Recording Spoken Productions Online

Hi everyone,

I’m running an elicited spoken production study and due to issues going on right now I am unable to run my study in person and must do it online.

I’m wondering, is there a way to code my experiment to record spoken productions from my participants online?

Appreciate any help, I’ve built out my experiment using the builder and am able to run it on pavlovia I would just like to be able to record participants’ spoken responses.

Thank you very much!

Sorry Jessie, the option to record mic during experiments is on the to-do list but not yet done. :frowning:


I am building a spoken production study as well and I’m wondering if there is any news about this topic and if the option to record audio during online experiments will be implemented soon.

Thank you

I’m currently working on an experiment where the researcher is going to record the verbal responses via a Zoom call.

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Hi @wakecarter, that sounds really cool. I was wondering if you have any updates on this experiment. It’d be awesome if we can record audio verbal responses online. Thanks!


you could try recording your participants in Zoom during the experiment over the recording button – maybe without camera feed.

Or you could call them before the experiment (phone, Whatsapp), put them on speaker and record with another program (like Audacity) directly on your computer.

Both work very well from the sound quality perspective.

All the best and good luck,

For info, we anticipate releasing this functionality in June as part of 2021.2.0 including transcription via Azure or Google if you have an API key for one of those services

Hi everyone,

I’m working on an elicited spoken production study and I would like to run it online using Psychopy- Pavlovia…

Is it now possible to record spoken productions online?

Thank you so much!

Yes, it is

GREAT! Could you please suggest me some tutorial to follow to set up the ‘production’ experiment?
Thank you so much!

You could visit the official documentation pages:
Microphone Component — PsychoPy v2022.2.4

or there’s a youtube walk-through:
Setting Up Voice Transcription in PsychoPy - YouTube

Either way, the part about setting up a GoogleAPI key is only needed if you want google-translate to provide a text transcription of what was said. If you only need the audio file you can skip that

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