You can choose one or more of these ways to do this assignment:
- record using a condenser mic in CECM Studio B (MC 304);
- record using a portable recorder, which you can check out
from us; or
- record using your own setup.
If using a computer to record, we recommend
ocenaudio, a simple,
cross-platform, free program that has a good set of editing
capabilities. Other possibilities include
free) and Adobe Audition (Mac/Win, not free, but IU site license
covers you while you’re here).
When you record source material, get in the habit of making a
series of versions — performances, if you will — that
vary subtly, with each version separated from the next by a second
or two of silence.
Each recording should be 15-30 seconds long, containing several
versions of one sound source.
Please don’t bring fire into the CECM studio (e.g.,
matches, lighters), even if cool sounds might’ve emerged. Be
very careful with water and other stuff that could make a
big mess. Use common sense.