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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...

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Podcast or Interview from your iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows Device

The best part about podcasting is how mobile it has become. Even back in 2007, you could get a digital recorder which allowed you to record audio. I recorded audio for a podcast once from my old HTC 8125 Windows phone. It was a fun and eye-opening experience for me because I saw what we were able to do in the future of podcasting. Add to this some great microphones you can add to your smartphone or tablet, your podcast options are a lot better than before. Also add the fact you can instantly upload to server location so your...

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Switch to 24 bit Audio in Windows [How To]

In podcasting, most people just plug in a microphone and start recording. While the end result is good with you, others might notice differences. “Audiophiles” are people with a finely-tuned ears. They can hear imperfections you might not be able to. The biggest complaint of audiophiles is the sound of the audio after it gets compressed even to 128 kbps. Recording a show in the highest quality helps when you finalize your podcast. We’re going to look at how you can record your RAW files at high quality so you can make the best sounding show possible. The Difference Between...

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YouTube Royalty Free Music – Tracks You Can Use Even if You Are Not Publishing to YouTube

It gets frustrating when you finally find a track that you want in your podcast and then find out that track has some type of copyright. Even in my rant about Royalty Free Music we find that even though the album says it, music isn’t always royalty free. YouTube wants to help us with this problem. They just released 150 tracks that are completely free to use for your podcasts, YouTube videos, movie productions, screencasts and many more projects. Within these 150 tracks include Rock, Jazz, Pop, Electronic, Hip-hop, Country and more. Best part – they download at 320 kbps MP3...

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iTunes Podcast Stations: Create Podcast Playlists, Stations

With the addition of iTunes 11.1, you also have the opportunity to get your Podcasts in order by creating Podcast lists that sync between your different programs. iPad, iPhone and even iTunes on Mac or Windows will now be able to share your lists so you don’t have to re-create them. A great tool for you to keep your podcasts synced and also set up so your subscriptions don’t stop downloading. I would like to suggest Apple add a “Share” option so people can share their playlists with others. Otherwise, just like with iTunes Radio – your playlists come with...

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Using Sony Acid Music Studio 9 for Podcasts

I have been using Sony products for podcasting ever since I started. The price is right ($50-100), it works better than Audacity and I have many options for expansion and creating templates. Best yet – I’ve been using this product for over 10 years to not only make podcasts, but also record music tracks for podcasts and other needs. Back in May, I created a how-to video on using Sony Acid 9.0. This first video introduces you to Sony Acid and how you can use it to build a podcast. It’s part of a series, which I spent the summer...

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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Host Podcast Media on Your Website Host

You started podcasting – that is great! You might be thinking your show will be low-key so you decide to upload the media files within your website. After all – you got the space and the hosting provider says you have unlimited hosting. WordPress also makes it easy to upload, so it must be acceptable, right? Not really. As we’ve learned in the last few years – unlimited is NOT unlimited. Hosting media files can become an issue if its on your website host. There are three good reasons why your podcast media files should be in another area –...

Podcasting Coaches, Podcast Influencers your should be following 0

Podcast Coaches, Podcasting Influencers You Should Follow

So you’ve been podcasting a while and feel lost with your show. You need help. You are not sure where to go. What do you do? There are a host of podcasters that will give you advise on a quick-lesson or consultation basis. They can do anything from help you with a small problem to set up your whole podcast rig! Finding the right person to help you start or work on your podcast is imperative. Sometimes you need help with a technical issue. Other times you just need inspiration. These people will bring just that. Some are Podcast Coaches....