Stream

Join this community to post or comment
Pinned by moderator

Jeffrey Powers
owner

General Podcast Discussion  - 
 
Are You Missing a Key Audience? Take the Challenge! I see so many people fight and claw to try and get on services like +Spotify and +Pandora (among others) for their podcasts, they overlook one service that - if cultivated right - will make you far more cash. I hear people say things like "They control your content" or "This free service is over-saturated" and even "Why are they taking my money on the ad split". Yet this podcast medium helps pay my monthly bills over any other.

What is it? Simply, it's +YouTube . If you put a little time and effort into promoting this channel, within a year it can become a great resource and might even add to your revenue stream by paying one or two monthly bills.

This month's revenues got me a new guitar, payed my phone bill and kept my fridge stocked.

The Challenge Go through the Creator's community (https://www.youtube-creatorcommunity.com). Put a small budget to your videos. Watch the video below - how adding a small boost of .25 - $1.00 or more shows ROI. Notice how I have this video setup for maximum exposure. Keep in mind the video might only be a catalyst to other videos of yours where the real viewing happens.

This is not an ad for YT, just a helping hand for those who are complaining on how Podcasting doesn't make money.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8FQasJ2kLQ
1
Dwaine Stroud's profile photo
 
So frustrating... I went through the process on YouTube, but when it sends me to adwords (on which I already have an account) there is nothing from YouTube that I just did. basically will have to start from scratch... Any ideas? Did I do something wrong?
Add a comment...

Austin Liang

General Podcast Discussion  - 
 
Hi all!

I just joined this community because I'm interested in learning more about podcasts and how to produce quality ones in combination with blogs. I look forward to learning from all of you!
2
Austin Liang's profile photoMack Caster's profile photo
7 comments
 
+Austin Liang, I would be interested to know as well. Podcasting is a very personal thing and no two are ever the same. I have yet to find one, as described above. But, I make no claim to knowing every podcast. 🙈
Add a comment...

Dr. Myles T. Jones

General Podcast Discussion  - 
 
Greetings All,

I am Myles.
I am new to the community but I have reached a sticking point in my attempt to podcast. I have a zoom H6, a Mackie 16 v fx, and a 528 e voice processor / limiter / compressor. My podcasts sounds great when I am listening to it on the Zoom. When I take out the SD card and put it into my MAC....DAW Audacity it sounds terrible. The volume is low and the voice sounds somewhat muddy. I did match up 96k 24 bit in audacity with the recording level. Does anyone have an idea of what I can do to get it to sound like the recording on the Zoom H6 or should I get another handheld or DAW? Other equipment MAC BOOK PRO, REV20 MIC
1
Dr. Myles T. Jones's profile photoMack Caster's profile photo
3 comments
 
If you need any help. We can skype after Tuesday. 
Add a comment...

Mack Caster

General Podcast Discussion  - 
 
Podcasting project. If you want your show listed, you must use my contact form and put "yes I agree" in the comments. You must also provide a link to your site. Once the project is finished, I will provide a download link so you can place it on your own sits, so you receive the hit count, not me.

You do not need a video intro, to participate. This is what the video will look like, to a very close degree. I am still waiting on two more people, to finish my project.

In my video intro, the first person is someone I don,t really know, but has the most knowledge in this part of podcasting. The second spent $26.00 and sounds better then the three grand I spent, to do the same thing. The third is the person I study under.

All three podcast, two are members of this community. Deadline to be included is July 5th. You can view the example here. https://youtu.be/rZnPfD_ZGq8
1
Add a comment...

Florante Valdez

General Podcast Discussion  - 
 
Believe it or not, there are more podcast hosting services available than you probably know. I tried to list them down, and here's what I found. Help me keep this list updated. Thanks
While podcasting has been around for quite a while now, it’s only enjoying its golden age in the past couple of years. And with that comes the sprout of various podcast hosting services to cater to the many would-be podcasters. So to help you easily find the best suitable media hosting service for your podcast, ...
6
Todd Cochrane's profile photoMack Caster's profile photo
19 comments
 
+Todd Cochrane, your last sentence hit the nail on the head! That will be my next video. It does no good for a Podcasters to clean their audio at a -20LUFS, just to have the volume pumped up by 10dbs by your streaming provider.

What you can not hear @ 20, becomes explosive @ 10. P.s. Your above statement was the same as +Angelo Mandato
Add a comment...

Michael Phillips (mjp)

General Podcast Discussion  - 
 
Turning bi
Weekly, that is.

I did a year of weekly shows, then at the beginning of 2016 switched to bi-weekly, that is, every two weeks. I expected a listener drop off when the frequency decreased, and I got it.

What's funny though is there's been a steady increase since that drop off, and now I'm averaging more listens that I had when the show was weekly (as you can see from the graph, the weekly show had a pretty consistent - i.e., flat - number of listens).

The rise could be coincidental to the schedule change, but I found it interesting. If it's not coincidental, maybe it's telling me something about my listeners. That they prefer the less frequent schedule? I don't know.

I'm leaning toward believing that the increase is coincidental, but I'd be interested to know other people's experience when they did a schedule change, to either more or less frequent. Did it affect your listener numbers?
1
paddy's profile photoMichael Phillips (mjp)'s profile photo
5 comments
 
Thanks +Christopher Gronlund and +paddy. I find the whole thing to be counter-intuitive at first glance, but the reasoning you give makes sense. Maybe it's time to go monthly. ;)
Add a comment...

Said Rivas

Podcast Announcements  - 
 
ANNOUNCEMENT: ALL OF MY FIRST EPISODES OF MY PODCAST ARE GONE! Now for some random reason they are ALL gone. This is how it happened: I was just checking through my episodes. Editing them. Until ALL of the sudden, they DUPLICATE. So I decided to delete the one that I THOUGHT were duplicates, but ending up deleting the ORIGINALS. Now I can't recover them, so they're lost FOREVER.

2ND ANNOUNCEMENT: Instead of doing my episodes live, I will now record them, and upload them. Because I noticed that every time my WI-FI goes out, the broadcast is interrupted, and ends the transmission. So now I will do them recorded. Unless I found another strategy to go back LIVE.

3RD ANNOUNCEMENT: Only episodes 6 and 7 are available. But in my YouTube channel. You can check them out HERE: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCbAmFDxxCCBZNzTtSDXGvmA

4TH ANNOUNCEMENT: Now episode 8 will now be EPISODE 1!!! That's right. I'LL START THIS CRAP ALLLLLLL OVER AGAIN.
Hey there all of you subscribers and non-subscribers. WELCOME TO MY OFFICIAL CHANNEL OF YOUTUBE! (Bronies are welcome cuz I'm one too, not to forget pegasist...
1
Mack Caster's profile photoSaid Rivas's profile photo
19 comments
 
+Mack Caster No I haven't.
Add a comment...

Johnathan Leslie

Audio Podcasting  - 
 
Guys, I need some advice. What's the best microphone I could get for under $70? Which ones would you recommend?
1
mark kelleher's profile photoMack Caster's profile photo
2 comments
 
If you can scrape up $30 more, you may want to check out the Shure SM 57 or 58. Make sure you check out the vid. This mic is legendary.

http://www.shure.com/americas/products/microphones/sm/sm58-vocal-microphone
Add a comment...

Modi K

General Podcast Discussion  - 
 
Hello Good People!
I need help! This Friday on my podcast we have a LIVE session that we call ‪#‎TeaTime‬ where we discuss about life as an entrepreneur and all the tasks that come with it. We are looking to get more interactions with our listeners... I would LOVE to have a Q&A/Questions part to it. So my question would be, How do I engage with our listeners prior to the show going LIVE so we are able to have some good content on the show?
ANY Suggestions are VERY much aprreciated!!
Womaneur Crush Wednesday Podcast
1
Mack Caster's profile photoModi K's profile photo
4 comments
Modi K
 
+Jeffrey Powers I will look into that. 
Add a comment...

Chris Moody

General Podcast Discussion  - 
 
Hi all, I hope this is okay to post this here. Besides being a podcaster, I also run a small hosting company which is actively looking for new clients.

Instead of doing the "standard" and having fixed prices and trying to ask you to pick which package you fit in, the pricing we come up with as after a conversation or two so I know where your at, and what your goal is.

If you are an expert with FTP and WordPress, and just looking for a spot to put up your site, then I can likely beat any of the bigger competition.

However, if you don't want to have to worry about configuring WordPress, and would like a lot of hand holding, then I'd be more than the standard hosting company, however I will give you much more help than they will.

Interested? send me either a message here, or email me at invite@katronixhosting.com

Thanks!

Chris
1
Mack Caster's profile photoChris Moody's profile photo
6 comments
 
Hope it went well
Add a comment...

About this community

REAL #PODCASTERS, REAL INTERACTION A community for podcasters that want help with their shows or pass information along to other aspiring podcasters. *Please READ THE RULES before you post * Important Rules: - REAL NAME ACCOUNTS ONLY. No business pages. - Post an intro to your show, but additional posts will be removed. - No SPAM. If you post the same #podcast info to 2-3 communities - that is SPAM and your post will be flagged. Other rules can be found in the links below: Feel free to Tweet out this community! "Need #Podcast #help ? Come talk to our Podcast Geeks and get the answers you are looking for! http://ow.ly/HITaR "
podcast central - Anywhere in the World!

Paul Colligan

General Podcast Discussion  - 
 
Uh, what happened with the Podcast Awards? If there is a blog post or something I can read, no need to rehash - but what happened ...?
1
Todd Cochrane's profile photoMack Caster's profile photo
3 comments
 
+Todd Cochrane, at this time, the link you provided has them demonizing you with no respect whatsoever for your effort in sustaining the awards. Again, you are a better man then I am Todd, as I would disqualify every single Podcast associated with these foul mouthed hoodlums and expose them for what they truly are!

I also have no doubt that as always, you will do the right thing and while it may not been seen by others, you Sir, have everything under control, as you always do! ;-)
Add a comment...

Said Rivas

Podcast Announcements  - 
 
In the next week, I will not be uploading any episodes of my podcast. Throughout the week. NADA. No, "Spreaker" didn't took down my podcast (THANK GOODNESS). But just a short break I'll have. I will try and contact to them to see if they have any backups of the episodes I deleted by accident. So. . . BARE WITH ME MY FELLOW PODCASTERS! And see y'all in a week. 😄 
1
Add a comment...

Paul Figgiani

Audio Podcasting  - 
 
A Specified Maximum Peak Level (True Peak) Is A Ceiling And Not Necessarily A Hard Target

There may be a bit of nebulous information being passed around specifically regarding the acceptable Maximum Peak (True Peak) level when processing audio files for Internet, Mobile, and Podcast distribution.

In general when a specification states the Maximum Permitted True Peak Level shall not exceed -1.0 dBTP or any other number - the spec. is suggesting a Ceiling and NOT a hard Target. In essence, the True Peak Max in the audio in question may exhibit a level that is in fact less than or lower than what is stated.

For example, in the world of professional Broadcast distribution, engineers (depending on location) will be expected to honor specification guidelines such as EBU R128 in Europe and ATSC/A 85 in America.

EBU R128 requires -23.0 LUFS Integrated Loudness (plus/minus 0.5 LU tolerance) with a Maximum Permitted True Peak Level of -1.0 dBTP.

ATSC/A 85 requires -24.0 LUFS Integrated Loudness (2 LU tolerance) with a Maximum Permitted True Peak Level of -2.0 dBTP.

Note: both examples are Broadcast Distribution Compliance specifications. They are not specifically related to Music Production, Mastering, or Podcasting workflows at the source.

The point is - both specs. clearly state that the maximum, accepted True Peak Levels are in fact Ceilings and not hard Targets. In Europe, if a post engineer submits a finished work that checks in at -23.0 LUFS with a Maximum True Peak level of -1.2 dBTP, it will not be rejected or deemed non-compliant.

Same in America - if a post engineer submits a finished work that checks in at -24.0 LUFS with a Maximum True Peak level of -2.5 dBTP, it will not be rejected or deemed non-compliant.

Of course in the Podcasting space we have revised guidelines that have been optimized for the platform. This is due to methods of consumption, including device gain deficiencies and potential problematic ambient environments. Considering that the majority of Podcasts are spoken word, optimized intelligibility is the ultimate goal.

With this in mind, it is irresponsible to state that all Podcasts must have the same exact Maximum True Peak. This is misinformation at it’s core.

Let me quickly explain the significance of Maximum True Peaks:

Peak levels in general are an indication of maximum amplitude, aka signal level (maximum voltage). They DO NOT represent or indicate perceptual, average Loudness - also referred to as Integrated or Program Loudness. Peak Levels that exceed 0dBFS will result in overload, also referred to as clipping.

Digital Audio Samples are quantized points represented by a waveform. Since there is space between each sample, the interpolation of the samples may push the signal higher and above what the successive samples indicate. The sample level would indicate the Sample Peak, and the interpolated Peaks represent Maximum True Peaks, or Intersample Peaks.

When an uncompressed WAV or AIFF file is converted to a lossy file format such as MP3, filtering may result in loss of headroom. This is most significant at low bit rates. For example if a source WAV file exhibits a Sample Peak Ceiling of -1.0 dBFS, the output Ceiling in the encoded MP3 will approach and possibly surpass 0dBFS. If this occurs the lossy audio will be clipped.

The bottom line is prior to lossy encoding, the producer is responsible for implementing sufficient headroom at the source in order to prevent possible clipping and so called non-compliance issues.

You are free to take your advice from anyone you choose, Personally I do not support -1.0 dBTP at the source, mainly due to the characteristics and results of lossy encoding as specified. These days I deliver distribution files with True Peaks no higher than -1.5 dBTP, and in most cases hovering around -2.0 dBTP.

If someone suggests to you that your encoded MP3 must exhibit an exact -1.0 dBTP Max, and goes on to state that if it does not - your audio fails to meet some sort of subjective interpretation of compliance guidelines, they are misinformed.

Finally, and as I noted - Maximum Peak Level is only part of any compliance spec. Integrated or Program Loudness descriptors are unique. They are typically measured and displayed in LUFS, or Loudness Units Relative to Full Scale. This descriptor indicates average, perceptual loudness over time. I support -16.0 LUFS (stereo) and -19.0 LUFS (mono) for spoken word/Podcast distribution with a bit of reasonable deviation.

-paul.
1
Mack Caster's profile photoPaul Figgiani's profile photo
6 comments
 
+Mack Caster Please don't make false accusations. I have never changed my views. Also - the perceptual equivalent of a stereo file Loudness normalized to (as an example) -18.0 LUFS is -21.0 LUFS. That includes the necessary -3dB gain offset.

Like I said - I have always advocated -16.0 LUFS (stereo) and -19.0 LUFS (mono). The True Peak Max should never result in intersample Peaks in the converted lossy file. Suitable targets in my view range anywhere from -1.5 dBTP to -2.0 dBTP or even slightly lower.

-paul.
Add a comment...

Matthew Coco

Introduce yourself, your Podcast  - 
 
Hey Guys, My name is Matt Coco and I host A Marketing Podcast (amarketingpodcast.com).

AMP is about developing marketing strategies and a deeper understanding of the various marketing tactics that are available and why, how, and what perspectives.

So if you're looking to market a small business and do so in a way that is based in a developed strategy and understanding of your audience, then check out the show! I'm always happy to help, please feel free to reach out any time.

Cheers.
A Marketing Podcast focuses on the development of small business marketing strategies through podcast sessions and marketing insights and courses.
1
Michael Phillips (mjp)'s profile photo
 
Funny, I was just thinking, "There aren't nearly enough marketing podcasts..."
Add a comment...

Paul Figgiani

Audio Podcasting  - 
 
Audition: Export with Adobe Media Encoder

Audition users need to be aware that it is now possible to export a Multitrack Session using a direct link to Adobe's Media Encoder. The option is located in the File Menu/Export - Export with Adobe Media Encoder.

One issue of significance is the availability of Loudness Normalization settings included in Media Encoder's Preset Effects pane. Compliant mixes are now possible upon export using various supplied Broadcast Standards Presets as well as custom user defined options.

Prior to this, Audition's Loudness Normalization support was restricted to file based off-line processing using the Match Loudness module.

Media Encoder's support for Loudness Normalization originally required hooking into an installed instance of iZotope's RX Loudness Control. RX Loudness Control is an off-line processor that functions as an Audio Suite Plugin in Pro Tools. It performs analyitics, targeted Loudness Normalization, and data retention. Adobe continues to support some of it's most useful processing options, such as Loudness Normalization Tolerance.

-paul.
3
Michael Murphy's profile photo
 
Loving the new Adobe updates across the board. 
Add a comment...

Darin L. Hammond

Introduce yourself, your Podcast  - 
 
I am new here, and excited to meet fellow podcasters. I stepped out of the box and recycled it. Empathy is my superpower. I blog and podcast about connections between psychology and blogging/podcasting. PsychoSocial Blogging Podcast explores the human brain and society amped on technology, focusing on the psychology and sociology of blogging and social media. 
1
Mack Caster's profile photo
 
+Darin L. Hammond, welcome to the sand box! ;-)
Add a comment...

Dawn Lidwell

Introduce yourself, your Podcast  - 
 
Hey everyone! I'm new to the community and just wanted to introduce myself. Although I do not currently have a podcast of my own, I'm on the Board of Directors of a new non-profit organization that is considering starting a podcast. That said, I thought I would start learning about the ins and outs of the "behind the mic" scenes, so to speak - and here I am!

A little about me - In addition to the non-profit organization, I am a freelance writer specializing in writing press releases, blog posts, and - yes - podcast show notes. Although I've helped several podcasters with their show notes writing needs - I know very little about the actual recording, editing, and producing end of things! I'm really looking forward to learning from those of you here that are experienced in the whole sha-bang!
3
J.D. Sutter's profile photoMack Caster's profile photo
13 comments
 
+Dawn Lidwell, if you click on my pic and go to my Google Plus page, I made a video for you on how to use Reaper to mix and master your audio file. It covers importing, naming your tracks, splitting your tracks, lining up your tracks, analyzing your tracks and normalizing your tracks all at once to the proper LUFS, and applying your Tru Peak Meter. Reaper makes it so easy. Cheers!
Add a comment...

Johnathan Leslie

Audio Podcasting  - 
 
Hey,
I'm a new audio editor and I'm looking to build my portfolio. Could any of you give me an episode or two to work on? I won't charge you for it.
1
Mack Caster's profile photoDoorToDoorGeek “Stephen McLaughlin”'s profile photo
3 comments
 
Will do, I saw it but am busy
Add a comment...

Dave Visaya

General Podcast Discussion  - 
 
Question: Do you use a podcast editor to do most of the editing? 
A lot of podcasters edit their show, but you don’t have to edit your show on your own. Here are some reasons why!
1
1
Dave Visaya's profile photoEvo Terra's profile photoDan Campos's profile photo
4 comments
 
Do great work, +Dave Visaya and things others wont so your clients never leave and tell all their friends. At least that's what I'm trying!

Add a comment...

Matthew Coco

General Podcast Discussion  - 
 
Hey guys, I need your help in validating an idea of mine. As a podcaster I've noticed some administration tasks that there isn't a specific tool to support, or make easier to perform. Those are managing contacts (interviewees, sponsorship deals contacts,etc), planning my next podcast session or episode, being able to refer to previous episodes in other shows quickly without digging into old show notes or listening to the episode again.

Podcasteasy.com is my solution to these problems. I'm building it for myself no matter what, but I'd like your help, to help me make it a commercial product (or just keep it to myself). I'd love your feedback, and maybe even your commitment.

Happy to chat and you can find out all about it at www.podcasteasy.com cheers!
4
Matthew Coco's profile photo
5 comments
 
+Florante Valdez paypal hey. Hmmm. here's the thing. The commit form and process happens in stripe which allows me to transition those who commit into the recurring model once launch happens with ease. Whereas if I took commitments through paypal, you would need to go and create a new account once launch comes along.... I don't want to lose potentially committed folks like yourself though. Shoot me an email to matt@podcasteasy.com and we can discuss. Most of all - thanks for your interest guys!
Add a comment...