Category Archives: Experimenting with audio

Exclusive Interview: Jacqui Oatley

Jacqui Oatley is a sports broadcaster for the BBC- mostly commentating for radio 5 live on football matches and reporting for Football Focus. She was the first female commentator on Match of the Day back in 2007 and has since … Continue reading

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A great little app – iTalk and Karen Buck’s faux pas

No, I’m not being paid to advertise this. I genuinely, genuinely think I’ve stumbled upon a great free recording app that all journalists should know about. I found iTalk by literally searching for “free voice recording” on my iPhone, after … Continue reading

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Time for a quickie

Just like in audio – short and succinct can be so much better than a long old ramble, so here’s a wee post to tell you about radio advertising. It’s one of the most successful forms of advertising, going to … Continue reading

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Trial and Error

When I started up my personal blog in September, I called it Trial and Error. It seemed fitting, since I literally was trying out anything and everything to try to find out what area of journalism was going to tick … Continue reading

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What’s in a speech?

When you listen to a speech being given what are the key words or phrases that you pick out from it? Try listening to this one by Hosni Mubarak from February 10 2011. What’s the message you take from it? … Continue reading

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Lunch with Rocco Falconer

Tomorrow afternoon I will be interviewing my friend Rocco Falconer about his pioneering project helping communities in Sierra Leone. Provided he agrees (and I’m sure he will) I’ll be posting some extracts from the interview on here so watch this … Continue reading

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How to use audio to enhance reality…a better vomit splatter

I am pretty impressed with the perfect (and yet unplanned) timing of my previous audio but think it needs a bit of help. This next one is the same clip but with a vomit sound effect from a sound effect website added as … Continue reading

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