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My Audiobook Narration Setup for Audible, Amazon and iTunes

When I decided to narrate my book BROKEN BOWELS for publication through ACX, I had several ideas for the workflow.

In essence, and after many tests as to what would yield the best quality, I did the following:

  • record to my Mac using Quicktime
  • transcode the resulting native AIFC files into Apple Lossless M4A using Finder
  • edit in Adobe Premiere
  • bulk-transcode to MP3 files with ACX specifications using Adobe Media Encoder

I’ve tried various other workflows, but the above seems to work great for me.

Let me share my reasoning and experiment with you here. Continue reading My Audiobook Narration Setup for Audible, Amazon and iTunes

New Idea: Bringing back the Answer Phone

My friend sent me an audio message the other day using Quick Voice. Don’t we all miss the old “coming home to check the answer phone” days? One thing that has always fascinated me was the excitement that you didn’t know if there was a message or not.

Since retro is the new black, I thought maybe we could build an application around that old feeling. Check out Quick Voice and Audio Postcard here : iPhone Voice Recorder and Voice Recording Software for Windows and Mac OS X

Then let’s think of a plugin that makes the sound quality “bad” (like analogue hiss with the odd crackle and pop), and use a flash video of a spinning reel-to-reel tape machine.

We could have a site that stores all messages on a server – so log in and hear what people have left you. Make it mobile phone compatibel, and give people the option to attach a phone number and skype-in.

Cool for longer stuff like teleclasses!