Yearly Archive: 2013

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10 Podcast Resolutions You Can Make (and Keep)

It’s a new year! The best part about the new year is that you can forget what happened last year and start anew. You can change up your show to hopefully bring in a new or expanded audience. But in order to do it, you must first make the resolution to do it. But what should you change? Hopefully this article will help out. I order what I believe to be the top 10 changes you can make to inject new life in your podcast. 10. Change the music Intro and outtro music is one of the best ways to...

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Video Software to Record Audio Podcasts – Premiere Pro, Sony Movie Studio, iMovie

I got a message from a friend who said he had a program die on him. He was trying to figure out why the podcast software was not working (it wouldn’t render) but asked me if there was other software he could use in the interim to get a podcast out. I knew he did video as well, so I just suggested “why not use the video software?” He agreed and successfully got his podcast out. He then found the problem with his audio software (bad .dll) and didn’t miss any deadline. I started thinking about this: which is the...

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FilmOn.TV is Selling Your Podcast

Last night I was informed a website – Filmon.tv – is selling your podcast for .99 cents or more. The FilmOn.tv website states you can watch local channels in the US and Canada. However, digging deeper, we found an area that has hundreds of podcasts for sale in HD. The website’s front page has several TV channels — from sports, kids stuff and movies to music in different genres. The social area allows you to do one-on-one video chats or broadcasts. This service is also available on iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows devices through apps. Who / What is FilmOn? Filmon.tv...

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How Winamp’s Demise Hurts Podcasters

Update: There is a rumor that Microsoft may be bidding to acquire Nullsoft, Winamp and Shoutcast.  For most of us early podcasters, we either knew about or applied Winamp for our shows. The Shoutcast service allowed us to put together a playlist and send it out via our Internet connections. However, AOL has decided to shutter Nullsoft and the once popular Winamp service. So what do podcasters do now? What (was) Winamp? Winamp started in 1997 as an alternative player to the horrible media players that Windows and Mac put out. It would play audio files the others wouldn’t. You could...

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Schedule a Helpout Time With Me for Your Podcast

Last week I was approved for Google Helpouts – a new way to get help with something you don’t normally need advise for. I have two helpouts out there: Podcast Coach Help with Wirecast Google launched Helpouts a couple weeks ago to give experts a way to make some money giving advise. I applied for the Helpout and after talking with an advisor, got approved. This is a great way for you to get a hold of me and ask me anything. It’s technically a great discount from my regular wage. Like what you read? Support me! Get great deals...

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Podcast Microphone Smackdown: Audio Technica ATR2100 vs. ATR2500

Over on Geekazine, I brought in a comparison of the ATR2100 and ATR2500 microphones from Audio-Technica. These are sub-$100 microphones you can use on your podcast. They both connect to a PC or iPad for use with Bossjock, Garageband or another podcasting app. The full video review is below. Which microphone do you use? Will you switch? Let me know! Get the Audio-Technica ATR2100 at B&H Get the Audio-Technica ATR2500 at B&H Like what you read? Support me! Get great deals on Podcast items! Tip Me via PayPal

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Podcast Jokes to Make You Laugh

We all have to make ribs to what we do. Musician jokes, doctor jokes, lawyer jokes and others on the internet. But what about podcasters? Lets look at some jokes you can make at your (or a podcaster friends’ ) expense… What did the podcaster say to their audience?  – Is anybody out there? What is the difference between a podcaster and a savings bond? – One will mature Who is a podcaster’s best and only friend? -Mike (mic) If a Podcaster falls in the woods, will someone finally listen to them? How many podcasters does it take to change a lightbulb?...

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Monoprice 8-Channel Mixer

[slider] [/slider] Over on Geekazine I talked about the Monoprice 615808 mixing console. This is a sub – $100 8-channel mixer that is small enough to be portable and good for any home podcaster. The mixer has an auxilary output that will turn channel 5/6 or 7/8 into an effects channel. The Monoprice 615808 mixer also has phantom power to +48 for any microphone that needs it. I used my MXL FR-351 microphone to capture some room recordings to it. With a compressor/gate, you can get some really good results. I also talked about the USB port in the mixer...

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Checklist: Prepare Your Computer for Podcasting or Being a Guest on a Podcast

Got an email from a user saying they had a problem with their show when they streamed it. Everything would start fine but then the stream would freeze and their shows were ruined. I have actually had that happen to me several times over the years. Especially if you use one computer for everything (which most people do). There are many different ways to make sure your show doesn’t stall when recording or streaming. I put together a checklist you should run to prepare for your best (audio or video) foot forward. Even if you are a guest on a...

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Run a Question and Answer Google Hangout – Use Cameraman Plugin

On Wednesday, I ran a question and answer show to help people with podcasting. A few people asked how I did that. I further got some email asking how a Q&A session could be achieved. I put together this how to video on using Hangouts to answer questions. I also bring in another plugin for Hangouts called Cameraman – being able to loose the Hangout look. Along with Wirecast as a camera you could put together a show and nobody would know its a hangout. How to Run a Question and Answer Show with Hangouts – Adding the Cameraman Plugin Like...