Friday December 23, 2022 2-3PM in the B Community Room, 'Boot' Gordon spoke about his experiences as a World War II fighter pilot in the Pacific. Mieke Tazelaar introduced 'Boot' as her old friend. Mr. Gordon was accompanied by his daughter, Teresa.
Mr. Gordon flew P-63s, P-38s and other aircraft.
Friday, October 6, 2017 4-5 PM
B Building Community Room
Cary Moon (Seattle mayoral candidate) spoke to 40+ residents and answered their questions on such topics as the homeless, rising rents, transportation, and much more.
Total run time: 53 Minutes
More information about Cary Moon's candidacy for Seattle Mayor
Cary Moon at Ballotpedia
See also: Mayoral Candidates
MENTIONS and Q&A
Norm Meyer introduced Cary Moon at 4 PM
Cary Moon spoke for 6 minutes and then took questions from the residents.
In closing, Cary invited people to partner with city officials and to volunteer their time on public projects.
When: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 2:30 PM
Where: B Building Community Room
What: Two SW Precinct police officers spoke with residents
Who: Officers Todd Wiebke and O'Neil
Officer Todd Wiebke
** Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Regular contributor to Nextdoor.com
See: Blogs > Officer Todd Wiebke
** Keep emails brief and action oriented. Save discourses for face-to-face meetings. Remember, community police have a lot on their plates.
MP3 recording total run time: 48 Minutes
Part-1: Officers' presentations - 13 min 25 sec
Part-2: Q&A + Resident discussion - 34 min 51 sec
* Q&A ends at 28 minutes.
* Remaining time was for announcements & discussion.
This recording is not syndicated. Maybe next time, depending on sound quality.
Mentions: Part 1
Mentions: Part 2
TECHNICAL NOTES ON SOUND QUALITY
Although the two wireless PA systems come with a total of four microphones, only two microphones on different frequencies can operate at the same time.
When mic runners use two microphones with the same frequency, in order to cover the audience, only one mic can be turned on at any time.
Due to miscommunication and poor microphone techniques, the audio file had to be edited extensively to boost or lower volumes and to remove excessive noises from mic handling and squeals. Microphones (with rubber bands) on the same frequency were turned on simultaneously causing loud squeals.
The guest officer with Ofc. Todd Wiebke, O'Neil, declined to use a microphone and at one point, Ofc Wiebke's mic was taken away from him. Those two factors drastically lowered sound quality.
When I raised the amplitude for off-mic speakers, it caused on-mic speaker amplitude to jump way up. I then had to lower on-mic levels in post-production.
We Need To Get All Speakers On Mic! No Recordings From A Distance.
REMINDERS AND LESSONS LEARNED:
1. Mic runners should not turn on two microphones on the same frequency at the same time.
2. Mic runners should turn off mics when not in use to avoid handling noises and to reduce risk of two mics being turned on using the same frequency.
3. Mic runners should not take a microphone away from a guest speaker with the assumption that they can be recorded from several feet away.
4. Show audiences how to use a microphone.
5. Do sound checks before introductions.
6. Start recording before introductions start.
Friday, September 29, 2017 4-5 PM
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.)
More information about the candidate
Jenny Durkan at Ballotpedia
See also: Mayoral Candidates
Technical notes on sound quality
Due to sound quality issues, this podcast will not be syndicated.
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.
Audio recording 9/10/2017 4:30 PM
Afternoon Tea - C Building Sunroom - Arrowhead Gardens
Judi C. talked about her careers and life changes with a short Introduction by Laura R. Judi is a C Building Rep.
Runtime = 21:40 (Original = 34:14. Table discussions were removed.)
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