Sky Magazine journalist Claire Bloomfield discovered a knock-out solution when faced with the need to manage hours of recorded interviews with world heavyweight boxing champion David Haye.
Claire had interviewed ‘The Hayemaker’ several times over a five month period and needed to whittle down numerous lengthy audio recordings to write two double page spreads.
She decided to try out Sonocent’s Audio Notetaker - software specifically designed to help people organise and manage large volumes of audio material.
She said: “The solution has literally revolutionised the way I work. If you have conducted lots of different interviews in a short period of time, you end up with reams of audio that is not catalogued. It is then often a matter of trawling through it all, trying to extract the useful elements. This is incredibly time-consuming.”
The easy-to-use Sonocent software has a multitude of features that have helped Claire to quicken her working processes including a revolutionary 2-D audio view which allows her to manipulate audio as if it were text – jumping to any point and quickly editing her files. It works with recordings made via a digital recorder, laptop or PC.
Because the software can be loaded onto a laptop, it is particularly useful for journalists and people who spend much of their time travelling.
However, it is also a brilliantly useful tool for people with dyslexia who use audio recorders at work or in lectures instead of making written notes, enabling them to quickly navigate, annotate and organise their digital voice recordings.
It is available through our assistive technology division at £79.95 (+ VAT) for a single user licence. For more information visit www.posturite.co.uk or call 0345 345 0010.