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MXL’s Mobile Media to Bring Podcasters Awesome Microphones

I got a chance to talk with Perry Goldstein of MXL Microphones and their newest direction — mobile media. They wanted to put out a line of microphones for podcasters and videographers that will connect to any mobile device and give you high-quality sound. Analog vs. Digital connector Perry noted they couldn’t focus on digital connectors, due to the fact each device is different. They wanted to have a microphone that will connect and work every time. Therefore, they chose to use the 3.5 mm (1/8″) 3-pole headphone jack to connect the microphones up. Along with audio capture apps, this...

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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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How to Make a Portable Sound Proof Vocal Box for Mobile Podcast

I am seeing a lot of podcasters with mobile rigs lately. This is great – you have to get our your podcast but your environment changes. Maybe you podcast from your dining room table or you take this rig to a hotel with you because your podcast is time-sensitive (TV show podcast, major event, etc). One problem you run into is external noise – Maybe the walls in the hotel are thin or you are two doors away from the elevator, even the air conditioning is pretty loud. Heck, maybe the laptop fan is too loud, which is harder to get...

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Podcasting for Dummies Brings the Basics of Podcasts to You

Beginning to podcast and want a book on it? Try Podcasting for Dummies. Want a good reference book on how to record a podcast? Try Podcasting for Dummies. As an IT Admin for so many years I know that having good books at your fingertips is important. Sometimes people ask questions or try to do something that you might not know the answer to. Especially when it comes to things like specific scripts or processes that you might do once every couple of years. Same thing with podcasting. Sometimes you need to go to a point to remind yourself how...

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Are Podcasters Going to Get Sued? Personal Audio LLC Attacks Carolla, HowStuffWorks

Editor’s Note: I made a change to the article to point more toward Ace Broadcasting. Keep in mind, NO PODCAST IS GETTING SUED. Only Podcast hosting companies.  Earlier today news spread of the company that sued Apple back in 2011 is at it again. They have issued lawsuits to ACE Broadcasting and HowStuffWorks.com. While they received $8 million from Apple for a patent dispute, can they really go after a podcast? The Lawsuit The company Personal Audio LLC filed an Intellectual Property patent against HowStuffWorks (2:2013cv00015), Togi Entertainment (2:2013cv00013) and Ace Broadcasting Company (2:2013cv00014) – the official company of the...

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Add Your Own Thumbnail to YouTube Videos [How-To]

For the longest time YouTube only allowed partners to create a special thumbnail for their videos. It really gave a unfair advantage to others trying to build their videos on the YouTube platform. Now that its changing we can all partake in creating eye-catching images for YouTube and for our websites – especially if you host outside of Youtube as well. You may not have this ability just yet as they are slowly rolling out the process. When you do get it, you will see a “Choose Thumbnail” option pop up in your edit screen. I have two hosts –...

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This Royalty Free Album Isn’t Really Royalty Free

I try to look for music that I can use for my audio and video podcasts. Earlier this year, I bought an album to add to my royalty free music list – called 75 Full True Royalties Free Song (From Chillout to Techno Free Use Music Album). I looked at a couple sources and it said this was royalty free music. Two weeks ago, I decided to use a couple tracks from this library for a new production. The songs were great and they fit in. I was happy with the results and finalized the video for upload to sources...

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ID3 Tagging a Podcast – Streaming Tools [Roundtable]

In episode 11 of the TPN Roundtable, I join Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central to talk about topics in podcasting. This month, I talk about ID3 tagging and show you a couple programs you can use to help the process. Todd talks about different options for live streaming, including an update of the Livestream Broadcaster and overview of the Playbackpro and Amazon Flash Media Encoder. Here is a full transcript of the show: Todd: Good morning, everyone! Welcome to the Tech Podcast roundtable. My name is Todd Cochrane and we’re up in a GoToMeeting session. And actually, I think I...

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Sonomax eers Custom Fitted Earplug Molds at Great Prices

About a year and a half ago at CES, I ran into this company. At first, I thought it was another headphone company, but upon closer inspection, these in ear headphones included custom fitted earplugs within minutes. How can they make custom molds in a 10 minute sitting? The name of the company is called Sonomax. They are comprised of musicians and warehouse workers who needed custom molding earphones to isolate certain sounds while enhancing others. Years ago, if you wanted custom mold earphones, you would have to go to a special ear doctor that would make the molds. That...

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Using Headphones While You Podcast?

You might have seen some people wearing some big headphones while they record their shows. Others seem to not be wearing them at all. Lets go down on the skinny of headphones while podcasting. Why Wear Headphones? You basically avoid bleed-through. When you use speakers, the microphone might just pick up the sound and send it back through. That causes a feedback loop. We don’t want that when we podcast, so headphones are a good alternative. Get Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD at Amazon Headphones or Ear Buds? The idea is to seal out any sound coming in. The answer...