Tagged: podcasting

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...

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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 to Remove the Bounce In Your Podcast Studio

I was just on the community forums and someone was asking about room control for podcasting. As a musician, I’ve seen it all. Foam, egg cartons, carpeting, and more on the walls.  But what is the cheapest and aesthetically pleasing way to do it? I remember one time I went to a friends house to lay down some drum tracks. We weaved through the house into the basement to a room stuffed in the back corner. He opened the door to a room filled with burlap hung from the ceiling and floor. The burlap had couch foam inside it and...

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Blue Microphones Nessie USB Microphone Review

I spent one week podcasting from the Blue Microphones Nessie USB microphone to get a true feel of how this microphone can work in a podcaster’s or videocaster’s rig. Of course I have always been a big fan of Blue Microphones – USB and XLR versions. So I wasn’t expecting the Nessie to let me down. And it didn’t. Blue Microphones Nessie Out of the Box This microphone is truely a plug and play device. I took it right out of the box, grabbed the USB cable, plugged it into the computer, and started recording. The best part – a...

Can an Audio Podcast Go Viral? 5 Ways it Can 1

Can an Audio Podcast Go Viral? 5 Ways It Can!

A couple months ago, Stan Alcorn posed the issue that while videos, websites and photos can do it, podcasts might not have the ability to go viral. But that is really not true. While its not as visible as Kimmel’s Twerk hoax, or lovable as a Kitten photo, an audio podcast has not only gone viral before, I believe it can happen again. Therefore, I propose 5 ways to help an audio podcast go viral.  It may not be as simple as recording a show and posting on iTunes, but if you do it right, anything can happen. The Audio...

Category and Taxonomy Podcasting - Does it bring more subscribers? 0

Category and Taxonomy Podcasting – Does it Bring More Subscribers?

Some podcasters create multiple RSS feeds for their shows. Mostly feeds that give you different media versions – HD video, SD video, HD audio, low quality audio, etc. Some podcasters only have one media form, so they look for new ways to catalog their podcasts in iTunes. They turn to using Categories and Taxonomy to give people a new way to find the podcasts. But what are Category and Taxonomy podcasting? Is it worth it to put these ideas into your podcast? Category and Taxonomy Podcasting Category podcasting is where your podcast posts by the category you put it under....

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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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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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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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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...