Darren Copeland

Sound Artist

The Absent Listener – Help Page

This iteration of The Absent Listener is in the form of an automated soundscape generator. To make it function choose from the parameters in the setup page and return later to experience it at the listening page. Processing time equals chosen duration plus approximately 10 min. If there is an issue contact Darren Copeland.

Here is an explanation of the parameters available for your selection:

From/To: These two values provide a range of start and end dates from which the audio will draw its content from.

Night/Morning/Afternoon/Evening: These values can be selected individually or in any combination to determine the times of day that will be included in the audio. These periods are in 6 hour groupings: Night – 00:00 to 6:00; Morning – 6:00 to 12:00; Afternoon – 12:00 to 18:00; Evening – 18:00 to 23:59.

Duration: the length of time you wish the audio to play for. The max is 90 minutes.

Rate of Change: this determines how many different recording segments will be included in the overall duration of the audio. The smaller this value is the longer time the recording segments will last. This number can not be larger than double the number of minutes in the duration. Therefore, a duration of 5 minutes will have a maximum rate of change of 10.

Name: Leave a name that is real, fictional or imaginary for identifying your iteration of the piece.

Render and Listen: Click this button to submit your your settings and advance to the listening page.