TPS100: All the Podcasting Tips

The first Podcasters’ Studio that doesn’t start with a zero (ex: 001, 099)! Episode 100, we made it! Thank you to everyone who has ever listened and helped the show reach this milestone.

This is a mighty episode filled with all the still relevant tips from the last 99 episodes of The Podcasters’ Studio. I relistened to every episode (that was painful) and culled all the tips that I thought would still be useful in 2017. There is plenty of good content left in each of the episodes, I don’t include them all here but the tips on this episode are ones that you can take back to your own show right now and grow the show you already have or start the podcast you’ve always wanted.

Most of the lessons in this episode where culled while listening to most of my back catalog of content. I scrubbed through all my past podcast episodes picking out those things that made me think I could of done it differently or want to change moving forward past episode 100.
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TPS088: Compression for Podcasts with Randy Coppinger

Ever wonder when, how or why to use compression when post-processing your podcast? If the answer is yes then this is your episode. Randy Coppinger, professional audio engineer, talks with me about using compression for your spoken word podcast and just as importantly, when not to.compressor

We talk about what compression can do for your audio, how it can damage it and all the factors that go into the results you’ll get from a compressor including your microphone.

After that we dive into how you might want to set up a compressor or at least where to start. If you feel lost when you look at a compressor, don’t worry, we all were at some point.

The key element is practice. You just need to start turning the knobs. This episode will help you understand what to listen for when using compression and how to improve your post processing techniques for your podcast.

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TPS086: Loudness Normalization with Georg from Auphonic (Part 2)

Loudness normalization of your audio is a “simple” process for measuring and processing for the perceived level of your audio. Perceived levels are how the human ear interprets levels. In recent years, new standards for measuring perceived level have arisen out of a lot of research and engineering.  Georg Holzmann and I discuss the history of measuring loudness and these new standards more in depth in part one of this interview. For an even more complete understanding of these newer standards please see the links at the end of this post for useful resources.EBU R128 logo

In part two of our talk, Georg and I take a look at loudness normalization as provided by his service available at Auphonic.com. We also talk about how a podcaster can start to begin measuring and performing loudness normalization in their own audio editing system. [Read more…]

TPS Ep. 059 – Part Two – Audio Post Production for Podcasters with Joe Gilder

We’re back in the Studio with Joe Gilder, audio engineer and Joe Gilder playing guitar podcaster, for part two in our discussion about audio post production for podcasters.

On this episode (part 2 of 2) Joe and I open up the audio editor and take a look at the effects we use when post processing our audio for podcasting. Specifically we take a look at:  [Read more…]

Audio compression tutorials

I’ve spent hours culling through all the video tutorials I could find to help you get a better understanding of specific audio production concepts.

The videos on this page all deal with the concept of compression and help you understand how to go about using this effect in your audio editing. Underneath each video, I’ve described what, for me, was the primary takeaway from each video (i.e. what made me post it here).


William gives a great breakdown of the basics, explaining compression controls very clearly. His demo is on a drum track but you get a chance to really hear what he’s talking about.

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TPS Ep. 013 – Free Audio Editing Solutions

GarageBand waveformThere are many ways to record and edit your podcast.

In this episode I cover some of the best free solutions out there available to podcasters.

I talk about products such as Audacity, Garageband, and host of great web based solutions presented by Aviary.

I also talk a little about audio compression/encoding including a very useful tip for using itunes to spice up your podcast audio file.

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