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Topic Title: microphone monitor to help with voice strain?
Topic Summary: Looking for software that can track my mic usage and suggest breaks
Created On: 12/15/2020 12:29 PM
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 microphone monitor to help with voice strain?   - haughki - 12/15/2020 12:29 PM  
 microphone monitor to help with voice strain?   - mobleguy - 12/15/2020 02:08 PM  
 microphone monitor to help with voice strain?   - dilligence - 12/15/2020 03:24 PM  
 microphone monitor to help with voice strain?   - mobleguy - 12/15/2020 07:11 PM  
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 12/15/2020 12:29 PM
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haughki
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This seems like a long shot, but I'm wondering if anyone knows of any software out there that can track microphone usage and alert or suggest a break time after a certain amount of usage? I use Workpace for my keyboard usage, I love it, and I'm wondering if there's something similar for microphone usage?

 12/15/2020 02:08 PM
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mobleguy
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I know that Speech Productivity's Pro 6 has a "break" reminder.  But I do not know if it is monitoring your mic or if it is monitoring your time active with the software. I thought it was an attractive addition to their software.  The creators are active here. http://www.speechproductivity.eu/SP6PRO.html#features10-ay

Depending on what you are inputting into, there might be some sort of word count monitor that could be used.  Come to think about it, SP Pro 6 also has a backup feature that makes a copy of what you dictate into a text file. There might be a program that automatically monitors that text file for when you reach a specific size or a specific word count?

Otherwise, the auto hot key community might have something to monitor and trigger.



 12/15/2020 03:24 PM
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dilligence
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Thanks for mentioning this mobleguy.

 

The SP Pause Reminder window will come up (in fullscreen if you like) upon breaks and puts your microphone to sleep. After the break the program hides and the microphone will be woken again. You can set Work and Break intervals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Backup Text File mobleguy is referring to is part of the All-In-One Dictation Box Backup feature: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But it will only work while using the AIO DB of course. 

 

"There might be a program that automatically monitors that text file for when you reach a specific size or a specific word count?"

 

This is a very interesting concept. I'm thinking about a global utility that will monitor the total amount of dictation from the moment the computer was booted and then attaches some actions to it (message boxes, microphone to sleep, shutting down Dragon for the real stubborn user . Etc.

 

I'll redirect this post to my programmer, see what he thinks of it.

 

Rob



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 12/15/2020 07:11 PM
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Dilligence , You are welcome. Glad you found the text file idea inspiring. I have never been at a lack for ideas

Haughki... Another (likely easier) root compared to monitoring the text files, would be to have a script monitoring dragon's mic on/ mic off /sleep. In theory, it seems possible that an alarm could be set to go off when the Mic "on" time reach some sort of threshold.



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