Yesterday, I found out that a good way to get over hating your own voice is to make an eight minute audio track and then edit it. Wowza.
Audacity makes the whole thing pretty easy – recording, editing, etc – according to someone who doesn’t know much about audio… mechanics? Engineering? I even got to recognise what my taking a breath looks like in an audio file so I could easily delete it.
I swear I deleted at least ten seconds of breath noises alone.
I’m pretty happy with the results, given it’s the first time I’ve done it. By the end, I was quite enjoying the process and had grown somewhat used to my voice.
But it won’t be happening again soon.
I hate to say it because I’m actually eager to give it another go, but I just can’t make that time commitment to something that’s purely for the sake of itself. I spent a long time editing that file (you’ll notice it’s about six and a half minutes now as opposed to eight). Hours of editing. I’m not in a place where I can add that kind of time onto what I’m already doing. So text it is for now.
I don’t want to let all that work go to waste, though. Even if it was only for a one off. Here is my ‘podcast’ where I talk about zines and zine reviews. I hope you like it.
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*SGZ is now open for reviews!
*I’m not reviewing e-zines at this point.
*I’m not going to put street addresses in my reviews – only PO boxes
*I won’t put up one star or two star equivalent reviews. If a zine just doesn’t work for me, I will pass it on. It won’t sit in a drawer.
*More audio spots probably won’t happen for a while.