How to add audio file to Hudscape SoundMap

Hudscape SoundMap

http://mhm.hud.ac.uk/soundmap/

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1. Log in with your log in detail.

Your user name is your full name (only first name and surname) and the initial password is set as 123456789.

Ex) User name: Simon Jacobs

Password: 123456789

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2. Go to the menu, Add Audio.

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Fill in all the information for your audio file.

** Audio File: It is only allowed to upload MP3 Format!!

** Location Image: Upload photograph you have taken from the location.

** Write Description: Write your group number and describe the recording. Be specific and efficient.

** Group: your group number. Ex) Group 1 

** Geolocation: You can enter an address / location in the textfield or you can also click on the map to set a marker, or use your browser geolocation system by clicking the link, My location.

Make sure your Internet browser allows SoundMap to track your location!!

If you see the x mark on your browser’s top right corner, it means your browser is blocking your GPS location. You need to change your browser’s setting to allow SoundMap webpage to track your location.

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3. Upload the audio file

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You will see this page when the file is uploaded.

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4. Now your sound file is also appeared on the map.

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How to use Zoom H4 Recorder

Zoom H4

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  1. Slide the power switch to the right to turn on.

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2. Check your recording setting.

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3. Press the menu button on the right side of Zoom and scroll the wheel down to select ‘REC’ menu.

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4. Select the appropriate Recording Format for your project

** Recommended setting: WAV 44.1kHz 24 bit **

5. Now you can see your recording setting is updated.

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6. Now it is ready to record.

  • Press the record button once – It will start flickering. This is the monitoring mode but it is not recording yet. 
  • Press the record button one more timeYou will see the red light is steady and the time code starts counting up. Now it is recording. 

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7. Adjust your mic input level using the up/down button on the right side.

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8. Adjust your monitoring level using the up/down button on the left side.

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9. To stop recording, press stop button.

 

** To format SD card – Press the menu button, scroll down to select SD card menu, and follow the instruction.

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Workshop Schedule

 

Day 1 – 26th January
4:30pm – 5:20pm (50 minutes)

  • Welcoming students from Greenhead College and undergraduates from The University of Huddersfield
  • Brief induction of the Sound Imaging project
  • Learning about the concepts of geo-locative audio and sound walk practice
  • Learning about the locations the students will explore to create imaginary soundscape

Break (10 minutes)

5:30pm – 6:30pm (60 minutes)

  • Going out to the locations and listen to the environment
  • Documenting sound walk practice
  • Deciding which locations each group will create imaginary geo-locative audio

Homework (Submit by 1st February)

  • Each group decides what kind of soundscape they would like to create and post their idea on the blog. The post should include: concept, supporting text, images, or links of the concept, list of sound they would like to record
Day 2 – 2nd February
4:30pm – 5:10pm (40 minutes)

  • Each group presents their ideas to other groups (less than 10 minutes for each group)
  • Learning how to use 2D Hudscape sound map and how to document sound for recording

5:10pm – 6:00pm (50 minutes)

  • Going out to the location with sound recording equipment and record sound as planned
  • Documenting sound as recording

Go back to Mac lab

6:10pm – 6:30pm (20 minutes)

  • Returning sound equipment and saving sound files on dropbox.
  • Uploading sound files on 2D Hudscape sound map

 

Homework (Submit by 6th February)

  • Each group log all of sound recordings they have captured on 2D Hudscape map with detailed information for each sound file (including microphone location) and photographs of sound sources.
Day 3 – 9th February
4:30pm – 6:30pm (120 minutes)

  • Group activity: each group listens to their sound recordings and start planning how to edit, add effects, and where to locate sound files on their location map
  • Editing / Mixing sound files
  • Undergraduates go around each group and check their progress

 

Homework (Submit by 22st February)

  • Each group produces stereo mp3 files for soundmap
  • Upload the mp3 files on Dropbox 
  • Upload each sound element they will upload on SonicMaps on 2D Hudscape Map
Day 4 – 23rd February
4:30pm – 5:00pm (30 minutes)

  • Learning how to locate sound files on SonicMaps
  • Copying all sound file links from 2D Hudscape Map and sending them to their mobiles

5:00pm – 6:00pm (60 minutes)

  • Going out to the location and locating sound files using SonicMaps
  • Getting checked their final version of sound walk with undergraduates

6:00pm – 6:30pm (3o minutes)

  • Each group needs to complete their group’s soundwalk guide on a paper map

 

Homework (Submit by 24th February)

  • Prepare presentation (5 – 10 minutes) for the public event on 25th February and post supporting materials on the blog