Last year I enjoyed taking note of one thing I noticed every day. I thought I’d keep it going & thought I might record it as part of my almost defunct microcast. I’d have liked to add a soundbed to hid the traffic outside my living room, but time & talent held me back.
I found my old iPod last night, took a while to get it to boot, but I recorded a microcast just for nostalgia. I use this quite a lot around 2005-9 to record podcasts with my primary classes. There seem to be some interesting crackles added this time.
Suprisingly it mounted on my mac, I could drag the wav file to the desktop and convert to mp3, no other editing.
The above is a short selection of a few moments of the stream I broadcast this morning, 10 minutes in total. The segments are each separated by 1 seconds of generated silence. The Whole thing is on the Stream Page. There is a fox barking near the start and a pigeon claps its wings over head near the end.
Had a walk round The Glen Douglas Trio today. Photos and notes on the walkmap
I also tried recording audio along the way to take some notes & record some thoughts.
Listening to & loving the starlings chatting & chattering in the playground this morning when some geese flew over. Not a good recording, spoilt by an aircraft but it still amazes me I can just grab this.
Recorded this in Victoria Park on Monday. I only recognise the crows and wood pigeon. This is near a busy road, very few cars now.
On Sunday’s walk I stopped now and again to record some audio.
The usual walkmap
I took a short walk round the moor behind Old Kilpatrick this afternoon. Using the shure mic with dead cat on my phone. A test in fairly breezy conditions. Gain right down and mic beside mouth.
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 where 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 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. ↩