Solved! Using A Multichannel Audio Interface with Skype

How do you use a multichannel audio interface with Skype and other VOIP apps so you can include more than one microphone when many only accept a single channel of audio? Use a free app to create a mono input!

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Insert Channels for Multitrack Output from an Analog Audio Mixer

Does your mixer output multitrack audio via USB? No. Does it have insert channels? If so, you can still get multichannel out!

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How to Record 2 Separate Channels on Any Mixer

Can you record two separate audio channels on any mixer? Yes, you can get 2 separated tracks by panning two channels of a stereo mix.

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How to Build Acoustic Panels for a Recording Studio

Making your own acoustic panels can save you a significant amount of money and turn your home studio, a place that, in most cases, was not built for recording, into a well treated, good sounding, place to record. This tutorial will show you how I built the acoustic panels that I’m using in my own home studio including the tools, materials, cost and step-by-step DIY instructions. Approximate total cost per panel (materials only): $25-$30


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Canon 80D Video Menu Setup

The video specific menus on the Canon 80D provide lots of options for setting up your DSLR to shoot high-quality video. This tutorial is a complete walkthrough of the Canon 80D video menu settings.

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Record Skype using a Focusrite 2i4

Using the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB audio interface*, you can record Skype using several different methods to include a backup recording for redundancy.

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Where to Submit Your Podcast

Various Podcast directoriesYou’ve recorded your first podcast episodes and created a podcast ready RSS feed. Now what?

After making sure your podcast is available on your website, including an HTML5 (mobile friendly) player, you can begin submitting your podcast (using your RSS feed url) to the largest directories and apps.

Start with the four directories* listed in this infographic to ensure good coverage in most of the places people get podcasts.

Everyone will see varying numbers from each of the listed directories but these four will make your podcast available on the biggest platforms (Apple, Android, Microsoft, and Linux).

The directories listed in the infograph (below) are not necessarily in order of importance but have made this list because in order to be in each one, you have to go to the website and manually submit your podcast.

Some of the other popular directories, like Overcast, will include in your podcast automatically once you have submitted and been accepted into iTunes.
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How To Submit a Podcast To iTunes

Submitting your podcast to the iTunes store is easy once you have created your podcast-ready RSS feed.

The video above will show you how this is done and the step-by-step directions are below.

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TPS091: Gain Staging Any Mixer

Setting up a mixer can be a difficult task. Even on the smallest mixers there are numerous buttons and knobs that all affect the audio you put into it. Knowing exactly which knobs to turn and when can be confusing at best and can wreck your audio at worst. In this episode I talk about how to gain stage (setup your microphone for proper audio levels) any mixer you might use as a podcaster.

Because beginning podcasters often start with a very limited budget, we tend to purchase mixers that don’t feature all the tools that some higher end mixers have such as PFL/Solo buttons for easier gain staging of your microphones. But even the cheapest mixers have the minimum controls to setup your levels properly. I talk about how to use both a channel’s peak light and/or the main mix meters to get your mixer operating a level that the manufacture intended it to be used at.


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