This tutorial is intended to assist researchers in implementing several important aspects of audio technology in the field, studio, and research lab. It presents a set of best practices in the recording, processing, and analysis of acoustic speech signals. The author has no commercial interest in recommending particular pieces of hardware or software. Some brand names and manufacturers have been mentioned to help researchers find appropriate tools more easily. Please, visit our DOWNLOADS site to for more interactive tutorials, audio files, video files, white papers, and software.