Introduction

How UTI works

How MRI works

Recording UTI

Recording MRI

MRI and UTI

Making animations

phoneticians

Contacts us

IPA charts

Dynamic Dialects

Phonetics in Scotland

Carnegie

Arts and Humanities

 

 

 

 

UTI recordings – the recording studio

Recordings took place in a purpose-built UTI recording studio at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. A high-speed Sonix RP ultrasound machine was used with automatic audio-ultrasound synchronization recording at 121 frames per second.

 

UTI recorder
Figure 5: Long and short-handled microconvex probes; a probe fitted in the stabilising headset; the high-speed Sonix RP ultrasound machine.

 

All noisemaking equipment such as the ultrasound machine and PC CPU were in a room adjacent to the one where the recordings were made. Articulate Assistant Advanced software version 3.14 beta G was used to record simultaneous audio and UTI. A short-handled microconvex probe set to an angle of 150° was used, fitted to a stabilising headset, worn by participants (see figure 5). Orthographic stimuli were presented to the speakers via a monitor. A change in screen colour cued the speaker to begin speaking. Audio recordings were made using a directional clip-on microphone clipped to the side of the ultrasound headset.

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