Mackie Mix8 Mixer for Podcasting

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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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TPS094: International Podcast Day and the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4

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IPD-Round-300International Podcast Day is September 30th, find out what you can do to support and grow the medium of podcasting.

The Focusrite Scarlett 2i4* audio interface is a great little device for plugging analog gear (microphones, mixers, etc.) into your computer and getting clean sounding, high-quality audio.  [Read more…]

TPS090: Replacing Media Files and Behringer Xenyx UFX1204 Mixer Review

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Of the many benefits of having a great podcast media host, having the ability to seamlessly replace a file is a nice option. With both Libsyn and Blubrry (use code: PodcastHelper for a free month at both), you have the ability to UFX1204insert a new file in place of an already published one. This allows you to easily fix errors after the fact without affecting your stats or remove time sensitive content once it expires. These are just two ways that replacing a file can help you in your podcast productions.

On this episode I speak to Krystal from Libsyn about how this process is performed inside a Libsyn account and the various options you have when performing a file replacement.

I also do a review of the Behringer Xenyx UFX1204 mixer.* [Read more…]

Rode NTG-1 Microphone Demo and Review

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The NTG-1 shotgun microphone by Rode is the best mic I’ve used (in terms of audio quality) so far for DSLR video production. Just take a listen to the quality of the mic and learn why it’s important to get the microphone away from the camera and close to the talent.

Description comparison (as listed at B&H)

“The Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone is designed for professional audio capturing in the field or indoors. With a history of manufacturing quality studio microphones, Rode has implemented low noise output electronics and wide bandwidth, both of which attribute to the NTG-1’s broadcast sound quality.”

In this video you can see I’m suing the Rode indoors. The mic performed really well and I didn’t have any issues with echo despite being in a fairly square, open room. Shotgun microphones can sometimes get confused when they recieve time delayed sounds that are a repeat of the sound they just took in however I didn’t have that issue with the NTG-1. One explanation is the proximity of the microphone to my mouth. I was really close to the mic. You can hear the mic really shine when used in the boom setup I used in the video. [Read more…]

TPS Ep. 016 – Podcast Freebies, Skype Tune Up, Mic Review, and Much More

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This episode of The Podcasters Studio takes a look at a variety of podcasting options such as how to record Skype calls for free (if you’re on a mac), how to make your Skype better suited for recording interviews, a great review by Neil aka @GeekwithGlasses covering the Audio Technica ATR3350 wired lavalier mic for video cameras, a great way to make easy money from your show, and much more! SkypeandGaragebandGraphic

Below are the links to all the items talked about in this episode.

Podsafe Music Network Artists featured on this episode of The Podcasters Studio. (listed in order of appearance)

  • Al Phlipp & The Woo Team – A man Reborn (open)creative_commons
  • Adam Woodall Band – Runaway (intro)
  • Bodybag – Tears Garden (featured as a transition)
  • cshc – e-cock (transition)
  • Aron Bass – lma (transition)
  • Anonymous American – Sleep Tight (outro)

All artists and songs are made available via Creative Commons License at www.MusicAlley.com

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