|Photo: Alexa Rogals, Wednesday Journal|
- I opened the audio in the free Audacity audio-editing software.
- I edited the audio lightly. The mics were too loud in a few instances, and they dropped out in a few other instances. Fortunately, I recorded the whole thing on an iPhone inconspicuously set on the small table between David and me, so I was able to patch the troubled spots with almost-as-good audio. (Can you hear the patches?)
- Once the edits were complete, I ran the whole file through Audacity’s Compressor function—raising the soft passages and lowering the loud spots.
- I wrote an intro and a close, and recorded them on an iPhone—being careful to isolate my voice by putting a blanket over my head.
- I edited those onto the event audio.
- I uploaded the completed audio to the free Archive.org website, whose goal is to “provide universal access to all knowledge.”
- I embedded the Archive.org audio player on ChicagoPublicSquare.com. (The player’s also embedded at the bottom of this page.)
- Then I shared the link widely on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.