My First Audio Blog

This post was written by marc on December 30, 2003
Posted Under: Audio,Technology

I’m trying something new. An audio blog. I don’t know how many people are doing this – or – if they are doing it the way I’m doing it. But I can speak a lot faster than I can type – and – it only used a little over 1/2 meg for 4 1/2 minutes worth of rant.

It explains itself. All you have to do is Click Here and listen to what I have to say. The voice speaks for itself.

So – that having gone well I made a second recording where I describe the Digital Voice Recorder in more detail.

Although you not have to have it, I found some audio software called Goldwave. Here’s another mp3 audio file where I Tell you About It. the Glodwave software can be found at goldwave.com.

Just as an experiment here’s a little audio Using the Internal Microphone that is built into the voice recorder. It doesn’t sound to bad – the audio levels are lower – but that’s not a surprise. Not as good as the external mic – but it is usable. But – I used the Goldwave software on the file and created this Enhanced Version that sounds every bit as good as my $9.95 external mic. I just brought the audio levels up about 12 db and added a little bass and treble.

I’ve done yet another experiment I just did another rant this time using the clip on mic that came with the recorder. Additionally I spent some time editing it with the Goldwave software where I removed about 30 seconds of a bad joke and a few “ya knows”. I did mess with the audio a little too much so there is a little clipping – but I’m getting better at that.

So – I called up my friend Bartcop to tell him about it and tried it out recording the phone conversation. I had to do a little digital compression and expansion to get our voices to the same level – but I think it sounds pretty good considering I’m on a $20 900mhz cordless phone.

Feel free to hit the comment link and leave me a message letting me know what you think of this.

Reader Comments

Woo hoo! I’m looking forward to being able to get my “Daily Dose of Marc” from an MP3 player while driving! (Some days I don’t have time to keep up with the site, and that threatens the balance of my mental diet.)

Just curious – how come you didn’t naturally reach the 120 WPM typing speed, like the rest of us? 😉

~~Alex~~

#1 
Written By Alex Libman on January 1st, 2004 @ 1:23 am

Marc, this is great. Use you superpowers for good.

#2 
Written By Media Tiger on January 2nd, 2004 @ 4:10 pm

You did it Marc! Another inspring Perkel breakthrough. Thanks for sharing your audible thought stream.

#3 
Written By Carole Fanning on January 4th, 2004 @ 12:28 pm

I sure hope Bart can get that last couple of yards, but I’d say you’re up by a field goal at this point. The sound quality is remarkably good for the kind of money you’ve invested.

#4 
Written By Laury Moore on January 5th, 2004 @ 7:43 pm

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