Category Archives: Tools

Tools, software and hardware, that Michael W. Dean digs that you may dig also.

Mic Shootout Nady RSM4, Rode NT1A, MXL Silicon Valve, Zoom H2

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Michael W. Dean of the Freedom Feens does a Microphone Shootout Nady RSM4, Rode NT1A, MXL Silicon Valve, Zoom H2, comparing ribbon microphones in a side-by-side test with condenser microphones and a Zoom H2, using male and female voices. Note: … Continue reading

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FLAC helps editing across the miles

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FLAC is a freeware audio codec that allows you to make the file size of a WAV much smaller with NO loss of quality. This makes it easier to send huge files over the Internet to collaborate, outsource, or Feensource … Continue reading

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

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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) … Continue reading

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VaporSmiths Electronic Cigarettes YouTube Video Review Contest

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I’ve been helping design the new blog for VaporSmiths electronic cigarettes. (Who sponsor the Freedom Feens podcast.) They’re having a great video contest. Check it out and win cool stuff, here:   VaporSmiths Electronic Cigarettes YouTube Video Review Contest

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Don’t Let PayPal Freeze Your Funds

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PayPal, as useful as it is, has a nasty habit of freezing funds of people who seek donations for a worthy project but don’t have a government permission slip to do so. There have been several high-profile examples lately of … Continue reading

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