Rachel tells you the story of her passion to record those easy to miss moments with her family so they could treasure them forever; how Aroundsound was born!
I first realised just how special sound was when I had my second daughter, Edith. When my oldest girl Iris, was born, those first six months were just about survival really, but by the time I was a mum for the second time I knew just how quickly time flies and how much the girls change in that time, and I wanted to do everything I could to save every precious moment.
I had my hands full with the two of them, so without really thinking about it, I started to take sound recordings. Little things really, like Edith lying on the mat babbling, or the sound she would make first thing in the morning when there was just the two of us.
What made it practical and also making it special, I didn’t need to worry about a screen. I could focus on my interaction with the girls, knowing we were making memories we could relive later.
I knew there were already a fair few technologies that I could use to record sound, but I couldn’t find anything that let me capture, organise and share sound as easily as I wanted. As a product engineer, I was drawn to this. And that’s how Aroundsound was born.
What I really love about sound is that it isn’t a choice between capturing a moment and living it. You can do both.
Until we find a way to time travel, listening back to recordings is the next best thing. I close my eyes and I am transported back to the moments we made together.
And what’s even better is that I can share them with family and friends, and they can enjoy them too.