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Alexander Neff: Bridge Street Scene

Name: Alexander Neff – Podcast: Bridge Street Scene – Website: bridgestreetscene.podbean.com What is your show about? Local Music Are you a full time podcaster? I work in accounting and enjoy playing music. What is your mic rig and recording software? Audio-Technica PRO 8HEx Hypercardioid Dynamic headset microphone. We do live recording mostly of singer songwriter acoustic acts and this is great for vocals. Ableton Live, When I first started making music Nine Inch Nails had just put their music out for the fans to remix. It came with a free trial of Ableton Live. What is the importance of Video...

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Dear Windows 8: Podcasts Are Important, Too!

The other day, Microsoft posted on the built-in apps for upcoming release of Windows 8. Conspicuously missing was an area for podcasts. Even in their “Music” section there was no play for podcasts. Why are Podcasts Getting Pushed Out? It seems every week podcasters have to defend their jobs by telling someone like Microsoft or Apple that podcasting is still important. No wonder we see the occasional “Podcasts are dead” post – they’re getting the vibe from the companies that are pushing podcasts away. Podcasts Are Still Important It’s really simple: The voice of the people. Some try to follow guidelines...

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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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Podcast 101: Submitting Your Podcast to iTunes [How to]

If you are brand new to podcasting, you know one thing – your show has to be on iTunes. It’s not difficult, you just have to know how to do it. I’ll show you how. Check Your Feeds First Before you submit your podcast to iTunes, you want to make sure your feed is valid. Otherwise, Apple will reject it. W3c can validate your feed. If your feed is not valid, it will let you know so you can make the proper fixes. Your feed can be valid and still have some issues to it. It’s just a question of...

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Electro-Voice Raven, Cardinal Microphones for Your Cool Podcast Look

Looking for a new microphone? Not only does this microphone work well, it also looks good on camera. The Electro-Voice Raven Microphone is a collaboration with EV and Blue to come up with a great looking microphone that also can capture voice and instrument without issue. Electro-Voice Raven The EV Raven is a Dynamic mic, using a cardioid pattern. Off-axis rejection means anything behind the microphone won’t be picked up by the mic. If you want a more crisp vocal, the EV Raven is a great microphone to use. It also boosts the mid-tones to really give you a nice...

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Do You Listen to Your Own Podcast?

You spend time prepping for the show. You spend time recording the show. You spend even more time uploading and posting the show. But do you listen to your own Podcast? More often than not, I get people asking me what they should do to change their show. I also go on the newsgroups, and see people say “Why can’t I get more listeners?” Every time I’ve been approached with this question, I ask them: “Do you listen to your own show? The WHOLE show?” More than not, the answer is “no”. Why not? Why are you not your best...

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Podcasting on Linux: It Can Be Done

When Jeff asked me to write about podcasting in Linux, my immediate thought was to do a basics article. I almost immediately came to realize that the process is no different than I imagine it would be with Windows or Mac, with one exception. I felt like making the point about how similar the process is for me on Windows and what ismore properly called GNU/Linux, was a point worth making. The reasons for choosing Linux are covered in detail on the rest of the web, but suffice it to say if your laptop is aging and you don’t have the cash...

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Submitting your Podcast to Podcast Directory

So you have created your podcast, and are ready to tell the world about it. Now what? Now it’s time to submit that podcast to a directory. This is a website that takes your feed, then re-aggregates it for you to their audience so your show gets discovered. When you go on the front page of a directory, it highlights podcasts you can watch or listen to. It might even tell you what is new. You can then listen from there, or download to your mp3 player. There are many podcast directories that you can submit your show to. Just...

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Using Adobe Audition to Record Podcasts

Adobe Audition is a full-featured audio recording and editing software program. What I mean by “full-featured” is that not only does it allow you to record and edit audio, it also has a multi-track screen that allows you to mix audio on different tracks as well as add MIDI virtual instruments, etc. Adobe Audition was first called Cool Edit Pro back in the 90s. Adobe purchased it from the developers, Syntrillium, in 2003 and renamed it Audition. There were three versions of Adobe Audition until 2011, when Adobe made it part of their suite of programs called creative Suite 6,...

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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...