How many speakers are too many?

We transcribe audio with any number of speakers. Where it is realistic to do so, we give each speaker a unique label. With each additional participant, the chances of mislabeled speakers, or of a missed speaker change, increase somewhat.

In a group setting such as a committee meeting, panel discussion, or focus group, where it is not feasible to track each person by voice, we label the facilitator(s) individually, and the remaining group members are labeled either "Female Participant" or "Male Participant." If you add the Focus Group, Panel, or Round Table, tags to your file, it will be transcribed using these group style speaker labels.