The Principles of Podcasting Part 1: Microphones

In this episode I'm going to pull out some of the ideas that I'm putting into a new free course I'm developing. It's an overview to podcasting for beginners that will be the most in-depth overview currently available. It will likely be between 10 and 20 videos...

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Review of an Automated Podcast Marketing Solution

Review of an Automated Podcast Marketing Solution that I've been checking out. I discuss how I accomplish the same things without such a service. I discuss each part of the service in detail, and describe how I do the same myself. I also talk about how this service...

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How to Reduce Editing Time by Recording Smarter

A lot of podcasters get stuck editing out mouth sounds, breathing, and other oddities picked up while recording their podcast. including background noises, and reverb. In addition they mix together opening, and closing music, and other audio clips. Sometimes they even...

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5 Podcast Formats Compared

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS | MoreSolo Podcasts Podcasting on your own. No co-host, no interviews, just you and your content. Upsides? You don't have to rely on anyone else. Independence. You can record whenever you want. You don't have to wait for someone else...

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10 Reasons why Podcasters Should Join Podcast Groups

In today's session I discuss 10 reasons why podcasters should join podcast groups on facebook, Linked In, and anywhere where you can find like-minded people in the podcasting field. I was recently asked this question, and I came up with 10 different reasons why...

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The Biggest Mistakes That New Podcasters Make Pt. 2

Part two of my series on the biggest mistakes that new podcasters make. These mistakes aren't as serious as the previous list, but they are still mistakes! Not keeping your podcast content consistent Don't start a show with a specific theme, and format, and then start...

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The Biggest Mistakes New Podcasters Make Pt1 – Session 17

On today's session I discuss the following big mistakes that new podcasters make when starting their new podcast. Creating shows about nothing Not planning their content Not setting up a proper studio space Perfectionism Bad equipment No post production - editing,...

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Target Loudness and Encoding For Podcasts

Today I want to answer a question I received about determining your target loudness and encoding settings.  I want to thank Sergey for the question. He's asked some good questions and I appreciate it. adam@howtostartapodcast.org. How to determine what your target...

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Fixing Reverberation In Your Podcast Recordings – Session 13

In the last session I discussed how to minimize background hum. You can use the same tools to minimize other background noise as well. But instead of focusing on the low end in your EQ settings, just focus on the frequency range you're trying to fix. More on fixing...

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Fixing Low End Background Hum in Your Podcast

There are many ways to screw up a podcast recording Electronic hum, bass hum, bass rumbles, pops, clicks, distortion caused by clipping, and so on. And there are multiple ways to fix these issues. Some are easy, some aren't; some free and some cost a lot of money. I'm...

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The Truth About Audio Recording Levels – Session 11

Today I want to talk about audio recording levels. Some people recommend that you record at as loud a level as possible without clipping. Some 'podcast gurus' suggest using a mixing board (which isn't a good idea in the first place) and jacking up the volume on your...

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Setting Up A Podcast Studio Space – Session 10

Today I want to provide osme suggetions for how to setup a podcasting studio space. We'll look at two types of studios. A permenant studio, and a temporary studio. A premenant studio is a space where you have total control over the environment. A temporary space may...

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How to Live Stream With Vocal Processing Effects – Session 9

In today's episode I cover how to live stream while applying vocal processing effects on both Mac and PC. APPLYING VOCAL PROCESSING EFFECTS WHILE LIVE STREAMING ON MAC On Mac you're going to use Audio Highjack to apply your vocal processing effects on the fly while...

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Podcasting From Any Location – Session 7

Today, I want to talk more about podcasting from any location. I touched ont his in my last episode. I talked about the best mobile podcast setup. I'll touch on that again, but I want to answer some very basic questions regarding podcasting from any location for those...

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The Best Mobile Podcasting Setup – Session 6

Today I want to talk about mobility in Podcasting, and the best mobile podcasting setup. Mobility in Podcasting I think that when most people think about podcasting they think about setting up a studio in their home. Usually in their office, or the room in which their...

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How To Start A Podcast Session 4: The Truth About Mic Technique

In today's session I'm setting the record straight on mic technique. There are a so many factors involved in producing a podcast. Mic technique is where it all starts, and I prefer to allow my mic to capture the most transparent, and full sound of my voice. Then I...

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The Best Podcasting Microphones, Period! – Session 3

In today's session I'm going to set the record straight on microphones. There's a lot of poor advice out there about microphones. Just really, horrible advice. I'm going to tell you which microphones you should consider purchasing for your podcast, and why. There are...

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