Even though the Philips VoiceTracer range normally targets applications such as capturing notes, or recording conversations, lectures, interviews and meetings - and usually come bundled with speech recognition software (Dragon NaturallySpeaking from Nuance) - the new Philips VoiceTracer audio recorder DVT7500 is also suitable for hobby musicians, composers, song writers and music students alike. It features three high-quality microphones and can record PCM (WAV) and MP3 files at up to 24 bit/96 kHz sampling rate.
To expand the recording possibilities, the device comes with an included XLR and line-in connectors, meaning musicians can easily plug in their DI, mixer output, electric guitar or keyboard and record directly, even from multiple sources at once. The input volume can also be manually adjusted using a dial on the side of the device. This gives users greater control over their recordings and helps minimize background noises.
The Philips VoiceTracer for music has a large color display and conveniently placed buttons. As the company explains, “We made sure the new Philips VoiceTracer for music recordings is easy and intuitive to use, so musicians can focus on the playing their instrument and not waste any time. The high-capacity Li-polymer battery offers extra-long battery life and the microSD card slot gives them virtually unlimited storage space”. The device also has a tripod thread, allowing musicians to position the device into the perfect distance from the instrument.
New Philips SpeechExec Pro 10
Speech Processing Solutions also launched a new version of its SpeechExec Pro dictation and transcription workflow software. The new Philips SpeechExec Pro 10 connects authors and transcriptionists for easier, more efficient and professional document creation. The updated software integrates Nuance Dragon Professional speech recognition, combining two market leading professional dictation solutions into one easy-to-use workflow.
“This is the first time we have integrated Nuance Dragon Professional speech recognition with the Philips SpeechExec dictation workflow solution,” explains Dr. Thomas Brauner, CEO of Speech Processing Solutions. “This combined solution turns speech into a text document instantly – guaranteeing the Philips quality that customers have come to expect and backed by the power of Dragon, resulting in greater documentation productivity and reduced transcription costs for our users,” he adds.
Nuance’s Dragon Professional speech recognition solution integrated with Philips SpeechExec Pro 10 is easily set up in just one installation and controlled within the intuitive Philips user interface. Users can choose one of multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Dutch and Spanish, to turn their voice instantly into text.
“SpeechExec Pro 10 learns the words and phrases used over time, while also adapting to the way each user speaks, driving higher dictation accuracy and greater productivity,,” says Dr. Brauner. “And every use of the solution contributes to even more accurate speech recognition results,” he adds.
In addition to using speech recognition on a desktop computer, dictations and voice files recorded on the go with the Philips dictation recorder app on a smartphone can be automatically run through the speech recognition system. With one click, the text documents are synced to and visible in the recorder app on the smartphone in either .doc or .rtf formats. With optional Philips SpeechLive, users can also take advantage of the Philips transcription service, which works with trained professionals to type documents. This virtual assistant is convenient for lawyers and professionals in many industries transcribing complex documents.
Legal professionals who wish to expand support for legal vocabularies can use Philips SpeechExec Pro 10 with Dragon Legal, providing advanced functionalities for increased flexibility. Authors can also use their unique voice profile on more than one workstation.