EVP stands for Electronic Voice Phenomena and I am not saying I have the voice of a ghost on this clip, but I did find some differences phenomenal in the 'look' of the audio while I was editing.
The audio is from a show with #luvlucy and @MamaLisa on WTF-Radio. The show was taped with the audacity program while it streamed live over the Para-X network broadcasting station on Friday January 22, 2010.
(Here is a link to the audio clip: www.wtf-radio.podomatic.com
just look for the one that says EVP)
I edit my shows to make sure that no time is wasted. I remove all pauses, mic whacks and other common audio bluprs regularly, so the first thing I do it 'eyeball' those and remove them. Then I find the places where it 'looks like' someone taking a loud breath or what have you and I remove those. When someone is talking there is a specific pattern that we see in the editing program to tell us there is a certain kind of sound recorded. When I got to the part that was the EVP (or alleged EVP) I was not expecting to hear a voice. There was a spike that made me think I would be listening for a burp, hiccup or loud breath. When I hear the word, I listened to the audio before and after to see if I could remove the spike without altering the content of what was being said. This one word, with the one strange voice just didnt belong there.
There was no one in either location the broadcast was recorded from but the two women speaking, and no one else on the connection. (that we know of)
The connection for audio was through skype, to the network via Win Amp Shoutcast and the only feed in I did not have control over was @MamaLisa whose word I take when she states she too was alone at her location.
Judge for yourself if you think its a ghost or whatever. It was cool and exciting as far as the Visual onthe audio program to find something new, exciting, and interesting.
You can look for my Video Blog on BlogTV in th ecoming weeks and I will attempt to create a video to walk you through what the audio looked like in the audacity program. As my good friend Tim Jones says "Exciting Stuff"
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