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Each week we talk to active podcast engineers and go behind the scenes. We learn how they are getting things done - their equipment, their workflow, and some of their ultra-secret tricks! And along the way you'll hear solutions to common engineering issues. My background is in the world of music engineering and production. For years I had the honor of making records with famous artists and accumulating a ton of album credits. When I entered podcasting about 4 years ago, I noticed that most podcasters have very little or no audio engineering skills, which virtually cripples the quality of their sound from the very beginning. This show, and more so the Podcast Engineering School, will be changing that for thousands of podcasters.

Each week we talk to active podcast engineers and go behind the scenes. We learn how they are getting things done - their equipment, their workflow, and some of their ultra-secret tricks! And along the way you'll hear solutions to common engineering issues. My background is in the world of music engineering and production. For years I had the honor of making records with famous artists and accumulating a ton of album credits. When I entered podcasting about 4 years ago, I noticed that most podcasters have very little or no audio engineering skills, which virtually cripples the quality of their sound from the very beginning. This show, and more so the Podcast Engineering School, will be changing that for thousands of podcasters.
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Each week we talk to active podcast engineers and go behind the scenes. We learn how they are getting things done - their equipment, their workflow, and some of their ultra-secret tricks! And along the way you'll hear solutions to common engineering issues. My background is in the world of music engineering and production. For years I had the honor of making records with famous artists and accumulating a ton of album credits. When I entered podcasting about 4 years ago, I noticed that most podcasters have very little or no audio engineering skills, which virtually cripples the quality of their sound from the very beginning. This show, and more so the Podcast Engineering School, will be changing that for thousands of podcasters.

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Episodes

PES 098: Chris Solo

7/19/2018
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My guest is myself. hehe I cover many topics that can help your podcast production, and a quick fyi that the next semester of PES starts Sep.18 and early-bird pricing is available for the rest of July. Oh, and Podcast Movement is next week and I’ll be streaming Live from there. Check out all the platforms I’ll be streaming on and follow/subscribe on whichever platform is your favorite: https://podcastengineeringschool.com/live/ Here are the things I cover in this episode: NIGHTMARE...

Duration:00:43:53

PES 097: Ben Scheirman

7/12/2018
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My guest is Ben Scheirman, who runs NSScreencast.com and creates the media content there. He also produces two podcasts at Vibrato.fm and Appdevdiary.com. And we rolled out a new segment called Nightmare Sessions! We discussed A LOT, including: UA Apollo 8 Quad (4 XLR’s)Heil PR40 (with shock mount/boom)Audio-Technica ATR-2100 USBRolls Mic MuteAudio Hijack and Loopback on the Mac (for podcasting)Magewell HDMI USB3 CaptureScreenflowLogic Pro (for music), MainstageBeyerdynamic DT770...

Duration:01:16:37

PES 096: Billy O Returns

6/28/2018
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My returning guest is Billy O - host of The Billy O Show, podcast producer and audio engineer. We discuss post-production specifically, and of course meander in and out of other podcast production topics including: Mixing “in the box”Waves plugins: EQ, Vocal Rider, X-humFabFilter Pro-Q2 and Pro-MB pluginsNomad Factory plugins - cheaper but pretty goodGeneral EQ advice: Cut wide and boost narrowHow to apply EQ and compression directly on a channel vs. using sends for reverbs and...

Duration:01:03:07

PES 095: Situations and Solutions

6/14/2018
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Enjoy this solo session packed with lots of recent production scenarios I faced bravely. Hopefully some of what I share will help you in your production. Announcements and Stuff: Last call for the PES semester starting in a week and a half (Enroll and be classmates with a "podcast celebrity" student to be named later!)If you or someone you know would be a great guest for this show please let me know.On a personal productivity note: I’ve removed lots of apps from my phone: all social...

Duration:00:53:36

PES 094: John Bukenas

6/7/2018
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My guest is John Bukenas, podcast engineer, owner of Audio Editing Solutions, and graduate of Podcast Engineering School! We discussed lots, including: Various on-location recording scenariosMistakes podcasts hosts make when recording audioDe-reverb pluginsUpgrading equipmentRE320 microphonedbx 286s channel stripMackie 1624 mixerFocusrite 18i20 audio interfaceMacbook ProAdobe Audition, including effects and match volume, etc.Auphonic multitrackPaying homage to previous guests Darrell...

Duration:01:06:45

PES 093: Chad Sowash

5/24/2018
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My guest is Chad Sowash - host and producer of The Chad & Cheese Podcast. We covered a lot including: Audio-technica ATR2500-USBZencasterAudacityWindows Surface LaptopOn-location recordingNoise reduction (if necessary)NormalizationCompressionEditingSoundcloudRev.com Thanks for being a great guest, Chad! DID YOU KNOW........We exist for the purpose of helping you, so please comment below with any questions or remarks. Thanks for listening! Want to Start a Business or Have a Career as a...

Duration:01:01:15

PES 092: Chris Interviewed by Arik Levy

5/10/2018
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I am interviewed by my guest host is Arik Levy - Law Enforcement Officer, Host of Firearms Nation Podcast, Creator of Shooter's Summit and the Firearms Nation YouTube channel. Arik really wanted to know all the details about my recent major revamp of my studio. We discussed my new setup, my previous setup, my podcast production background, software, hardware, workflow and more. Some of the elements of my new setup: RE20 microphone (same one I've been using for about 1-1/2 yrs.)Neve...

Duration:01:29:04

PES 091: Ben Brown

5/3/2018
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My guest is Ben Brown, host and producer of the Municipal Equation podcast and the Tourette’s Podcast. We covered a lot including: Cathedral Pipes Durham - mic activatorSteinberg UR-44 audio interfaceMackie monitorsATH-M40x headphonesGoldwave audio editorPublishing stereo MP3s at 112kbps resolutionFX chainsRE20 micLibsynAT8035 shotgun micZoom H5Reaper compressor with 4:1 ratio, fast attack, pretty fast releaseBaxter EQ (more cutting than boosting)Waves NS-1 for noise reduction (it’s a...

Duration:01:03:40

PES 090: Aaron Dowd

4/26/2018
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My guest is Aaron Dowd - Podcaster Success Lead at SimpleCast and host of The Podcast Dude. Great conversation covering lots!: Shure Beta 87a microphoneScarlett solo - audio interfaceLogic Pro DAWRX Dialogue De-noiser and De-clipLoudness meter plugin aiming for -16LUFSBussing all voices to a single channel and adding effects to that channel, which effects all the voices simultaneously -- dialogue de-noiser (light setting), some EQ, de-esser, an RMS Compressor, and adaptive limiter....

Duration:01:13:46

PES 089: NAB Show Recap

4/19/2018
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I recap my experience at NAB last week, including our Mic Test Drive Booth and lots more including: BIG thanks to my booth brothers: Michael Helms, Josh Wade, and Landen Hardy!Our 10 mics, Mackie 1642VLZ4, MixPre-6 borrowed from Sound Devices, and a BP40 borrowed from Steve Savanyu at Audio-Technica.Sennheiser’s upcoming wireless clip on mic, and the Neumann U67 at their booth!My birthday gift - a Neewer mini microphone! Watch Bandrew Scott's video on this mic here.The Venue was HUGE -...

Duration:00:37:33

PES 088: Ashley Lehmann

3/29/2018
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My guest is Ashley Lehmann - audio engineer and audiobook editor. She also records classical music on location. She's also a musician, singer, and songwriter. And at the end of this session you'll hear a song by her band, All Night Drivers! We discussed: Ashley's audiobook production workflowSoundgirls and Weathervane Music - two nonprofits that are helping with audio educationProTools 12.6Waves Limiter, Maximizer, DeEsser, and Q1-Q10 EQIzotope RX6 and Ozone 8Shure SM57Onyx Blackjack - 2...

Duration:00:44:19

PES 087: Paul Kafasis

3/15/2018
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My guest is Paul Kafasis, CEO of Rogue Amoeba! We talked about A LOT this session - these show notes don't do our conversation justice. *PC users: We are going to talk a lot about Rogue Amoeba's software which is only available for Mac currently, although some of the functionality we talk about may be available for PC at some point. You're welcome to hang with us or skip this session. Here are the Rogue Amoeba software we discussed: Audio Hijack (flexible and powerful recorder)Loopback...

Duration:01:04:40

PES 086: Niel Guilarte

3/8/2018
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My guest is Niel Guilarte, founder of Wildstyle Media working on high-end video production, film, podcast production, and audio for gaming. He is also the Director & Editor of The Messengers: A Podcast Documentary! We discussed a lot, including: Rode Procaster microphoneFocusrite Clarett 8 Pre audio interfaceLogic Pro X softwareWaves pluginsiZotope RXFocusrite pluginsSoftubeMachina - pluginsBehringer X-touch controllerProducing episodes for The Horse Radio NetworkTascam portable recorder...

Duration:01:06:50

Quick Hello

2/22/2018
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A couple quick announcements...

Duration:00:09:26

PES 085: Tim Cumings

2/15/2018
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My guest is Tim Cumings - Producer of the Cooking in the Dark podcast! We discussed: GoldWaveFerrite noise suppressorPresonus Audiobox iTwo audio interface into a PCSennheiser HD202 headphonesAudio-Technica BPHS1 broadcast headsetCAD GXL-3000 condenser microphonePlantronics audio 995 USB multimedia headset with noise cancelling microphoneMackie 802 vlz3 mixerPLEXTALK Pocket- Portable Daisy-MP3 Player and Voice RecorderTriton Audio Fethead Microphone PreampVOX Pop Stop Microphone...

Duration:01:05:22

PES 084: Brandon Gonzales

2/8/2018
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My guest is Brandon Gonzales - host of Podcasting on a Plane. He's also an Air Traffic Controller! Some of what we discussed: Kaotica EyeballApogee MiC - $200 small diaphragm condenseriRig Pre-HDSide toneCAD E100s mic for home studio useApple Mac MiniZoom H6 to record as well as using it as a USB audio interfaceLogic Pro (Brandon recently "upgraded" from Garageband)AKG K702 HeadphonesBlue Everblue Bluebox - in ear monitorThe Auphonic Mobile App. Brandon said, "It Records 24/48 WAV, -16...

Duration:01:04:00

PES 083: Sam Matla

2/1/2018
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My guest is Sam Matla - host of The EDM Prodcast and Electronic Music Producer at EDMProd. Here's some of what we discussed: Ableton LiveAudio-Technica ATH-M50 HeadphonesBlue Bluebird - Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser MicrophoneCAD pop filterFocusrite 2i2iZotope Ozone for masteringVolume automation if there’s louder or softer partsPodtrac for analyticsZencastrMacbook pro 2015CompressionEQSaved chain for Sam’s trackMusic tracks and transitionsSplitting tracks for different topics for...

Duration:00:49:36

The Return of Arik Levy - PES 082

1/25/2018
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My returning guest is Arik Levy - Law Enforcement Officer, Producer and Host of Firearms Nation Podcast, Creator of Shooter's Summit and the Firearms Nation YouTube channel. Since his last appearance on the show, Arik has upgraded his production gear and workflow significantly. I was happy to chat with him about all the gory details. A small portion of what we discussed: Rode BroadcasterUsing his dbx 286s againSound Devices MixPre6Switching from Logic Pro X to Adobe AuditionThe...

Duration:01:07:25

PES 081: Noah Chelliah

1/18/2018
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My guest is Noah Chelliah - host of The Ask Noah Show, and President at Altispeed. From his studio he sends his show audio to the FM station from which it's broadcast. He also records locally and publishes the podcast version later. When he’s on the road, he hosts his show remotely by sending uncompressed audio back to his studio which then is sent to the FM station. Also fyi, he built his broadcast studio with 100% Linux. Some of what we discussed: Axia Broadcast Console - preamp and...

Duration:00:49:32

PES 080: Simon Barber

1/11/2018
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My guest is Simon Barber - cohost and producer of Sodajerker On Songwriting, as well as musician, songwriter, academic and researcher. We discussed: Recording interviews on location, as well as the necessary post-productionApogee Duet audio interfaceESI Record M.Multitrack AuphonicAmadeus ProAudio HijackRode NT USB microphone (cardioid condenser w/ pop shield)Zoom H6Shure SM 58'siZotope RX 6Shure SM 57 with 81WS windshield (as mentioned in our previous session with Allan Tepper) Thanks...

Duration:01:10:39