Cathie Schneider delivers an insightful and informative talk on the subject of specifying natural stone at this month’s CSC-GV luncheon on October 18th, 2017**Shout out to our venue hosts at the Grand Valley Construction Association who never complain about us leaving a trail of sandwich crumbs on the carpet. You’re the best!
Cathie Schneider, CTR, the VP of Stonequest Inc. is an accredited speaker with the Marble Institute of America and has been in the stone business for 25 years. She is a member of IDC Canada and the current Chair of the Grand Valley Chapter of Construction Specifications Canada. Architects, Interior Designers, Specifiers, Distributors, Landscape Architects, Contractors, Construction Managers, LEED Evangelists and ESPECIALLY Building Owners should listen carefully to the podcast recorded at this event, or better yet… reach out to Cathie before planning your next project with natural stone!
Who is Joe?
Joe Ippolito, CTR and VP of Quarry Sales at Arriscraft makes a brief “guest appearance” on the podcast. We will be sending him a courtesy copy. Same with Stefanie Hargest of Boehmer’s Block who knows a thing or two about building to LEED Standards. She gives great hugs too (go to the 1:11 mark on the video).
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Cathie Schneider takes us on a stone quest to Rivendell where all the Consultants of Elrond (Design & Construction Team) are thriving under the transformative leadership of the building Frodowner…
she will share the magic word with you if you ask nice (or you could try Stefanie)
**Like the Soundtrack? Special thanks to Mother West Wind’s Animal Friends (recorded at a live performance in 2016 at the End of Summer Festival in Uptown Waterloo)
at Woodend Conservation N-O-T-L
from the perspective of the Prime Mechanical
Shout out to Ken Willms
DSBN Regional SHSM Construction Technology Students!
Thanks to Brendan J Stephens of the Vaudevillian, JoJo Worthington & Davey James
whose music “narrate” the story of this amazing Project
built with the help of student labour
funded entirely by community donations
Soundtrack recorded live at
the Kitchener Studio Project & Cafe Pyrus
Links: dsbn.org/woodend/ woodendthelivingcampus.blogspot.ca/ facebook.com/pages/DSBN-Woodend-The-Living-Campus/164830240221779 teched.dsbn.org/tech-ed/secondary facebook.com/MZEarchitects centralontariomusicians.org/bands/jojo-worthington facebook.com/thevaudevillianmusic canadianrecordings.ca/about.html
my first “interview” proved to be a valuable learning experienceand an amusing illustration of Dave’s frequent comments in class about the importance of warming up and drawing out your talent
Roger that, for surei was so convinced that this interview was going to be a breeze…but soon discovered that even a witty four-year-old will clam up behind a microphone salvaged a bit of the interview with cuts and effects in Audacity but quickly moved on to stealth recording using the Zoom H6 (XY mic at 90 degrees about 4ft away) in the background while engaging the interviewee in a variety of board games ended up with a looooong recording and listened for snippets of usable dialogue that could be cut and indexed for future: 1. Interview with a secret friend: https://soundcloud.com/sue-cunha/interview-with-a-secret-friend 2. The Audition: https://soundcloud.com/sue-cunha/the-audition 3. so… that’s how the game works: https://soundcloud.com/sue-cunha/oh-so-thats-how-it-works 4. a sic game for sic people: https://soundcloud.com/sue-cunha/a-sic-game-for-sic-people 5. my cheatin’ valentine: https://soundcloud.com/sue-cunha/my-cheatin-valentine
Tyler jamming in class #4 randomly captured with minor cuts/effects in post:
Comparing various field recorders. This was recorded using the Zoom H6 with the XY mic at 120 degrees: https://soundcloud.com/sue-cunha/recording-challenge-with-tyler
Recorded using the Zoom H6 with the XY mic at 90 degrees. Cut a short intro and used the “pluck” feature on Audacity on this clip: https://soundcloud.com/sue-cunha/starting-raining-outside-tyler
Field Recordings using the Zoom H6 and the XY mic using the 90 degree option (width of the recording field) recommended (by owner’s manual) for recording close and medium sound sources to capture a three-dimensional sound with natural depth and width. Sounded good to me, except this set up records in stereo (oops):Sounds recorded while on a winter walk-about in the neighbourhood. Monitoring the input signal levels was a bit tricky while attempting to record the snow sounds 🙂
a mental traffic breakdown: https://soundcloud.com/sue-cunha/a-mental-traffic-breakdown
approaching a traffic light…hitting the panic button: https://soundcloud.com/sue-cunha/approaching-a-traffic-light
sound of snow crunching while dressed in snowmobile gear: https://soundcloud.com/sue-cunha/snow-crunching-walk-to-run
Ok so i wanted to understand why nailing the vocal track is so problematic, so i chose to “learn” some songs from a CD Album received a month ago as a Christmas gift, and record the “sing-along” in the kitchen. Songs are newish to me so as to not rely on long-term memory.
Alot tougher than i thought! Gave up trying for perfect lyrics (& on key ) Ended up with a mixed bag of recordings from one song i could live with:Artist: Shane & Shane/ Song Title: Your Love
Recorded songs as they were playing on CD through a home stereo in the kitchen using a Zoom H6 Recorder with the MS mic recording the room sound in stereo and a second dynamic microphone recording the sing-along vocals on a separate mono track. Imported files into Audacity and experimented with basic editing & a few effects:
Recording #3 Take 1: tried to hide the nastiness of the mono vocal track with effects
#3 Take 1 link to Soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/sue-cunha/zoom0004-kitchen-blend
Recording #3 Take 2: used the “Paulstretch” effect on a section of the recording to create a haunting sound
#3 Take 2 link to Soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/sue-cunha/the-haunting
Lets try something else:An oldie: The Allman Brothers “Soulshine”
Recording #3 Take 3: Just singing along with the Allman Brothers in my kitchen
#3 Take 3 link to Soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/sue-cunha/zoom0013-allman-bros
Note: Soundcloud was not happy with the “copyright infringement” of this gorilla recording. Re-uploaded using “private” settings: https://soundcloud.com/sue-cunha/zoom0013-soulshine-singalong but still NFG so y’all will have to miss out on my rendition of “Soulshine”– probably for the best that it stays in the kitchen lol (but so much for picking-up-the-slack)
How about recording sound at the floor level?
Recording #3 Take 4: Flamenco Shoes (warm-up):
#3 Take 4 link to Soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/sue-cunha/zoom0025-flamenco-warmup