I would say that I listen to audio almost everyday whether it be the radio, Pandora while I work out, or talk shows on the radio. But to that extend I have very limited knowledge of what takes places behind the scences behind the microphones. I tend to listen to more of the early morning talk shows on my way to school one because thats really the only thing on or I get tired of hearing the same playlist played at the same times each day.
When watching the two videos by Jad Abumrad I think the thing he said about the hosts being shamans to their listeners is one of the reasons that radio transmissions have been able to last as long as they have. The radio hosts build a circle of connections and the host is the shaman in the middle of the circle, inducing a dream state or alternate reality. These people known as radio hosts paint a picture or connect to individuals in ways in which keeps people coming back for more.
Jad Abumrad also states that radio should of died about 50 or more times already. Radio hasn’t died it has just transformed into a different form than what it used to be. With all the technology, all the apps we still get a portion of the radio just in a different format. Like I stated earlier I listen to talk radio shows in the mornings on my way to work not because I enjoy that specific station, but I like the stories that are told whether it be funny or serious. I haven’t listened to it in years and I’m not sure if you can listen to it in this area but “Bob and Tom” on the Bob and Tom Show are what comes to mind when Jad talks about Shamans who paint a picture for you to interpret.
When listening to the Audiolab “Detective Stories”, I gained a little better understanding of what the wavelengths meant and how it was used. You can tell that they are going to break or taking pauses and can see when they are getting louder in their presentations. I know we downloaded audiolab the first week but was really unsure what it was or how it worked. The Detective Labs clip paints a good picture of substance of place and what is going on and taking breaks inbetween for station ID. I know this is just a blurb but I look forward to diving into this website.
When looking over Audicity I was glad that they broke down the tips and techniques into a tutorial. Being that I don’t produce radio stations on the reg, or record myself ever I was glad they put this on their for someone who has no experience in this genre. Hopefully with these handful of tips I will now be able to add more cowbell into my presentations.
I made sure to take a look at some of the free audio resources and played around with a couple of the sound clips. I’m looking forward to using some of these clips into my assignments. Which Ones??? There are so many to choose from I can see myself playing around with these for quite sometime. When it comes to the radio station/radio shows I look forward to trying to point out the different tools they used at different sections.