2. System Requirements

This section explains the minimum system requirements that you need to install and use VoceVista Video.

2.1. Operating System

macOS

VoceVista Video requires OS X 10.10 or later. We recommend macOS Sierra 10.12.

Windows

VoceVista Video requires Microsoft Windows 7 or later. We recommend Windows 10. The program requires a 64 bit edition of Windows.

2.2. Computer

We recommend a recent computer with at least 4GB RAM and an Intel Core CPU. If you buy a new computer for audio work, select a model that operates as quietly as possible. A Solid State Drive (SSD) is highly recommended, as it eliminates hard drive noise.

2.3. Mouse

Although not essential, an external mouse with a scroll wheel is very helpful for using the program. If you use a laptop and don’t have a mouse, you can use a two-finger gesture on your touchpad to emulate a mouse wheel for zooming in and out of the frequency and time range. Zooming and scrolling can also be done with the 1 and 2 keys on your keyboard.

2.4. Microphone

We advise against using the internal microphone or sound card of your computer, as these are often very noisy and don’t allow the connection of professional microphones. Instead, get the best USB microphone that you can afford. The models from Samson are good for beginners and have a good price/performance ratio. If you want something better, get an external USB audio interface together with a professional condenser microphone.

Another interesting option is a mobile recorder that can be used as a USB audio interface, such as the Olympus LS series. These devices can provide excellent performance for their price category when used as a microphone and have the added benefit of being a stand-alone mobile recorder that is always at hand.

Position the microphone as far away from the computer as possible to minimize the pick up of noise from the computer, or get a silent computer. Be aware that many monitors also emit some sound, especially at lower brightness levels. Most of these ambient noises can be seen in the recording and should be avoided as much as possible.