The Telling Takes Us Home

A Celebration of American Family Stories


“The Telling Takes Us Home” strives for the highest artistic and technical quality in everything we do. We wish to thank the following companies who have generously donated audio equipment, software, and services that help make our efforts successful. You can visit their web sites to learn more about their products and services.

Izotope Inc.

700 Technology Square

Suite 400 Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 577-7799

We thank iZotope for the donation of their Ozone 5 audio mastering software and RX2 audio restoration and repair software. Both help us make our interviews sound the very best they can.


AMPEG - MACKIELoud Technologies Inc.16220 Wood-Red Rd. NEWoodinville WA 98072(425)-402-6193 The good people at Mackie based here in Washington state donated one of their fine mixers to the American Family Stories Project to serve as our master mixing console. We also purchase their smaller mixers for use in the field when recording family stories. They make great sounding and durable equipment and we appreciate their support.

Hosa Technology

6650 Caballero Blvd. Buena Park, CA 90620

T +1 (714) 522-8878 | F +1 (714) 522-4540 | C +1 (714) 272-9275

Headquartered in Buena Park, CA, Hosa Technology, Inc. is the leading supplier of analog and digital connectivity solutions to the musical-instrument and professional-audio industries. Since the company's inception in 1984, Hosa Technology's consumer-driven inventory has expanded to include a full line of audio, video, and computer products. Enthusiasts and professionals alike rely upon Hosa Technology to deliver world-class performance and value both on the stage and in the studio.

Grado Laboratories, Inc.

These folks from Brooklyn design and manufacture great sounding headphones. John Grado is the son of the founder and he gave us a couple of sets of SR-60s to use when recording interviews where sometimes the acoustic envirornment is less than perfect and it takes good headphones to hear and properly adjust the EQ.


MAM-A Inc. is the leading U.S. manufacturer of 100+ year Archival discs made with 24 karat Gold that protects irreplaceable audio, video, photos, and data from environmental corrosion. They also produce a full range of professional quality DVD-R, Blu-ray, and CD-R discs.Thanks go out to MAM-A for their generous support to help maintain the archives of "The Telling Takes Us Home" for future generations.

Tascam/Teac America

Tascam has been producing professional quality audio equipment for many years. For field recording Joe has been using their new DR-1 portable digital recorder. Using an external microphone and preamp, Joe has been getting great sounding recordings and is grateful to Tascam for their generous support of the American Family Stories Project.

Apogee Electronics

1715 Berkeley St. Santa Monica, CA 90404

Apogee is a leader in the field of digital audio processors. The challenge is convert the subtle beauty and warmth of the human voice into digital information that can then be easily edited on a computer and printed on a compact disc. We use the Apogee "Rosetta" Analog-to-Digital converter to achieve this goal.

Audix Corporation

PO 4010 Wilsonville, OR 97070 800-966-8261

Made in Oregon, these folks make some of the finest and affordable microphones available anywhere. We use an Audix large diaphragm condenser microphone when recording stories out on the road as well as an Audix dynamic microphone.

BIAS, Inc.

1370 Industrial Ave., Suite A Petaluma, CA 95952 707-782-1866

These nice folks produce great digital editing, processing, mixing, and mastering software applications for the Macintosh. Peak 4 helps us edit our stories and convert them to MP3 files for use on the internet. We use Deck 3.5 to mix our introductions and music segments for radio broadcasts.


1360 Willow Rd. Suite 101 Menlo Park, CA 94025 650-842-7900

Digidesign is a division of Avid Technologies. They make digital audio workstation software. Decisions on donations of their equipment to efforts such as ours are made by a committee of employees. We use their Audiomedia III card in our Mac computer along their Protools and Sound Designer software.

Event Electronics

PO Box 4189 Santa Barbara, CA 93140 Rode Microphones 805-566-7777

Event makes speakers, computer interfaces, and microphones. When in the studio, we use their Rode "Classic" microphone. Made in Australia, the Classic uses an internal vacuum tube to produce an incredibly rich and appealing sound.

Presonus Audio Electronics

7257 Florida Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70806 800-750-0323

Analog audio processors and microphone preamplifiers are what these folks do best. We use their "VXP" mic preamp on the road and in the studio which includes a number of wonderful features such as smart compression, de-essing, equalization, and limiting.

Oasis Duplication

PO Box 721 Flint Hill, VA 22627 888-296-2747

This company produces audio CDs for a number of well-known musicians and organizations around the country. A composer friend of ours recommended them to us and they are very professional and helpful.

Stedman Corporation

4167 Stedman Dr. Richland, MI 49083 888-629-5960

A small company with a great new product, Stedman makes a metal "pop" filter that eliminates the distortion that sometimes occurs when recording someone speaking.