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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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How to Make a Vocal Pop Filter

When you are recording content, you might need to control the vocalist a little – get them away from the microphone or control what are called vocal plosives. A pop filter is one way to do it. Creating one is pretty easy and can be complete once you come back from the craft store. I show you how you can make your own pop filter for podcasting. What is a Vocal Plosive? Say “Bubba”. Now Say “Pappa”. Two more words – “Sassafras” and “Changling”. These are plosive words. when you say them, the B, P, S or Ch sounds will...

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Day 6: Sit or Stand – The Ergonomics of Podcasting [How To]

This is part of the 31 Days to Better Podcasting series by How to Record Podcasts. Find out more and get on the list Catch a breath. Build your diaphragm. The way you sit or stand can help you with your podcasts. It can help you sound better and it can make you healthier. Today we’re going to talk about sitting and standing for your podcast – you can do both and still be able to do it. What musicians do when recording vocals If you ever went to a recording studio, you would see most vocalists standing when they go...

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Ten Fun Facts About Water and Podcasting

Do you have a hard time doing your podcast? You body rebels when you get in front of the mic? Maybe you don’t have enough water in your system. Since the majority of people are dehydrated on a regular basis, the more water you ingest before showtime the better. Let’s look at 10 fun facts about water so you can include it in your weekly routine. 10. How Much Water do we Need to Drink? For men, it’s 100 oz. For women, 72 oz every day. That is 4-5 glasses of water (16 oz). By doing that you can hydrate your whole...

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Podcast Using Gestures: Even Audio Podcasts

It’s a fact – using your hands when you speak can invigorate an audience. So when you are behind a mic for an audio show, do you stop doing it? Does it hurt or help the show? Absolutely. Also, I stand up – My voice is totally different when I stand. People can also hear your smile. I learned all of this in a thirty year broadcasting career. People think it doesn’t matter, but everything you do changes your energy and therefore what people hear. – Dorothy Wilhelm – It’s Never Too Late When the presidential elections roll through like a...

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Shure Lavaliere 183 with RPM 626 XLR In-Line Preamp

Sometimes I do one-on-one interviews with people. While holding a microphone does work, I like to make the experience hands-free. That is why I have 2 lavaliere microphones in my podcast rig. The Shure 183 and 185 with in-line preamp. Shure 183 This lavaliere mic is great for getting the voice without having to stick the mic up by the mouth. The 183 is used on Shure’s wireless microphone pack but I got a deal on just the microphones (which I couldn’t pass up). The microphone has a TA4F connector because it needs to be pre-amped before it can be sent to...

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Wirecast Tutorials

NEW! Wirecast 6 Videos Telestream just released Wirecast 6 with some great new features including Playlists and Twitter feed. Learn how to add Twitter feeds Learn how to create a playlist WIRECAST 5 TUTORIALS below! Wirecast is a great way to create video podcasts in one shot. I love using Wirecast for shows because I can insert graphics as I go, along with lower 3rds, side-by-side video for one-on-one interviews and much more. With Wirecast, all you need is a computer and one webcam, or a computer with multiple webcams and a USB mic, or two computers and 3 mics....

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What Type of Computer Should I Podcast With?

That is a good question. We talk all the time about microphones and mixers, software and sound effects. But how much do we talk about the computer you are using to make your podcast? Not that much. So let’s tackle that issue. What is the Lowest End Computer you can use for a Podcast? For this question, we are talking about an audio podcast. If you want to try and do video on an old machine, then good luck. You’ll have way too many problems. As for the audio, recording is very low-key. I could probably pick up an old...