Work’N the Audio

I spent the weekend messing around with Mac’s GarageBand (‘08) and the free software Audacity (…steamy, as you can imagine), to see which one would be best to work with for editing audio and creating a podcast. No to G.B…. and I’m not feel’n Audacity either. G.B. might have the convenience of pre-recorded  sounds and music at your finger tips but forget audio control. No equalizing here. It’s awesome to have Audacity available for free download and to have most of the editing options necessary but I just don’t find it instinctual to use as I do with Final Cut Pro… I’m sure I’m bias here.

I’m hooked on the feeling that I should be learning Pro Tools or, for more instant gratification, simply work in FCP as I’m use to.

Oh well, here’s the (very incomplete) weekend dabble:

podcast test take 1

NOTE: I used the term “industrial” education in this podcast as a bit of a reflex. I had the associated concepts of monotony, rote learning and labour on the brain.

About cayoup

Colleen Ayoup was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. She has been engaged in media creation for nearly twenty years. After attending the Dawson Institute of Photography (Montreal), she worked as a commercial photographer for several years until the craving for different creative pursuits gave way. This desire led to two subsequent degrees in Psychology/Film Studies and Film Production (B.A., B.F.A) at Concordia University in Montreal. Her short fiction films and documentary, Kings (2001), about drag-king culture in Montreal toured festivals internationally. In 2004, she joined the National Film Board of Canada where she coordinated Doc Shop, a program designed to give emerging filmmakers an opportunity to learn trade skills from industry professionals and produce a short documentary for broadcast on CBC. She also contributed to the development and creation of CitizenShift (, the NFB’s first social-media website that she subsequently coordinated for five years. She is a recent graduate of the Master of Fine Arts program in Documentary Media at Ryerson University (Toronto, ON)