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Radio bug

The radio bug is biting me again. I'm noticing that I'm paying more attention to radio-related news again. I've read DJ Rob Stenders' biograpy and I want to read DJ Gerard Ekdom's bio as well. I want to get my hands on this book and I want to learn how to use Pro Tools. I want a home studio, I want to switch from Monsterhit Music to any nearby local or regional radiostation where I'll have a few more listeners at least, I want to get a demo out to the new head of training at 3FM, I want to follow trainings and courses in radio skills.

So much I want, so little time and money I have. This is not the moment to pump a load of cash into a hobby. At least I have October 17th marked in my agenda. Radio Workshop with BNN radio. I had to cancel last year even though I was selected, so hopefully they've saved me a spot for this year.

I have both feet on the ground, I'm not so stupid to quit my job and reach for the stars. But it keeps pulling at me....


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Mar. 25th, 2009 12:00 pm (UTC)
It's never stupid to follow your dreams. You can do as much as you can without quitting your job. :)
Mar. 25th, 2009 12:41 pm (UTC)
How about doing some radio podcasts? You can take some time producing one and putting them online... might work as a kind of portfolio too that way.
Mar. 25th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC)
I have that Sennheiser podcast set, but the manual and included software is all aimed at recording interviews/your voice and then editing the voice tracks between songs (supposing you use songs, since officially it's illegal and podcasts should be voice-only or only with music you own the rights to - or music that's in the public domain).

I much rather prefer to do a one-take, all-in-all show with me manually starting songs, filling the intro's with chatter, etc. But I fear that in order to do that I'll need more hardware in the shape of limiters and voice processers. And different software geared towards pop-radio with playlists, jinglebuttons, etc. SAM might have all that, but the times I tried SAM I was mostly struggling with the push-to-talk button. Especially since it blocked out any music or intro running in the background.
Mar. 25th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
When you have some time, we can sit down and have a look at getting SAM to work? From what I can remember you should be able to do a fade-in when you hit the talk button.
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