25 09, 2017

Best Transcription Headphones for under $100

By | 2017-09-25T12:06:42+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Audio Transcription, Latest Technology Trends, Transcription Service|0 Comments

Best transcription headphones for under $100

I have no idea why, when you search for best transcription headphones online, for ex. on Amazon, we get those horrible, stethoscope looking ancient headphones.  It would make sense if they were dirt cheap, like $5 or something.  But they’re not!  There is no emphasis on sound quality, or on noise cancellation.  You can get much better quality, value for money, and long term work out of the headphones we’ve recommended below.  I’m biased towards Sennheiser.  Because in my experience, they make some of the most reliable, best sounding headphones I’ve ever used.  And so obviously first in line is:

Sennheiser HD 280 PRO – $79.95

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Whether you’re listening to your personal music, or working on

18 09, 2017

Best Skype call recorders for Transcription

By | 2017-09-21T16:37:44+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Audio Transcription, Latest Technology Trends, Office tips and tricks, Transcription Service|0 Comments

Best Skype Call Recorders for Transcription

Best Skype call recorders to help you save money on Transcription

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“What’s the best Skype call recorder for transcription” is a question a lot of our clients have asked us over the years.  Now, unless you’ve been living a hermetic life in the Himalayan mountains for the last 20 years, everyone knows what Skype is.  It’s been one of this generation’s most well known free video calling services for a long time.  It started off as a free video calling app/messenger, which has since evolved into a total calling solution.  It has prepaid options, and also pay monthly packages, where you can call landlines and […]

14 09, 2017

Recording interviews for transcription for the first time

By | 2017-09-21T16:37:54+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Audio Transcription, Office tips and tricks, Transcription Service|0 Comments

Tips and tricks for first time users to master the art of recording interviews for transcription

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Newbees rejoice!  We understand your pain.  Recording interviews for transcription has always been a tricky task.  Let’s face it, the quality of interviews you record is directly going to affect the outcome.  Clearer sound = accurate transcript.  Legit interview recording skills = better overall outcome of your project.  Wait!  Before you go buying high end audio recording equipment, that picture above is just for dramatic effect.  You don’t need all that jazz (tsk, tsk) to record simple interviews.  All you need is a decent recording app for your smartphone.

Smartphone apps to record interviews for transcription

“But which operating system?” or “But I have an iPhone” should naturally […]

28 06, 2017

Tips for recording research interviews

By | 2017-06-28T15:15:30+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Audio Transcription, Transcription Service|0 Comments

Tips for recording research interviews for Academic Transcription

PhD candidates, professors, lecturers record a great amount of research interviews, because it’s the best way to gather qualitative data for their thesis or dissertation research.  Academic transcription means turning those interviews into text, because no matter how fast you may be in taking notes, you are likely to always miss out on some key details.  An accurate transcript is a great way for researchers to mine important data for their work.  However, accuracy can only go as far as audio quality.  Difficult audio quality also means you pay more, because as the difficulty goes up, so does the time and effort.  Below are our best tips to record research interviews, so you can save money by taking care of things at your end.

1. Interview Environment:

5 05, 2017

Transcription Service vs Voice Recognition

By | 2017-06-19T12:44:59+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Audio Transcription, Latest Technology Trends, Transcription Service|0 Comments

Transcription Service vs Voice Recognition Software – Which is better?

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Ever since voice recognition transcription software became viable, this topic comes up from time to time.  Which is better?  Human or software?  Sarah Connor or T-1000?  Getting your recordings transcribed by a professional transcription service or buying a voice recognition software?  We have had our fair share of experience with voice recognition software.  Why wouldn’t we?  If we can save money on hiring transcribers, good for us!  But our experience has been less than satisfactory.  Unless the speaker talks really slow, enunciates each word clearly, and there is no background disturbance whatsoever, all voice recognition software struggle to discern sentences — forget sentences, they even get words wrong.

How far […]

22 03, 2017

Radio show transcription services

By | 2017-06-19T12:53:56+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Audio Transcription, Latest Technology Trends, Transcription Service|0 Comments

Importance of radio show transcripts for digital marketing

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Role of radio show transcripts

Radio show transcripts are in high demand, because radio will always be relevant.  With the advent of TV, cinema, online digital media and everything else you have today, radio is still relevant.  With MTV no longer playing music, instead we get to watch tanned people with IQ smaller than my shoe size argue over who ate their sandwich, radio is your best bet to listen to latest music.  On top of on-air radio shows, there are tons of online radio shows, or podcasts.  Radio show transcripts are just those radio shows converted to text.  These help people with hearing disability, and those who would prefer to read, than listen. […]

20 03, 2017

Focus Group Transcription

By | 2017-06-19T12:57:24+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Audio Transcription, Transcription Service|0 Comments

Focus Group Transcription

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What is focus group transcription?

I hope nobody thinks that literally means focusing on a group transcribing.  Bad joke, I know.  But hey, it’s a joke nonetheless.  What do you want?  Focus group is defined as “A form of qualitative research consisting of interviews in which a group of people are asked about their perceptions, opinions, beliefs, and attitudes towards a product, service, concept, advertisement, idea, or packaging.”  Focus group transcription just means converting those interviews to text.  Companies and individuals conduct focus research group interviews almost 24/7, 365 days a year.  This is how they find out which idea to reject and which one to advance.  Or if they just want to meet new people.  Or […]

19 03, 2017

Outsourcing Transcription

By | 2017-06-19T13:03:49+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Audio Transcription, Latest Technology Trends, Office tips and tricks, Transcription Service, Translation Services|0 Comments

Outsourcing Transcription: Why it makes perfect sense

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Outsourcing transcription or simply the term ‘outsourcing’ has such a negative vibe for some people.  Somehow politicians have made us believe outsourcing is hurting our economy.  Which is just not true.  If you save money, or make money with outsourcing, that money is going into your economy.  We are all one.  We all come from the same place.  As science has proven now, all our great, great, great x 10 ancestors migrated out of Africa to several different regions of the world.  Then we evolved different physical features depending on the region we were in over thousands of years.  And we then picked a place, named it, made invisible borders around it based on physical features, language, culture, race, […]

17 03, 2017

Youtube Transcription

By | 2017-06-19T13:05:56+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Audio Transcription, Latest Technology Trends, Transcription Service, Video subtitling services|0 Comments

How YouTube transcription services can help you grow your subscribers

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A few years ago, the term YouTube Transcription may have been alien to some people.  But it’s the year 2016, YouTubers are now household names.  A lot of them can find success with video content alone.  But if you can provide YouTube captions, you reach a much wider audience.  You can use their built-in YouTube captioning option, but if the video is long, detailed and includes a lot of technical jargon, then you’re better off investing in a YouTube Transcription service.  If you’re a busy bee, you not only save on time and effort, you add professional grade subtitles to your video.  In […]

15 03, 2017

Online transcription services and your website’s presence

By | 2017-06-19T13:08:48+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Audio Transcription, Latest Technology Trends, Transcription Service|0 Comments

How online transcription services help boost your website’s presence

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Online transcription services factor into SEO

Even though SEO as a term is no longer as prevalent as it was a couple of years ago, the message behind this post is pretty straightforward.  It’s what every entrepreneur or business owner wants; to make their brand be known worldwide.  And a big part of that is how people find your website online.  They use Google, Bing or Yahoo!  The three most used search engines.  Furthermore, like we continue to stress in our posts on this topic, having transcripts of your recordings, dictations, interviews, multi-speaker discussion panels, seminars, podcasts, talk-shows are great things to […]

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