Monthly Archives: May 2013

Crows Before Breakfast

Crows usually don’t hang out at our house. This morning when I got up I could hear a mob at the top of our fir trees having an arguement. I threw on a hat and coat and stepped out on our back porch with my mp3 recorder and a stereo lapel mic clipped to the front of my jacket. I made a beautiful 10 minute recording standing in the 30 degree F fresh air, but when I got back inside, I discovered that I had plugged the mic into the headphone jack. Dang. By the time I got back outside, most of the group had departed. So what you hear is a much smaller group. This recording was made at 7:30 am on Sunday, December 3, 2006.

Download – (2 minutes, 128kbps, 22kHz, 1.9 MB)

Mac Speech Test

Today I was experimenting with my MacBook’s built-in text to speech feature and wondered if I could record the speech. I did it by attaching my mp3 recorder to the Mac’s headphone jack. I then downloaded the mp3 file, opened it in Audacity, added a music track and saved it as a wav file. I then used iTunes to convert the wav file to mp3 and add the file info.

Download – (30 seconds, 128kbps, 44kHz, 470 KB)