Wednesday, March 29, 2006
After quite a while with Blogger, I've finally broken down and purchased DanMisener.com. That's where you'll find my new blog (with all of this site imported). My RSS feed remains the same: http://feeds.feedburner.com/danmisener/ If you're interested, the new site is hosted by Frozen Webhost. I like them a lot.
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Some things I know to be true:
- I like the music on This American Life
- I'd like to be able to buy some of the music used in This American Life
- I like iTunes
- I don't like RealAudio
Friday, March 10, 2006
Via the always informative BoingBoing comes a link to AudioLuxe, advertising a "Content Crash Course for Podcasters" run by NPR producers, at an NPR station:
Why should professional broadcasters have the monopoly on quality? DIY doesn't have to be dull! Learn the tips, tricks, and time-tested techniques professional public broadcasters use to capture and keep a listener's attention.Why isn't CBC Radio doing this?
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
documented on my Flickr account.
Sunday, March 05, 2006
I spent this past Saturday at Tod Maffin's From Idea to Air workshop at the Royal York in Toronto. It was a day-long workshop based on his popular e-book, and run as a fundraiser for the MS Society of Canada. I started freelancing for the CBC about three years ago. I started by selling short documentaries to Radio Syndication, and continued by making radio pieces for shows like Metro Morning, Definitely Not the Opera, and Outfront. I continue to make items for CBC's Content Factory and Brent Bambury's Saturday morning show Go. ... And I wish that three years ago I'd had the opportunity to participate in Tod's workshop. It was great, and Tod took the group through everything you need to get a piece to air on CBC Radio. He covered finding an idea, pitching the idea, collecting audio, interviewing, scriptwriting, mixing... and getting paid. Personally, I was familiar with a lot of what was covered, but it was inspiring to be in the same room with so many people excited about making radio, and listening to samples of some great work (much of it from my favourite radio program, This American Life). Tod's doing his workshop two more times, and the next one is in Vancouver. If you want to make public radio, but don't know where to start, think about applying for a spot. It'll be well worth your time.
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
CKDU Goes High Power February 14, 2006
From CKDU.ca, about the Valentine's Day move to high power:
At 1:00 PM AST, CKDU 97.5 FM will cease to broadcast. At 7:00 PM AST, CKDU 88.1 FM will rise like a phoenix out of the 97.5 ashes. Tune in for exciting live programming hosted by Nick Barrington (Elegant Voltage) and featuring a stable of our wonderful programmers and volunteers.This has been a long time coming. Congrats to my Haligonian radio colleagues.
Friday, January 13, 2006
I'll be on CBC Radio's Go tomorrow (Saturday, January 14, 2005) morning, talking about how to get free coffee.
More on recording with your iPod
Via Engadget , news that XtremeMac has announced something called the MicroMemo, which
consists of an adapter with a built-in (bur removable) flexible mic, and records 16-bit audio from 5G iPods at 22 KHz. It's powered by the iPod and will cost $79.95 when it ships later this year.One question: why 22KHz? Why not the take advantage of the iPod's full capabilities? We already know it can do 16 bit/44.1 KHz/stereo. Anyway, here's a link to the MicroMemo product page.