Noise: Ensure there are no background noises, excessive breathing sounds, or non-speech mouth noises.