It is an interesting building with
unique structural & architectural features
and i thought it would be cool to record sound
in the basement plenum space
The foundation is constructed of 14" concrete walls
reinforced with 1" re-bar in a 12" grid pattern
and the building footprint is 100ft long by 50ft wide with a basement depth of 25 ft
Standing in the centre of the basement looking up you see an opening
in the base of a 14ft diameter, 45ft long cylindrical tube
The opening appears to be roughly 1/10th of the diameter of the floating chamber where you chill
until the plenum is fully pressurized using four massive motorized louvers & propellers
generating an airstream capable of reaching wind speeds
of up to 300 kph to simulate the
free fall experience
The distance from the basement floor to the service deck is 80ft (8 stories high)
i used the Voice Note Recording feature on a BlackBerry (Torch), emailed the file to myself and imported it into Audacity
discovered that the file format was not recognized and was prompted to download the FFmpeg library
So how does one download & install the FFmpeg Import/Export Library?
The optional FFmpeg library allows Audacity to import and export a much larger range of audio formats including AC3, AMR(NB), M4A, MP4 and WMA and also audio from most video files.
Because of software patents, Audacity cannot include the FFmpeg software or distribute it from its own web sites. Instead, use the following instructions to download and install the free and recommended FFmpeg third-party library.
Go to the external download page Left-click this link, do not right-click.
Look for “For FFmpeg/LAME on Windows”, then a few lines under that, left-click the link FFmpeg_v0.6.2_for_Audacity_on_Windows.exe and save the file anywhere on your computer.
Double-click “FFmpeg_v0.6.2_for_Audacity_on_Windows.exe” to launch the installer (you can safely ignore any warnings that the “publisher could not be verified”).
Read the License and click Next, Next and Install to install the required files to “C:\Program Files\FFmpeg for Audacity” (or “C:\Program Files (x86)\FFmpeg for Audacity” on a 64-bit version of Windows).
Restart Audacity if it was running when you installed FFmpeg.