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Is this “Y’all-ternative?”

Southern Gothic

Are you cool? Cool like a vampire planking in a graveyard in Alabama?
Planking is uncool… so, you gotta be really, REALLY cool to pull off this vibe.
Stomp and clap along to the cooperating banjos!

You can purchase from iTunes here!

Entended Interview

Fun interview from Jack Lucas Caffrey!

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Adobe Speech Enhance Review

Adobe has recently released a new tool called Adobe Speech Enhance, a part of their Adobe Podcast suite of AI tools. This product enhances voice recordings, especially those captured under suboptimal conditions, by recreating the speaker’s voice. I assume.


It works.

Here is a recording I took from my iPhone:

And here is the output from Adobe:

How does that compare to full studio recordings?

This is a direct recording using a Heil PR40 in a treated room.

Ease of Use

To use the web app, simply drag in your audio file and wait for it to render. As of this writing, expect it to process about 10 seconds of audio in a minute.

Could not be easier. This is next-level user interface.

Cartoon of a microphone being destroyed in FIRE!!

A Bad Recording Day

Use Cases

Rescuing Backup Recordings. Sometimes your primary recording device fails. When it does, you can use whatever backup audio from whatever mics happen to be around.

Cleaning Up Walk-and-Talks. If you record in a noisy environment with traffic, or other noise.

Lecture Rescue. Lectures are often known for having bad audio. This just fixes that.

Travel Recordings. Pro travel setups can be really annoying and heavy. New plan: Leave the setup at home and record remotely with your phone.

Remote Interviews. Conducting interviews over video conferencing software can result in varied audio quality due to different mics and environments. Adobe Speech Enhance can unify the sound quality for a more professional output. You don’t need to care if your guest has a great mic setup!

Public Speaking Events. This tool can clean up live event recordings for later broadcasts or archives.

Historical Archiving. Old audio recordings that suffer from degradation or noise could potentially be cleaned up for historical or educational purposes.

Original recording from the Hindenburg Disaster:

Processed recording from the Hindenburg Disaster:

Original recoding from FDR’s speech:

Processed recording from FDR’s speech:

Oooh… this is so calming. Maybe I’ll just rest my eyes for a mi-


Morning. The time of day when you can’t figure out how to get to your drive-thru coffee place because there’s new construction, and the sun is super low so you’re squinting at the signs trying to figure out if you are supposed to turn left here, or if you definitely should NOT turn left here because you will get 3 tires shredded by sharp metal chunks before you fall in a hole.

This piece of music is based on the old-timey concept of calm, beautiful, renewing mornings.

You can purchase from iTunes here!

AI or Copyright. Choose One.

DC District Court Judge Beryl A. Howell ruled on Friday, August 18th, 2023, that works created by AI are not eligible for copyright protections. The Judge ruled copyrights belong to people. If this decision goes unchallenged and becomes the precedent, content creators will have serious decisions to make.

Example of non-copyrightable image

A content creator could get an AI writer to craft their story, but they won’t own the copyright on that story. If you ask an AI to analyze the world’s data and come up with the absolute best story, that story will be in the Public Domain. Anyone who wants to use it, can use it.

Given the producer’s love of copyright, that’s going to be a tough decision to make.

The currently striking Writers Guild of America just received the biggest piece of ammunition for their cause.

Media producers will, of course, want cheap, good writers. But if producers use AI, they will find themselves competing in the marketplace without the protection of copyright on their stories. That’s not to say that the media won’t be profitable. There are plenty of countries where counterfeiting and piracy are daily occurrences—India, Nigeria, and China all have high levels of piracy, yet they also produce a lot of content.

Even if you eliminate counterfeiting and piracy, copyright doesn’t grant profitability. Studios can be profitable with or without copyright protections, but they will have to do things differently. They may have to work in secret and employ rapid distribution models. They may need to invent a distribution model so innovative that it’s simply better than anything else. Or they could lie.

Cartoon Citrus Beach Party

Another example of a non-copyrightable-eligible image

Who’s Going to Lie to Whom?

It may be obvious that your soundtrack was written by an AI, but dialogue is more difficult to prove. It’s colored by actors, directors, cinematographers, and editors. If I were a writer, I might choose not to tell the studio exactly HOW that dialogue came to be. If studios want copyright on everything, they will need to verify that their writers did NOT use AI. How? No idea.

Or, studios could hire human writers and keep doing what they’re doing. This may prove cost prohibitive.

Could this ruling be appealed or challenged in higher courts?
Yup! This was one ruling in one federal district court.
Studios may push to get alternate rulings in other courts. If this happens, and different courts have different rulings, this could become an issue for the Supreme Court to address.

ai made image

Not sure what it is, but it is uncopyrightable.

The future is unclear, but I’m enthused about this ruling!

Vampire Meemaw, play my favorite tune!

Southern Gothic

Are you cool? Cool like a vampire planking in a graveyard in Alabama?
Planking is uncool… so, you gotta be really, REALLY cool to pull off this vibe.
Stomp and clap along to the cooperating banjos!

You can purchase from iTunes here!