Tagged: Digital audio

One thing in podcasting you absolutely need 0

The One Thing in Podcasting You Absolutely Need

In the last few months, you might have seen a lot of “Why you should be podcasting now” type titles on the web. It’s true – you should be podcasting your message.  There are many ways to do it and you can make it as easy or hard as you want. But out of all, there is one thing in podcasting that you cannot live without. If you don’t have this thing, then podcasting won’t work. You Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! -Dr. Seuss Desire Over...

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6 Steps to Make Your Podcast Audio Sound Awesome

Want people to listen to your podcast? To do that, you not only need good content, but also a good sounding podcast. Even in video podcasts it’s more about the audio. And using a program like “Levelator” might work OK, there are going to be times your audio suffers, even if you don’t hear it. So I put together 6 steps to making your audio sound its best. Ready for the fun and some learning? Let’s go! 1. Vocal Track EQ Get it done right the first time and you will have great audio every time. Equalizing your audio and...

Setup an Audio Podcast Template 0

Setup an Audio Podcast Template

When I record the Day in Tech History, I use a podcast template in Sony Music Studio that I created years ago. This template has my intro, any ads I need to place and the outtro music. When I go to record this podcast, I simply open up my first template where I record and edit content to be saved as a 24-bit 96,000 wav file. When I am done recording, I open up the main template where I place the wav file into. The best part about this is I can splice the audio, then move my ads to where they need...

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Create a Set of Podcast Cheat Sheets

Podcast Hack: Cheat Sheets Keep Your Show Running Smooth Most podcasters set up a structure to the show and follow that from week to week. Here is an idea to help remember your structure and even help keep you from rambling. Create a simple podcast notes cheat sheet. In it, you have all your intro and outtro scripts, along with any sections you want to add and talk about. I use it for Wearable Today podcast. I created the cheat sheet on Google docs and add a lot of content that myself and other hosts can look at or even read...

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How Your ATR2100 Microphone Can Do More for Your Podcast – Podcast Hacks

Podcast Hacks: Use both the XLR and USB when recording Its not my favorite microphone, but its a great go-to mic if needed. The ATR2100 from Audio Technica has a unique identity because it is a hybrid microphone – use it as a USB mic or an XLR. But the best part is how you can tap the potenial in this device. The hybrid microphone can connect up via USB or XLR at the same time. Therefore, you can connect via USB and record your voice on one machine, and also connect to a mixer to record everyone. If you are...

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Voicemeeter Banana Software Mixer for Podcasting, Mix-Minus Skype Interviews

The folks at Voice Meeter have come out with a new version to their audio mixing software for Windows machines. Voice Meeter Banana ver. 2.0.0 adds a few new tricks including 3 hardware inputs, more mastering options and one touch recording right on the interface. Voice Meeter is a Windows based audio software mixer that allows you to use programs such as Skype or Google Voice to mix and record anything from your own music recordings to a two-person podcast interview. The software is donationware so you can download and install now. Add Multiple Soundcards With Voice Meeter Banana you can connect...

Can Your Podcast have an Erratic Schedule? Heck Yes! 1

Can A Podcast Have an Erratic Schedule? HECK YEAH!

If you read any podcast book out there, one thing they’ve told you time and time again is to keep to a schedule. Even YouTube suggests episodic material should be on a scheduled release. But I am here to say that is not necessary. You might be able to have an unscheduled podcast and still have the audience. To do this, I am going to help you condition your audience to expect the podcast that doesn’t happen on a regular interval. Keep in mind you still have to do a show at least once every 14-21 days. Not all Shows Can Follow...

Five Podcast Tips You Ever Need 0

These Five Tips to Podcast Are All You Need

Want to become a successful podcaster? ME TOO! The reality is: success is what you make it. There are no magic steps. There are definitely plans to podcasting – from building a decent system, to publishing with artwork, an interactive webpage, and more. The more important thing – even though podcasting is over 10 years old, the podcast medium is ever-expanding. In fact, I asked a group what they thought we would see in podcasts in the next 5-10 years. Would holographic podcasts come into play? Will we switch formats – MP3 or MP4 to some new codec that puts...

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How the MP3 Helped Create Podcasting: 20 Years of MP3

It was twenty years ago today – We could encode a song to play. It has never gone out of style, and we hope it will be around a while.So may I introduce to you – the codec you’ve used all these years… Back on July 7, 1994, the Fraunhofer Society released the first software encoder called I3enc. The encoder would take a song and compress it for Internet usage. Using the .bit extension, you could turn a  It was changed to .mp3 on July 14th, 1995. How Suzanne Vega Became the “Mother of MP3” The algorithm for MP3 was...