Month: March 2021

Audacity Update

I’m sort of old-school when it comes to equipment and software.  I don’t like subscriptions.  I rarely sell old gear.  And I don’t really take advantage of “free trials”.  That said, I learned Audacity, the free DAW for audio editing and mixing, because a number of my podcasting clients were using and I found it to be surprisingly able.  (I’m a Pro Tools guy which brings its own special brand of heartache.  But at least their support sucks!  I digress.) There ARE some things about Audacity that I’m not keen on such as how when you want to record in multitrack mode you select the number of tracks you want then just hit record.  I know.  That sounds user-friendly and logical, but I like to set up my session and inspect it before rolling.  Like I said, I’m old school.  But there’s a new version of Audacity out and the reviews have been positive – good news for podcasters and project studio producers who are not as old-school and are just fine using a free program.  Here’s Music Radar’s take on it.  Give me a shout if you don’t want to deal with any of this when producing your podcast.  Some folks understandably feel they have enough on their plate with the ideation, hosting, interviewing and promoting of their podcast.

Article link:  https://www.musicradar.com/news/audacity-one-of-the-best-free-audio-editors-gets-updated-to-version-3

Good Eye Podcast Ep56 – James Burk – The Mars Society

James Burk is a the IT Director for and a member of The Mars Society.

The website states: “The Mars Society is the world’s largest and most influential space advocacy organization dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. Established by Dr. Robert Zubrin and others in 1998, the group works to educate the public, the media and the government on the benefits of exploring Mars and creating a permanent human presence on the Red Planet.”

We talk about a number of Mars and space-related subjects including:
-recent launches by and goals of Space X and other space travel and space tourism companies.
-Dr. Rubert Zubrin‘s book “The Case For Mars”
-some of the various goals and plans for getting to Mars, setting up infrastructure for human inhabitance and the possibility of terra-forming Mars and making it conducive to human survival in conditions similar to Earth.
-the effect the movie “The Martian” had on The Mars Society’s efforts and public opinion.
-how far in the future we should be looking to expect regular travel to Mars from Earth

The Mars Society

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Good Eye Podcast Ep55 – Laurie Hedges – Filmmaker, Conservationist, Biologist

Laurie Hedges is a filmmaker, photographer, conservationist and biologist.  He produces films for wildlife and environmental conservation causes, working with NGO’s, organizations, companies and practitioners across the globe.  We talk about his travels, production gear and some of the causes, indigenous peoples and animals he works to defend.

Laurie Hedges’ website

Laurie on Instagram

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