Making excuses

December 11, 2009

Well, I’m realizing I was being a bit overly ambitious when I said I’d try to post new audio every day. Recording and editing is taking longer than I thought it would. Life also gets in the way: Christmas, kids, yadda yadda. So I’m readjusting my expectations. I’m still planning to put up new audio several times a week—my goal is going to be around three files posted per week.

I just got a new noise reduction plug-in and am in the process of figuring it out: Voxengo Redunoise. It seems like it’s going to make a big difference in the audio quality of my posts, so I think I’m going to wait a few days and see if I can get it figured out. If it seems like it’s going to take me longer than that I’ll go ahead and put another file or two up, but I’d like to wait and try to improve the sound of what I’m doing.

Speaking of Christmas, I’m going to try to get some Christmas music up soon. I don’t think I have any complete shows of holiday music, but my grandpa made some recordings for his own use that have some good stuff on them. Some you’ve heard before (White Christmas, anyone?) but some you might not have (how about a version of Jingle Bells done with each chorus in a different language?).

I know some readers have had issues with Bandcamp, the site that’s hosting my audio files. They have informed me that they’re working on getting the Flash programming removed from their download flow and hope to have that resolved in the next couple of weeks. I want to wait and see how that goes before giving up on them. I like the fact that they provide both streaming and downloads in such a variety of formats, and it keeps things simple for me. I’m also still working on getting a podcast going. Just keep watching (and listening to) this space!