One of our more common technical questions at IMS is "What is a good tool to disguise voices in recordings?" In the most recent VMN, one of our field workers provides a quick overview of his experiences with the commercially-available Ircam Trax v3 VST plugin in Adobe Audition CS6 to alter and disguise voices. Read the article in VMN #89 section 4 for more details.
Update: The article says that you must purchase an iLok licensing dongle ($50) in order to install the plugin. With the current version of the plugin, if you have a good internet connection, you only need to have an iLok account, which is free.
Have you noticed a rise in memory chip prices over the last 18 months? In early 2016, a hundred 8GB microSD memory cards cost about $200 USD. Today the price is nearly $600 USD. This is due to major semiconductor manufacturers stopping production in order to retool their factories for a new fabrication technology. Inventories of microSD cards are at all-time lows; it’s definitely a seller's market. No one is making firm forecasts, but it appears prices won’t come down until mid-2018 when production of new technology memory cards is expected to catch up with demand.
On my trip to China four years ago, I was presented with a radio-MP3 player by one Chinese Christian. The player caught my attention because it didn’t look like the regular radio-MP3 player
A Training Course
- Have you ever asked some of the following questions? Is your project culturally intelligent?
- How do media work and communicate in different cultural contexts?
- Do you know what medium is likely to be most effective?
- Or how to gain cultural insider insights?
- What happens when Scripture, media, and culture collide?