How to Record Podcasts

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These Five Tips to Podcast Are All You Need

x Bookmark 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...

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How the MP3 Helped Create Podcasting: 20 Years of MP3

x Bookmark It was twenty years ago today – We could encode a song to play. It has never gone out of style, and we hope it will be around a while.So may I introduce to you – the codec you’ve used all these years… Back on July 7, 1994, the Fraunhofer Society released the first software encoder called I3enc. The encoder would take a song and compress it for Internet usage. Using the .bit extension, you could turn a  It was changed to .mp3 on July 14th, 1995. How Suzanne Vega Became the “Mother of MP3″ The algorithm for...

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YouTube Adding Tip Jar, Crowdsource Captions, and More at VidCon

x Bookmark Last week was VidCon – a conference for Internet Video creators. A great way for people to network and learn how to make their videos better. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki was on hand and announced a bunch of great goodies for content creators. Fan Subtitles If you have fans that are willing to help, why not have them translate or transcribe a video. Turning this into a major wiki or crowdsource project, the fan subtitles option encourages people to help you expand your reach with subtitles in different languages. Hopefully, there will be some type of lockdown for...

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How to Remove the Bounce In Your Podcast Studio

x Bookmark 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...

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Giveaway: Win a Blue Microphones Nessie USB Mic, BossJock for iPad

x Bookmark I talked about the Blue Microphones Nessie USB Mic – now I’m giving it away! Get yourself this great USB microphone for your setup along with a copy of BossJock for your iPad to podcast with. We are also giving away 3 additional copies of BossJock for your iOS device! Check out the Nessie Review Check out the BossJock Review How to Enter: The widget is below. Simply follow the options and get more chances to win by doing each task. You can even do some of those on a daily basis! Contest goes from June 5th through the...

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11 Things Only Podcasters Will Understand

x Bookmark 1. Finally getting everyone to show up on time 2. Trying to track down that one cable that doesn’t work 3. Getting done with an Interview and having the computer crash on you This one came with inspiration: Post by Scott Monty.

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Time to Clean Your Podcast Gear! How to Improve Microphone Contacts

x Bookmark Not too many people think about it, but after a few years of podcasting, I understand the importance of keeping the gear cleaned up. Especially if you run a mixer with effects rack. The realization of doing this post actually hit me two-fold. In the last couple weeks I noticed an issue in my gear where I would hear some static come through. I also talked with someone about the Behringer MDX compressor where people have noted problems while recording. I look at my mixer and it does have a layer of dust on the surface. The plugs...

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Blue Microphones Nessie USB Microphone Review

x Bookmark 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...

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New Google+ Community: Podcast (Radio, TV) Needing Guests

x Bookmark First of all, I would like to thank everyone for being part of the Podcasters Community on Google+. We are about to reach 4,000 members and the content is amazing. This morning I decided to add a second community to Google+. The Podcast (Radio, TV) Needing Guests is a community for those looking to find guest hosts on upcoming shows. From Hangouts to Skype and other shows – Any podcast, TV, or radio show can post looking for guests . This community hopefully will bring a lot of people together to talk about the subjects they are passionate...

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