[bct] Re: Maestro

  • From: "Lynnette" <superlynne@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2005 23:05:56 -0500

Hi Angie,
I'm quite familiar with using the old microphone cadged from dead talkmen.  

I look forward to hearing your podcast soon.  We had a demo of the Maestro a 
few months ago, so I have an idea but this will refresh my memory so that I can 
tell my students.

- Original Message ----- 
  From: Angie Matney 
  To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2005 4:26 PM
  Subject: [bct] Re: Maestro

  Hello Kai,

  Thanks for your kind words. I was hoping this would turn out to be OK...

  I generally prefer to make files with higher audio quality, but I also don't 
want to "waste" it, as it were. So I did the Maestro thing in mono. The most 
important thing there is being able to hear the maestro.

  I've had Goldwave before (I lost it when my computer died, but I still have 
the receipt around here somewhere). I've downloaded audacity but not gotten 
around to installing it. And thanks for the info about Studeo Recorder. That 
one is on my wishlist.

  While going through some old stuff, I found a small mic which is rectangular, 
with a mic on each end. This came with an old Talkman I had that has long since 
died. Anyway, if I position it just write, it kind of emulates binaural 
recordings. But there's no way I'm walking down the street with that thing 
clipped to my headphones! <grin> But I want to find ways to use that mic to 
produce some fun recordings.


  On Sun, 18 Dec 2005 05:17:45 -0800, Kai wrote:

  >Greetings Angie.
  >I'm glad you've decided to enter into the fray and develop a podcast for
  >I wouldn't worry too much about microphone noise and what not. Sure,
  >those of us who are into audio, and especially those people who are
  >audio professionals, might go on and on about audio quality and
  >microphone noise and background ambience issues... But in the end, it's
  >the quality of the presentation itself that matters.
  >I found your podcast on the Maestro very informative, and well dictated.
  >I think one of the hallmarks of a good public speaker is someone who can
  >record impromptu and yet not fall subject to the uh, um syndrome.
  >I can tell you that had I done one as impromptu as yours, you'd have to
  >have heard a lot of that.
  >As for your recording through CDEx: There are much better programs for
  >recording and manipulating audio on your computer. If you want a free
  >utility for this purpose, try
  >If you're willing to shell out 200 bucks for an extremely accessible
  >product that's being continualy developed, try
  >And look for the Studio Recorder product.
  >And if you're willing to shell out about 50 dollars, try
  >There are, of course, more expensive products out there with more
  >extensive features (Sound Forge, for example), but for these situations
  >involving podcasts, you'd hardly need their audio editing power.

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