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

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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Remove Room Reverb from Your Podcast Recordings with a Plugin.

Here is some audio from a test I ran using a plugin that claims to remove echo from your recordings. In other words, a plugin to help podcasters with large empty rooms facing the challenge of getting the resulting reverb out of their recordings. When listening to this, you’ll want to make sure to wear some good headphones so that you can hear the reverb in the room.

The plugin seems to work pretty well which is quite an accomplishment however at over $50, I don’t think I would purchase it. But that is still cheaper than sound proofing your studio.

You can download and try the De-Verb plugin for yourself at the Sound Performance Lab website.

If you enjoy the demo, “Likes” are appreciated but make sure to let me know in the comments what you think overall. Would this be helpful for your recordings?