Firstly I have to thank the soundsmith @MCFontaine for sending me this mashup created from a few of my audio recordings on Audioboo. I love what he has done and am inspired to one day.. perhaps.. trawl through the (aprox) 83 hours of Audioboo’s I’ve done in the last two years.
Prior to finding the Audioboo iPhone app I would edit my podcasts long hand. Sometimes I could spend up to 8 hours trying to get an edit ‘perfect’ before it would finally make it online. In 2 years I uploaded about 45 podcasts. I have uploaded a thousand Audioboo’s in the 2 years since they started.
There is certainly something to say for always having your recording device in your back pocket. Not to mention the app’s ease of use.
From personal thoughts, soundscapes, to interviews, I find myself prefering the ease and simplicity of audio over the sometimes longwinded and hard to upload (on my bandwidth) video. There have been many times when an interview on video was either not allowed or asking for one made the subject uncomfortable. This is when Audio once again comes into it’s own.
I could go on about how I have all but cancelled my subscriptions to the 1hr ‘pro’ podcasts in favour of the shorter more engaging and personal soundbites.. And the value I have gained from investing my time in recording on the fly. But I have said it all before.. and no doubt it was in audio.
You can hear my Audioboo’s on http://Audioboo.net
And if you want to subscribe in iTunes please click this embedded link.
Seriously, I have no idea what my digital footprint would look like it there wasn’t easy audio blogging like this. Thanks to @MarkRock and the Audioboo team for creating such a great platform/app and for putting up with all my suggestions over the years.. (Please can I have the tweet on/off button.. the random boo button.. a streaming audioboo radio channel.. and so on..)
And I also need to thank @Sizemore who a little over 2 years ago sent me a link saying something like..”Check this out, I think you will like this… http://Audioboo.fm”
Cormac Heron says
1000 congratulations dude! Really well done!
Katherine Jewkes says
Hooray! Congratulations.. love the mash up boo!
nik butler says
Indeed Christian if you check your tags :
You can see back in March 18th 2009 you blogged about your delight in discovering it.
Cheers, Well spotted Nik.
I forgot about that. I’m liking the words..
“..I have fallen back in love with audio. It makes you think more about how you describe your surroundings. It makes me want my surroundings to explain themselves. Either by getting close to a person and their opinion or close to environmental sounds. Combined with a photo attached to act as a catalyst for the imagination, the listener is not being force fed the story. They have to take a moment to let their imagination get involved in the media…”
Mark Spoff says
Here’s to 1000 more! My life would be alot poorer without the many friends and connections I’ve made through AudioBoo – you included. No other social platform has had such an effect on me.
Congrats! I wanna know more about the mic! What’s it called and where can I get it?
Hi @Langley it’s not a mic.. it’s just a mic shield. 🙂
Oh.. no kidding? you record all this with just the built in iPhone mic? Sounds great!
Yes, never used a plug in mic. Don’t see the point.. Although the new Audioboo app allows stereo recording through the jack input. I may have a play in the future with Binaural.