Ok, this is gonna get a little technical, and my brain is ALREADY spinning from trying to understand 48/16 kHz, sampling frequencies, X / Y stereo mic, and digital attenuation…
So, I got a new Zoom H1 digital recorder and I’m deep diving into the world of digital sound editing.
Just a quick look at the manufacture’s photo describing all the buttons and settings had me scratching my head.
Imagine what happened in my head when I started reviewing tutorials for competing digital audio editing programs. Yikes!
Well, the idea started as a “work thing”. I needed a way to get a nice clear audio track on firearms training videos, when the environments where I was filming in included ventilation fans, airplane noise, and of course gunfire. The Zoom H1 offered a way to attach a lavaliere mic on my instructor/demonstrator, and have the audio go straight into the digital recorder (in his pocket). Thus allowing the camera to film from any angle to get the exact shot I needed. Sweet!
They say that as we humans age it is important for us to continue to “work” our brains and to always be learning new things to stimulate our brains…
Well at this rate I’m gonna live to be 300 years old, because my brain has been working overtime the past few days.
Ah, but this is the place where the creative fun starts to happen. Now I’m thinking about all the cool applications where a nice clear audio track would be a great addition to some action footage, or having a crisp, clean, stereo music track for those Kani Ka Pila campfire jam sessions on the next VanSlam.
Ok that’s it for now. I gotta get back to the virtual classroom and “crack the books” for my next continuing education session.
Below is a little 1 minute video where I am experimenting with the blending of three separate audio tracks, and trying to get them all synced to sound as one.
Warning: Ukulele dork alert…
Thanks for following along. Till next time.