Jenny Durkan (Seattle mayoral candidate) spoke at Arrowhead Gardens to 60+ residents and answered their questions on such topics as the homeless, rising rents, transportation, and much more. Tom Rasmussen gave an endorsement at the end (Part-3).
Total run time: 65 Minutes (MP3 file was split 3-ways to accommodate Google restriction on playback file size.)
Jenny Durkan at Ballotpedia
See also: Mayoral Candidates
A wireless HiSonic HS-700 PA system was used to record 2 wireless microphones onto a USB thumb drive. Using the USB thumb drive prevented monitoring recording levels. Ms Durkan's wireless lapel microphone had a weak recording level that had to be boosted in post-production causing elevated white noise. Residents used a handheld microphone that had an adequate recording level. Another sound quality issue was presence of a noticeable echo, which might be a room issue.
Audacity editor software was used on a Linux laptop computer to trim 'dead air' and to boost the record level for Ms. Durkan. Final sound quality was audible, but sub-standard for regular podcasts. The MP3 file was split into 3 files due to a Google file-size restriction for virus scans. Noise reduction was not attempted.
Bring a cable with an RCA male and TRS 3.5mm phone plug to feed PA speaker Aux Out to a Zoom H6 digital recorder. Testing will be performed before the next live recording using the HS-700 auxilary output to a digital recorder. The digital recorder has a graphic meter that displays recording levels. Optimum peak levels are -12db to -6db. Both wireless microphones should have a sound check before the scheduled program begins to make sure they are performing correctly.