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Jeffrey Powers
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General Podcast Discussion  - 
 
We'll try this new Collections area out. I have set one up for Podcasting. Maybe add your podcast rig or episodes here? 
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Margie Omero

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Hi there. My show has two co-hosts in the same room, and we occasionally have remote guests. We record Skype calls using a mix-minus into our recorder. But they sound a little skype-y. When we've tried having guests record the call as well on their end, their quality & technical ability can be a little uneven, and anyway we still have their side of the call in our main mix. Anybody have a checklist they send guests about how to record a call on their end? For example, if you have a mac, do XYZ, if you're on your iPhone, do ABC? Or maybe other suggestions? Thanks so much!
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Adam Ryan

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Hey, all. I've been toying with the idea of releasing small, bite-size MP3 files (1-2 minutes), as "extras" to mailing-list subscribers, etc. I host w/ Libsyn and my website is WP self-hosted.

Any suggestions for the best way to play this, as a pre-cursor / test to gauge interest in future endeavors, such as Patreon support and the like? Should I try a password-protected blog post, or a behind-the-scenes (Libsyn) MP3?

Thanks in advance. I am sure that numerous podcasters have thought of (or are) doing similar?
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+Adam Ryan Oh ok.. sorry about that, I caught the "gauge interest" part and the rest was lost on me as it was 3am in the morning. 
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Jeffrey Powers
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Question of the Day - Analog or Digital Do you run from a USB mic or do you have a mixer, EQ, compressor, and more? What is your preferred recording system? 

I always run through my mixer, with EQ and compression / Expander-gate set for standard vocals. I record, then post mix. 
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I record and process in Audition CC + RODE NT1 - DBX 286s - RME Babyface. 
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Paul Peterson

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Another newbie question: What good is a "redirect" of your RSS feed if the company that hosted your audio files, created your RSS feed & offered that redirect has shut down its servers & gone out of business? »» 

(Related Q: If you redirect from A to B, then later from B to C, will your show's feed that's being read by iTunes forever do that multiple jump? Or does your RSS feed eventually reflect the fact that your audio files now reside at C... which means that the existence of A and B no longer matters?)
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Hey +Angelo Mandato -- Thanks for your reply. (I hope the folks at Blubrry realize what goodwill you create by being so active here.) ... You asked: "Who recently went out of business?" No one -- but I've been using Soundcloud for years, not for a podcast but for other stuff. And lots of people in this community have been raising red flags about hosting files with Soundcloud because their finances are shaky. I have a hard time believing they're going to disappear overnight, but you never know. Hence my question about redirects. 

And while I've said this before, it bears repeating: Given your online support, and the usefulness of PowerPress & its integration with Blubrry hosting, and Blubrry's general reputation, I'd become a customer tomorrow — if it weren't for the lack of a decent player to embed on my website. Soundcloud's player is beautiful & flexible, which is nice when showcasing a podcast that's taken hours & hours to produce. It always looks a bit strange to visit a podcast's website, and see a tiny, single line player above a page or two of show notes. Visually, it buries what's most important: the audio itself. ... I still can't understand why Blubrry and/or Libsyn haven't taken the plunge to develop or license (?) something as nice as Soundcloud's player. (I'm sure you've heard this a thousand times....)
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Michael Phillips (mjp)

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Question: How much of your podcast is scripted?

I don't do a lot of interviews, my podcast is basically me talking about stuff, and I've found that if I don't want to sound like a stammering clod it's best if I write the whole thing out every week - which makes transcripts easy, I will say ;). But that means about 4,000 words for a 30 minute show, so it's a lot of work.

I'm in awe of people who have the ability to talk extemporaneously for 30, 60 or 90 minutes and still make sense. To tell a coherent story for that long. Not that I've heard a lot of podcasts that attempt to do that, but I have to imagine there are a few (recommendations?).
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My specialty is the epic hour-or-more show about a particular subject.  (http://airspeedonline.com/2013/11/inside-airshows-part-3-tuskegee-3-audio-episode-show-notes/) If I need to just talk (which I sometimes need to do in order to get an episode out), I sometimes have a trusted friend on to be the interviewer and give me somebody to talk to.  
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Joey C

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Can anyone explain to me why they wouldn't use Wordpress to host their podcast?

I've hosted my podcast for years now integrated with the rest of my hyper local blog content and it seems easier to grow an audience with the podcast when you have a built in audience from a person's other photos and ramblings within the same blog.

The costs seem cheaper too.

It seems like the Lysbin team is very committed and I'd like to understand what benefits I would gain by hosting my podcast on Lysbin over Wordpress.

Thanks in advance for any insights on this.
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You can have blubrry host your podcast feed, so if you want the libsyn way we can do that too. We don't advertise it because we feel its not a good practice, its only ideal for folks who only treat podcasting as a hobby, and if that is you then go with a free service like blogtalkradio.

Libsyn feed, the URLs (link) goes to the libsyn landing pages, not to your site. Fine if your a hobbyist.

Yes you will redirect the feed if a customer wants to leave. And that is a good thing, we do it too for feeds we host.

The feed bandwidth on a website is not an issue unless you have a cheap web hosting account. You will also have issues with pages (your SEO will suffer as well). If your paying less than $10/month you are going to get what you pay for. As Apple says in the specs, get quality web hosting.

And yes there are over 30,000 WordPress plugins and some cause issues. Be smart, pick the ones that have the solid track records and you will be fine. Same can be said about software/apps you get for your computers or phones. 
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Simon Dueckert

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In some shows I heard that podcasters are using the MDX 4600 in their audio processing chain. I also tried it (mainly as gate to cut of breathing sounds etc.) but wasn't very happy with the results ( mainly because the gate function of the mdx is "hard").

What are your default settings and strategies to adopt it to individual speakers:

Trigger:
Release:
Gate:
Threshold:
Contour Low:
Enhancer:
Ratio:
Interact Knee:
db Output:
I/O Meter:
db Limiter:


THX in advance
Simon
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+Ray Ortega thank you very much sir for the link!
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Abe Nava

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Hello, my name is Abe Nava and I am 1/3 of the Hill Valley Podcast. We discuss movies, television, and multimedia topics. We have only been around for a month, but have a clear vision of where we want to take this. We feel this community is the audience we have been looking for and are very excited to support some other podcasters. Let us know what you think, we take constructive criticism very well. Also, feel free to follow us on twitter @OurHillValley. Welcome to Hill Valley! 
Fred | Abe | Sean A podcast where we talk about movies and things. Sometimes we're funny.
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Jeffrey Powers
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Question of the Day - Do You Sell Something? Besides sponsors (BTW I don't look at affiliate codes as sponsorships), do you push anything in-particular? Maybe a book or e-book, video series, another podcaster, or something else? This would be something that during your show you would say "By the way, check out this.." then move on. 
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Michael: The podcast came before the e-book. When I've mentioned the podcast to people, and when I loaded the files in other places, there was a bump in sales. But it's something that's been around for years that I really don't promote anymore. With the next story I plan to record, there's an existing e-book, so I'll see how that works out.
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Anthony King

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Hey guys. I have recently started a new podcast series that covers over film entertainment. We have three co-host that talk about film news and working in the film industry.  I am looking forward to network with everyone and get my podcast out there! 
Listen to our film podcast. That's Another Podcast.
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Sunny Gault

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I have a garageband question. I finished recording an episode and opened up the project to see this. I have no idea what it means. If I hit "skip" it opens up the project and says all my media files cannot be found. When I go to the media folder, my media files are there- but they're only a few seconds long (as opposed to 44 minutes). If I hit ok, it just tells me the files can't be found. I'm pretty sure this episode is toast, but I'm hoping someone can offer some insight as to what happened. I'm using Garageband 10.0.3 on OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. Thanks in advance!
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Simon Dueckert

Audio Podcasting  - 
 
The open source Podlove Plugin for Wordpress is widly used in the german-speaking podcasting scene. Main features are: nice webplayer (images/video possible), contributor directory, templating system, OS-independent one-click-subscribe-button, freely configurable feed option, rich statistics, and fully automated publishing process including Auphonic-processing.

Now there is also an english site describing the initiative: http://publisher.podlove.org
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Michael Phillips (mjp)

Introduce yourself, your Podcast  - 
 
Since I've started commenting and posting in here I should probably let you know where I live:

http://thisisnotatest.com/

It's mainly me talking about whatever struck me as absurd or interesting that week. I know that's not the best path to podcasting success, being unfocused and not having interesting guests, but it's what I've got, so we'll see how it goes.

I'm primarily a writer, not a talker, so doing this has been...interesting so far.
You may also hear me talking about office chairs, Malcolm Gladwell, technical people not being great communicators, baking pies, fundamentalism, the death of white America, dinosaurs, carbon, Rodney King, living in a cave in the desert, heads on ...
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Mark Franco

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Looking for recommendations on an email marketing service provider for our website.  I am leaning towards Aweber but would like to hear from those with experience  

Thanks all!
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one more for mailchimp!
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Richard Covert

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I got an email from the folk at PodClear that I could sign up for their service. It sounds like they have a unique twist on recording podcast interviews via Skype or other services, Have not tried it yet. But will report after I do.
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Jeff Holbrook

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I have no affiliate relationship with these guys, but here is something some folks may want to try out. I noticed a buy one get one free on hand held Blue mics. May is Mic Month at Sweetwater. Interesting for gear junkies. Let us know if anybody gets a good deal.
THE place to find unbeatable deals!
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Paul Peterson

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Newbie Q: Is it possible to host audio files on Soundcloud BUT create my RSS feed in WordPress (PowerPress)? ... In other words: I'd take the mp3 link from each episode I post on Soundcloud & insert that mp3 link in PowerPress.

If at some point I have to move audio files from Soundcloud (to Libsyn or Blubrry, say), then I could make redirects from inside WordPress/PowerPress -- saying, in effect: The mp3 for this episode is now in a new location ... is that right? 

Related Q: If this is possible, then wouldn't it also be possible to create three separate category podcasting RSS feeds in PowerPress — but host all mp3s for three separate shows on ONE Soundcloud account? 

Thanks in advance!
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If you are using blubrry hosting, you can
Configure ID3 tags in PowerPress. If you are not a customer then as Shawn said you need to do those elsewhere.

With blubrry hosting integrated into PowerPress we save publishers a lot of time by using the meta data you enter for your podcast into your ID3 tags, as well as provide the media uploading all in the same screen you compose your podcast show notes (blog post).
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Russell Devin McLain

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Greetings my name is Russell Devn McLain and I am the host of Radio Random Network. Looking forward to networking with everyone!!
Take Our Survey and Help us Learn our Audience. http://www.blubrry.com/rrnonline/survey/ Dauzat St.Marie is a Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter duo comprised of Mat Dauzat and Heather St. Marie. Their debut EP “Falling Again” is a collection of ...
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Jeff Holbrook

Audio Podcasting  - 
 
My wife and I are planning a new podcast and I have got the Show Art set up. Question: Has anyone upgraded to 3000x3000? I made jpgs at 3000, 2048, 1400, and 600 just to be thorough. I heard someone say the other day that 1400 is just fine and not to worry. Anyone?
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Thanks for the all the input! I appreciate the experts chiming in here. My jpg file sizes are as follows:
3000 - 663K
1400 - 443K
600 - 162K

I admit to having checked +Daniel J. Lewis site for file sizes, and adjusted the quality to get as close to the sizes as I could. +Rob Walch I had not thought that the fact of it being an audio podcast meant that large graphical devices would not be playing it anyway. I have been putting a smaller sized 600 in my other podcast ID3 tags. +Jeffrey Powers I have the different sizes covered except for 1280x720. Never thought of that. I'm intrigued. Where would I be putting that size? +Angelo Mandato Thanks for the info on png sizes. I had never worked with those, and I had no idea how huge they would be.

Thanks again, everybody!
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