[CQ-Contest] Another Kind of Recording (hi)

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Sat Feb 3 12:02:53 EST 2018

Isn't encouraging all these recordings open the door to post contest log 
massaging too?    The recording is there for the using.

Don't believe everything you hear.....Photoshop for audio.....


On 1/30/2018 2:09 PM, Kelly Taylor wrote:
> The capability of Audacity — and I’ve used it myself in broadcast applications — means nobody should take for granted the authenticity of any recording, let alone contest sponsors.
> 73, kelly, ve4xt
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>> On Jan 30, 2018, at 14:34, Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:
>> On audacity, you can do it automatically.
>> It's under "Chains" if anyone needs assistance drop me a note.
>> I took all 18,000+ files from Gerry's DVK machine.
>> Ran them through "Normalize" then ran them through the "Equalize" with the mic freq response of the Heil HC-4 mic element.
>> Like I said 18K files and only a few mouse clicks.
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>>> On 1/30/2018 7:37 AM, N4ZR wrote:
>>> I may be the last contester on the planet to discover this, but Audacity offers some truly incredible capabilities for our purposes.  Most folks are probably aware that you can use it to normalize all your recordings to the same peak level, but did you know that you can also use it to speed up or slow down recorded speech without significantly changing how your voice sounds?
>>> I tend to speak slowly when I try to enunciate clearly, and the resulting recordings lack a sense of urgency.  By using Audacity's Speed and Pitch altering routines (on the Effects menu) I have been able to speed up recorded speech by as much as 40 percent while retaining my intonation and phrasing.  In other words, it still sounds like me, just in more of a hurry.
>>> It's a 2-step process for each file, but I anticipate that the result will be well worthwhile, particularly when I run in a phone contest.  It's not the time saved, but the impression of the op on the other end that you really want to go fast, causing the op to stick around and call again.
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