ReidNews radio show

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I’ve been listening to Adam Curry’s “Daily Source Code” podcast for a couple of months now.
It’s the kind of thing I’d like to do, and in fact, Iain and I tried to record an iChat voice conversation of this sort in October of 2003.
You can
listen to an AAC of the result
(6 MB; let me know if you want mp3),
but it’s mixed at best.
I even hand-edited it to bring up the volume of Iain’s voice, but it wasn’t wildly successful.

I recorded
a “ReidNews” podcast (1.7 MB)
recently, just before Luisa’s birthday.
It was another experiment, using a microphone I had recently found.
I wasn’t thrilled with the quality of that, either.

However, after Luisa opened her presents, I tried one of them out with surprising results!
I gave her the computer upgrade, and the boys gave her an mp3 player,
the 256MB
iRiver 790,
which does voice recording.
I tried it out and was happily surprised with how they came out:
[1] (40k)
[2] (66k).

My ideal would be to record a conversation about interesting topics, edit it a bit (adding intro, music bits etc), and post the results.
Let me know if you’re interested in trying this.
One possibility is to use something llike iChat/AIM to voice chat, but *also* record locally at high quality.
That would be a bit tough, since the live chat would have latency, while the high-quality mix would not, so a nip or tuck here and there might be neccessitated.
The Skype team tried this with some success.

friends, podcast.

About rae

I'm a long-time Mac and iOS developer. I'm also a big fan of Ruby on Rails and relational databases. I tend to work remotely, in my basement with occasional trips to the office. I'm also a big videophile, both TV and film, and can't wait for a good, inexpensive home 4k solution.

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