Be Part of the OEG Voices Podcast Opening Segment

Thanks Lena, it sounds great. I am hoping to make a web tool that will randomly assemble a new version to hear, and thus we can have a different one for each episode.

And also thanks for putting the challenge out there, there’s no urgent pressure beyond keeping up with your board president :wink:

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Sweet!
Hadn’t used the Audio Recorder in this way. I’m sure our teachers will enjoy this use of H5P.

You’re probably tired of hearing my voice (which is part of the reason I use live chat so much). Still, because I love to test stuff, here’s the result from this tool (using my usual mic setup instead of something better).

Seems to have worked quite smoothly. :smiley:

https://voca.ro/14yOyUDLUJKJ
https://voca.ro/14yOyUDLUJKJ

It did! And it’s you who is smooth, Lori-Beth thanks for the new track! I am eager to assemble these.

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Here’s my audio. Hope it sounds fine!
https://voca.ro/18oTKliDGTi7

It sounds more than fine, Shinta, thank you for adding your voice.

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Just as a preview, an example of a new mix:

Included here are voices from contributions by @jsebesta1 @Shinta @Lena @Enkerli @LoriBeth @cynthia @rjhangiani and @smithshannon

I have grand plans to build a web site where all the segments can be shuffled into a random mix… but we have room for many more voices! Please record and share today (see details above)

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This is great, Alan! So proud to be included among these mellifluous voices.

A new version since @AjitaD was gracious enough to send a recording (this version to be used for new episode ready to publish any hour now)…

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Okay, it took me a bit of fiddling to figure this out, but I have a web tool that lets you hear random mixes of those that contributed recordings. Thanks again to @jsebesta1 @Shinta @Lena @Enkerli @LoriBeth @cynthia @rjhangiani and @smithshannon plus we have a few OEG staff @paulstacey @unatdaly @marcela @igorlesko chiming in to the “OEG Voices” chorus.

https://cogdog.github.io/mixvoices/

While it does not make them into a single audio file, it generates at the bottom under “For the Mixer” the bits I need to run it from command line.

And I can easily add more voices at any time. These will be used to create a different intro sequence for every new episode.

Also, I was delinquent in not making this clear, a CC BY license should have been offered at the top to cover your media… anyone who recorded does not wish their voice to be used, I will remove it.

And this remains open at anytime.

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Oh, wow!
Reminds me of Brian Foo’s Citizen DJ project at Library of Congress:
Citizen DJ / Homepage (loc.gov)
We used that one in an exercise in our intensive Creative Commons training with @Jennryn & Shanna Hollich, this week, and it felt like cheating yet allowed for learning. :wink:

After all, in learning as elsewhere… Everything is a Remix

Will investigate your mixvoices gizmo. Sounds like a lot of fun!

Sidenote, I think there’s a typo @rjhangiani’s name.

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Thank Alex. Citizen DJ is new to me and I love it, there is no cheating in any way. I like you you can just mix and match, change up tracks in real time.

Also, I ought to know better, my dear friend Rajiv (name fixed, one edit in the data array), and maybe that means its been too long since we talked (#theExcuseIsLame)

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The reason it felt like cheating, for the exercise, is that we had to create a remix. In this case, Brian Foo’s algorithm did the remix (and the pieces were Public Domain).
(3) Alexandre Enkerli on Twitter: “During our intensive training @creativecommons, @jennrynw and @srhlib assigned a collection/remix exercise. While using #CitizenDJ @beefoo felt like cheating, learning and laughter ensued. #AchievementUnlocked https://t.co/PSUZAZuy9u” / Twitter

Here’s mine …

Thanks Isla…you are now in the mix!

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The mix machine has been put to official use, made for the intro to the newest episode of OEG Voices

We will mix a new one for every episode after.

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The pleasure is mine! Looking forward to using the remixer webtool

Wow! Thanks for sharing this. Didn’t know of this! I will try this for my next podcast! Wishing you a happy new year!

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We have been making good use of the voice remix machine to generate introduction sequences for our episodes. The “mixer” has been updated and now features a way to save a random mix as a sharable link.

Here! I got a link you can try. You can mix and mix, and if you create one you like, reply with that link and we will use it in a future episode.

Do you want to add your voice to the mix? You just need to send us an audio clip of 2 paragraphs of text- see the details at the top of this topic.

¡Pero espera, hay más! Yes, for our OEG Voices episodes recorded in Spanish we are seeking recordings of the text in Spanish to use in the new version of the mixer:

Get your voice in the mix machine!

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Sodaphonic Boombox is my new favorite audio recorder- you can do one click audio recorder and then share as link or even an embed code (the latter works here).

As an example, here is Moira, an OSX voice reading the intro. She’s a bit dry.

And I just noticed an interesting feature- Sodaphonic does a transcription of your audio, and the author can edit it, see the bottom part of this recording