The Feens tell you how not to be a fear monger and rumor spreader when it comes to tyranny media, they talk about audio gear, and have an amazing sound. They imitate a call from bad libertarian Paul Anderson, then actually take a call from bad libertarian Paul Anderson. Michael wonders if Paul Anderson is a sociopath, and Paul Anderson wonders if Stefan Molyneux is a sociopath. The Feens also review the punk rock movie Suburbia and the great documentary on YouTube called Broadcasting’s Forgotten Father, the Charles Herrold Story, which is about the first-ever talk radio host in 1911.
Michael W. Dean and Neema Vedadi do 45 minutes of across-the-Internet tests with the beta of Audio Compass. This time we realized we have to disconnect and reconnect to get the program to take the changes. (Do’h!). We liked the sound of these tests so much we’re making it an actual Feens episode again, because we are a teaching hospital. And it will give you an idea of what we go through to make this the best-sounding cast in the world.
The audio was recorded on a Zoom h2, direct in, normalized after, and some long gaps were cut out, but other than that, it’s exactly as we made it, and it shows you the wonder of how the new and improved Feens will sound.
If you want to skip all the testing and go right to where we finally find the best settings, that starts 38 and 40 seconds minutes in. The settings we finally settled on that worked great for our cable Internet connections, with Neema in Austin and me recording in Casper, Wyoming, are this:
Buffer: 150 ms
Sample Rate: 24,000
Bit rate: 32 bit
Quality: Super Wide Band (12 kHz)
Michael W. Dean and Neema Vedadi talk about the Futurama idea that “The tax man is like a visit to the pain monster”, they take a call from Ben Stone the Bad Quaker about the childish POD BEEF that Paul Anderson is trying to start with his hilarious anti-Bad Quaker site called “Bad Libertarian“, unions and entitlement attitudes turning Detroit into Somalia, Faraday cages, and Bean Weevil penises.
(Or, after reading this blog post, skip to our better Audio Compass audio tests HERE.)
I don’t always buy software. But when I do, it has to solve a problem as well as Audio Compass does.
NOTE, THESE TESTS DONE WITH THE BETA VERSION.
Neema and I have been using the program Mumble to connect remotely to do our podcast and streaming show from different states for about a year and a half. Ian Freeman of Free Talk Live turned us on to it. We use it to connect Neema in Austin with me in Casper and connect both of us with the Free Talk Live studios in Keene, New Hampshire to do our show on LRN. We also use it for our non-live shows, to connect Neema to me, and to record. It’s a really decent free program that allows two or more people to talk remotely in real time, with more-or-less OK audio quality, without a lot of configuration or hassle. It’s kind of like Skype, but better. It also has a built-in recorder. Those are the upsides. The downsides of Mumble are two-fold. A minimal hassle is that, unlike Skype, it requires a Mumble server. We rent one for about three dollars a month, from Mumble’s makers, here. The bigger hassle is that Mumble has little audio drop-outs and tiny spikes of digital noise, about once or twice a minute. It’s annoying, and makes listening to an episode not as fun as it should be. We’ve been looking for other solutions, and found some.
Happy VD, feens! Feb 14th 2013, Feens talk about how Michael Dean INVENTED cyberbegging in 2002, and why you should DONATE to the Feens now. They also discuss limbic system, MSM limbic warfare, the Media and the State, why media is edited to hypnotize you and why it sucks and the Feens are better, the Feens are coming to RADIOOOOOOOOOOOO!, will Michael and Neema run out of things to say?, the evils of Information Policy, how Carlos Montoya inspired Michael Dean to be all that he can be, syringe drivers, a rap musical group song from Neema, Ron Paul’s podcast, Dave Grohl’s old band Scream, and how “broadcast” was originally a farming term for spreading seeds.