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Ant Pruitt

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I'm Ant Pruitt. I'm a IT pro by day managing a support team. 
By night I'm a writer and podcaster. Writing for aNewDomain.net/com run by Gina Smith and John C. Dvorak.
2 primary podcasts include:

YetAnotherTechShow.com which is general informative, but entertaining tech discussions. We have fun and laugh. http://yetanothertechshow.com

*Smartphone Photographers "Point and Shoot" * I host this semi-private community on Google Plus it turned into a popular hobby for me and we have weekly hangouts on air as well as a monthly weekend edition to include our global members more. 
http://smartphone-photographers.com 

I hope to get back to my personal audio show called "Stream of Consciousness" on AntPruitt.com.  Not enough time in a day to include my support gig, my writing, other podcasts and being a family man. I have to try to get about 3hrs of sleep each day. ;) 

Thanks for having me here.
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Current equipment:
camera - Logitech c920
mics - Legacy LSM60 and Peavy PV1100
Mixer - Behringer X1204
Mixed Audio- Nexus 7 with Google All-Access Music
Electric Keyboard - Yamaha YPT-310
PC - custom built with 8core AMD FX8320 CPU, 16GB RAM, Yamakasi 27'' IPS display, LG Flatron 20'' LCD.
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Seth Resler

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Here's a demo of the 9-volt powered ART USB Dual Pre and two iOS devices used to record a guest on FaceTime, Skype or another App based VoIP.  It's a great mobile rig that is totally battery powered.
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Nice job! This is great! Thanks for sharing. 
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Cliff Ravenscraft
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TRANSCRIPTIONS:

If you happen to have transcriptions done for your podcast and the person or company that does your transcriptions is available for hire to do more of this type of work, can you please post about your experience and share the contact information in a comment here?
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I've used Amazon Mechanical Turk once for this. It was ok and I offered a reasonable price based on an article I read about AMT transcription.
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Jeffrey Powers
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Community Question I have left +Gary Fawcett post up because we set no rule on getting into the "New and Noteworthy" area. Still, do you want to see those screenshots in this community?
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I don't see a problem with it. It is a milestone and there's nothing wrong with sharing that. If it helps spark discussions about what podcasters are doing with their shows in order to be featured, when others may be struggling with that, then even better. I'm sure I'm not the only one baffled by iTunes' algorithm for rankings. Still striving to get my own show above "rival" shows that have long since pod faded but still sit in the top 100 in my category. 
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Thinking of adding a Teleprompter to your studio rig? I have been. Does anyone in the group have one? What are your thoughts? Does it make your video work better? 


I stopped by these guys while at +NAB Show 

NAB 2014: Mirror Image - Add a Teleprompter to Your Video Podcast

#geekout  
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+kevin cox then you should watch the Videos because I have already talked about it
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Very happy today our beekeeping podcast has been featured in new and noteworthy in iTunes (New Zealand Store). We have been doing the podcast for two years so that must mean we are noteworthy 😄 http://Kiwimana.co.NZ/podcast
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Congratulations!!! Hurray for BeeKeeping!
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Jeffrey Powers
owner

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My new camera audio upgrade arrived... #geekout
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That's a great unit for the price +Jeffrey Powers , congrats! I think that Jeff Town at Transom.org is one of the best audio guys and this is his new favorite prosumer grade recorder. I have the Tascam DR100 MKII, which is comparable in terms of the great pres, but if I didn't, I would certainly buy this unit, especially at the price it is going for lately.
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Brian Schwartz

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The end of mix minus is nigh (I think).  Saw this video.  Honestly, I can't tell from what he is saying whether the caller and the guest only hear themselves though they would have to in order to make it work.  Regardless, innovation is moving toward making mix minus obsolete ( at least with multiple PCs and a physical mixer).  That is worth celebrating.
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Wonder if you can use virtual sound card a la VAC to meet that requirement?
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About this community

A community for podcasters that want help with their shows or pass information along to 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 info to 2-3 communities - that is SPAM and your post will be flagged. Other rules can be found in the links below:
 
I have a 2 part question...  PART 1 - Which do you prefer for your "audio only" podcasts? Condenser or dynamic mics?
PART 2 - what would you consider to be the best mic under $100 for podcasting right now? 
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My current condenser doesn't pick up ambient. If i turn away, I'm not heard. 
My previous condenser was nice too over usb. Blue Yeti. ($100)
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Barrett Ison

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Hi all! A friend and I recently started a podcast about craftbeer and would love some feedback and advice going forward. We are about to record our fifth episode this weekend. We record on an iPhone 5c using Bossjock. If anyone wants to check it out and offer some advice, it's available on iTunes: The Six Pack Podcast
Thanks everyone! Look forward to hearing your work and learning from you!
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Very cool and interesting idea :). If you happen to be around Croatia, I would be interested to hear a podcast about our bears. Let me know if you need some pointers. Good luck with the podcast!
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Do you use the RSS feed provided by your media hosting provider (i.e. libsyn) or do you generate the RSS from your site (Wordpress) using something like Power Press? And why?
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The survey is a great share. Thx!
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Hey everyone! I'm Veronica, I've been a podcaster since 2005. I'm looking to upgrade my home set-up. Currently I'm using a Shure SM-7b, a Fast Track Ulta, and a Macbook Air for recording. 

I'm getting a new Macbook Pro, and I'd like a small mixer that I can also take with me for on-location recordings. It's been a while since I've bought new gear, so any recommendations you can give would be great! Thanks!
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It's really going to come down to whether you need mix minus (Skype, phone...as you know)  and/or more inputs than you're getting. I would assume you know where your needs are at this point having used a fairly portable setup. I haven't seen a 4 port mixer that provides the AUX Send you'd need for mix minus but many 8's will. If you get a mixer take a look at the Alesis Multimix 4 and 8 ports. Mackie makes comparable units as well. Behringer would be more budget-friendly but I think they have inferior pre-amps to the previous. I say that based on a single purchase though many use Behringers and love them. Allen & Heath's ZED10 is nice as well, albeit a little big for on-the-go.
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Time to get rid of Hostgator. What are other podcasters using to host their Wordpress websites? Anybody using WP Engine or Synthesis?
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I've used Flywheel for WP hosting too. They are especially good if you are looking to manage several sites under a single interface. http://getflywheel.com/
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Rick Durham

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Hello group, My name is Rick and I am a huge podcast listener and want desperately to do one of my own.  I am just in the beginning stages--doing research, that is, watching about every podcast tutorial I can find etc..   I have purchased a macbook air and a yeti mic. I have downloaded audacity and have started learning to use that.  I want to do this on a very limited budget to start with but am willing to put together a decent home studio if all goes well. 

I thought this group might have someone who wanted to be in on starting a podcast as a co-host.  I would also love to meet someone who loves podcasting and teaching people the ropes.  Someone would be willing to go on hangouts with me and walk through the podcasting process.  

If anyone is interested let me know.  I don't really know for sure what I want to podcast about, I have several interests that would make good shows but am open to a lot of things. 
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I second not using the yeti. My co host uses the audiotechnica atr 2100 and he sounds great and it's much less expensive then the yeti. You could get the atr2100 and a boom arm + shock mount for cheaper then the yeti. 
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Brad Farris

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Any Podcasters headed out to #ICON14  next week?

I'd love to connect with some fellow podcasters at the Infusionsoft Conf in Phoenix next week. If you are headed out there drop me a comment and we'll find a way to connect!
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Jason Bryant

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I'm Jason Bryant and I've been a professional broadcast journalist for 18 years. I've specialized in sports, but most of my coverage centers around wrestling, Olympic, College and High School wrestling. I've covered World Championships, Olympic Games and dozens of national championships. I run a podcast called the "Short Time Wrestling Podcast," which does semi-nightly updates during the college season and in the off-season, an interview series. I also work with the On The Mat radio program out of Cedar Falls, Iowa and their one-hour show is part of our podcast network. I've been reading some of the contributors here regularly and they've all helped in getting my podcast crisper, cleaner and easier to produce. If you want to define "niche," ... at least in the sports world, that's what I've got. 
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DJ Chapman

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Hello, my name is DJ Chapman and I co-host a podcast called Mad Bracket Status. We're a comedy/debate podcast where we take different pop culture topics each week, put them into a bracket and debate them. Everything from video games to television, we cover it. Give it a listen if you think you'd like this.
madbracketstatus.com
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Thanks!
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Richard Midson

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You know the way that in vidcasts people often look down because they are trying to read their notes or see the guest they are talking too.  I came across a sort of autocue/teleprompter by a firm called Bodelin today. I immediately tried to see if there was a way of getting it (UK) but the companies own website had errors and Amazon says it doesn`t know when any future products will come in. It's a brilliant idea though. Has no one else done something like this? I've rigged up small panes of glass before but that is very cumbersome compared to something that (looks at least) as simple as this? Any other products out there or any other suggestions beyond "remember to look up"?
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It's the telescopic eye2eye product. I was so curious I ordered one to see how it goes. I've tried `forcing myself to look up' in web video but if you have a lot of things to fit in it's very hard to stop looking down. I've used proper autocues in the past (in broadcast studios) and they just make life so much easier and your presentation so much more convincing. Looking forward to see what this is like. I`ll report back!
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Jeffrey Powers
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Topic of the Day Business Account Posting on Podcasters - Should we allow it?

Ever since I started this community there was the rule you must post as a real-name account. The theory is simple: Google's policy was you must provide your real name on a standard profile so I did the same.

I have also disallowed business profiles to post. This was to:
A. avoid "Gun and Run" posts and
B. make sure its one person posting which could account for who posted it (since a business can have multiple managers to the account)
 - We have already had business accounts spam the site. When I talk with the profile, they didn't know who posted the spam. 

I am thinking about relaxing the rule a bit for business profiles because of people like +Polite Society Podcast and +La Mansion del Ingles who actually contribute to the site. They should also be able to ask questions, right?

Keep in mind Google still has a real name policy. Your profile could still be suspended for not following that. 

Thoughts? I would still want you to post using your real-name account over any business account because you will get more engagement that way. 
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I am the person behind the polite society podcast. I apologize if I have done something inappropriate. I primarily use Google Plus for the show although I do have a personal profile (obviously) that is neglected. I use my tablet to do a lot of my social networking, and with Google Plus it is sometimes quite difficult to know if I am commenting as me or as the show without backing out and loosing the post.

I will try to be certain that I am posting as Paul Lathrop in the future.
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