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Re: My Audio Roots

Subject: Re: My Audio Roots
From: Syd Curtis <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 21:10:34 +1000
Hello Hap,

            I wondered how you understood  Email messages.  Rob Danielson
gave me the answer when he wrote, "set your reading voice for middle-aged
male, midwestern nasal with faint southern slur".

I am from Brisbane, in Australia, and I don't expect your reader to do an
Australian drawl, which I would not recommend anyway.  Several times on
visits to the United States, I have been talking, perhaps too
enthusiastically about something, and have seen a glazed look come over the
face of the person I'm talking to.  Then I realise that my hearer is not
understanding my Australian accent.

I came to sound recording rather late in life compared to you and Walter,
though I had been interested in the idea for some years.  Returning from a
Forestry research conference in Munich, I was able to buy a Uher open reel
recorder duty free in Hong Kong.  And I was 40 years old, when on June 21,
in 1968, I first took the Uher into the field, and with a tremendous amount
of beginner's luck, got a really good recording of a Lyrebird.  Immediately=
I became hooked on sound recording and on lyrebirds.

And I'm still recording lyrebirds in 2003.

Here's hoping you do make that rain music recording for us to hear.

Best Wishes

Syd Curtis  (a male)


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