How to Send Us An Audio Message
We love to hear from our listeners! If you have a story or question that you’d like to be featured on a future episode, you can send us a voice message. Here’s how to do that. All you need is a smartphone.
Voice and email messages can be sent to [email protected].
Send us your message by March 5 to be featured on our listener “mailbag” episode on March 30!
Most phones already come with a voice recording or voice memo app installed.
Open the Recording App
If not, you will need to download an app. Recommended apps include Smart Voice Recorder or Creobe Voice Memo (for Windows Phone users.)
Get Set Up
Find a quiet place to record. The internal mic picks up a lot of sound, so there's no need to add headphones or any attachments to make a great recording.
The easiest way to get the mic in a good position is to hold your device by your ear, as if you're talking on the phone. If you'd rather hold it out in front of you, make sure it's not too close — you want it about 4 inches away.
Push the red button — you'll know it's recording when the counter starts and you see the waveform dancing (the lines moving up and down) as you talk.
Tell Us Your Story or Ask a Question
First, tell us your full name and where you are calling from. If you like, you can tell us about your relationship to the Canadian Opera Company or to Key Change: A COC Podcast is. (e.g. Subscriber, member, first-time listener etc.)
Then, tell us why you’re calling. If you’re responding to a particular question or prompt from an episode, tell us which one it was.
Try to keep your message concise. You can write out what you plan to say if you'd like, but the strongest recordings sound casual and conversational, not like you're reading.
When you're finished, tap "Done.
Save and Send
Name your recording and save it. Then open up the file by tapping the recording and click the share button on the bottom left-hand corner (it looks like a box with an arrow coming out of it). Choose "Mail," and send it to us at [email protected].
In the body of the email, be sure to include where you live and your full name so we know how to spell it.
We can’t wait to hear from you!
This guide has been adapted from NPR's Guide to Sending Audio.