JACK AND THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
by HL Carpenter
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9884095-0-7
Copyright (c) 2012 by Top Drawer Ink Corp.
Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 118
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Below is the text version of the audio.
(Show notes are beneath the text.)
“So you two spotted Tenner running from the greenhouse and gave chase.” Sheriff Garrison glanced from Nessa to Jack as she spoke. Then she pointed to Mr. Sterling. “How did you happen to show up in the nick of time, Tim?”
“Ida sent me. She got a phone call from Cori.” Mr. Sterling turned to Nessa. “Your sister tried to reach you on your phone and on the house line, but you didn’t answer. Ida sent me to check on you. I’m supposed to get her oregano while I’m here too.”
“Two explanations down.” The sheriff crossed her arms, standing in spread-legged authority before a handcuffed Mr. Tennies. “Your turn, Tenner.”
We’re new to the Audacity, the sound program we use for our audio recordings, and to sound effects in general. These are our thoughts on the current episode.
Recording. We recorded this segment in one take, after three practice runs with the microphone off.
Technical. We use Audacity’s noise reduction effect to remove excess background from the entire audio. We’ve discovered that too much silence does not make for a great listening experience. The gaps between speaking need a bit of room noise. Otherwise the recording sounds unnatural.
Comments. Still raining in Carpenter Country, so much so that the recording was delayed to avoid the thunder in the background.
Story changes. Minor changes to the written version this week. We eliminated an “it”.