Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I never breathe

One thing I do for my job is creating little announcements podcasts every week. Well, mostly every week. Today I got to make a PSA announcing an event to distribute to local radio. It was like a trip back in time, back to when I used to do the weather for K101 FM in Fairbanks.

The difference, of course, is that now it's digital. It is super easy to edit my voice. I use Audacity, which is a nice little open-source application that my brilliant intern from last year found.

So in order to get my PSAs down to 30 and 60 seconds, one of the things I did was to just delete all my breaths. Now I sound oh-so smooth, and everything is done in the properly required amount of time.

It occurs to me that it would be useful to have a similar application to use in my life.

Doesn't seem likely, though.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh I use that program too! I use it to convert all of my cassettes to MP3 (and then I convert them to WMA) format so I can listen to them on my MP3 player or burn them to CD's.

ang said...

is there a way to make your voice sound so good that children are willing to do whatever you ask with no question?? that's what I need.......

Ana said...

I'm sure we could work out some kind of subliminal message system!

SalGal said...

Hey, just because you're "at some conference" doesn't excuse you from blogging...