Zoom L-12 Review and Setup

The Zoom L-12 is a multichannel mixer, audio interface and recorder. And it can do all of this at the same time!

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Canon 80D Video Menu Setup

The video specific menus on the Canon 80D provide lots of options for setting up your DSLR to shoot high-quality video. This tutorial is a complete walkthrough of the Canon 80D video menu settings.

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What’s Wrong With the Behringer Q802USB and How to Fix It.

 

The Problem

The Behringer Q802USB mixer doesn’t send audio to the headphone output in both directions (in and out) when using the USB to interface with your computer. In other words, you can’t hear yourself and the audio from the computer (e.g. Skype) at the same time when using the USB connection.

When I did my initial overview video of the Q802USB I didn’t find this quirk. Mostly because I had never seen it before nor did I know that there were mixers that could not do what seemed like an obvious task.  [Read more…]

Mackie Mix8 Mixer for Podcasting

Another solid entry into the sub $100 mixer shootout, the Mackie Mix8 mixer* has a lot of the features a podcaster would want at a budget friendly price.

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Record Skype using a Focusrite 2i4

Using the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB audio interface*, you can record Skype using several different methods to include a backup recording for redundancy.

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Where to Submit Your Podcast

Various Podcast directoriesYou’ve recorded your first podcast episodes and created a podcast ready RSS feed. Now what?

After making sure your podcast is available on your website, including an HTML5 (mobile friendly) player, you can begin submitting your podcast (using your RSS feed url) to the largest directories and apps.

Start with the four directories* listed in this infographic to ensure good coverage in most of the places people get podcasts.

Everyone will see varying numbers from each of the listed directories but these four will make your podcast available on the biggest platforms (Apple, Android, Microsoft, and Linux).

The directories listed in the infograph (below) are not necessarily in order of importance but have made this list because in order to be in each one, you have to go to the website and manually submit your podcast.

Some of the other popular directories, like Overcast, will include in your podcast automatically once you have submitted and been accepted into iTunes.
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New Motion Graphic Intro for YouTube

Here’s a new motion graphic that will play at the front end of most of my YouTube videos. I’ve been wanting to update the intro to my videos for a long time and I finally got around to it. The key is that it is short and branded. [Read more…]

Podcasts Are Coming to Google!

Google is getting their own podcast directory and they want you to submit your podcast nowgplay

In exciting news, Google is finally jumping back into podcasts by announcing that podcasts will be added to Google Play Music.

“Podcasts” and “Google” are not two words that have gone together very well over the last five or so years since the demise of the Google Listen app which was just so-so anyway. Well they’re back and it sounds like they’re all-in.

This is great news for podcast producers and hopefully many, many new podcast fans to come.

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How To Submit a Podcast To iTunes

Submitting your podcast to the iTunes store is easy once you have created your podcast-ready RSS feed.

The video above will show you how this is done and the step-by-step directions are below.

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