How to Submit Your Podcast to the TuneIn App

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TuneIn is an app that allows you to listen to music, sports, news and most importantly podcasts from almost any device!

It’s available in select cars by manufactures such as Ford, Chevy, and Tesla. The app is also available for most smartphones, tablets and many smartTV’s. In other words TuneIn gives your podcast a very large potential reach of new listeners (over 40 million so TuneIn Radio app logofar).

Here’s how to submit your podcast to their catalog. [Read more…]

TPS Ep. 058 – Audio Post Production with Joe Gilder (part 1)

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There’s lots of training online for audio post production. However, most of the information is focused on mastering audio for music. As podcaster’s our main post production concerns involve techniques related to mastering for voice only. Joe Gilder is an audio engineer who masters music for a living however Joe Gilder playing guitar  he’s also a podcaster. So I brought Joe inside The Podcasters’ Studio to talk about post processing as it applies to podcasting.

Joe runs a great site over at Home Studio Corner where he posts video tutorials and articles demonstrating many of the same effects that we use in podcast post produciton such as compression and EQ.

On this episode (part 1 of 2) Joe and I focus mostly on the things you need to do before you even open your audio editor of choice. Some of things we talk about are:

  • The subjective versus objective techniques for working with audio
  • Getting it right at the source – start with the best audio possible
  • How a cheap mixer might affect your sound
  • Obtaining a baseline sound you’d like to achieve by listening to your peers
  • Software (audio editors) and their importance

In part 2, Joe and I will dive deeper into the audio editor and talk a lot more about the actual effects that you’ll want to consider when post producing your audio.

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Do you need a reliable host for your audio or video podcast? Consider moving your show to Libsyn.com (my chosen host) and get your first month free when you use promo code: podcasthelper at checkout.

I’m speaking at Blogworld New York June 5 – 7, 2012.

If you’re still considering attending, use my code: PodRay10 to save an additional 10% off your ticket. And make sure you let me know you’re going so we can meet!

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TPS Ep. 054 – Free Audio Hosting Woes

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Blip.tv announces they will no longer accept audio only uploads. For the past six years or so, Blip.tv has been kindly hosting audio only files for free. Blip.tv is primarily a video site and nowblip.tv they’re cementing that with the discontinuation of audio only uploads. Here’s the official announcement:

At blip.tv we’re focused on being the best home for high quality, original, episodic, video web series. To that end, we have focused on making our upload process as easy and fool-proof as possible. For a number of years we’ve permitted the upload of non-video formats, but beginning December 13th, 2011 we will be turning off the ability to upload all audio-only formats, including MP3.

Pro accounts will still have the ability to create MP3 conversions from their source video files, but direct MP3 uploads will no longer be allowed. If you are uploading an audio only podcast, we strongly recommend using a more appropriate platform such as Libsyn or Podbean. By next week at the latest, we will begin offering an option in your Dashboard to re-direct your current feed to a new location. This will allow iTunes to move your subscribers over to your new feed and host automatically.

Thank you,
blip.tv

As of December 13th, 2011 Blip.tv no longer allows you to place your .mp3 files on their servers. This means if you hosted an audio only podcast on Blip.tv, you need to look for a new host for your show. Blip will be deleting any remaining audio only files that are hosted on their servers in July 2012. This means you must get your episodes off of Blip if that is the only place they live. Download them now and save them to your desktop.

Also, if you are using Blip’s feed features to deliver your podcast RSS feed (i.e. to iTunes), you will have to use their redirect tool to ensure that your listeners are not lost in the transfer.

Hear my opinions on the the Blip move as well as learn what to do if you need a new host. I also talk about my newest resource for podcasters, www.PodcastingQandA.com. A great place to get your podcasting questions answered or explore the catalog of questions and answers to learn a lot about producing podcasts.

Links mentioned in this episode
Podcasting Q & A (Learn about podcasting while getting your questions answered)
Vimeo.com/RayOrtega (Learn about HDDSLR filmmaking and browse my videos)
Auralex 1’x 1′ acoustic foam treatment kit – 24 pieces (Follow along as I treat my studio for better sound).
Blip.tv RSS feed redirect (use this to redirect your Blip.tv RSS feed to a new feed).
Zoom audio recorders

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TPS Ep. 053 – Podcasting Controversies – Part 2 of my Interview with Dave Jackson

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We continue where we left off talking to Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting.

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On this episode Dave and I chat about podcasting software and how using old gear can be just as effective as buying brand new. I ask Dave what he thinks about having to have the “radio voice” sound for your podcast and how he defines success when it comes to his shows.

We touch on ideas about investing in your show and how to produce a podcast on a budget. Dave gives us some great insight about some of his attempts to monetize his podcasts and opens up the pages of his podcasting ebook to share some tips.

We wrap up by approaching some of the more controversial podcasting topics such as people who say “podcasting is dead.” And you hear why I might agree. Listen in for some great conversation about all things podcasting as I wrap up my interview with Dave.

Links mentioned on this episode

School of Podcasting

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TPS Ep. 034 – How to Avoid Losing Contact with Your Audience

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On this episode, Vincent, host of This Week in Virology, calls in to talk about his mix-minus setup. Grant wants to know about slow download speeds from files hosted on blip.tv and I talk about having a plan to stay connected to your audience if one or more of your broadcasting channels goes down or gets shut off.

I also answer a few questions that came in via twitter since the last episode including, wireless mics for video, getting phone call audio into your mixer, and an easy way for getting your podcast into the Zune Marketplace.

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Links for this episode:
Knowledge base article on Blip.tv for slow download speeds
This Week in Virology
Submit a Podcast to the Zune Marketplace
Sennheiser Wireless Mic Packages

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