It is possible to monitor the students during an interpreting activity without using the interpreterQ software. The dual-channel delegate units allow to select which channel to listen to both for left ear and right ear independently. Also the volume controls work independently for left and right ear.
You can listen to the source speech by selecting "FLOOR", or to one of the booths by selecting the booth number "01", "02", ...
flush mount channel selector
Confidea Flex dual-channel listening unit
Tip: always plug in the headphones of the Confidea Flex unit in the left side jack of the unit. In dual-channel mode the right side jack is not used.
The "PC" channel
In our training environment we add a "virtual" channel to the setup, which is named "PC". This language channel is not linked to a booth. Instead, you can use it to listen to PC sound in one or both ears.
This needs some further clarification in a dual-channel setup. Following combinations are possible :
- when selecting "PC" for both channels, you will hear the stereo sound of your teacher PC.
- when you combine the "FLOOR" and "PC" channels, you will hear the floor channel in one ear and mono sound of your teacher PC (left+right channels mixed) in the other ear
- when you combine one of the booths ("01", "02",... ) with "PC", you will hear the microphone of the selected booth in one ear, combined with the mono sound of the booth PC (not the teacher PC) in the other ear.
This last combination can be interesting when an 'individual' activity is ongoing, during which the students are using interpreterQ Media Player on the booth PC to practice interpreting individually. In that case the pre-recorded speech file is played back on the booth PC and can be monitored on the "PC" channel, while the live student interpretation can be monitored on the booth channel.