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Post Posted:: May 5th, 2007, 5:23 pm 
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We have this funny little built-in shelf thing in our bedroom. I can never record in the bedroom because our personal server/firewall lives in the closet and hums constantly and loudly, but it suddenly occurred to me that if I lined the built-in shelf with thick padding, it might block the server hum. So I just placed sofa cushions all around it, and Dan held a thick blanket up behind me while I did a test recording. Oh My God. It was the best sound I've EVER HAD! There's some very low-frequency hum from the sever vibrations, but it's barely noticeable and I think I might be able to filter it out anyway. The "big empty room" sound is GONE. Stay tuned for samples! Dan is nailing up a beam so I can drape the backdrop blanket over it when I want to record.

Sample recording:
http://kayray.org/audiobooks/librivox/m ... man_ks.mp3
I need to build a pop filter -- my booth is so small that I have to have the mic right in front of my face and above my laptop screen, instead of off to the side as it used to be. But still, I think it's a much better sound even with the slight pops!

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Post Posted:: May 5th, 2007, 5:24 pm 

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Sounds great Kara :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: May 5th, 2007, 5:27 pm 
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I'm so excited I'm actually trembling.

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Post Posted:: May 5th, 2007, 5:32 pm 

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kayray wrote:
I'm so excited I'm actually trembling.


Another symptom of LV addiction. :wink:

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Post Posted:: May 5th, 2007, 6:20 pm 

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kayray wrote:
I need to build a pop filter --


I just made a new one with a 4" wood embroidery ring (lighter weight than the plastic ones) and some pink insulated copper wire and a stocking.

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Post Posted:: May 6th, 2007, 1:04 am 

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kayray wrote:


Wow, is that unprocessed? Sounds amazing.

Now you'll have to re-record all your earlier LV recordings in the new space... that shouldn't take too long, right? :wink:

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Post Posted:: May 6th, 2007, 1:10 am 

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Superb, Kara! :thumbs:


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Post Posted:: May 6th, 2007, 2:48 am 

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-OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: May 6th, 2007, 8:39 am 
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trioptimum wrote:
kayray wrote:


Wow, is that unprocessed? Sounds amazing.

Now you'll have to re-record all your earlier LV recordings in the new space... that shouldn't take too long, right? :wink:


Heheh.. I wish. I can't bear to listen to the early stuff.

No, that file underwent my usual processing (10-band EQ and a smidge of compression). I was able to get rid of the server vibration by bringing down the lowest frequencies quite a bit.

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Post Posted:: May 6th, 2007, 8:44 am 

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It sounds great, Kara. Gives a real depth to your voice.

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Post Posted:: May 6th, 2007, 10:18 am 

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kristin wrote:
...and some pink insulated copper wire and a stocking.


So... does it help that the insulated wire is pink? :D

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Post Posted:: May 6th, 2007, 10:50 am 

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Well, strictly speaking it could be any color but it's so much cheerier if it's pink. :D

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kristin wrote:
Well, strictly speaking it could be any color but it's so much cheerier if it's pink. :D

LOL. Post a pic, will you? And Kara, you of your recording booth?

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Post Posted:: May 7th, 2007, 3:18 pm 

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We're starting to enter the 21st Century. Pioneer women! Hooray! [And congrats!] 8)

Which mike is you using again?

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Post Posted:: June 9th, 2007, 11:55 pm 

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gypsygirl wrote:
kristin wrote:
...and some pink insulated copper wire and a stocking.

So... does it help that the insulated wire is pink? :D

Essentially, then, you have a Pink Noise filter?
(Sorry, had to insert a little technical humour there.)

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