Saturday, April 05, 2008


Major achievement for the week: putting together a radio ad for Notespell Music and Arts Center.

In the scheme of things, it's not that big of a deal, except perhaps for its novelty. This is, after all, the very first time that I'm doing this so there's a great deal of tension and stress around it.

Being a cheapskate, I used one of our students for the voice talent and did the mixing myself using Audacity on Ubuntu. The technical aspect of the story is up on Ubuntu Living while the production aspect is up at the Notespell web site.

I've also had to spend a lot of time revamping the Notespell web site to time it with the radio ads. Slight change in the URL to, cleanup of some of the articles, and more focus on the services offered.

The radio ad is currently playing on MIX105.9 at various times of the day, seven days a week, throughout April. Not such a bad deal, actually: P5,000 for the entire package. And I saved P3,000 by doing all the production work myself.

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