TPS083: Setting Up a Mix-Minus and Hosting Pitfalls

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If you want to record Skype using a mixer you’re going to need how to setup a mix-minus. The video below will show you how to go about setting that up and the linked post below will describe the entire process as well as show you detailed photographs of how to setup a mix-minus for recording Skype interviews.

A mix-minus allows you to send all the audio going into your mixer (voice, sound fx, music, etc) back to your caller on Skype without them getting their own voice back which would cause a feedback loop where they would hear their own voice.

Have you considered using SoundCloud as a podcast host? I talked about it on the previous episode and recommended that you don’t do it. I continue that conversation with some additional thoughts about going this route for your podcast hosting. In short, don’t use it if you can avoid it.

While on the subject of hosting, I talk about a podcaster who got shut down by his website host for hosting his audio files for podcasting on his share server. This is generally a bad idea and something I’ve talked about plenty. You should purchase podcast specific hosting in order to properly handle the special needs of serving a podcast to your audience.

Links* mentioned on this episode:

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.

If you’d like to use Blubrry to host your podcast (my other recommended host) you can get a free month by using the same promo code: podcasthelper

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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.

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  1. Heads up… WordPress 3.9 will have the ability to make audio & video playlists – encouraging people to upload content to their servers. This might get ugly. It doesn't allow content in those playlists to be links from our media hosting, but only what is in our media gallery. Just posted the link to this in the podcast g+ community.

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