My First Spoken Wikipedia Entry

After wanting to try my hand at audio recording for many years, I finally took the plunge. There have been plenty of times when I wanted to record important family events for archives for future generations. The final impetus for going head on was a desire to try my hand at podcasting. This is directly related to a business idea I've been working on for a couple of weeks.

So after some research, I put together a basic home studio setup. My goal was to purchase used equipment on eBay and save up to 50%. That turned out to be unrealistic. Used equipment on eBay is nowhere near as cheap as it was 5-7 years ago. The most money I saved was $30 on a Shure SM58 microphone. That's a 30% savings. The discounts on the amp were so minor, it was better to buy new. The phantom powered, 2 input amp is an M-Audio MobilePre USB.

I decided my first effort should be a contribution to the community. So I recorded an audio version of a Wikipedia entry. This is part of WikiProject Spoken Wikipedia. Yes, I'm a humanitarian. The topic is the entry for a beloved town: Stoneham, MA. Listen to the recording found on that page.