It’s been a while since I shared an update on this ongoing project, so I thought I’d let you all know about this recent development with my Watership Down audiobook. First of all, I’ve decided to dedicate the recording to Adams’ memory, even though I started this project a little over a year before he died. I’m using Garage band to play around with some of the clips that I’ve recorded, although at this point, I’m hesitant to delete and redo certain parts because I’m sick as of now and my voice is not up to snuff.
When I completely get my voice back, I may try to redo certain parts by cutting up the recording so it’s easier to find the mistakes I made the first time (right now the pointer goes at the pace of the recording, and it’s too fast for me to catch any errors made or background noise the mic picked up).
Also, although I’ve tried to get some sense of instruction in using this program, most of what I’m doing right now is guesswork at best and if it completely fails I have copies of the original audio clips that I can edit another way if needed. I’m hoping to get a sense of how to use this program, though, because it’s the easiest one for me to get to.
I’ll be sure to keep you guys updated on this as it goes on. I’ll try to do as much as I can this week (as I’m on spring break) before I go back to school next week. If I can’t get a lot done, I do have the summer to fine-tune the recording and fix the stuff I don’t like, but I hate to have to wait that long, given that the last time I touched this project was – literally – two years ago, and I want to at least take the baby steps to start editing it.
What I’ve got of the recording so far.
The original audio files, converted to .wav at my father’s suggestion (he’s a musician and likely to know better than I do).
I am also in the process of rereading the full novel and trying to remember each voice as I come across each new character. I may need to come up with some new voices for this….
Updates to come!