The Dulcet Tone of My Voice

Last night, as I began my experiment in recording myself reading my posts, I discovered a few things:

  1. The last time I recorded my voice on purpose, Bill Clinton was president.
  2. At that time I had a professional studio at my command.
  3. The mic in my laptop sitting at my desk in a large room DOES NOT sound like a studio.
  4. The breath-guard on pro mics is distinctly useful.
  5. Without practice on a bad mic, my voice is monotonous and could put even hyperactive ADD kids on crack to sleep.

That being said, I did get the first one posted, and (as suggested) included a link to download the file offline for those that prefer to listen via a specific app instead of inline in the blog post. I used my “1827 Days” post as my guinea pig, I’ll continue to record and insert more over the next few days as I attempt to improve my process/technique/set-up.

I don’t think I’ll ever sound like Ira Glass or Frank Deford, but hopefully it will get a bit better than that first attempt. Nothing is ever perfect the first time you try it, and I’m ok with that.

2 thoughts on “The Dulcet Tone of My Voice

  1. I am amazed that you didn’t catch Copper or Barrow barking. Did you get up in the middle of the night and record this while the rest of us slept? Because, ya know, our puppy is the most alert, barking-est thing ever! I can’t believe your being awake snuck right on by him!

    LOL. I used Audacity to edit out the two barks. Unfortunately, there are larger issues with my recording set up in general that the software filters just can’t fix. I need a better mic and either a VO cube or a blanket in the closet. I’ll refine my system this week and see what can be done.

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