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Podcast Coaches, Podcasting Influencers You Should Follow

So you’ve been podcasting a while and feel lost with your show. You need help. You are not sure where to go. What do you do? There are a host of podcasters that will give you advise on a quick-lesson or consultation basis. They can do anything from help you with a small problem to set up your whole podcast rig! Finding the right person to help you start or work on your podcast is imperative. Sometimes you need help with a technical issue. Other times you just need inspiration. These people will bring just that. Some are Podcast Coaches....

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What is a DeadCat?

Do you want a better sound with your microphone? Maybe you need a dead cat! No, don’t go out to the back yard with a bowl of milk, saying “Here kitty, kitty”. A DeadCat is something a little different. What Really is a DeadCat? If you’ve seen a TV crew rig or a boom mic operator over a TV show or movie – or even a documentary crew running behind a state senator asking what possessed him to take pictures on his cellphone, you may have seen a dead cat hover over. A Dead cat is a windscreen for a...

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How to Make a Portable Sound Proof Vocal Box for Mobile Podcast

I am seeing a lot of podcasters with mobile rigs lately. This is great – you have to get our your podcast but your environment changes. Maybe you podcast from your dining room table or you take this rig to a hotel with you because your podcast is time-sensitive (TV show podcast, major event, etc). One problem you run into is external noise – Maybe the walls in the hotel are thin or you are two doors away from the elevator, even the air conditioning is pretty loud. Heck, maybe the laptop fan is too loud, which is harder to get...

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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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MXL 550 / 551R Combo for Vocals, Overhead Vocals and more

If you want to make a quick upgrade to your podcast rig and don’t have that much money; consider the MXL 550/551R series microphone. I have used the combo mics before in the 990/991 series and they do a great job getting a voice across. About the MXL 550/551 series microphone The 550/551 series are cardioid polar microphones that record a range from 30Hz to 20 kHz. Both are pressure gradient condenser microphones – which will give a good bass boost if only a few centimeters away from the sound source. The 551 can work as an overhead microphone for...

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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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Katie’s Quilting Corner

Name: Katie – Podcast: Katie’s Quilting Corner What is your show about? Quilting, machine embroidery, sewing, quilt guilds Are you a full time podcaster? No. I’m an accountant. I do photography as a hobby too and I also have three corgis that I train dog agility with when I’m not sewing. I play World of Warcraft too. What is your mic rig and recording software? Blue Yeti with a pop filter – it’s small, hooks up to my laptop via USB so I can do mobile interviews quite easily. The sound quality works for what I’m doing which is mostly...

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The 30 Second Promo – Video Recording Tools [Roundtable]

I join Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central on the 14th episode of the TPN roundtable. Todd started to talk about his capture rig – Starting with the GotoMeeting internal recorder. You can go in and set up a recording to record in the GotoMeeting format or Windows Media format. Geffen Toolbox Todd uses the Geffen Toolbox – a HDMI to ATEM device to do screen capture. You can downscale or upscale to the recorder. The toolbox takes care of the input to screen capture. New Blubrry Tools Todd also shows off the new Blubrry stats system. It’s available for...

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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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Can These Expensive Microphones Give You the Best Quality?

So you want to take your podcast to the next level. You plan a budget to get only the best gear – mixer, cables, and of course, the microphone. However, some of these microphone prices can cost more than the rest of the rig. It can become very confusing – should you get something expensive, or a lower-cost alternative? I am going to show you a few microphones that could break the bank. I’ll explain why it’s so pricey, and ultimately, should you buy for podcasting. USB Microphone: MXL UR-1 $499.99 Let’s start with one of the most expensive USB Microphones out there....