And exactly one edit. I badly fluffed and re-read one sentence. No noise reduction.
I’m going to take this again several times until I can write down all the wacky steps I need to pull the sound file between an iPhone/iPod and a computer for editing. Each time I do it, I get to the end and can’t remember the steps.
I’m using Music Memo a free download and not Voice Memo. Voice Memo has noise reduction and corrections applied to it and doesn’t sound natural. Music Memo is built for music accuracy and for better or worse, that’s exactly what I sound like.
I put the ticking clock out in the hall and shot between departing flights at LAX. Total cost (not counting the mic stand, compression clip and quiet room) $0.
I guess that your instructions will also apply to any of the hand-held digital recorders on the market, including the pocket digital recorders from Zoom, Tascam, Alesis and “some” recorders by Sony and Olympus (the few that don’t cripple audio quality by enforced lossy compression).
I presented into the rear of the unit, that being the “front” of the microphone. But that’s not how it’s intended to be used. If I present into the screen side, the voice is a good deal more mellow and “muffled.” That may take care of the harshness of the sound, but it becomes much more important to soundproof the environment.
I wonder if this would be a good place for a sock.
Also, It occurred to me that If I present into the back, there’s no way I can read the script from the front.