Recording studio equipment has arrived
The first order of business in getting prepared for the CCHP recording process was to acquire the necessary recording equipment. My department managed to get a little extra space last academic year and we got the facilities people to spend some of their leftover budget at the end of the fiscal year to outfit a research laboratory for us with a soundproof room in it. Well, it's not soundproof, but it will certainly cut out a lot of the background noise that caused problems in the pilot study.
I also purchased an AKG C300 microphone, an ART Dual Pre microphone pre-amp, a Toshiba Dynabook R731 and various cables and accessories. This will provide many improvements over the pilot project, though the sampling rate will probably end up being lower (48Khz). However, for my research purposes, this should be sufficient.
[Note: This post was actually written 10 August 2012, but has been back-dated to correspond to the actual events described herein.]