Saturday, August 15, 2009

EPISODE138 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy

We touched on the passing of writer/director/producer John Hughes during last week's episode. This week on Talking 80s Music we decided to do something unusual. His films played a huge role in our perception of the 1980s and the soundtracks... well, we'll talk about how they relate to all seven of his directorial theatrical releases of the decade. Those films get a soundtrack retrospective mix and we feature songs by Karla DeVito ("We Are Not Alone") and Kirsty MacColl ("You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby.")

The good news is that we figured out our live audio issue and resolved it. Now we are focusing on the microphone hum. Editing out the noise works in smaller doses but can create an echo effect. Changing out the microphone is a possibility but we just picked this one up a few months back. The noise isn't as bad as before (appears for awhile and disappears) and some of that could be due to the soft noise reduction we ran on the audio during the edit.

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