May 31, 2009
What Is Karma?
2-min philosophy. Do you believe in Karma? What goes around, comes around? Cosmic justice? Listen to this short piece for another perspective. Continue>>>
May 14, 2009
Kathleen's Machine: Home Recording in the Days Before Tape
6-minute documentary. Kathleen Barrett Price demonstrates how the Greatest Generation carried on at home during World War II. In figuring out how to use the technology of a "home disk recorder," Kathleen not only managed to preserve her youthful memories, but also captured the vibe of a special time and place. (Also on PRX) Continue>>>
February 2, 2009
How Crap Becomes Real (or, How I Got Started on Ebay)
We learned from "The Velveteen Rabbit" how toys become real. But I'm telling you, all things become real if they last long enough. Visit any second-hand store on a quiet day and you'll feel their spirits tugging at you. In "The Velveteen Rabbit," the magic fairy finally turns the toy into a real bunny and releases him into the garden. But in my world, "real" stuff is sent through some magic portal to the back of my closet. I tried to get rid of these well worn items, but they pleaded with me to find them a knew home. So I started an Ebay store. Since 2005, more than 1000 lively spirits have been placed in new homes. (5 min). Available at PRX for licensing.
MAD IN PURSUIT'S
Tips & Tutorials
Voice Transformation: Easy sound edit trick to convert a voiceover narration from a woman to a girl. (5.11.09)
Secret of Posting Audio Files on Facebook or YouTube: your sound creations should be just as share-able as video (5.10.09)
Sound capture: Tutorial - getting that lovely voice of yours into the computer. Recording your voice into an audio file should be a no-brainer, but it took me a while to figure it out.
Conversion of 78s: Tutorial - one woman's way of converting 1940s homemade records into digital sound. (Stanton Turntable, Sony Soundforge) (4.4.03, with lots of revision)
Radio Production links and resources related to radio production and presentation venues.
Sound Art links and resources (5.2.09). Resources and sound archives for the avant-garde and experimental sound artist.
Radio Ambitions - a Learning History: the story behind the radio production of "Kitty Keeps on Singing" (finished 5.13.04)