MICHAEL W. DEAN

Feeding the hamster in your brain

Getting better sound out of a Zoom H2 (or any recording device or microphone)

The Zoom H2 handy recorder is an amazing recording device. As are the other Zoom devices that have come out, the Zoom H4, Zoom H4n, the Zoom Q3HD. All are what I call (and coined the phrase for, in 2008) the “Studio on a stick.”…

People should hire me to name things….

Kinda cool thing I just realized, I named something! In 2008 when the Zoom H2 recorder came out, I dubbed it the “Studio on a Stick” in my O’Reilly Media column, and a Google search shows that “Studio on a stick” has now become the…

Microphone And Mixer Suggestions For Podcasting And Low-Power Radio

My background: I do podcasting, digital recording and have done low-power community radio. I also used to sing in bands, have done 13 records between 1985 and now, one of those records was on Warner Brothers. And many people who hear my current podcast, FREEDOM…

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