Here’s the thing —
@Jey can’t help but be an influencer. His readiness to offer up relevant tech and podcasting insights from his rich stores of research, experiments, experience, and his evident joy with the potential for good, that is at the heart of Podcasting - is at the heart of Jey. Often, with surgical precision (very few words), he gets to the root of our questions. Another hallmark you’ll notice, is a genuine respect for everyone’s situation. He’s clear that we can start with the equipment and skills we have and level up as needed. Two tin cans and a string? Great, start talking! So, here’s the other thing - Jey truly is - here for you!
The following links merely hint at the breadth of topics Jey supports.
Podcast Episode - Magic with Jey Jeyendran
Magic, publishing and imposter syndrome
Jey’s contributions on topics
My observation is that the fundamental factor we need to monitor is how the BROWSER behaves with whatever app we use to record interviews. Oftentimes the failure is between the app and the browser. I recall a month or so back that Sqaudcast (usually rock solid app) failed if recording on anything else but Google Chrome. The issue was eventually fixed but lots of folks lost their recordings.
Solution? Invest in a hardware recording back-up. Like the Zoom Podtrack P4. Otherwise recording is alwa…
@thearena it’s a sweet, sweet unit. I cherish mine.
The problem to overcome is that when you connect an audio interface to a phone the person on the other end of the line hears their voice coming back to them as an echo and that can also get captured in the recording too.
As @craig says, engaging the mix-minus button fixes that. Except the H6 does not have a mix-minus function. So we use a hack that produces the same result as mix-minus. In short, we make a stereo recording wh…
Still a simple, sensible and robust solution
@clevpt. Nothing wrong with doing this at all!
Your recording sounds pretty good to me
@NicoleColter. Levels sound even. There’s always going to be a difference in the richness of the sound due to the differences in the recording environments and tech. But the levels sound even to me.
On the Auphonic settings - they look good. I use the same as in your screenshot. The Adaptive Leveler is the key one that evens the levels. The rest are all bonuses.
@AdamGreenberg . I’m not an expert on RSS but as long as you are not worried about harvesting download stats then I don’t think multiple feeds matter much but you should consider each version a different show from a tech point of view. That’s a lot of work!
Yes, you should because some places like Spotify don’t use RSS and so don’t crawl Apple. I think Amazon requires registration for inclusion to Audible. Anyway, check out this guide for the essentials so you can decide.
You usually …
Great discussion. Here’s the thing - if a listener has stayed long enough to hear the outro, then that’s a miracle!
Either they love the show or are in the middle of washing dishes and can’t switch off. Let’s assume the first.
So what are we going to do with this opportunity? I like to put in one call to action and maybe something personal to build rapport. The trouble with pre-recorded outro’s is that it’s trivial for listeners to programme their player to skip it.
For the shows I listen to …
@maryjlrowe and @AnnieP yeah that seems like a modest money maker!
I don’t know of any book (that doesn’t mean there isn’t one) for kids but every year NPR run a competition for students that has great resources and have young people giving advice via video. And you can hear entries too. The student resources are great and I regularly steal articles for the Akimbo workshops!
The resources are split between info for Grades 5-12 or college students.
@artemisgavriilidou !!! The super, super special thing about the Macbook Air is that it doesn’t have a fan inside. So it’s perfect for recording in a closet/soundbooth because the fan won’t create background noise - because there isn’t a fan!
It’s perfect for podcasting in so many other ways too, so great choice. Have fun!
In order to…?
Let’s be really honest about why. And of course there is no correct answer. Just the honest one!
I’m not being flippant - but why not revert to your previous version of Audacity and use that? I’m still on version 2.4.2 !
I don’t see any features worth upgrading for, yet!
@maryjlrowe for your hard work putting that together.
@jey for being the third recipient of the Influencer badge here on PodComm.
@maryjlrowe What a great summary of great advice! Brilliant work!
Geez, what a lovely tribute to an extraordinary person-of-podcasts, audacious audiophile and generous gentleman. I am so grateful for all things
@maryjlrowe for all of this work!
Oh my!!! Thank
@maryjlrowe and everyone else. I’m flattered and honoured beyond belief.
Wow! I’ve never won anything. This means a lot.