An interesting link found among my daily reading
On one of our last evenings in Sicily, we walked around Catania Centro, taking in the sights, people watching and, in the case of this audio, hearing the church bells chime. We were walking on our return journey, headed back towards Villa Bellini, when the call to mass erupted from the bell tower. With a quick grab for my recorder, I caught these peals to share with you.
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Recorder used for this clip
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Our Sicilian family had taken us sightseeing this day and we were wandering around the small town of Pedara, Sicily, on Etna’s eastern flank. As usual, we were viewing a lot of church’s along the way and — being it was late July — there were weddings in nearly every one. As I entered the church — Basilica S. Caterina Alessandrini — the Ave Maria began, but this was unlike the typical organ or piano accompaniment. A full brass band was providing the music for this service and both there — and the singer — sounded amazing in the wonderful acoustics of the church.
This great video showed up in my YouTube subscriptions and I wanted to pass it along for any New Media producers who might be looking for ways to improve their on-location audio. Tom Antos gives a great demo and run down the Rode NTG 4+ Shotgun Mic and accessories.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
6262 Van Nuys Blvd.2nd Floor – Room 2A,
Van Nuys, CA [Map]
On this free meetup/workshop you will learn the basic steps of how to start your own podcast. Douglas E. Welch will be explaining both the technical and content creation aspects of how to run a successful podcast.
To learn more about Douglas visit his website: http://douglasewelch.com/
Hackerspace Los Angeles weekly meet up. Come by and mingle with like-minded people and see what others are working on. Find out what planned activities do we have and how you can participate.
If you are interested in helping us establish a permanent location in the San Fernando Valley you need to be here to help us plan this and make it happen.
We’ll still be holding classes/workshops of various interests once a month.
A walk through my neighborhood and to the local electronics shop.
Testing out my new GoPro Clamp attachment clipped to my the strap of my bag.
Worked pretty well for this time-lapse.
Music: “Shiny Tech” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License
The lastest verison of the WordPress Blogging Engine, called “Coleman” in honor of jazz saxophonist Colman Hawkins, is now available for download and installation from the WordPress site. You can also easily existing installations in a few clicks, following the links in your dashboard.
This new version brings a host of updates and improvements including in-line link editing, formatting shortcuts, smart image sizing and more.
Watch this short introduction to “Coleman”
You can find a detailed listing of all the updates in the blog post, WordPress 4.5 “Coleman”, on WordPress.org.
Review: Neat’s $99 Widget is a crazy-looking no-frills microphone, but it sounds awesome
With every passing generation, computers get better displays, processors, speakers, and more.
Microphones though? Not so much.
That means that if you have any interest in documenting anything involving sound – podcasting, vlogging, singing – you’ll need a serious upgrade. And while podcast mics exist aplenty, few are as immediately eye-catching as Neat Microphone’s Widget series, a set of vibrant condenser microphones.