Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Making a recording of a little drumming bear toy for a Play

I have now a recording of the little drumming bear toy which is pretty good.
It's a rather specific sound, "squeak squeak squeak squeak squeak *drum*  *drum* *drum*" and it's good the sound we've recorded matches the toy (who will be on stage an performing also! :)
I haven't done sounds before for something like this.

This is my recording setup now:

Karaoke microphones -> DVD -> TV -> laptop (TV has audio out).
Works pretty well. The microphones are from Lidl or Aldi.
I first used mobile phone to record stuff. Then Bluetooth sounds -> laptop. (and ffmpeg enabled for amr converting) That's not great. Flat

I'm using linux so mostly Audacity for sound editing, Ardour for playing, VLC/ffmpeg for converting.
We shall see this weekend how they sound in the theatre! Ulp! :)

This is what it is for:
Season's Greetings by playwright Alan Ayckbourn.   (in Dundrum on 24-28 Nov)
Glencullen Musical and Dramatic Society.
Season's Greetings is a black, though often farcical comedy about a dysfunctional family Christmas, set over Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St Stephen's Day in an average suburban house.

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