You do not require sophisticated recording equipment, even your phone can record great audio files. Having said that, equipment does matter, especially when recording in conditions that have background noise. The following tips help generate the best audio/video file, which in turn will generate texts of superior quality.

Avoid heavy background noise
As far as possible, try indoor or in-studio recording as noise editing is quite an arduous task. If recording outdoors, use a “dead cat,” “wind muff,” or windshield, these fluffy microphone covers minimize, if not completely eliminate wind noise

Keep the microphone close from the speaker
The closer the microphone is to the speaker, the better. Enunciating the words well will ensure better sound fidelity.

Uniformity in speech
Being the sensitive devices they are, microphones can not pick sound distortions correctly. Therefore, try to maintain balance and uniformity while speaking.

Avoid Skype and phone interviews
As they typically have a very low recording quality, due to the compression used in these services.

Avoid heavy accents
Our models are trained in a lot of data, but heavy accents are one of the most difficult things to transcribe!
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