Just a test with me saying hello.
I’m experimenting with voice recording to tinker with building an audio archive of my mom and have something I can give to her grandchildren. I’m also interested in maybe doing some audio interviews for Philly Future and mixing in some Flash presentation work. Field recording even. The sounds of Philadelphia anyone?
* Brandon Fuller’s MT-Enclosures plugin makes it easy for me to publish a podcast: I upload the media and link to it in a post. That’s it. The plugin finds the media link and adds the enclosure element to my RSS feed. So if you’re using an aggregator like Bloglines, you’ll see an audio player along with the post. And if you’re viewing this in a browser, there are no tricks or plugins required to play it. Just click. Miles Evans’ Building a Movable Type Podcast was my reference.
* The recorder is an Olympus DS-2. I’ll graduate to a MiniDisk or something more powerful if I end up doing this regularly. Audio Activism’s “How to Create Interview Podcasts on the Cheap” and O’Reilly’s review largely influenced the decision to buy the DS-2. There are plenty recorders in it’s price range ($100) that do more, including a number of MP3 players. But none with the quality of this recorder’s built-in stereo microphone, dynamic range and frequency response. The only hassle is it records to WMA.