The Oral History Centre facilitates students’, researchers’, and community members’ collaborative learning about the theory and practice of oral history. Please browse our collection of informative articles and instructional tutorials containing resources such as software and hardware training, oral history guidelines and best practices.

  • Introduction to Recording Interviews with iOS Devices, Smartphones and Tablets
    Jan 29, 2014

    This tutorial will introduce users to the steps necessary when recording audio as part of an interview with your iOS device, Smartphone or Tablet. While the tutorial will cover a broad range of...

  • Introduction to Field Recording
    Oct 15, 2013

    Sometimes it can be a challenge to record good audio outside a studio environment. The noise, the distractions, and the unpredictable nature of press events can limit your success at getting a...

  • Microphone placement and levels
    Oct 7, 2013

    The U of W Oral History Centre, Community Radio Fund of Canada, CKUW 95.9 FM and Train Yard Studios partnered to create a series of technical tutorials pertaining to field recording and...

  • An Introduction to Tape Machine
    Jun 3, 2013

    Tape Machine is a simple sound recording and editing software app for the android smart phone. Tape Machine is currently limited to around 2 hours of recording per file, depending...

  • May 13, 2013

    Sony Audio Studio is a sound editing software program that allows you to create and edit sound files. You can use Audio Studio to record, edit, mix and restore audio. It’s a versatile program...


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