I like Buffer for scheduling posts in advance. The free tier is just enough for me too.
But for a while I was using Edgar. And it's got some features that I haven't seen any other place use. They let you repost content. So check this out. When you publish an episode, how many times do you want to post that to social media? Of course you want it posted on day one, but then why not again the next day? And then why not post it again the next week? And then heck, why not post about it 3 months from now and 9 months from now, and then every year after that? With edgar you can make one post and it'll keep posting it on a schedule you pick like that. And so you can imagine what your social feed could look like if you had 100 episodes, and merch, and funny bits from the show, and jokes, and blog posts, and stuff, all being reposted and recycled over and over.
When I used Edgar I spent a few weeks making 3 months worth of content, then told it to just go back and reuse that content again every 3 months. However, I was having trouble with the reused content, thinking that joke isn't funny the 2nd time, or I already got my question answered the first time. So I had trouble just getting the rhythm right. But I do like it for reposting evergreen content!
I've been using Anchor.FM for a while for my show, We usually set a phone in between the 3 or 4 of us and just hit record and get a pretty decent quality show out of it. The app also has a feature that lets you use the app as kind of a conference call type option where everyone opens the app, joins the session, and then someone hits record. It auto saves the session and allows you to post it. It's a free to use app and it will post to iTunes, and other podcast sites for you.
Yeah you can use it in a pinch it's not bad.
In fact this is Anchor's business model. They have a phone app that lets you record your podcast right on your phone, edit it, and publish it. And they are one of the biggest podcast hosts because of it.
But the sword has two edges. The greatest thing about podcasting is because anyone can make one. But the worst thing about podcasting is that anyone can make one. Meaning there are hundreds of thousands of low effort shows that aren't being listened to at all. In my opinion, the lower the effort the smaller the audience. So be careful.
All phone call audio is bad--there's no way around it. But Call Recorder-ACR works well for me when I have to go that route. I will do whatever I can to convince the guest not to do the interview by phone. I tell them that I want them to sound as good as they can -- and that I can help them sound that way. If I talk them into not calling, I usually send them a link to Cleanfeed session that I've set up for them that records us both on separate tracks. It's free, sounds good on both ends and easy to set up. (They do have a new paid option).
Whatever, you do, make sure your own voice is recorded with top-notch audio quality, even if you have to record them over the phone. Most listeners will tolerate a crappy phone call, as long as the host sounds really, really good.
New in Audacity 2.2.0:
Four supplied user interface themes, and customizability of themes for advanced users (thanks to James Crook and the Dark Audacity project)
Playback of MIDI files (fully automatic on Windows; requires cooperating software synthesizer programs on macOs or Linux; special thanks to Audacity co-founder Roger Dannenberg and new contributor “pokechu22”)
Better organized menus
Help link buttons in many dialogs lead to the relevant manual pages
Changed in Audacity 2.2.0:
198 bugs/annoyances in 2.1.3 fixed, most importantly:
Improved recovery from full file system errors; in case of recording, Audacity 2.2.0 will preserve as much of the recorded data as possible
Complete support for macOS 10.12 (Sierra)
Fuller details on the changes since 2.1.3 can be found in the 2.2.0
otter.ai does a great job - it's about 98% accurate if you have good voice separation. It's a lot better than descript, and it's pretty cheap. I listen through my podcasts at 1.5x speed on Otter to fix the things it misunderstands. That takes about an hour per hour of recording. However, be warned. An accurately transcribed conversation is practically unreadable. There is a lot of redundancy in speech - repeated words, repeated thoughts and digressions that cause a lot of confusion in written text. It takes a lot of time to turn your transcript into an acceptable written dialogue. I find it takes me 8 hours to turn a 1-hour transcript into something coherent and readable. I use Grammarly for this.
You need an RSS feed with a podcast and album art that is square and between 1400x1400 and 3000x3000 and preferably .5 MB or smaller. You sign up for iTunes at
It usually doesn't take long but the July 4th holiday in the US may delay things.
I would suggest getting one of these bundles from amazon. here is one.
Connect it to a laptop or desktop, I record straight into my DAW (I use audition) but you might want to record into a Zoom. I just never went that route due to cost.
Get a behringer audio interface with enough ports for what you want to do. If it’s just you and a local friend 2 inputs is enough, but if you want to be able to port in Skype and sound effects you will want the 4 channel.
I started with USB setup and hated it when I went to edit. Switched to a budget friendly USB interface setup and I'm much more satisfied.
Here is a picture of my amazon receipt with all the things I needed, including cables!
Please note: Mics not picture but got this from Amazon as well AND I needed a [TRS 1/4" adapter]https://www.amazon.com/FosPower-6-35mm-3-Conductor-Headphone-Adapter/dp/B01GVSD3US/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1_sspa?keywords=fospower+1%2F4+trs&qid=1558536164&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull-spons&psc=1) to plug into the amp for each of my 8mm headphones.
The AT2020 is a condenser mic and one that is known to pick up a lot of ambient sounds, such as reverb, hence the echo. Get under a few blankets with the mic and see if you still have the effect.
Also, you aren't recording into GarageBand by chance, are you? If so, download Audacity and try a quick test recording there.
SoundFlower is no longer working with the last few MacOS releases, BTW. There is another option that does a similar thing to Loopback called Blackhole which is free.
There is an alternative to Audio-Hijack as well but I can't remember the name for the life of me.
It needs to tie into the topic as well as your show notes to really optimize for SEO - everything complements each other.
Use a tool like MOZ Keyword Explorer to get analysis, suggestions, etc. Just make sure to not keyword stuff your titles, otherwise podcast apps (especially Apple) can kick you off their platform.
Davinci Resolve is a free, and fantastic video editing software.
What I would do is exit you audio as normal. Once you have your final project, render it out as a single file. Use Resolve to bring in the final single file audio. Grab an image of your podcast logo, and drag it to the ends of the audio file. You can then export the whole project to a YouTube friendly format. Uploead that file to YouTube, and you should be good to go.
You can go deeper, and add your own subtitles, maybe helpful graphics on what you are talking about, or make highlights of an episode. Program is pretty powerful, and is used in a lot of video production professionally.
Regarding hosting, I use and prefer buzzsprout. It's really easy to use and set things up, easy to get listed on all the directories, their customer service is really helpful, and you get good stats, you can create unlimited numbers of audiograms per episode. They have a free model but their lowest paid tier is only $12/mo which is really just 1 fast food meal. If you decide to go with buzzsprout, use my referral link and we will both get a $20 amazon gift card when you sign for a paid plan. Let me know if you have any other questions. They also produce a lot of youtube videos for tips and tricks and helpful advice.
A thousand downloads per episode is excellent. You are in the top five percent of podcasts, at least according to Buzzsprout.
This is also when people say you should start thinking about monetization.
Focus on audio. People don't watch podcasts unless there's a famous person as a host or guest.
Podcasting 101 Guide: https://www.reddit.com/r/podcasting/wiki/index
Regarding website to host your show, I use and prefer buzzsprout. It's really easy to use and set things up, easy to get listed on all the directories, their customer service is really helpful, and you get good stats. They have a free model and their lowest paid tier is only $12/mo which is really just 1 fast food meal. If you decide to go with buzzsprout, use my referral link and we will both get a $20 amazon gift card when you sign for a paid plan.
If you're super concerned about it, consult a lawyer.
According to the Creative Commons website, you're allowed to use the song in any medium you wish and you can even remix it and chop it up if you want to as long as you give the artist credit.
If I were you, I would create a default "credits" to throw on the end of your episodes where you can give credit to the band and also plug your social media accounts, etc. I would throw a "Theme song via [band name]" at the bottom of your show notes.
We use Otter.ai which is pretty cool. It gets more accurate the more transcripts you upload and correct since it'll start learning your vocab.
As for whether you need transcripts or not...no? But it does open you up to an audience that needs/appreciates them, and like you said, the SEO benefit never hurts.
I use Otter.AI - $15 a month and its really good 98 to 99% accurate. We record on zencastr on separate channels then download to otter.ai. It does voice identification quite well. not so good when two people talk at once though.
fiverr.com has been wonderful for us. Easy to shop around and look at all the different artists' work! Our rad little Indiesaur in our prof pic we grabbed from a fantastic graphic artist on Fiverr (for not too much $$$). Plus part of the process generally includes sending over a sketch for approvals and such before locking in your design.
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BlackMagic's Davinci Resolve is very powerful.
Avid's Media Composer|First is an industry standard
iMovie on Mac.
There isn't a real reason not to if you like it. You might get some minor limitations but honestly, use what works for you.
BlackMagic's DaVinci Resolve includes the full Fairlight audio editor. I am not sure if version 16 shipped yet but DaVinci Resolve is free and DaVinci Resolve Studio is $300.
Large and free.... Good luck.
BuzzSprout has a free tier. I'm sure /u/BuzzSprout can give more details.
There is also PineCast, and /u/biologicalhighway may be able to explain the tiers.
There are a few others that come to mind, Podbean for example. But many have significant issues. Make sure you can redirect your feed to another host if you choose to move later on. If you cannot redirect your feed, it's not your podcast, it's theirs. I was speaking with someone associated with Podiant, a few days ago regarding this very topic. /u/iamsteadman was very clear they didn't want to hold you hostage but they have not provided a user accessible redirect. I presume they would do it for you but that is a question to direct at them. I am unfamiliar with their plan tiers.
There are ways to host it yourself and ways to work around the feed issue but they are a little more technical and if that's not you, I would find a media host. I would also consider going to a paid tier if you can. They have sprouts to feed, after all.
The big boys in the hosting field are Blubrry, Libsyn and Spreaker. All will treat you right with their plans.
Also, there are promo codes for the paid services that might be of interest if you go that route and help out a fellow podcaster at the same time. If you go that route you might ask for one here.
Have you tried Jingle Palette? It's a virtual sound board, you'll just have the loop sound back from your PC so that your recording program of choice will pick it up. I use this sucker for all my audio clips while I record so I don't spend my time editing back in the sounds I want to play. Also, if you're using an external mixing board, there are plenty of apps for tablets and smartphones that can mimic a sound board. You'll just plug the portable device into your mixer and then play off that. I have to do that when I'm recording through Skype with a guest.
I use Audio Hijack for recording the audio.
I use Skype since it's on everything and is has no time limits for calls and gives you the option to record the call.
$200 will get you into a very good basic interface and standard dynamic mic that will make just about every issue you are having disappear.
But nobody listens to Zathras.
Look at VoiceMeeter and record into a single computer.
It will help some assuming you can get two Yetis to work on a single computer without returning one to Blue to have the USB GUID changed per point three on their FAQ.
This is a road of pain and fear and suffering leading to anger and hate but it seems necessary to bring balance to some podcasts.
You will be looking for a long time. The short answer is you need a hardware or software stereo mixer. Or maybe wire the analog to your sound card or get something like a Behringer UCA202.
You need four inputs like the Behringer UMC404HD instead of the 2i2 or a basic stereo mixer to do this easily.
Edit: I suspect your first stop will be VoiceMeeter followed by a bottle of acetaminophen.
To be clear, the spec is now 1400x1400 minimum to 3000x3000 pixels maximum, changing the spec for the maximum pixels allowed from 2048x2048. The post used a word with the reverse meaning in one location potentially confusing people who failed to read the following sentence or the other two locations that contain the correct and expanded specification. The Apple canonical spec is located here:
When you are recording, you want to be peaking between -18 and -12 dB or so as shown on GarageBand or some otherbDAW like OcenAudio or Audacity. You can try and push this higher and that's fine but it gets more likely that you will clip and distort.
You will end up amplifying this signal later
Make sure you are talking into the front of the mic. This is not the end but rather on the side. I believe there is a small dot to indicate the front. The NT1A is a side addressed mic and not a top or end addressed mic.
You have to have +48 V phantom power engaged. You likely want the gain knobs at ~50% but that varies a lot and it's just a wild guess on my part. If the VI meters get to the clip side that's bad so back off if that is the case.
Can you post an example? Are you sure you are recording through the interface/Mic and not the built-in mic? It's happened to all of us.
The software is available HERE. Under the "Apps" section click "See More Applications" then you will see the mac apps. An alternative you can use is Garage Band which you should already have and it is what most users use who own a mac. There is also AUDACITY which is free and a huge favorite among podcasters.
As far as the UCA200 not working did you try other usb ports? I don't know much about macs but on a pc when I have any issue like this trying another usb port sometimes works and also so does a restart.
The recording application is pretty much irrelevant. Any decent recording program will record with the same quality. Editing is different but not extremely so. Audacity is a much revered and also much reviled program. It is also free and cross platform and hence much popular.
Honestly, whatever works is good enough. An appropriate mic/mics and exporting the audio to the correct specs also help.
And main thing is to know what you want and to do it. You can adjust as you get more experienced. If you have questions and want to avoid making expensive mistakes, bad mics, bad hosting, bad ... whatever feel free to ask. Plenty of opinion are available, some are even valid.
Honestly, you can spend money of the most feature rich software or get by on the cheap and there is little difference until you know and understand why you might want something different.
As I tell my feline companions, there are lots of ways to skin a cat.... though I don't think they quite understand why I say that to them.
Well skype will work in a pinch, but has numerous problems.
Discord is a option growing in popularity (using Craig to record)
Squadcast has a price tag, but I've heard nothing but excellent things about it's quality and records seperate tracks for everyone.
and then zoom.us is another option, with free and paid options depending on your needs, and, again, record local tracks for every user.
Yes. Worth every minute. I use Otter.ai (https://otter.ai) to do my interview episodes. It’s about 90-95% there, I then just listen to it once cleaning it up and post it. Takes maybe 20% longer than the episode listen to do it. Worth it.
I get people who tell me they listen sometimes and read it some times. Who read it while listening. And my mom is mostly deaf and she reads them. And I know of at least one person who found the pod by a Google search that found my transcript.
I usually record and intro describing the topic and introducing the guest. Then I edit in the pre-recorded interview, and end with pretty standard credits. When I first work on setting up the interview I have them fill out a guest form and attach a head shot for the show notes.
I haven't been able to test out my ZDM1 specifically in this setting yet, but one thing I have done is isolated each players mic. Everyone gets their own TV tray to mount the mic to. This makes it so bumps in one track are just cut out and aren't in the final show. Only happens if they are bumping the mic while also doing something important to the episode. If that happens, just have them retake the line or scene. The ZDM1 does come with a spec sheet that has dimensions for it and the body is 54mm (2.13") inches around. So while I haven't started trying to find new suspension mic holder for it, somethings like this might work for you. Says it's up to 54mm.
The lighting is just as important as the camera. The best camera will still look grainy and amplify visual noise in a low light environment, so having a light source off camera both reduces noise and separates you from the background. But for camera recommendations, I've had pretty good luck with Logitech C920 and C922 cameras if you can find them.
I use this and it works pretty well, but you are welcome to explore other options. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07G379ZBH/
I also like that the camera mount is movable so I move it to be as close to my on-screen notes or video chat window as possible so that when I naturally look at my screen, I'm looking at the camera's direction and not facing somewhere else.
Amazon has the Samson q2u that comes with headphones for $49 and then for software you can use Audacity which is free and very popular among podcasters
Be aware that the Audio-Technica ATR2100, AT2005, Samson Q2U and Knox mics are all very nearly identical. The ATR2100 and Knox have limited lifetime warranties, and the Knox is $40 on the US Amazon store.
All come with cables (the Knox cables feel cheaper to me) and a cheesy little desk stand.
THere are four mics that are all essentially clones, the Audio-Technica ATR2100, AT2005, Samson Q2U and Knox podcast mic that are very popular. USB or XLR so you can upgrade to a mixer later, dynamic, come with all the cables and have a cheesy little nothing stand. The ATR2100 and Knox have lifetime limited warranties and the Samson is easier to get outside the US. The Knox is the value at the moment at $40 on Amazon US.
See /u/StarGatePioneer 's review here:
The H5 makes a dandy interface in general. A cheap $20 Behringer XM8500 with additional cable or a Knox mic which is $40 and USB or XLR and comes with all the cables you need and a little cheesy desk stand would be solid choices. A Shure SM58 or Blue enCORE100 (don't get the 200) on a somewhat higher end still cost about the same as a new module.
Be aware that the Knox mic is out of stock at Amazon Proper but is still available for $40 from a third party reseller on the US site.
First, I'd personally abandon that mic and look to replacing it with the Knox or Audio-Technica ATR2100. They are USB or XLR so you can move to a mixer later if you have the need and are better for beginners as they are dynamic mics. These are essentially identical with limited lifetime warranties and the Knox can be found on Amazon for ~$40.
Note that Amazon proper has been sold out of the Knox for a couple weeks but third-party resellers still have it at $40. It comes with all the cables you would need and a cheesy little desk stand.
If you really want an external adapter, the Griffin iMic would work. Many cheap USB adapters use a chipset that has known issues with the Mac. You could also use something like the Rockit adapter and plug it into the Mac's combo jack.
You've picked a great day to ask. The Samson Q2U XLR/USB mic is 40% off on Amazon right now. Great starter mic that works on either a recorder that has XLR inputs or on a computer that has a USB input.
I personally like the Lumix G7 it can record 4k video and is one of the cheaper price points for it. amazon has a shotgun mic bundle kit for 559. i would recommend a bit of research on the G7 and see if it fits your needs as its pretty dang close to your budget.
While I echo the worries of everyone in this thread, these are my suggestions. These come idea that what you are showing is a breach of your NDA or illegal or something that is suable in some capacity.
Get a pseudonym that looks like a real name. Create an email under that name.
Get a prepaid credit card tied to that name. Recharge the card with cash. Use it to buy hosting/services
Write and read a few times every episode that you intend to put out. Make sure that no personal information is available, nor anything that could narrow down who you are below what state you are in
Use TOR or some really private VPN (like Mullvad) for any and everything related to the cast
If possible, have someone else read the transcripts to be the voice. Hire different people, if possible.
If not possible, use a voice modulator
Make sure to only talk about events AT LEAST a quarter old
Never name any colleagues, projects, products, partners, clients, the company
Just last night I was testing out the Google Live Transcribe app. Played my podcast through my PC speaker and let it transcribe on my phone.
It did a pretty good job. I'll still have to do some editing for formatting, but I'm a lot more impressed with it than with the transcriptions created by Audioburst (free with my Blubrry hosting).
The really cool part is watching it transcribe on the fly and seeing how it will go back and changer words earlier in the sentence when it hears more of what you're saying and figures things out from context.
I used to recommend this Hamilton Nu-era stand. It’s light, foldable and comes with a neat carrying bag. I have several. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003VYBD58/
Also, I pair it with an On-Stage MY-325 shock mount for stick style dynamic microphones. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002ZO60I/
I'd also recommend the Rode Procaster if you go the XLR route. Best set of mics I've ever owned.
If you don't spend or want to spend a ton of time on facebook you can have your Twitter/insta whatever auto post to facebook using ittt.com that way you can be present on the platform without having to invest more time
Thank you! Yes, it would be covered by the license. Here's the relevant text:
> You are free to:
> Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
> Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
for any purpose, even commercially.
Oh, I forgot to add, Don't let Anchor do the RSS change for you, but copy the feed to paste it in yourself. Also be sure to add it to Player.FM, TuneIn, Google Play, Radio Public, Listen Notes, and RadioPublic...
Some people will down Anchor, but use what works for you. I use Spreaker, Podbean and Pinecast for my shows, but have found a few great shows on Anchor.
In that case... check out Spent Brass Podcast!!! Here’s the anchor link but you can find us on all the major platforms except iHeart (applied like a month ago lol)
Spent Brass Podcast Ep. 14
Should be live at 7am pacific standard time. Thanks for the word! Any and all feed back greatly appreciated!
Castbox is a mobile app I check regularly that tells you how many people are subscribed and have listened to a show on that app.
It might be a bit biased and isn't a perfect measure, but it's great to get an estimate of the order of magnitude of listeners: is it 10, 100, 1k? And it's pretty good for comparing different shows together IMHO.
I am in, I like to support my fellow podcasters.
The show is end of days radio, it's a live show and we talk about things that are unusual often our own strange personalities take over the show. If you want to listen to something a bit unorthodox, We are just the right show for you.
Kevin MacLeod is awesome and free, you just gotta reference him: https://incompetech.com
Just Google "creative commons music". Just check what the license levels are for each song/artist. They vary in regard to whether or not you can edit them, what they can be used for, and how you should reference the source. No need for a subscription.
Creative writing / book software should get you covered. Like Scrivener, Trelby yWriter or Papyrus Author or others
Why would you start a wordpress.com website and not hosting a WordPress website with a hosting company? That's the way to go!
In terms of growth, I don't think it really matters who your podcast hosting provider is...as long as they distribute on most of the important platforms. You might benefit from different stats, extra features but that's about it.
This might not be what you are looking for, but Levelator is a program where you take an audio file with different levels and it puts them all at the same level.
All you have to do is drag and drop a .wav or .aiff file onto the Levelator and it levels everything into a separate file. It has not given me any distortion as long as I've used it.
Edit: I should describe that I have used this on Skype exclusively because I get a wide range of volumes and Levelator makes everything level out.
I use buzzsprout as well and use their plug-in on Wordpress it’s been super easy.
Since the plug-in works with posts and the vast majority of themes incorporate posts I think you should be okay with whatever theme you go with.
Here is the site I built: www.buddybookclub.com feel free to reach out with questions!
I use and prefer Buzzsprout to host my show. Ads are never inserted into my show by the host website. It's really easy to use and set things up, easy to get listed on all the directories, their customer service is really helpful, and you get good stats, you can create unlimited numbers of audiograms per episode. They have a free model but their lowest paid tier is only $12/mo which is really just 1 fast food meal. They also produce a lot of youtube videos for tips and tricks and helpful advice.
If you decide to go with buzzsprout, use my referral link and we will both get a $20 amazon gift card when you sign for a paid plan. That's almost like 2 months free hosting. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Depends on how tech savvy you are. Just having your own www. website then figuring out the RSS of it and then getting all the players (itunes, spotify etc) to accept that RSS feed could be more troublesome than just going with a specific podcast hosting site that directly provides an RSS for you to submit. Because this explanation of giving to your RSS feed for Squarespace seems a little complication.
I use and prefer Buzzsprout to host my show. It's really easy to use and set things up, easy to get listed on all the directories, their customer service is really helpful, and you get good stats, you can create unlimited numbers of audiograms per episode. They have a free model but their lowest paid tier is only $12/mo which is really just 1 fast food meal. They also produce a lot of youtube videos for tips and tricks and helpful advice.
The biggest difference is just that with a paid plan your episodes don't disappear after 3 months but also you get to upload more hours of content per month. See the breakdown here.
Their lowest paid tier is only $12/mo which is really just 1 fast food meal. I use and prefer Buzzsprout, so if you decide to go with them, use my referral link and we will both get a $20 amazon gift card when you sign for a paid plan. Which is almost like getting back 2 months of hosting for free. Let me know if you have any other questions!
Love Buzzsprout. It's really easy to use and set things up, easy to get listed on all the directories, their customer service is really helpful, and you get good stats, you can create unlimited numbers of audiograms per episode. They have a free model but their lowest paid tier is only $12/mo which is really just 1 fast food meal.
If you decide to go with buzzsprout, use my referral link and we will both get a $20 amazon gift card when you sign for a paid plan. Let me know if you have any other questions. They also produce a lot of youtube videos for tips and tricks and helpful advice.
We just recently started publishing our show and it was invigorating. My cohost is my husband and the primary reason why we decided to start our show was because we feel like we have the most entertaining conversations. We recorded A BUNCH of sessions before the one that was actually published. I’ve always been more of a performer so it felt natural for me but my husband who is more on the shy side took a bit to find his flow.
As for you music issue, I think if you use Spotify they have an in house software that allows you to use music in your episodes. I tried looking up the name of it but I couldn’t remember where I saw it. Good luck !
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I use and prefer buzzsprout. It's really easy to use and set things up, easy to get listed on all the directories, their customer service is really helpful, and you get good stats, you can create unlimited numbers of audiograms per episode. They have a free model but their lowest paid tier is only $12/mo which is really just 1 fast food meal. If you decide to go with buzzsprout, use my referral link and we will both get a $20 amazon gift card when you sign for a paid plan. Let me know if you have any other questions. They also produce a lot of youtube videos for tips and tricks and helpful advice.
Hi! I just release my first two podcast episodes this week. There's alot of great advice online. I used this one. Buzzsprout - How to make a podcast It's a great step-by-step guide with supporting videos. Hope it helps.
I use and prefer buzzsprout. It's really easy to use and set things up, easy to get listed on all the directories, their customer service is really helpful, and you get good stats, you can create unlimited numbers of audiograms per episode. They have a free model but their lowest paid tier is only $12/mo which is really just 1 fast food meal. If you decide to go with buzzsprout, use my referral link and we will both get a $20 amazon gift card when you sign for a paid plan. Let me know if you have any other questions.
I haven't had your specific issue but I do use buzzsprout for my show. I would reach out to them directly on twitter. Their customer service is very quick to respond and helpful. Make sure you mention a show transfer because the way I first read your question was a very obvious "no you can't upload more than 6 hours from your past catalog if you're on a 6 hour plan." But they might have a show transfer option that sidesteps those rules.
If you decide to go with buzzsprout, use my referral link and we will both get a $20 amazon gift card when you sign for a paid plan.
Yeah, I know it's the room, but I'm moving by the end of the month to a place where I'll have a podcast-dedicated room with the foam and all that, that's why I'm not too worried about the room I record in right now and am trying to solve it with post production till I move.
As for the link, sure! It's in spanish so you probably won't understand what I'm saying lol. I'm the one who speaks first on the intro and after that.
I think the 'safe' way of solving it right now is what you say, puting some blankets behind the mic or something. I'll try EQing out the frecuencies you say and see if that solves it a little bit.
Thanks a lot!
Podcasting is a lot of fun once you have a grasp of what you want and the tone you want to give it. Each episode you'll discover something to improve and that's something I find really motivating since it is my work that I'm putting out there.
Hey I've done about 10 promo swaps at this point. I seem to be able to find them fairly easily so maybe I'll give you some tips.
You need a mixer of some sort to mix in (get it?) other audio, either a physical mixer or a virtual one.
On Windows, look at VoiceMeeter.
There are a few other solutions. It also depends on your existing hardware.
Dragon Naturally speaking as a commercial solution.
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On Windows you might can convince Cortana to do it.
There’s a transcription web app called Otranscribe that can do this. It’s both a audio player and a word processor and it’s meant for transcribing audio but it has a hot key for time stamps. Would probably work for what your talking about. http://otranscribe.com/
I don’t know if it works for mobile tho more for desktop.
AAC is widely supported in video, but not as widely supported for audio only, which is strange.
http://caniuse.com/#feat=aac shows that AAC <audio> in HTML5 wasn't supported in a lot of browsers until only recently.
I bought these when they were on sale and under $100 but I highly recommend them. Very comfortable, noise isolating, probably shouldn't wear them as much as I do. I've seen some sites have them for $120-ish so if you're willing to spend it this is what I'd recommend.
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Use a service like SpeakPipe. This is the one for my show. You can edit the text prompt on the landing page to mention or warn that anything submitted may be used on the show and by continuing to leave a recording you agree to such terms. That's really all you need for such user-submitted things of their own free will, not a formal signed release.
So there are hundreds of esports podcasts. Here's at least 100: https://player.fm/podcasts/Esports
So yeah absolutely there's a market for it. Absolutely people want to listen to esports podcasts. But as with any podcast, it's not about the topic, it's all about the execution of your format.
I use and prefer buzzsprout. It's really easy to use and set things up, easy to get listed on directories, their customer service is really helpful, and you get good stats. They have a free model and their lowest paid tier is only $12/mo which is really just 1 fast food meal. If you decide to go with buzzsprout, use my referral link and we will both get a $20 amazon gift card when you sign for a paid plan.
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If you're not planning on releasing a a ton, I would checkout Buzzsprout, but it's only up to 2 hours a month (so a 1 hour episode every other week or 1/2 hour every week?)
Hiya! My friend and I do a show that might be a good match. I like to call it a question club, so like a book club, but instead of reading the same book, we both research a topic/question and get together for a good conversation. Our latest episode was about the power of stories, as told through '90s media that shaped who we are.
Our show is also about the same age as yours, has the same amount of listeners (25 up to 60 for some episodes), similar length and a free flowing, conversational format. I definitely think there's overlap potential, since I've based episodes off books I've used for research. Our show is called Big Talk with Laura and Rachel if you want to check it out! Message me if you want to chat!
Audacity is great to start. Most use Reaper, a test before you buy kind of software. Free to download and use. You pay if you want to continue using it. Its amazing and the are innumerable amounts of videos and resources online. Garage band is also great. If it is too low it has to do with input or output gain.
Most of us starting out do so with audacity. Easy to learn, difficult to master. The biggest downfall is when editing. Its "destructive" Reaper is like garage band. Even if you edit the "stuff" is still there.
This episode is recorded with a zoom recorder and two behringer mics...about $12 each. Sold in a three pack.
The Scary Short Podcast Episode 3
This episode was recorded with our iphones as microphones... Just to show my daughter that you don't need all that equipment to create.
The Scary Short Podcast Episode 2
Check them out and let me know. You can message me directly if you need more help.
Hey mate, this sounds cool, I'll put my name in the queue if you get to me awesome, if not all good thanks for the offer your audio bytes sound great.
Okay the deets:
Podcast name: Engineering IRL
What to say:
"This is the Engineering IRL Podcast.
A place for engineers in the real world.
We try to break down engineering concepts and figure out, how to apply them to real life.
Lets become better problem solvers.
This is your host: Andrew Sario
How to say it: I think the minimalist one. For the full feel my most recent episode has the current intro and I like the style but it's just my own voice.
Format: WAV + MP3 would be great.
Thanks again for doing this - looking forward to it!
Spreaker has an interface that can take up to three USB microphones.
However, there are a variety of small format USB mixers and Audio Interfaces that could do the job with XLR capable microphones. Generally the Behringer 1202USB mixer is one of the cheaper options. Personally I've had spotty luck with Behringer products as a whole and would recommend a Mackie ProFX8v2 USB mixer ( on sale at Adorama this week for $120 ) or a 4 XLR channel capable Scarlett USB Audio Interface.
Think of it like a group messaging platform. It's popular with Spanish-speaking podcasts. You can create groups and share pictures, polls and stay in touch with listeners. Free app.
Have you tried ASIO 4 All?
The Behringer drivers should be enough. Uninstall the drivers fully and then reinstall, then plug in the interface and see if something changes?
That sounds like the behavior when ASIO isn't being used. Have you tried the ASIO4All drivers?
And I agree. I get this all the time with stupid printer drivers after all the big updates.
Go into the hardware manager and delete all the device information, unplug the interface and retry.
Maybe even do a system restore.
Branding is one of the biggest advantages of having your own site and domain. It gives you a container to showcase your show, utilize show notes, highlight resources, create blogs from transcripts, connect to social media and increase newsletter sign ups. One important page to add to your site is how to listen. Let people know where they can find you and how to leave a review. Podcasting is still new to a lot of people so if they come across your site before your show they will know where to find your show! Here is a good example
journeytothere.com/podcast . One fun item you can leverage with your website is a feature called SpeakPipe . It allows you to call out to your listeners with questions or feedback and then you can edit the audio into your show.
I listened to the Vulnerability episode. Loved that you prefaced the episode by talking about getting the idea for the episode from the Shawn Mendes video - I liked understanding the background of why you thought it was important to discuss in an episode, and also gave me another reference to learn more for context if I wanted to dive into the topic more. I think it's great that you choose topics based on something that's been relevant in pop culture or your life and real observations.
One thing that could add more variability throughout the episodes so listeners don't lose attention, could be breaking it up into different styles of storytelling throughout. From what I listened to, the whole episode was a personal-monologue style where you talk about vulnerability based on your thoughts/opinions/observations (more hypothetical). At times the rhythm of it gets a little monotonous, so maybe a personal story/anecdote of your own to demonstrate one of your points or bringing an example to life using a storyline from pop culture/a movie/etc and doing a few of those to break the episode apart. I think it'd keep listeners from tuning out if they have a short attention span, and I think people are drawn to descriptive stories and personal examples. But otherwise, I enjoyed hearing you talk! And love the episode topics.
Also, I just clicked through some other episodes and listened to the "Getting shit done" one, I loved your energy level in this episode. You seemed passionate about the topic and I was paying attention throughout. I think it'd be great to maintain this energy for the other episodes.
Oh also intro/outro music would make it sound more professional I think! I found cheap music for my podcast through a freelancer on fiverr.com.
There was an EU tariff on video cameras. To avoid the tariff, which is now expired, DSLR makers implemented a limit just shy of 30 minutes of recording. Since the tariff has now lapsed you might find an updated firmware from the manufacturer that removes the limit. There are also third-party firmwares like Magic Lantern. No experience with this.
Here are some great tips on how to prepare/conduct an interview. Also, this video tutorial is cool.
Well, you could record a podcast without showing your faces! Youtube is great for promotion, I would say it's a must. Also, try to cross-post it on other social media to gain more listeners. You can start anonymous Twitter account, for example, or FB and find communities/people/groups/hashtags that are relevant to your topic. Check some good guide for podcasting, like this one. There might be tons of ideas on how to promote anonymously 😎
You do everything right, you can also add some more social media platforms (eg FB, Pinterest, etc). Here is also alist of good tips for the beginners that you can check out too.
I liked suggestions from this article. For me, adding catchy description worked pretty good (I just underestimated the power of words before 😃).
I suggest you try Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO 80 out. Around 100 bucks. Also, you can find a good list here and here. Good luck with your podcast!