Achieving the best possible audio quality for your dictation recording

The tips listed below are provided in addition to the pointers contained on the Tips for Recording Dictation page.

  • Where possible choose a location where your recording will pick up the least amount of noise from factories, traffic, people, telephones, etc. If necessary, close doors, windows and switch off fans to minimise noise interference.
  • Ensure that your recording device is not set to “voice activation” mode.
  • Wait a moment after pressing the record button before commencing dictation.
  • Repeat portions of dictation that may have been compromised by sudden noises such as the ringing of a telephone or doorbell.


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