Recordings are done in one of BAAB’s four recording studios by a team of two—the narrator and the monitor. The monitor oversees the digital recording using Recording Studio software. Following the recording, reviewers listen for any error (incorrect/mispronounced word, improper inflection, etc.) and the recording team makes any necessary corrections.
After corrections have been made, each recording goes through post-processing (volume normalization, noise reduction, etc.). Recordings are them processed using special software to insert navigation points, compression and encryption. The final product is distributed to recipients to be played on a special player.
Currently we are reading the following magazines:
You should have a pleasant voice without a pronounced regional accent. Pace should be consistent and with correct pronunciation. We will train!
Basic computer skills, Windows, web browsers, sound recording applications. We will train!
Specialized software is used to do volume normalization, noise reduction and preparation for the National Library Service distribution process. We will Train!
Since our office hours are during the school day, we regret we cannot offer volunteer activities to students at this time.