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.
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Lots of people set off fireworks in our neighborhood. No one seems to care that some of the big ones that go way up in the air are illegal in Oregon. I made this recording at about 9:45 pm (dusk) standing on my back porch.
This morning I awoke to the sound of thunder and garbage trucks. I made this 12 minute recording standing on my back porch at about 9 am. Listen for a wide variety of sounds including chickens, crows, and other birds.