Blue Drava

Slips of the tongue and tricks of the light

First episode up!

October 29, 2015

Finally completed the first episode and uploaded. The feed seems to work using WordPress’s rss but I only tested with Antennapod on my phone. Let me know if you have troubles.

Might actually work…

October 14, 2015

I borrowed a Zoom H1 from work.

Zoom H1

Now I don’t need to worry about the crappy headset mike. Now I need some content and a place to record.

I was intending to record direct to Ardour which I can do with the Zoom as it can work as a USB mike, however it’s primarily a recorder so I cold take it to the car or where ever is quiet and record there.

As for content, I think I’m going to just give myself a list of topics and blabber on about them, editing afterwards. My work on HPR has mostly been scripted but I found I would just go into autopilot. I am thinking of maybe doing some readings of CC or PD works, including my own.

Welcome to Blue Drava

October 13, 2015

Been putting this off for far too long so here I am with a new WordPress install, a crappy microphone and (hopefully) a podcast.

I’ll be using my laptop and it’s onboard soundcard for now but if I can keep motivated and I do well I will look to invest in some equipment. I could use the studio at work but I get very self conscious when recording so maybe only when no-one is about.


Setup at Radio UNIOS

The main reason for using WordPress is because I’m developing a plugin for the radio automation solution I have at work. To test it out I wanted to make a free culture radio station on my own server. I’ve tried before to make one using Django but it was a bit too involved for my needs. All I need is a few database tables and some scripts to get them interacting with the website and the audio stream.

Watch this space!