Sound recording – Replicare C Fri, 14 Jan 2022 23:35:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Sound recording – Replicare C 32 32 All local COVID patients in intensive care not fully vaccinated: health unit Fri, 14 Jan 2022 22:41:15 +0000

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Twelve people from the area are in a local hospital and two others are hospitalized outside of Grey-Bruce with COVID-19, the health unit reported Friday.


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Five of them are in a local intensive care unit and two others are in an intensive care unit outside Grey-Bruce, said Dr. Ian Arra, Grey-Bruce’s medical officer of health. None of them are fully vaccinated, Friday’s daily COVID update said.

Meanwhile, COVID outbreaks in long-term care homes or nursing homes totaled 11 Friday involving: Rockwood Terrace Long Term Care – Durham, Pinecrest Manor – Lucknow, Errinrung Retirement & Nursing Home – Thornbury, McVean Lodge – Hanover, R-Villa Retirement Living – Ripley, Parkview Manor – Chesley, Mapleview Long-Term Care Home – Owen Sound, Lee Manor – Owen Sound, Gray Gables – Markdale, Maple Court Villa – Walkerton and Summit Place – Owen Sound .

The COVID outbreak in Unit 6-2 at Owen Sound Hospital continues.

The number of local COVID deaths stands at 27.

There were 61 new cases of the pandemic virus reported in Grey-Bruce on Friday. But because testing has had to be limited, the virus spreading in the community is underrepresented by the number of confirmed cases, according to the health unit.

New PCR testing requirements allow for symptomatic testing for high-risk individuals and those working in high-risk environments. PCR testing for asymptomatic contacts is generally no longer recommended, the health unit says.

These eligible symptomatic individuals include hospitalized patients, those in emergency departments at the discretion of the clinician, healthcare workers in contact with patients, and a number of others listed at -Us/News-Releases/ArticleID/971 /Updated-PCR-Testing-Eligibility-and-Case-and-Contact-Management-in-Ontario .


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People with symptoms of COVID-19 are presumed to have the disease and should follow isolation and/or self-monitoring guidelines, the health unit says.

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grey-Bruce is 4,835, of which 4,545 are considered resolved.

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As of last report Friday, 13,376 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the past seven days, and 330,048 doses have been administered since the vaccines became available.

Today, 76.4% of Grey-Bruce residents age five and older are fully immunized (at least two shots). Provincially, 82.2% of Ontarians aged five and older are fully immunized.

Updated immunization clinic schedules are posted at

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New provincial eligibility criteria for immunocompromised people will allow some people to receive a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine after 84 days, a press release from the Gray Bruce Health Unit said Friday.

Some immunocompromised people are eligible for a third dose eight weeks after their second dose, the health unit said.

People should ask their healthcare professional if they are eligible for boosters, according to the health unit statement. Among those who may be eligible are transplant recipients, people undergoing chemotherapy or undergoing immunosuppressive therapies.

All who qualify should make an appointment by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Center at 1-833-943-3900, or drop by a participating pharmacy or on a GO-VAXX bus, by appointment only.


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Ontario reported on Friday that 184 more COVID patients had been admitted to hospital, bringing the total number of hospitalized COVID patients to 3,814 – a 54% increase from a week ago – while there were 2,472 patients hospitalized with COVID.

The number of patients reported in intensive care with COVID was 511, an increase of 30 from the previous day in ICUs across Ontario. The total was 324 seven days ago – so there has been an increase of almost 58%.

The seven-day rolling average of COVID patients in an intensive care unit is 463, Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott tweeted on Friday. Of the 527 in intensive care on Friday, 185 were fully vaccinated (35%).

Elliott also tweeted that 80% of patients admitted to intensive care were admitted for COVID-19, while 20% were admitted for other reasons but tested positive for COVID.

Ontario recorded 10,964 new cases of COVID on Friday. But limited testing no longer captures everyone who has the pandemic virus.

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Georgian College classes that are currently fully online will remain online through study week, February 28 to March 4 – an extension from January 28.

But classes that currently require an in-person lab, such as many health, wellness and science classes, will continue as planned, the college said in a news release Friday.

In mid-December, with the growing presence of the highly transmissible variant of Omicron, the college decided to reduce activity on campus to begin the winter semester.

“We had hoped that early 2022 would be the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic and we could see a significant increase in activity on campus,” said MaryLynn West-Moynes, President and CEO. administration of Georgian College. Release.

“(M)ut with the highly transmissible variant of Omicron still a factor, we had to make necessary changes to program delivery to reduce activity on campus. The health and safety of our students and employees remains our top priority. »



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South Island Kōkako: recording sparks hope of spotting elusive bird Thu, 13 Jan 2022 02:36:30 +0000

A recording from the Heaphy Trail in Kahurangi National Park is being analyzed to determine if it is the South Island kōkako.

Illustration of the South Island kōkako, now believed to be extinct.
Photo: Florilegius / Leemage via AFP

The last confirmed sighting of the South Island kōkako, now believed to be extinct, dates back to 1967.

South Island Kōkako Charitable Trust CEO Inger Perkins said Morning report a researcher from Victoria University, Professor Stephen Marsland, had informed them that his program filter had just picked up the song of the kōkako.

Perkins said there were three people on the track, when they heard some long, sweet notes. Remembering the North Island kōkako they had heard before, they stopped dead and saw a bird of the “right size and color” walk away.

They managed to capture the last notes before it calmed down, she said.

“We went back there with volunteers and they played other sounds there that we think were the kāka, and the kāka responded.

“We know that the kāka react to the local sounds they make, and they responded to our previous recording but not this one.

“So we think it’s very different and we think it’s most likely the kōkako.”

While it may be difficult to identify it with a single bird because others such as tūī and kāka mimic the call of the kōkako, Perkins sees some light with this particular recording.

“[The South Island kōkako bird call is] pretty much the same as the North Island kōkako, but we’re looking at a few slight variations across Professor Marsland’s project so we can add to this analysis.

“Even when we hear the kāka making a flute sound, among the shrill sounds of chatter, they can mix it with the other sounds, while that particular note [on the recording] it’s just all by itself.

“The same with the tūī, they can have their boring sounds and their chatter and their squeaky sounds and their harsher sounds and maybe a softer note in between, but not just that mellow note in itself and also its melancholy nature … seems to indicate a kōkako. “

Now the Trust is hoping to seek visual proof of the elusive bird.

Burial: Antidawn Album Review | fork Tue, 11 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0000

Burial Anti-dawn opens with such a subtle sound, if instinctive, you might miss it the first half a dozen times: harrump of a throat clearing. But no opening line or explanatory statement materializes in its wake. Instead, a thousand shades of gray rush to fill the void. In the background, a blunt stylus weaves its way endlessly through a dusty vinyl rut, the Sisyphus Loop that carries all of Burial’s music. The chimes twinkle in the dark; a weak wind is blowing. In the distance, a voice faintly reminiscent of Gregorian chant flares up and goes out, like a votive in a nave full of drafts. Almost a full minute passes before we hear the next melody-like thing – a brief snippet of a voice plaintively singing “You came around my way” – but its appearance is fleeting, followed only by more. empty.

Across five tracks, Burial unfolds like this for nearly 44 minutes, teasing impending emotional gain, then falling back into obscurity. This is his longest offer since 2007 False– long enough to be considered his long-awaited third album, had he chosen to call it that. But it’s also the London musician’s most insignificant outing, apparently on purpose. The music simply winds, drifting through stray synthesizers, snippets of vocals, and Burial’s usual diegetic sound effects – coughs, light thumps, crickets, thunder, rain – cut off from all context. There are few musical cues and few recognizable forms of composition. Above all, there are almost no drums. Not the two-step rhythms that have defined Burial’s work from the very beginning. Not the roaring trance and techno impulses that have crept into songs like “Space Cadet” lately. Not even the soft and rhythmic grooves of a ballad like “Her Revolution” or “His Rope”. (The notable exception: a brief sequence of muted bass drums, halfway through “New Love,” whose thud is reminiscent of Wolfgang Voigt’s GAS project.) Anti-dawn is a barren wasteland, warmed only by the occasional church organ or a dismal piece of love song.

This is not the first time that Burial has put his drums on mute. He did it on “Nightmarket” in 2016, a strange collage of rhythmless synth melodies and statics that marked a significant break with the harsh “Temple Sleeper”. The following year, the spacious “Subtemple” and “Beachfires” descended deeper into the cold regions of the ambient music, and he again went underwater caving with “Dolphinz,” a nine-minute stretch of wails of cetaceans and ominous sub-bass drone. In the ambient corner of Burial’s work, what distinguishes Anti-dawn, beyond its extreme spread, is the chorus of glued voices that hold together its expanse swept by the wind of undulating nothingness. Mainly sung rather than spoken, these sampled utterances unite around the themes of absence, desire and discomfort.

“Hold me,” pleads a voice in the opening “Strange Neighborhood”; “Nowhere to go,” another mutters, before a third responds, “Walk these streets.” “Shadow Heaven” deploys plea after plea: “Let me hold you”; “Come to me my love”; “Take me into the night. Looks like Burial has gone through his record collection and put together all the tracks where a singer begins a verse with little to no accompaniment, except maybe one quavering synth. Particularly on the “Upstairs Flat” fence, the cumulative effect is like a love letter written in fading ink, the story reduced to a few brushstrokes: “You came my way”; “Somewhere in the darkest night”; “When you are alone”; “I am here.” Against the ticking of a grandfather clock and a few dismal notes of a muted trumpet, the record ends with a scrambled plea that looks a lot like “Come bury me”, a fitting cornerstone for this intensely interior EP.

East Anti-dawn a powerful distillation of Burial’s aesthetic, or a caricature of it? I hesitate between these two evaluations. Few artists are so indebted to their stylistic tics as Burial; by all rights he should have gotten into a corner a long time ago, but he kept things interesting by splashing out some garish colors and jarring details – the gospel house of “Dark Gethsemane”, the acid-trance arpeggios of “Chemz” – on its decidedly grayscale palette. Anti-dawn leaves no room for this kind of surprise. Instead, he doubles down on his signature sounds and decidedly downcast mood; its melancholy is so pervasive that it risks being sucked into a tearful surf.

However, if you are in the mood to submit to its charm, Anti-dawn can exert powerful traction. Burial never showed great fidelity to the squared regularity of most contemporary electronic music – he claimed to create his first songs using rudimentary audio editors that lacked the quantified precision of music software. advanced music composition – and Anti-dawn moves further than ever from the conventional musical meter. Even with the almost complete absence of drums, however, a different kind of rhythm begins to take hold. Despite the music’s apparent lack of purpose, these synths, vocals, sound effects, and pockets of silence are carefully paced; they are added to a sort of ebb and flow, a coming and going as natural as breathing.

In recent years, Burial has increasingly attempted to escape the linearity of dance music by assembling pieces of songs into multi-part suites. With Anti-dawn, he makes the most of this technique; every track is riddled with fakes, fake ends and traps. In this sense, despite the heaviness of the record, there is something playful in Anti-dawn. Burial’s relentless refusal to deliver anything like closing suggests a sour sense of humor, Beckett’s musical equivalent Waiting for Godot. I always come back to that cough at the beginning of the record, and to the curious feeling of absence that it signals. I imagine a portrait painter clearing his throat and abandoning the scene: all that remains is the mottled velvet background, yet the painter persists. The background becomes the foreground; the artist’s private obsessions – ruminant, claustrophobic, perhaps even alienating – swell to fill the frame.

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Wenatchee receives nearly 2 feet of snow in 24 hours Fri, 07 Jan 2022 19:19:00 +0000 The record remains unofficial until the amount of snow at the Wenatchee water body is confirmed.

WENATCHEE, Washington – The city of Wenatchee may have seen a record amount of snowfall in a 24-hour period Thursday amid another winter storm that brought flooding to many parts of western Washington and snow in the mountains.

The National Weather Service (NWS) said the Wenatchee Experimental Station recorded 23.3 inches of snow in a 24-hour period Jan. 5-6.

The previous record was set in December 1971 at 16.5 inches.

The case remains unofficial until the observation of the cooperative observer of the Wenatchee water plant can be confirmed, according to the NWS.

Pretty, shocking and historic were the words residents like Andrea Hoey used to describe their classes.

“I think it will far surpass the one we had in 1996,” Hoey said.

Nighttime video from the NWS shows the accumulation of snow. Snowplows required several trips to clear the roads, and sidewalks and driveways disappeared with cars.

Keith Parsons from Utah visits his in-laws and has dug driveways and cars with his wife’s help to make sure their in-laws can get out if needed.

“The hard part was where do you put so much snow?” Parsons said.

Meanwhile, flooding in parts of Lewis County and the southern and central Puget Sound region resulted in road closures, evacuations and affected schools and businesses on Friday morning.

Snow in the mountains has created conditions so dangerous that the Washington State Department of Transportation has said it may have to close all major Cascade passes until Sunday.

The NWS said precipitation over the region will not fully increase until Saturday evening and Sunday morning, with sunny skies expected to close over the weekend.

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Sound, silence and space – Comox Valley Record Wed, 05 Jan 2022 15:30:00 +0000

– Words by Sean McIntyre Photographs by Lia Crowe

If mention of ceramic Stirring images of clay pots, earthenware cups and craft fairs, Samantha Dickie’s work is sure to offer a refreshing new perspective.

The Victoria-based ceramic artist aims to reshape perceptions of the art form while using the medium to promote a deeper, closer and more intuitive look at human existence and the myriad contrasts that make up the natural world. A tall order, no doubt, but it’s a mission that Samantha has masterfully refined over more than two decades by paying attention to individual forms and how these pieces interact with each other.

During a guided tour of an exhibition entitled A given moment Featured at the Victoria Arts Council Gallery in October, Samantha explained how she seeks to inspire viewers to think about. She likened it to a form of contemplative practice walking, in which visitors to the gallery become participants who engage in the installations.

His work is a study in contrast. Simple shapes are cast in multitudes. A given moment composed of four works with a total of over 4,000 components. In one section of the exhibit, an enclosed closet-like space that was once a bank safe in the building‘s previous life contained no less than 1,800 hand-crafted ceramic stones. Nearby, hundreds of dollar-sized discs of sand were suspended by translucent filaments of varying lengths to form a giant floating sphere. The cup-shaped discs opposed each other like splayed palms in a meditative pose.

“The pieces explored this ethereal, this contemplation and this pause,” she says. “He explored the concepts of space and how you can feel it inside yourself.”

Samantha explains how this particular installation aimed to highlight the “empty space” between objects as much as it was a demonstration of the finely molded ceramic elements.

In the same way that the philosophical branch of phenomenology aims to identify the essence of natural phenomena and of experience, Samantha’s work gives viewers the opportunity to pause and examine the relationships between sound and sound. silence, objects and “empty” space, as well as the distinction between the built landscape and the natural world. It is this distinction and the varying degrees of transition between states, she says, that define what it is to be human.

“My belief that our humanity is essentially rooted in relationship dynamics provides the impetus behind using scale and multiples to create large-scale, multi-component groupings and immersive installations,” she says.

Kegan McFadden, curator of A given moment show, summed up the power of contrast and extremes in Dickie’s work in his curatorial statement for the October gallery exhibition.

“By playing with the perspective and the phenomenological experience of movement in gallery space, she forces viewers to confront the way they observe the space and what they perceive, and ultimately to question the way from which they live his work, ”he writes. “Dickie’s work becomes cellular and its massive opposite, an elastic timeline without end or beginning, a stratospheric excavation. It is both micro and macro. This tension reflects the reality that the nearly four thousand delicate ceramic components that make up this facility were fabricated in the dangerously extreme, yet controlled, heat of its kiln. This is how pressure gives birth to poetry.

Samantha’s work hasn’t always been rooted in philosophy, but a look at her career reveals that a meaningful exploration of space, time, and human existence may have been the inevitable destination.

The artist launched her career as a ceramic artist in the late 1990s, shortly after earning a degree in Feminist and Indigenous Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ont., Then trained as a technical ceramist and graduated a ceramic degree from the Kootenay School of the Arts. . A relentless curiosity and deep questioning of human existence, as well as further research and reading in the fields of neuroscience, physics and philosophy, offer him the chance to use his passion for ceramics as a place deeper exploration of our world and human experience with a focus on abstract expressionism and minimalist sculpture in an installation practice.

“In 1997, my work began at the wheel creating unique functional and decorative pieces, and has developed over the years towards abstraction, sculpture and installation,” she writes on her site Web. “Early sculptural works include explorations to scale; to dig and print the clay; multilayer textured enamels; and reduction, smoke and wood firing.

Samantha’s work has since been exhibited and sold in galleries across Canada and the United States. His works have been exhibited in the open sky of the Yukon and are presented in prestigious retail spaces including a Louis Vuitton boutique in Boston. As if building intricate sculptural works weren’t complex enough, this fall she was working on the logistics of shipping three six-foot-tall sculptures for permanent display in Hawaii. Amidst the greater awareness of her work in faraway places, Samantha says, it’s been great to be a part of the local scene here in Victoria. Last year, for example, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria acquired a work titled The gesture of grace, one of the largest sculptural pieces in the gallery.

Samantha’s growing profile has notably been invited to give an increasing number of talks and artist workshops online and in person, offering her the chance to share her unique and modern take from a traditional art form to a wider audience.

His next exhibition opens at Victoria’s Fortune Gallery (537, rue Fisgard) on February 17. Her work can also be found locally at the Madrona Gallery or by booking an in-person visit to her studio through her website:

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Showers, winter mix to follow the torrential rainy night in the Seattle area Mon, 03 Jan 2022 15:18:57 +0000

Phew! It was torrential rain, wasn’t it?

At Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 1.04 inches was recorded during the 12-hour period that began at 4 p.m. Sunday, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Dana Felton.

At Bremerton, 2.16 inches were recorded and Everett got 1.86 inches, he said.

At the Seattle weather station, 1.74 inches of rain was recorded, he said, a record for the date. It was the only rain record set in the region on Sunday, in large part because the rain started so late in the day.

In an unusual turn of events, the south and center of the region received more rain than either the north or the coast, Felton said. Quillayute, which typically significantly exceeds Seattle in precipitation, recorded less than an inch. Bellingham only received 0.02 of an inch.

“It dropped rapidly in the north,” he said.

Over the next few days, residents of western Washington can expect cold rain showers and a mixture of rain and snow, but “the snow is pretty much over,” Felton said.

“We will have low levels of snow, but not on the surface. “

Later in the week, Wednesday and Thursday, a warmer system will enter the region from the southwest, bringing another round of heavy rain – although it is not as much as what we saw on Sunday evening, said Felton.

It could also cause a snowstorm in Whatcom County.

When the warm low pressure air meets the cold high pressure system that currently sits over British Columbia, it will create a situation where the colder air will be taken out of Canada, Felton said.

“It won’t be as much as we got (last week), but it could be a pretty good winter storm,” he said.

Other than that, it will be a return to more normal winter temperatures for most of the Puget Sound area, with temperatures in the mid-1940s and lows somewhere around freezing.

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‘Winnie the Pooh’, 400,000 sound recordings enter the public domain Sat, 01 Jan 2022 20:46:11 +0000

AA Milne Winnie the Pooh, classic novels by Ernest Hemingway and Agatha Christie, and hundreds of thousands of sound recordings from before 1923 are among the works that entered the public domain on New Years Day 2022.

Dorothy Parker’s first collection of poems Enough rope, the first novel by William Faulkner Soldiers’ pay, and books by Langston Hughes, Willa Cather, TE Lawrence and more also joined Hemingway The sun is also rising and Christie’s The murder of Roger Ackroyd in the public domain, The Associated Press reported.

“When works fall into the public domain, they can be shared legally, without permission or charge. It’s something Winnie-the-Pooh would appreciate. Community theaters can show the films. Youth orchestras can perform the music publicly, without paying a license fee, ”Jennifer Jenkins, director of Duke’s Center for the Study of the Public Domain, wrote of the 2022 bounty on the Public Domain Day site.

“This allows access to cultural documents that might otherwise be lost to history. 1926 was a long time ago. The vast majority of works from 1926 are out of circulation. When they enter the public domain in 2022, anyone can save them from obscurity and make them available, where we can all discover them, enjoy them and breathe new life into them, ”noting how adaptations Shakespeare’s moderns would not be possible except for the public domain.

In addition, for the first time thanks to the passage of the Music Modernization Act in 2018, more than 400,000 sound recordings from the advent of sound recording technology until 1922 will also enter the field. public. This includes works by Mamie Smith, Al Jolson, Fanny Brice, Ethel Waters, and hundreds more.

“On January 1, 2022, the doors will open for all the tapes that were waiting backstage,” Jenkins wrote. “Decades of recordings made from the advent of sound recording technology until the end of 1922 – estimated at some 400,000 works – will be open for legal reuse.”

However, the largest work to enter the public domain on January 1 is Milne’s premiere. Winnie the Pooh story, published in 1926 and, almost a century later, an estimated $ 1 billion franchise under the direction of Disney. USA today reported that although Disney’s own designs are filed under “The Mickey Mouse Protection Act,” since Winnie the Pooh and his friends were Milne’s invention, the company could lose its exclusivity on the character.

With Winnie-the-Pooh in the public domain, others would now be able to adapt the character and his friends – but not Tigger, who Milne created in 1928 and still under Disney rule for a few more years – in new works. However, Disney owns the copyright to their version of the Winnie the Pooh cartoons, so not all adaptations born of the book entering the public domain may closely resemble those of The Magic Kingdom.

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How can you record audio on phone with the screen turned off? Fri, 31 Dec 2021 06:09:19 +0000

What if you’ve ever been in a situation where you have to be a detective to find out someone’s nefarious plans? If yes then you must have thought about how you can record audio on phone with the screen turned off. This article is for you if you also want to know how to record audio on phone with screen off?

Just follow the methods or means mentioned below:

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Use the native audio recorder

Almost all smartphones have a built-in audio recorder which allows users to record audio in the background. Recording background audio means recording audio when the screen is off or you are doing other work. To record background audio with a native recorder, just follow these steps:

  1. Open the audio recorder app on your phone, it should have names like audio recorder, recorder, sound recorder, voice recorder, etc.
  2. Now that you’ve opened the recorder, it’s time to hit the record button.
  3. After pressing the record button, just go back to the home menu or just press the power button to lock your phone.

And this is how you can enable background sound recording. This hack has a downside, however. Some phones do not have a built-in audio recorder or do not allow background recording.

Also Read: 4 Ways To Record Clubhouse Audio Conversations

Using the GOM recorder

GOM Recorder is an audio recording application which can be very useful in certain situations where you need to quickly start recording audio. GOM recorder comes with motion gestures, you just need to adjust the intensity and shake your phone to start recording.GOM recorder It also comes with a scheduled recording feature, as well as a quick widget that you can add to your homescreen, these features make GOM Recorder a simple audio spy tool for Android. You can download GOM Recorder by clicking here.

Smart recorder

Next app on our list is Smart Recorder, which is specially designed for continuous recording, thanks to its on-the-fly skip silence feature. You don’t need to press record button or stop / pause button when there is no conversation, the app does it on its own. Smart recorder

Just turn on the app once and quit it, the app will automatically delete the part where there was silence. It can be extremely helpful. The app also offers tons of useful features including sensitivity control, live audio spectrum analyzer, gain control, Wave / PCM encoding with adjustable sample rate, and more. You can download Smart Recorder by clicking here.

Video recorder in the background

Bakcground Video RecorderThe last app on our list is Background Video Recorder. With the above apps you can just record the audios, but using this app you can also record videos in the background without anyone knowing. Simply install the app by clicking here. The app has an option to turn off camera sounds and previews so that no one can tell you are actually recording instead of playing a game or watching a movie.

Also Read: How To Filter A Recording On Windows PC

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Live: Washington winter weather updates, December 29: Seattle area braces for cold temperatures and more snow Wed, 29 Dec 2021 15:10:41 +0000

Frigid winds pouring into Washington from Canada’s Fraser River Valley brought record temperatures to Seattle and the Puget Sound area two days in a row.

On Sunday, the maximum at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was 20 degrees, breaking the record of 22 set in 1948. On Monday, the maximum was 17 degrees, breaking the record of 20 in 1968.

With freezing temperatures expected to continue on Wednesday and an additional snow forecast Wednesday night and Thursday, we’re updating this page with the latest news on the weather and its effects on the Seattle area.

I-90 westbound closed near Easton

Westbound I-90 is closed near Easton at kilometer 70 due to multiple diversions, the WSDOT said on Twitter. No estimated reopening time is available.

—Seattle Times staff

Seattle area to see more freezing cold and snow before temperatures warm up

More cold and snow are in store for the Puget Sound area, but the record-breaking cold will begin to loosen its grip on Thursday with continued warm-ups throughout the weekend, according to the Seattle National Weather Service.

A southern weather system on Thursday could bring 1 to 3 inches of lowland snowfall to much of western Washington. The system will also bring more moderate temperatures, and by the weekend temperatures could go back to the 1940s, meteorologist Samantha Borth said.

Read the full story here.

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For pop music, 2021 was the year of the deep dive Mon, 27 Dec 2021 18:36:13 +0000

The pandemic, it seems, has sent some enterprising music lovers into the editing rooms. For those still hesitant to come together for a live concert, the 2021 consolation prize was not a slew of fleeting livestreams, but a wave of clever and intentional musical documentaries that weren’t afraid to span two. time. With screen time begging to be filled, it was the year of deep diving.

These documentaries included a Beatles binge-watch at work in “The Beatles: Get Back” by Peter Jackson; a visual barrier to evoke a musical disturbance in “Velvet Underground” by Todd Haynes; sweeping comments at the top of the ecstatic 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival performances in Questlove’s “Summer of Soul (… Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”; and a surprisingly candid chronicle of Billie Eilish’s whirlwind career – aged 16, 17 and 18 – in RJ Cutler’s “The World’s a Little Blurry”. The documentaries focused on reclaiming and recasting memory, on unexpected echoes through the decades, on transparency and the mysteries of artistic production.

They also recalled how rare hi-fi sound and images were in the analog age, and how ubiquitous they are. Half a century ago film and tape costs weren’t negligible, while posterity was a minor consideration. Living the moment seemed far more important than keeping track of it. It would be decades before “pictures or this didn’t happen”.