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Re: Church sound



On Fri, 2009-03-13 at 14:01 +1030, Tim wrote:
> > I see several packages that will record but I don't want to have a
> > 700M file.  Is there a package that will break the recording into,
> > lets say, 10min files and then be able to burn those to CD as audio
> > tracks with zero time between tracks.
> 
> I've used software that can automatically break a large audio file up
> into several smaller ones.  Though I suspect that's not going to work
> well with speech, as it may think momentary pauses in speech are good
> break points, whereas a human might break at more sensible moments
> (change in topics, activities, etc.).
> 
> I've used Audacity for live recordings of sound, hitting stop and then
> record between things.  That's one way of doing what you want.
> 
> But if you want to pay attention to what you're recording, and not get
> distracted by recording it, then recording it as one slab then editing
> afterwards is the better approach.  Again, Audacity is quite good for
> that task.
> 
I've also used Audacity for this purpose and it works well.  One thing
to remember with recording live for duplication or sale, is that a live
speaker can make a gaffe, large or small, that your church may not want
widely distributed.  Editing before distribution is wise and lends
itself to creating tracks where you want the break.

	I remember one sermon where someone's bushy beard was mistakenly
described a verdant.  Another time, a speaker from Asia when describing
how one crosses ones leg ( as when sitting down), mistakenly said you
cock your leg.  He was amazed because the joke wasn't supposed to be
that funny, until we explained that that was the usual position when a
male dog urinates.  Even with his dark skin, you could still see the
blush.


-- 
Hooroo,
Simon
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