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Rebooting the Art of Contemporaneous Note-Taking

13 hours 58 min ago

by Bernie Goldbach in Clonmel

FIFTEEN YEARS AGO, I carried a Moleskine Journalist notebook everywhere to scribble down important ideas and to save clippings related to emerging technology. Today I'm using a Traveler's Notebook with thinner paper, accompanied by a Rode mic that I use to record lectures with creative media students. I'm reviewing best practice recommendations about contemporaneous note-taking by borrowing ideas I heard expressed by James Comey after he was fired by Donald Trump.

If you want to lean into contemporaneous note-taking, consider these tips.
  1. Use a notebook or a document with numbered pages and date each entry. This will help establish the timeline of events and make it clear that the notes were taken at a specific time.
  2. Write legibly and use clear language. If your notes are difficult to read or understand, they may not be admissible.
  3. Use objective language. Avoid using subjective language or making judgments about the people or events you are documenting.
  4. Record facts, not opinions. Stick to the facts of what happened and avoid speculating or drawing conclusions.
  5. Use quotations when possible. If someone says something important, I sketch over-sized quotation marks or I draw a thick black line vertically along exact words.
  6. Avoid leaving blank spaces or tearing out pages. If you make a mistake, cross it out and write the correction next to it.
  7. Do not alter your notes after the fact. Your notes should be a true and accurate reflection of what happened at the time you took them.
  8. Keep your notes secure. I number the splines of my notebooks, record outlines of them in Obsidian, and store the copy books on bookshelves.

I often wonder if any of the notes I've taken since the 1990s will ever be needed in court. I hope I can retrace the steps I've taken in developing several items of interest while producing a series of monographs that my grandkids can peruse.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus.]

That's me in the corner

Tue, 03/21/2023 - 10:10

by Bernie Goldbach in Clonmel

I AM HAVING a week of Open Tabs. I'm cornered by too many things on my To-Do List.

The aforementioned points should be show notes for a Topgold Audio Clip but I'm cornered so I don't have time to talk.

Listen to "Concerned about Clonmel Sports Hub E608" on Spreaker.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus.]

Appreciating the Focus of Minimalist iA Writer

Sat, 03/11/2023 - 17:26

By Bernie Goldbach in Clonmel

I’M TRYING TO reboot writing on my iPad Mini so I’m creating a short blog post by typing thoughts on a Brydge Mini keyboard. I plan to select all the words, paste them into a Typepad editing screen, and then posting the result.

How about some speech-to-text?

This content is spoken into the IA Writer and then reviewed on screen. I plan to think out loud and then revise the content when I scroll back to correct some of the errors. Let’s see what happens.

Let’s ask Bing Search about iA Writer and the iPad Mini

Bing told me iA Writer “is a minimalist writing app that lets you focus on your words and nothing else. It has a simple interface that eliminates distractions and provides a smooth writing experience. You can use it to write anything from notes to essays to novels”

The iA Writer is a very versatile app. I bought one version for the Surface Book. I paid 60 euro for iA Writer on the iPad. And there’s another version running on my Android phone.

When iA Writer runs on the iPad Mini, the text appears on a minimalist screen that keeps my focus on the thoughts I’m trying to reveal. The biggest benefit for me is how the software extends the functionality of my 5yo iPad Mini and my 4yo Samsung Note. I can use the rugged Brydge Mini keyboard on the smallest tables aboard Irish Rail. I can sync the work I’m doing on the iPad across to my Android phone.

I sync content I create in iA Writer to text files stored inside a Drive folder. I can also export documents in various formats (e.g. PDF, HTML, or MD). The workflow I use is more convoluted than the easy OneNote process I used during COVID but it’s the one I’ve learned to depend upon since I’m often shifting gigs of video and audio content and I want to be in the same Drive space to easily tap into “Recent” files.

I’m eager to get a peer review from friends as I continue to explore ways to produce original content after reviewing streams of information from trusted sources.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus.]

YouTube For Creativity!

Thu, 03/09/2023 - 15:07

By Fortune Ndlovu

YouTube has revolutionized the way people learn new skills. With just a few clicks, anyone can access a vast collection of videos on almost any topic, from cooking and cat videos to programming and graphic design. YouTube has also become a hub for learning creative and technical skills. YouTube Link: YouTube

One channel that stands out in this regard is Fortune Ndlovu's YouTube channel. Fortune's channel focuses on sharing his love for technology with others. He creates videos that cover a broad range of technical and creative topics, including programming, app development, web design, graphic design, and more. Fortune's YouTube Channel: Fortune Ndlovu's YouTube Channel

By Fortune Ndlovu

What sets Fortune's channel apart is his approach to teaching. He creates a safe and welcoming environment for his viewers, where there are no right or wrong answers, and there is always room for improvement. This approach encourages his viewers to learn and experiment without time wasted. 

"Join the Fortune-ate few who subscribe to my channel for laughs, insights, and a whole lot of heart! Don't miss out on the fun, hit that subscribe button now!" Please: Subscribe to Fortune's YouTube Channel


Thanks For Reading ❤️!

Measuring Influence by Showing Skills

Mon, 03/06/2023 - 13:46

by Bernie Goldbach in Clonmel

WE TEACH the concept of personal influence in a digital literacies module for the Technological University of the Shannon. I peel back the concept of "influence" until I reach the layer of "skills" because to have influence you need to have skills worth showcasing.

I measure my skills by the number of direct requests I get. For example, I got a request for a broadcast interview because someone thought I had a message worth hearing after they saw a video I created. A text message beeped on my phone from a graduate who asked me for a reference because a panel member in an upcoming interview is directly connected to me through a community group. These direct contacts tell me I have developed some influence. By looking back through my emails and inside my Obsidian Vault, I know the number of direct requests has dropped.

Since I want to boost my influence alongside a group of students I'm teaching, I'm going to follow my own suggestions. I have a plan.

Complete a baseline audit

I will quantify my online presence across three virtual spaces. I will list the number of followers or contacts that I have in each space. Then I will discuss the most-viewed and most-commented content that I have produced since we emerged from COVID.

Content Production

I will produce several forms of online content that I believe will increase views, connections, and direct contacts. I believe I need to make several pieces of long form content that demonstrates the following attributes:

  1. I embrace new technology.
  2. I have meaningful engagements with a trustworthy brand as well as with a reputable thought leader.
  3. I share my evolution as a student of digital transformation.
Endpoint Audit

At the middle of May, before the ICT in Education Conference, I will publish my results. I plan to create a few podcasts about my journey.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus.]

Concerned about Clonmel Sports Hub

Sat, 03/04/2023 - 10:43

by Bernie Goldbach in Clonmel

I WORK ON a small university campus in County Tipperary and have major concerns about the Clonmel Sports Hub. I plan to walk around the new amenity with Councillor Michael Murphy in order to point out specific areas worth consideration.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus.]

Helping to plan 2023 ictedu

Wed, 03/01/2023 - 11:38

by Bernie Goldbach in Clonmel

I AM WORKING with a crew of Content Management Systems students, helping to set up the 2023 version of in support of the conference that runs on May 20, 2023 in Thurles.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus.]

Starting to chat with my tabbed AI

Wed, 02/22/2023 - 17:08

by Bernie Goldbach in Clonmel

I'M LETTING ChatGPT work away in one of my Chrome browser tabs. I value its conversational responses to questions I raise and I respect it more for the context it offers as part of its responses. Because of the length of its answers, I've moved around some money. I reckon I'm $17 ahead each month because of advice the AI gave me.

  • I stopped five euro a month going out to buy coffee for a podcaster I don't hear anymore. ChatGPT confirmed he wasn't active where I last heard his voice.
  • I moved several hundred contacts from Lion Desk because ChatGPT told me that Zoho CRM had respectable reviews for its Android app.
  • I decided to continue paying for because ChatGPT affirmed the presence of laudatory comments concerning its UX and task management functionality.

Right now, I'm writing these words inside, wondering if I can push out these short statements as a public URL, then capture the page into a blog post where I highlight a section with Readwise so the core elements lands inside Obsidian.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches digital transformation on the Clonmel Digital Campus of the Technological University of the Shannon. Chat GPT is an element of digital transformation.]

Using Bing AI

Tue, 02/21/2023 - 08:54

by Bernie Goldbach in Clonmel

MY BING MOBILE APPS started showing me AI-assisted results two days after I joined the waitlist. I'm using Bing AI conversationally while using my voice to ask questions about local points of interest.

"Where is the nearest university UX course to me that can teach me how to produce high quality user interfaces?"

Even though I had my location enabled, Bing wanted me to go to Dublin. The search result probably reflects reality because the Clonmel Digital Campus, located four kilometers from where I asked the question, does not have a geodetic identity in the HEAD element of the CAO course pages on the website.

"Best coffee near me.

Bing recommended I head to Dublin in its first two answers. Then it recommended Esquire's coffee, located 500m from where I asked the question. Bing linked to TripAdvisor reviews which showed Esquires to be the third-best coffee location within 5km of my search query.

"Please recommend a TV antenna installer nearby."

Bing nailed this result by recommending Pat Lonergan, the nearest TV installer. Bing then offered information on Pat Lonergan, a tradesman with 30 years of aerial installation and repairs. Bing pointed to a Facebook page for Pat Lonergan and to a Facebook Group that talks about Saorview.

"What would you recommend that I do during St Patrick's Day in Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland?

Bing searched for St Patrick's Day Events Tipperary 2023. Its highest visible events are Thurles for the parade, TIpperary Town for a family fun day, Nenagh Live and Spain AV, and a Paddy's Day Parade in Portlaoise.

I told Bing I wouldn't go to any of those places for Paddy's Day.

Bing said, "I see. Where do you have in mind? Dublin? Cork? Galway?"

I typed "Clonmel."

Bing told me that the St Patrick's Day Parade "will start at 3pm in Irishtown and feature parades, music, and street performers". Bing derived that information from and Facebook and

[Bernie Goldbach teaches how Bing AI works as part of modules supporting creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus of the Technological University of the Shannon.]

The most significant accomplishment of CESI

Mon, 02/20/2023 - 14:36

by Bernie Goldbach in Clonmel

I ASKED OUR CAMPUS AI to cite the most significant accomplishment of and here is what I learned.

The Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) has a long and impressive history of promoting the use of technology in education in Ireland. One of the most significant accomplishments of CESI is its establishment of the annual conference, which has become the largest and most important education technology event in Ireland.

The CESI conference, which first took place in 2005, brings together educators, researchers, and technology experts to share their experiences, knowledge, and insights on how to use technology effectively in education. The conference provides a platform for educators to learn about new tools and techniques, explore best practices, and connect with other like-minded professionals.

In addition to the conference, CESI has also been involved in a number of other initiatives that have had a significant impact on education in Ireland. For example, CESI has supported the development of a number of online resources for teachers, including the popular Scoilnet website, which provides access to a wealth of educational resources for teachers and students.

Overall, the CESI has played a vital role in advancing the use of technology in education in Ireland, and its contributions have been felt by educators and students throughout the country.

One of the most vibrant elements of the CESI Conferences is the resonance of the voices in conversation. Some of those conversations have been recorded and shared by Ireland's Youth Media Team.

It seems ChatGPT knows a little about the Youth Media Team of Ireland.

The Youth Media Team is a group of young people from Ireland who report on various events and topics through their own digital media platforms. The team was established in 2008 and has since provided opportunities for young people to develop their media skills, gain valuable experience in journalism, and express their opinions on issues that matter to them.

The team consists of individuals aged between 14 and 19, who work on a voluntary basis to produce content that is shared on the Youth Media Team website and social media channels. Members of the team have the opportunity to attend and report on a wide range of events, such as music festivals, sporting events, and political gatherings. They also cover issues that are important to young people, such as mental health, education, and social justice.

The Youth Media Team is supported by a number of organizations, including the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, and has won several awards for its work. The team's activities are not limited to producing digital content, as they also run workshops and training sessions for young people who are interested in developing their media skills.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches digital transformation on the Clonmel Digital Campus. Bernie snapped the top photo during CESICON15. The two snippets from ChatGPT show the range of expertise of AI in Irish media space.]

Automation Can Be Hard

Mon, 02/20/2023 - 08:07

by Bernie Goldbach in Clonmel

I'M TEACHING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION to a crew of Masters Degree student and we know it's difficult to automate everything. And automation probably doesn't work at all, perhaps with early childhood education. 

And if you want to effectively integrate automation into manufacturing, you need to complete a granular breakdown of tasks, deciding which of the jobs can be done by a machine. Then you might need to spend thousands of euro designing a robot that may not work as expected.

So perhaps we should be looking at RaaS (robots as a service). With RaaS, you map a company's operations, figure out the tasks that are best suited for automation, and then set up a robot that performs at an hourly rate. If the robot doesn't perform, it doesn't get paid.

I'm trying to automate my morning cross-checks. So far, no robot has rowed in with ideas.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches digital transformation on the Clonmel Digital Campus for the Technological University of the Shannon. The huggable above is from the MIT Labs.]

Losing my Irish strawberries

Sun, 02/19/2023 - 18:51

by Bernie Goldbach in Clonmel

HIGH HEATING COSTS have knocked winter strawberries out of our shopping basket.

Keelings, the Irish fruit company, told the Sunday Times that "energy costs have resulted in a 30 per cent decresase in its raspberry production and are unsustainable for its strawberry crop". This means fewer Irish berries in our local supermarkets and it feels like smaller amounts of berries in the standard packages.

Listen to "Finding Martin's Fruit and Veg in Clonmel" on Spreaker.

Laura Roddy -- "Energy crisis puts berries in a squeeze" on the front page of Business & MOney in The Sunday Times, February 19, 2023.

[Bernie Goldbach shops local. The berries in the top shot were purchased in England.]

Remembering Urantsetseg Tserendorj

Tue, 02/07/2023 - 09:45

by Bernie Goldbach after walking George's Dock

I'VE WALKED THE LANEWAYS between George's Dock and Custom House Quay and know the area where 49-year-old Mongolian Urantsetseg Tserendorj was murdered by a drunken, thieving young thug roaming the night on a bike. Urangsetseg had been walking home from the cleaning shift that was putting her two children through college. You can bet that the scumbag who killed her would never accept unskilled work for minimum wage during antisocial hours.

In Ireland, many Irish people simply won't accept work. I think the jobseeker's allowance for those aged under 25 is now €220 a week. You can earn 100 euro more than that by taking jobs that I see advertised in several takeaways and shops but you have to get on your bike before the sun comes up or you have to plan on walking home late at night like Urantsetseg did before she died.

During a Laois County Council meeting, Fine Gael councillor Aisling Moran said, "We need to look after the people who are getting up for work." Aisling made the comments while making the case for a working man who had lost his home but was told by the Council Housing Office that he could not qualify for council accommodation because he was earning too much.

"It's scandalous," the councillor said, "that we would treat working families like that."

I think it's perverted that people who have never worked for generations should feel entitled to government housing. I've lived in Ireland for more than 20 years and I have encountered young men who have never worked, whose fathers have never worked, and whose grandparents have figured out the system to ensure their nobody in their family line has to work. And why should they worry? They can stay at home, buy new appliances, and enjoy short breaks to relieve their stress while other people are on the path before 8AM, headed to work where they pay the tax to ensure others have a warm house and a lifestyle protected by generous social welfare supports.

Who can blame people for quitting their jobs and joining the ranks of the unemployed if the most direct way of getting a roof over your head is by remaining actively unemployed?

And who would be bold enough to break free of the feral youth culture where you can top up your drinks budget by attacking people walking home from cleaning pub toilets at night?

I will always think of Urantsetseg Tserendorj whenever I see a hooded teenaged boy on his mountain bike or e-scooter. And I will hope Irish county councillors will have the strength and fortitude to start ensuring the 21st century social vision restores the working class back to a place of pride.

[Bernie Goldbach is an American with Irish and German roots who grew up in a working class family. The Laois County Council appears to be constraining public debate about this topic by actively posturing to prevent the live streaming of its council meetings.]

Setting up another Webring

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 10:36

by Bernie Goldbach in Clonmel

A PHOTO FROM 2008 (see above) surfaced in my Napkin Collection during one of my prep sessions for the Content Management module I teach on the Clonmel Digital Campus.

Here is a listing of the small blog sites we're using as a springboard for content generation and content management. I'll update this post to show catchy titles and enticing pull-quotes as the small blogs emerge.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches content management systems on the Clonmel Digital Campus of the Technological University of the Suir.]

Activating Artists with Social

Mon, 01/23/2023 - 10:27

by Bernie Goldbachin Stradbally

I AUDIT MY SOCIAL annually and in early 2023 I'm joining a group of aritsts in County Laois to get their appraisal of how I create and share online.

I started this blog post while sitting in limbo at Limerick Junction.


[Learning from the elbow view of creative journaling.]

Be Real.

It helps if you have an identity that is complemented by a real place like an artist studio or an exhibition venue. I have greater trust in creatives who I meet in real life. I often put stars on my maps that correspond to places where I can find creatives at work. I also enjoy putting pins on my calendars that correspond to opening and studio visits.

Listen to "Activating Artists On Social E606" on Spreaker. Find a flow that works.

I create better when I'm in the flow. It's a creative concept outlined by Don Norman in The Design of Everyday Things and I enjoy learning how creatives gets into the flow. Sometimes I learn about 'flow' from podcasts or from YouTube clips.

I also use an Artificial Intelligence (AI) that helps me in my flow. My preferred AI sits inside Magisto, a video production app.

Share and Share Alike.

Especially your concept drawings or your scratch work.

I know an artist is not an AI because I can see how they create by the scratch work they share.

If you want to dive into hands-on social networking with other artists, consider taking the MA in Change Leadership with the Technological University of the Shannon. We have artists and mid-career professionals mingling and learning in the hybrid MA programme that we're running.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus. He's been blogging for more than 10 years.]


The Writer's Box

Mon, 01/09/2023 - 16:22

by Bernie Goldbach in Clonmel

I GOT A WALNUT Writer's Box as a combination Christmas Birthday present and now am mesmerised by the thought that I have a tool that my Irish ancestors might have used as they integrated into America in the late 1800s.

The box is modeled after one used by Thomas Jefferson but mine is made of walnut instead of mahogany.

And Jefferson's was crafted in Philadelphia in the 1770s while mine was made in Turkey in 2022.

[For my birthday]

[Bernie Goldbach is getting back to his ancestral roots by resettling in Ireland.]


The TUS DX Ethos

Sun, 01/08/2023 - 10:05

by Bernie Goldbach in Clonmel

THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION module offered by the Technological University of the Shannon attempts to ensure the people who immerse in the study of digital transformation will refine and improve themselves through an iterative refactoring of specific digital processes that thought leaders have identified as prime movers in the arena of digital transformation.

We start with an inventory of our digital lifestyles and discuss in groups of 20 how digital transformation is bubbling below the surface in all of our lives. We will contribute to a Digital Transformation Vault throughout our academic process.

[Cognification is happening]

During the current academic term, we share our baseline digital processes when starting a 15 week journey in January 2023. And then we review any changes that happen with those processes a few months later. Our shared Digital Transformation Vault will look very different when we finish our academic work. It will contain sketches, screenshots, photographs, and workflow diagrams that show how we can leverage the process of digital transformation at work and in our personal lives. 

Like all worthwhile journals, a Digital Transformation Vault will document and complement our journeys in our current lives and it should serve us well in our careers.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches digital transformation on the Clonmel Digital Campus.]

Bringing Back Blogging

Mon, 01/02/2023 - 15:40

by Bernie Goldbach in Clonmel

AS TWITTER ATROPHIES and Mastodaonie tries to find traction, I'm going to reintroduce blogging into the university modules I teach. And for the month of January, I'm resolved to create at least two blog posts a week.

The posts won't be all on my Old Skool Typepad because I've a microblog now as well as SharePoint News sites I've set up with RSS. Perhaps I can link to all of those locations by putting hyperlinked footnote at the bottom of each of the locations.

[Ten Years After Winning Blog Award]

During January 2023, I'm also joining a directory of bloggers who are participating in Bring Back Blogging. I've noticed writers, photographers, and makers listed in the fledgling directory. And by clicking into their links, I've discovered several of them are actually newsletters, tumblrs, blogs, and microblogs. They have one thing in common: they support their content with Really Simple Syndication.

If more than one voice in Ireland joins this initiative, we could have a soft relaunch of the Irish Blog Awards. Looking back into a time before the iPhone seems like a vanity exercise. But those were heady days when I scrolled through lines of text discovering interesting content uncontaminated by sponsorship. I used to have exceptional street cred with coworkers because I had all the coolest links before tech journos covered the same ideas days or weeks later. And back then, there were no tech journos with national radio slots.  As Ash and Ryan put it, "The blogosphere was once a vibrant network of deep thought and curation, and now has the vibes of an untrimmed yard.

I want to add my address to the Bring Back Blog Directory (it's powered by Airtable!) and see what happens. I have my mobile IA Writer, my Moleskine, and my mobile blogging software ready to go.

[Bernie Goldbach is an elder blogger who lives in the sunny southeast of Ireland. There are no birds in his home.]


Experimenting with thoughts connected by images

Wed, 12/21/2022 - 08:20

by Bernie Goldbach in Clonmel

I AM SETTING UP several new academic modules for early 2023 and believe I we can learn from images that students snap, scrape, and share. The process involves using Flickr groups in which students can directly upload content from their handsets' share sheets.

The first experiment involves MA students learning Digital Transformation. I want students to upload images in support of 12 inevitable trends cited by Kevin Kelly. Each student should upload images to the Flickr Digital Transformation Group in support of the 12 trends. Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is running behind the scenes to create a mailing list that summarises work by the academic group. I want to port the RSS feed into Feedly and Inoreader where the best elements of the group's imagery drops into an Obsidian Vault for group work.

Students should sign up for the weekly email updates below.

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I will update everyone on how this project unfolds at the end of January 2023.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches digital transformation for the Technological University of the Shannon.]

Using Two Wireless Rigs

Tue, 12/20/2022 - 17:00

by Bernie Goldbach in Clonmel

If you follow my Instagram or my Flickr photos, you'll know that I have a lot of old equipment along with some new stuff. I talked about both of those types of equipment and also about how we are setting up behind the scenes recording "Heritage and Stories" with the Tipperary libraries. This is important because I'm hoping that some of the people who join us--young kids on the youth media team and the librarians that are part of the staff--might listen to this Topgold Audio Clip and learn what's happening behind the scenes.

[Using Rode Wireless II as Laptop Mic]

Wireless Rig Number One

We're trying to put mics onto the lapels or onto the collars of people who want to share stories about heritage points around Clonmel. We're using square Rode Wireless Go II microphones. They can send audio hundred of metres away to a receiver that is wired into my Android handset. I call this setup "Rig Number One". I can make this rig work with an iPhone as well.

On Android, I use HiQ MP3. On iOS I use Voice Record Pro. As soon as a clip is recorded, it goes up to a Google Drive location where someone can edit the file or catalogue it with the name of the file, the date the people talking on it, and anything else that provides context.

So Rig Number One was just using the wireless mics clipped onto the lapels of the people and then the receiver for the wireless mic is cabled into the bottom of either an iPhone or an Android phone. The cabling and the 3.5 mm jacks make this setup work. We use a cable with two 3.5 mm pins on each end. We need a 3.5 millimetre pin to plug into the Rode Wireless Go receiver. We need another 3.5 mm pin to plug into the phone. Because iPhones don't have the 3.5 millimetre hole, we use a lightning-to-3.5 mm adapter cable.

This cabling can confuse people. And cables can get lost. They can break. Or fittings might become loose. Fortunately, the Rode Wireless Go receiver shows the signal strength. You can see a blue light on the transmitter that appears when the unit is communicating. The Rode Wireless Go Receiver shows green and yellow moving lines when it receives a good audio signal. And the recording app on the handset displays lights or levels.

Rig Number Two

We use a Zoom H6 field recorder with a X-Y module on the top of it that accepts the cables from the Rode Wireless Go II receiver. In my experience, it is easier to record with traditional gear such as Zoom recorders. You just push cables into fittings, press the record button, and monitor the recording as it's underway. We have cables and mics for two other positions when using the Zoom H6. This means we can record two people with the Rode mics, and two more people with the mics stored in the field case with the Zoom H6.

You can hear how all of this sounds by following Tipperary Heritage and Stories wherever you listen to fine audio.

Listen to "Lessons In Wireless Recording E605" on Spreaker.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus.]