Chapter 9. VoiceTracking

Table of Contents

9.1. Voicetracking in Rivendell
9.1.1. Prerequisites
9.1.2. VoiceTrack Markers
9.2. Using the Voicetrack Interface
9.2.1. The VoiceTracker Dialog
9.2.2. Editing Transitions
9.2.3. Inserting and Deleting Track Markers
9.2.4. Moving Between Track Markers
9.2.5. Recording a Voicetrack
9.2.6. Adjusting Transition Levels
9.2.7. Importing Voicetracks
9.2.8. Hitting the Post

9.1. Voicetracking in Rivendell

Voicetracking is a capability wherein custom "one-off" content is created and inserted into logs, making it possible to create programming that sounds very spontaneous and "live". In Rivendell, such voicetracks are placed into a special type of audio cart known as a voicetrack cart. These carts are automatically created, deleted and managed by the voicetracker interface (part of the RDLogEdit module), with no manual user intervention required. The voicetracker module also includes extensive capabilities for allowing customization of the transitions between log elements.

The Voice Tracker Dialog

9.1.1. Prerequisites

Before beginning voicetracking for a particular service, a voicetracker group and pool of available cart numbers must be configured in the RDAdmin module. These procedures are detailed in the Rivendell Technical and Administration Guide.

9.1.2. VoiceTrack Markers

A voicetrack marker is a meta event that can be inserted into a log as a "placeholder" to others to indicate where a voicetrack is to be recorded. Track markers can be inserted by RDLogEdit, RDLogManager events or even embedded in data generated by external schedulers.

The Voice Tracker Dialog (track selected)