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Over the last few weeks, we've received an deluge of requests to join the group. Upon investigation, it appears that most of the requests are likely spammers. Therefore, if you want to join the group, here are some of the indicators we use to decide whether to grant your membership request:

1. Do you have a graphic for your profile? If you can't be bothered, we can't either.

2. Is your graphic sexually suggestive? If you, you don't get in.

3. You must have no less than five followers.

4. There must be some information available by viewing your profile that suggests you are connected with or interested in podcasting.

If you are wrongly denied an account, please apply again. If you register and post spam, the post will be removed, it will be reported to Google as spam, and you will be banned from the group.

The purpose of the group is to discuss podcasting. It is not a place for spam and promotion.

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RadioYo Opens Registration for Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

RadioYo, a platform for people to livestream free online radio shows and broadcast prerecorded podcast episodes, announced today registration for RadioYo's initial coin offering (ICO) has begun. People interested in participating in the crowdsale of RadioYo's token, the RAO, can register at https://rao.radioyo.fm/home/register.

Our press release can be found at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/01/prweb15089005.htm

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Should you start a YouTube channel or a podcast?

Which channel is better suited to you and which will be better for your business?

http://www.podcastinghacks.com/youtube-vs-podcasting/

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We have a new podcast service offering to introduce today. The Blubrry team is proud to debut Podcast Mirror.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/12/prweb14985717.htm

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I have to say I'm really happy to have this used TASCAM HD-R1 recorder backing up everything now.

It has an Ethernet port so you never have to remove the CF card - just manage all the files using ftp. It gives a great feeling of security since everything got glitchier moving to Sierra (don't get me started..), and it's on the UPS so it keeps going in stormy weather. Records in 48 KHz or 44.1, 24 or 16 bit, WAV or MP3.
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Hey folks, I'm hoping someone might be able to help me.
Here's the setup:

Windows 10
MixPad recording app by NCH
VB-Audio Virtual Cable
Skype
Snowball ICE Blue microphone (USB)

I can get Mixad to record from Skype on one channel and use the Blue mic on a second channel. It records fine. Skype is setup to use audio out as the VB-AV Cable and the blue mic for input.

However, I cannot hear sound through the laptop speakers coming from the VB set as audio. I can hear the recorded audio on playback but that's it, not during recording or live anyway else.

trying to record podcast from Skype and while it is recording both of us, I can't hear the Skype input while recording or outside of playback. Hard to have a discussion if I can't hear them.

Any suggestions?

Today's Top Tip: once you start recording an intro/outro, leave the mic (including mic-stand and cable) ALONE!!!

It's one thing to clean up noisy audio in post. I can do some ridiculous things in post with Izotope RX. But cleaning out the creaks & thumps of somebody adjusting their mic stand mid-sentence is tremendously time-consuming and SO easily avoided. I can clean up some pretty bad (stumbling) takes; but cleaning up mic-stand bumps is the worst.

To my on-air talent peeps: if you care about your producers/editors in the slightest, once you've started an intro/outro run, leave the mic alone.

I recently updated Windows 10. This seems to have broken parts of my primary DAW. Anybody else noticing strange post-update behavior?

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Noise and Downward Expanders

The attached graphic includes three frequency analysis plots. At the far left the analyzer reflects high level (isolated) broadband noise. The most prominent aspect is a loud, persistent 120Hz hum. This noise is constant throughout active and inactive speech.

The middle frequency plot displays full Downward Expansion attenuation of the noise. The attenuation occurs during prolonged passages of inactive speech. In essence the combined signal level (noise + speech) has dropped below a defined Threshold thus initiating signal attenuation (Gate closed).

The frequency plot located at the far right displays active speech with it's signal level above the defined Threshold (Gate open). Notice how the inherent noise is once again persistent (and audible).

Please note a Downward Expander is incapable of distinguishing speech from noise. The process solely relies on combined signal level and it's relevance to a defined Threshold. Basicilly in this example passages of active speech will (for the most part) include audible noise.

Keep in mind the source signal level of inherent noise will determine the seamlessness of the transition between persistent noise and attenuation. If the level of the noise floor is very low, transitions will be less prominent and therefore acceptable to the listener. However if the signal level of the noise floor is elevated - transitions between audibility and attenuation will be jarring. This is certainly not recommended.

-paul.

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