TPS087: EQ for Podcasts with Rob Williams

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Ever wanted to learn how to use the post processing effect EQ? This is two hours of pure EQ talk for your podcast with professional audio engineer Rob Williams. While you still need to get your hands dirty and mess with the settings to truly learn EQ, this episode will help remove the Parametric EQfirst barrier to becoming great at using EQ…knowledge.

The best part of this interview (to me) is the focus on dialog and the human voice. You can find many tutorials for using an EQ to post process your audio but as podcasters we have specific needs. Rob and I dive specifically into what those needs are and how to use an EQ for podcasting (spoken word).

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How to Get a Sponsor for Your Podcast

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There are many ways to make money with your podcast (not to be confused with getting rich). The best of these methods is to obtain a sponsor that works with you exclusively. Often times this will result in more money, more customization, and an overall better experience for your audience. This however is likely the hardest way to monetize your podcast…or is it?

I found this video today by Gary Vaynerchuk. If you don’t know him, he is a wine retailer turned podcaster turned millionaire.  But what I know Gary for most are his insights into new media and his awesome ability to speak and engage an audience. You will definitely see what I mean when you watch this video. He never lacks for energy. The bottom line, when Gary speaks he’s often right and this is one of those times… [Read more…]

TPS Ep. 060 – Starting Your First Podcast: A First Time Podcaster’s Experience

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From blogger to podcaster, Jeff Yin shares his experience of starting his very first podcast.

Jeff attended Blogworld NYC 2012 as a blogger and quickly learned he’d make a great podcaster after attending several of the podcasting track sessions including Podcasting 101 which I was a part of. One month later, Jeff had taken some basic gear he already owned and started his first podcast, Entrepreneurs with Day Jobs.

Find out the process he took to starting his new show and how a small budget, a little advice and some informed choices led to the start of a great sounding podcast. [Read more…]

TPS Ep. 050 – Back to Podcasting Basics (Part 1 of 2)

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Learn the basics of podcasting from how to decide on a topic to choosing gear, software and hosting for your website and media.

You’ve decided you want to start your own podcast and now you need to know how to proceed. In this episode we go back to the beginning and walk you through the basic elements needed to create a podcast.Shure SM58 microphone

Your first step is to decide on a topic. Pick something you know well and love to talk about to no end. This will help to keep you motivated over the period of many episodes.

Are you going to produce an audio only show or a video podcast? In both cases you’ll need gear that allows you to capture, edit and compress your digital media into a podcast friendly format. The basic gear for an audio podcast is a microphone (I recommend a dynamic mic), a mixer and some headphones. I’ve made the basic assumption that you already have a computer.

For video, at a minimum, you’ll need a video camera and some editing software. However I highly recommend including an external microphone that plugs into your camera. Good audio, even in video podcasting, is as or more important than the image you are capturing.

Finally you’ll want to purchase some basic hosting for a website and your media files.

Make sure to listen to part two of the basics of podcasting (episode 52) where you’ll learn about creating a graphic identity that represent your show, creating a future proofed RSS feed for submitting across the web, and how to get your podcast listed in podcast directories such as iTunes.

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TPS Ep. 031 – Mixers, Mix-Minus, and Edirol vs Zoom Comparison

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On this episode I’m talking about new gear in the studio including a Mackie ProFX12 mixer and the Zoom H4n.

I also discuss how I do a mix-minus setup for recording Skype calls. And I’m curious as a podcaster, do you apologize to your audience when you miss your regular schedule?

Learn about why I chose the Mackie mixer and how I set it up to perform a mix-minus which allows you to record a Skype conversation. I also recently bought a Zoom H4n for my HDDSLR video setup and I explain what I like about it in comparison to my other audio recorder, the Edirol R-09HR.

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TPS Ep. 017 – Part 2 of my Interview with Jeff Roney

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Jeff’s back in the studio, virtually via Skype, with part two of our interview.

On this episode we talk about twitter strategies, connecting with your audience, SEO, being a more efficient podcaster, content ideas for your show, and we take a look inside Jeff’s studio including what hardware and software he uses to produce his shows.

Take a listen and make sure to email your questions to me here at ThePodcastersStudio [at ] gmail.com or call in via our irzpbannern studio phone line at 925.567.3335.

Also if you are in need of podcast consulting, you want to build your own show or improve the one you already have, please visit the consulting page and contact me for one-on-one training and development.

Thanks for listening, now go start a podcast….or two!

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Learn how to get started using iTunes

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HOW TO GET STARTED USING ITUNES

Learn how to get started using iTunes to subscribe to podcasts. If you’ve never used iTunes, this video will help you learn the basics. Itunes is great place to find podcasts on any and all topics including this show, The Podcasters Studio.

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