Capture Naturally Spoken Conversations

How to record the audio of a natural conversation with a portable recorder, computer, recording software and microphones including the environment in which your record

Episode 38 : The Wonders of Editing

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Tweet Audio editing is easier than you think! Unfortunately there is some fear of editing, especially when you first see editing software but it needn’t be so. In this episode of Create Your Life Story we’ll look at some of simple things that you can do to make your recording amazing. Basic editing with an […]

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Episode 32 : 5 Simple Steps to Starting Your Life Story Project – Today

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Tweet Get started today on your Life Story or “How to avoid the overwhelm.” Don’t look at this web site! Looking at Create Your Life Story for many people, with the amount of information that is now available, can be intimidating. Do you sometimes say to yourself… Where do I start for my own life […]

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Tascam DR-03 Micro Recorder

Tweet   When it comes to recording your life story in audio we can use the built in audio editing software in our computers or we can use a portable digital audio recorder that have become popular in recent years. Recently Tascam brought out a new micro audio recorder that would suit our purposes for […]

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Episode 18 : Saving Your Life Story – Archiving

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Tweet If it all Goes Away – Saving Your Life Story “Plan B” Click to share on Twitter No longer does a biography need to be lost to time, now we can save your Life Story from all the things that can destroy it including time. In Episode 18 of Create Your Life Story we […]

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Episode 16 : Posting Audio on Your Web Site

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Tweet Playing Audio on Your WordPress.com site Click to share on Twitter We have our audio and we have our website, now in this Episode 16 of Create Your Life Story we bring them together in one place for the world to be able to easily access and listen to your Life Story. The great […]

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In Praise of Audio

Tweet I’ve been mentioning the advantages of audio for some time. We all know how good audio is but we’re transfixed by the bright flashing lights of video, movies and television. Audio is us, communicating in that most profoundly human manner of language. Stories around the campfire or bar for all time. Here is a […]

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Episode 14 : Importance of Music

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Tweet Set the scene, create the mood and make a point with music. Click to share on Twitter Music can have profound effects on the mood of an audio Life Story and in Episode 14 of Create Your Life Story we are going to dig in and see how to use it for our benefit. […]

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Episode 13 : Audio Editing of a Life Story

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Tweet The Recording is completed, now to make it a listening pleasure! Click to share on Twitter You have the audio recorded so now tt’s time to look how you will edit your Life Story and what style we use. To date you’ve been concerned with everything you need to generate the audio recording. The emotional, […]

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Episode 12 : Recording Technique

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Tweet Just before and after you press Record! Click to share on Twitter In Episode Twelve of Create Your Life Story we look at what we are going to do in the actual recording process We have everything ready and it’s time to actually start recording.  You have: Prepared the person for the recording by […]

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Episode 11 : Choosing and Creating the Best Recording Location

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Tweet Setting the Location for a Great Audio Recording Click to share on Twitter Noise, noise, noise! The number one bane of my existence in recording audio is finding environments that are suitably relaxing and quiet.  Pleasant environments like cafés are inevitable noisy with coffee grinders and espresso machines, crashing plates and ruckus conversations.  Often […]

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Episode 10 : Conversational Interview Technique – Let’s Have a Chat

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Tweet Directed Conversations – What we do when we’re interested in others. Click to share on Twitter It’s easy when we’re fascinated with what they have to say. Are you prepared with all the questions that you’re going to ask and do you have a good expectation of what answers you’re going to get?  Are […]

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Samson Zoom H1 the Perfect Personal Recorder

Tweet Back in Episode 5 we were talking about different audio recorders and ways of capturing audio to export to your editing software.  Since then Samson has released a new product to extend it’s range of audio recorders to include what I think is a perfect portable audio recorder for our needs. Previously Samson have […]

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Episode 8 : Talking of Passion

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Tweet Passion – The compelling force of any kind of feeling or emotion. Click to share on Twitter Episode Eight of Create Your Life Story is about the Passion that is the energy behind all great stories.  It is a term used in various different ways but for the sake of our discussion I like […]

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Video and Audio Life Stories Comparisons

Tweet Last night I was at The Hive, a group of local innovative thinkers here in Brisbane where we get together once a month to connect and listen to a guest speaker.  After the speaker I was chatting to a few people and mentioned Create Your Life Story and what we are doing here.  I […]

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Episode 7 : What to talk about – Prompts

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Tweet Nine Aspects of Life and the Prompts to Start Your Story! Click to share on Twitter Welcome To Episode Seven of Create Your Life Story. So you want to talk to someone or you want to record yourself, but what are you going to talk about?  Sure it’s a conversation and we have conversations […]

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Episode 6 : Start Recording a Life Story

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Tweet Start Small, Just Record Click to share on Twitter With any new project, like recording a Your Life Story, it’s important to start! Filling your life with the preparation is often a form of procrastination. For that reason it’s important to get underway and seeing results as quickly as possible and here is a simply […]

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