GUADEC is over
The idea of Radio Roulotte mostly came last year, it was about getting a caravan and two horses, to visit various villages, meet locals and produce a radio show with them. We were a small team to talk about it, and then preparing it, getting new contacts, requesting some money, reshaping the caravan, etc. but it only became real when we met and the horses arrived.
And the days were cut in two parts, travelling in the morning...
... then assembling the studio, and that meant getting stuff out of the caravan, getting other stuff in, including electrical power, calibrating the satellite dish, etc.
All of this to get ready at 6pm to produce one hour of radio, live with locals.
And as quickly as it started the week was over, we said goodbye to some team members, took a day almost off, and started welcoming members of the radio Esperanzah! team. That project is well oiled, it was the 10th time it happened, it's about covering the various parts of the Esperanzah! music festival.
So we went and assembled things again, the studio as well as our work room, the FM transmitter and computers below the stages to record the concerts.
The festival started, and we kept working, presenting the daily programs, interviewing artists and other participants, recording in the alleys...
And for my part, mixing the concerts, so we could broadcast one on the evening and offer them to the artists. For the first time I did it with Ardour 3 (a git snapshot actually, 44fc92c3) and it went beautifully.
So here you are, you now know what I did during your GUADEC. I heard many good things about Brno, let's work now to get 3.10 rocking in Septembre; and see you in Strasbourg for next GUADEC.