Liked Remembering the past through photos (Doug Belshaw's Thought Shrapnel)
A few weeks ago, I bought a Google Assistant-powered smart display and put it in our kitchen in place of the DAB radio.

Doug talks about he power of pulling out old photos. I like the on this day bit of my phone’s phones and the ability to find out what I was doing a year(or years) ago. I’ve been finding my On This Day page on this blog fascinating and would highly recommend anyone to try it out. I don’t suppose having it public is necessary as it will only be of interest to me.

The other day I took the opportunity to test out my new Shure MV88 mic (Christmas present) with it’s dead cat. It was not a particularly windy day but there was a stiff breeze higher up the hill whee I recorded this.

I think the mic worked very well I would have expected it to be too windy without it. I am not sure how much is down to the Shure and how much to the dead cat.

Using the mic you need to use the Motiv Audio app if you want to set the mic. I used the Mono Cardioid pattern with the gain turned up. I left the wind reduction off.

I I had 5 pieces of audio to edit together after a brief fling with ferrite 1 I switched to GarageBand which did the job. Exported to a shortcut that uploaded to my blog.

I think that microcasts should really be one take rather than multitrack, but keep getting tempted to edit. The Motiv app allows you to pause audio and then record more, but I wonder if that would be lost if there was a large time lapse, other apps switched to etc.

Map and a few photos: Glen Douglas Trio 4-1-2018

fn1. Ferrite only supports 3 tracks in basic version.