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

About Ray Ortega

Full-time podcast producer and host of The Podcasters' Studio and Podcasters' Roundtable, I enjoy sharing my ten years of experience making podcasts to help others improve or start their own show.

  • As usual great episode Ray! As side notes to what you discussed, some of the biggest changes and impacts to our podcast (Waves of Tech) were to port forward in the firewall to the IP of the computer running Skype. This made a big difference in eliminating some echo and more direct voice communications. We finally left Blip TV to a paid service since our iTunes downloads would stall. You are correct file size has an impact and since our episodes are usually over 30 MB stalling would happen after about 5-10 MB, but it's stlil a great service for the price. Lastly, we use to use Ubercaster for recording Skype, editing and exporting our shows. We still use it as our editing tool; however, moved to an Edirol digital recorder for more direct and improved audio quality. It's so exciting to hear about your new studio and equipment! Can't wait to hear more about it. Take care and thanks for the new episode!

    • Steve,

      Thanks so much for the comment and compliments! The port forwarding thing is a work in progress because it doesn't sound like something you would want to have on all the time for security reasons which kind of makes it a pain because it always seems to be a problem changing ip's when you want to have the port forwarding on. I don't know, I'll have to find a more permanent solution so I'm interested in hearing more about how you have yours set up.

      I just bought an Edirol-09HR and it's on the way! So that is very exciting. Also I JUST, like an hour ago, a Heil PR40 so, wow…huge upgrade, probably not necessary but very exciting. So the studio is coming together nicely:)

      Again, thanks for listening and keep in touch.


  • Ray was recently featured on another podcast Mac 20 Questions. He talks about podcasting with his Mac.

    Thanks for coming on Mac20Q Ray

    David Allen

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