Anyone who is involved in Internet broadcasting or podcasting is likely already familiar with the Heil PR40 and the Electro-Voice RE20 microphones. If you watch TWiT or a hundred other networks, you’re probably going to see a PR40. If you’ve ever visited a radio station or watched a live stream from a radio studio, you’re probably going to see an RE20.
Popular, free podcasting tools you can use to create, host, and grow your podcast without buying the premium alternatives. Audio, video, website, and more tools to help you be a successful podcaster without having to be rich.
Ileane Smith's insight:
Daniel J. Lewis does an amazing job with this post. My favorite free tool that he mentions here is PicMonkey. Great to see someone who is a Photoshop expert talking about this awesome free tool.
Are there boundaries for “Best Practices?” – Interview with Cliff Ravenscraft
Cliff Ravenscraft is known as the Podcast Answer man. I approached Cliff this week to come on the show after voicing my opinion about “chit chit” in a previous episode (where I answered a listener question). I’ve known Cliff for years, and I thought it was stupid to talk about his show (not the person) without actually stating his name. As I said last week, I’m not judging Cliff. We do have a difference of opinions on personal stories in podcasts, so I asked him to come on and share his insights. I want to see if there is anything I can learn. So I ask him why he would share personal stories in a show that many might expect to be all about podcasting. The beauty of podcasting is you can do you show however you want.
Ileane Smith's insight:
Cliff Ravenscraft, often referred to as Uncle Cliff, is one of the most prolific podcasters I know. He has several shows and has dedicated most of his time and life to the craft.
For anyone who has ever tried to find a new podcast on iTunes you know how hard discovery can be...
That is until +Jay Baer and his team created MarketingPodcasts.com to help you discover podcasts that can help you become a better marketer, and a better businessperson. We’ve tried to make the site easy, fast, and fair.
Having now produced 103 podcasts, I've very interested in learning more about MarketingPodcasts.com...
...if you podcast, or enjoy listening to podcasts, you should be too.
(Turn on annotations for corrections!) Voicemeeter is a versatile "virtual audio mixer" software for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8, 32 and 64 bit. This is a one-hour webinar covering everything in the Voicemeeter software's manual, for those who would rather watch a video! (Click "Show More" for links and more info!)
Voicemeeter allows two hardware inputs (or more in some cases) to be mixed with system sounds with slider control over each level, and some strip-based processing as well. Output to monitoring devices AND broadcast or recording software can be controlled for each input. I know of no other software offering this much flexibility, and it is free to use, being monetized as donationware - pay what you can according to your means.
Is Podcasting a Winter Sport? As people can now download new episodes anywhere over their phone (no need to go home and synchronize your ipod like we did in 2009.
Buying iTunes Reviews [4:09] Is it OK to "Buy" podcast reviews in iTunes?
It seems more of an accepted strategy (as long as they are form listeners and not some fake person from fiverr). The thing to keep in mind is that you can't contact the person in iTunes. If you pick momstaxi34 as the winner, how do you co...
4. They have the ability to leave (a redirect option).
5. They have support.
The thing that makes me worry about podbean is that I can’ find a location and person. There is an address on their website, but if you go to Google Earth, we can’t verify if its a real address. The other thing that is weird is they list shows that are NOT on the network as if they are.
NOTE: Dave went over and looked and their stats have improved since the last time he looked at them, and he is going to do another review of their service.
Here are some weird things about podbean.com
They have a twitter account, but no tweets.
Ileane Smith's insight:
Dave Jackson if one of the best podcasting coaches around, yet he is kind enough to answer questions for FREE every Saturday morning on Ask The Podcast Coach.
Apple rumor sites have been buzzing about Apple's rumored plans to purchase Swell for $30 million, originally reported by Re/code. This could have huge implications to the Apple Podcasts app for iOS, as well as iTunes Radio and the whole Apple digital store ecosystem.
The Setup: • Cocoon Grid it • Logitech Mini Keyboard • ATR 2100 Microphone • iPad Camera connection kit • Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Tour • iPad Mini • Mini Tripod Mount Software: • Boss Jock Studio I use...
If you've been thinking about starting a podcast, this is the episode to listen to. I simplify everything from planning to equipment, recording through posting, marketing and beyond. If you've been putting it off because you think it's too difficult, my hope is that by listening to this episode, you'll be better equipped. Enjoy, and then take action!