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How to Ditch the Microphone in Podcasting (Sort of)

A lot of podcasters will sit down in front of a big microphone and plant their face in the windscreen. When you are doing a video stream with the podcast, people might just see you from the nose-up. Some people feel intimidated with this; others don’t know where to position themselves when they podcast or just want to get rid of that big, bulky microphone. So how do you do it? Is the Mic a Form of Stature? There are some microphones that scream to be in front of your face. Whether its the classic mic like this Golden Age...

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Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX: for All Your Podcast Needs [Review]

If you have a podcast where you use two or more mics, then might use a mixer. Recently I have been asked on the Podcasters Community about certain types of mixers. I have suggested the one that I actually have used for over 5 years now. Their latest one I might have to get for their upgrades. Alesis Multimix 8 The Alesis MultiMix 8 is part of the Multimix series. Mixers from 6 to 16 channels, you can get one to fit your need. Multimix 8 comes with 4 XLR inputs and 4 1/4 inch (TRS) inputs in shared channels....

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Padcaster Studio Rig: Turn iPad into Mobile Studio

It’s so awesome that we can turn something like an iPad into a full recording studio. I remember a few years ago at CES we found out how the OWLE turned an iPhone into a camera. Now Padcaster is doing the same thing with your iPad on the Padcaster rig. Sponsored by:Free Trial of GotoMyPC for 30 Days! About the PadCaster The PadCaster is an outer shell that your iPad fits into. The Padcaster is a lightweight aluminum frame with threaded holes to put lights, microphones and other items needed for recording a show. Use the Lenscaster to attach different lenses...

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Cool Garage Sale Podcast Purchases Edirol, M-Audio

I love to garage sale. You never know what you can get for a great discount. Yesterday was a perfect example. I walked up to a box that said, “Everything in this box, $20”. What I saw on top made the purchase worth it. Edirol UA-4fx Vocal mic/instrument to USB This first item is the Edirol UA-4fx vocal/instrument mixer. It has some great features to it. You can plug a microphone or instrument into this mixer and record in 24-bit. The mixer has an effects mode and even a tube simulator for great audio control.  Set to master to record...

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Audio Clipping: What is It? How to Prevent Clipping in Podcast

If you’ve ever recorded something, and pushed the volume on the recording, you might have heard the clip of the microphone. If it’s bad enough, you might end up re-recording your whole show. Sometimes, you don’t have that opportunity. So let’s work on not clipping the microphone. What is Audio Clipping? Basically, the way a microphone works is by having a moving piece in the microphone. When you speak, that piece vibrates and turns sound into an electric signal. If you speak too loud, the core of the microphone is pushed all the way so it cannot vibrate. Therefore, it...

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Correcting Audio, Video After the Podcast is Recorded

I have equipment that helps with audio and video when I record the podcast. Some times I look at that video or audio and realize it’s not looking as great as I wanted it to. For instance, I just recorded an episode of iPad365, and the video was not level. That is when you have to use your eyes and ears to make those ever slight changes to your video and audio. These changes will give final depth and feel to what you are getting across. Making these changes are also a reason why I like using a video and...

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Help with Podcast: Watch Your Distance on the Mic

One thing that I always catch myself on is getting too close to the microphone. When I am podcasting, every now and then I hit a tooth on the grill or notice my “P”op sound. When I interview, it becomes noticeable in post-production when I’m eating the microphone and then holding it way too far away from the interviewer. What is a good placement for a Microphone? When you are in the studio, you should have it about 3-6 inches away from your mouth. Try this: Sit down, take one hand and extend the pinky and thumb (known as the Aloha sign...

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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 GarageBand to Record a Podcast

In the ever-growing world of podcasting, artists are striving to make a lifestyle easier for themselves. A large portion of the podcast community is focused solely around recording, and recording techniques. One valuable recording technique that is important for every rising podcaster to know is the ability to use amples and loop files within their show. This can save on time in the recording process while also creating an interesting effect within the show. Luckily, technology is helping podcasters more and more to get this desired effect. Computer programs such as GarageBand are easy to use and can create a...

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Rode VideoMic Pro ShotGun Mic for Quieter Room Interviews

Some podcasters don’t want to carry microphones with them. When they get the chance, they will use a Shotgun mic with their camcorder and camera. The microphone is directional – it is designed to get audio from whatever is in front of the mic and ignore what is behind it. Røde is a Ultra compact and lightweight shotgun mic that a lot of professionals like to use for voice recording. It has a Supercardiod polar pattern, a 2 step high pass filter, and a 3-position lever control. You can place the Røde VideoMic on top of the camera, or on a...