My girlfriend talks in her sleep in a language neither of us have heard before. It's a rare occurrence: Since we started recording our dreams in early December, we've caught just a handful of words. We're trying to capture as much as possible in hopes of understanding more about the language and hopefully one day decipher what she's saying.
The problem: Combing through 8 to 10 hours of audio each day is a painstaking process. I hung a decent mic from the ceiling and am using a Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini to capture the audio with Audacity. We've gotten real good at picking out patterns in the waveforms and skipping to the interesting bits, but we have to listen to hours of rustling, rolling over, etc, in order to find those precious few seconds of sleep talking. It's like looking for a needle in a haystack.
I'd love to speed this process up. Maybe some method for isolating vocals from the background noise? Or automatically skipping past anything under a specific db during playback (so we could play cards or do something else while listening)? Perhaps this community has other ideas?
Any thoughts or suggestions would be very much appreciated. Thank you!