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Voice Range Profile (VRP)

Model 4326
Software Version 3.3

3.3: VRP Updates

VRP Shipping after April 1, 2010:


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Change to accessories provided with VRP

Change to microphone default in software

Improvement to analysis range

Modification to octave labeling

Modification to pitch target mode functionality

Ability to display two reference templates

Updates to VRP manual

Note: Updates are available for current customers via the Speech
Products Master Upgrade Rev K

3.3: VRP Updates

VRP Accessories Changes:


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Changes due to our recommendation to use a handheld


microphone rather than a headset microphone

Microphone stand and 15-cm distance guide for use with a


handheld microphone is now included with VRP

The attenuator needed for the headset microphone has


been removed from VRP and is now included with headset
microphone (Model 4302)

New Microphone Accessory Kit (Model 4345) available for


existing customers wishing to use VRP with a handheld
microphone

3.3: VRP Updates

VRP Microphone Default:


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Default value in Options, Select VRP Options, Microphone


set to handheld

Changes due to testing by our software vendor which found


that a handheld microphone provides results that are more
comparable between patients

Changes will be installed when running the Speech Products


Master Upgrade Rev K. Customers continuing to use the
headset microphone must re-select headset in Options,
Select VRP Options, Microphone.

3.3: VRP Updates

Improved VRP Analysis Range:


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Some customers have noted that the dB range of VRP is


not as great as it was with the 4300B

The analysis range is improved by adding a 12dB boost


to weak signals (which is adjusted for in the dB level
calculations)

The results of this modification allows a user to capture


signals down to 50dB (previously around 60 dB)

3.3: VRP Updates

Modified Labeling of Octaves


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When labeling notes on a keyboard, it is generally


agreed that middle C is C4. There are different ways,
however, to label the rest of the keys in an octave.

Previously the octave labeling started at A, so, for


example, the 4th octave would be labeled A4, B4, C4,
D4, E4, F4, G4.

The VRP labeling was modified to the more standard


method so that the octave labeling starts at C, the 4th
octave would then be C4, D4, E4, F4, G4, A4, B4.

3.3: VRP Updates


Previous Labeling:

A
2

B
2

C
2

D
2

E
2

F
2

G
2

A
3

B
3

C
3

D
3

E
3

F
3

G
3

A
4

B
4

C
4

D
4

E
4

F
4

G A
4 5

B
5

C
5

D
5

E
5

F
5

G
5

A
6

B
6

C
6

D
6

E
6

F
6

G
6

Current Labeling:

A
1

B C
1 2

D
2

E
2

F
2

G
2

A
2

B
2

C
3

D
3

E
3

F
3

G
3

A
3

B
3

C
4

D
4

E
4

F
4

G
4

A
4

B
4

C
5

D
5

E
5

F
5

G
5

A
5

B C
5 6

D
6

E
6

F
6

G
6

3.3: VRP Updates

Modified Frequency Used for Note Categorization:


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Customers noted that when using the pitch target mode, the
notes did not seem to be properly categorized.

Previously a note was categorized based on the frequency


being at the target frequency or higher, until the next note.
For example, C4 was plotted when the frequency was 261.63
(C4) to 277.17 (C4 sharp).

Modified the note categorization threshold down by note,


so categorization at the target is based on the frequency
being note below to note above the target frequency. C4
will now be plotted when the frequency is 254.18 to 269.29
which note above and below 261.63.

3.3: VRP Updates


Added the Ability to Display Two Reference Templates:

3.3: VRP Updates

Updates to VRP Instruction Manual:


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Added Chapter 3 Using VRP which provides step-by-step


instructions for setup and use

Updated Appendix A, B, and C Installation, Hardware, and


Troubleshooting

Documented changes to octave labeling in Appendix E