Monday, June 11, 2012
Good Night Moon (audio recording experiment)...
I've been experimenting. Yes. With the the Mac computer. It's so much fun that I really must share with you all about it. To begin with, the inspiration all started with my DIL, J, who said she would like a CD of some of the old folk songs that our own children grew up with, but she couldn't find any recordings that she particularly liked. I mentioned that perhaps I could figure out how to record onto the Mac and see what I could do. J seemed receptive of the idea, and so began the experiment.
FourthBorn, S, helped me get started with Garage Band, a program on the Mac, but we had some difficulties with it so later on I searched the web for help and I found it! Yay! So all by myself, I figured out how to record my voice and save it to iTunes. Now, any time I want to make a disc or send a recording to my children or grands, I can.
For the first experiment, I used the grandgirls' favorite book, Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. The recording turned out so crisp and clean. I was thrilled! The more I play with Garage Band, the more I am realizing what I can do. I could add some nice background music to my storybook reading if I wanted to, but I haven't tried that yet. The next thing I wanted to do was to see if I could actually upload my audio storybook to the internet. I did more web searching and found gobs of ideas, but one of the simplest websites I found for this was Vocaroo. It is so easy -- you can RECORD your voice on Vocaroo and then get the code to embed it on your blog. How fun is that? All you need is a microphone within your computer -- most newer computers do. I hope you'll try it. Just think of all the possibilities! It's going to be so easy to make recordings for our children and grandchildren. Sound like fun? I hope you try it.
So..... tum ta ta da daaaaaa.....here is a sampling of my first-ever digital recording. Here's me, Gram, reading Good Night Moon to my Littles. Click below.
Record and upload audio >>