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Dan Benjamin answers your questions about podcasting and recording, audio and video equipment, software, mic technique, pre- and post-production, workflows, and more. Hosted by Dan Benjamin.

Dan Benjamin answers your questions about podcasting and recording, audio and video equipment, software, mic technique, pre- and post-production, workflows, and more. Hosted by Dan Benjamin.
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United States

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Dan Benjamin answers your questions about podcasting and recording, audio and video equipment, software, mic technique, pre- and post-production, workflows, and more. Hosted by Dan Benjamin.

Language:

English


Episodes

26: One Take

3/30/2017
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Dan talks about podcast networks (and the evolution of 5by5), and answers listener questions about how sponsorships really work and what sponsors want (guaranteed numbers, CPM, ROI), audience engagement, Skype vs. double-enders, building audience, and finding inspiration.

Duration:00:43:00

25: Stand Up

3/8/2017
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Dan talks about improving sound quality, motivation, mute switches, how and when to end a show, syncing audio and video, and more.

Duration:00:42:21

24: Get Pumped

2/13/2017
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Dan talks about staying organized, working with a co-host, commitment, live streaming, sound dampening, budget friendly live call-in solutions, New & Noteworthy, iPhone/iPad recording solutions, and transcripts.

Duration:00:37:28

23: Production Values

2/1/2017
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Dan answers your questions about affiliate codes, post production tweaks, video skype calls, gain staging, audio interface migrating, trying out new microphones, and starting new shows.

Duration:00:53:53

22: The Future

6/3/2016
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Dan talks about the start of 5by5 and its CMS, sticking to your wheelhouse, and answers listener questions about recording a double ender vs Skype recording, minimum downloads that appeal to sponsors, how the future of podcasting compares to blogging, how to get guests on your show, how hosts get paid per show, and cover art.

Duration:00:53:31

21: Versatility

3/31/2016
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Dan talks about gear for recording in the field and in the studio, making specific vs. general podcasts, versatility in podcasting, the Cloudlifter vs. DBX, Apple's Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter, using Zencastr instead of Skype, writing good show notes, and guidelines for good gain.

Duration:00:43:21

20: Balance

3/11/2016
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Shifting the focus back to listener emails, Dan talks about finding a good co-host, balancing levels, story-style podcasts, replacement episodes, DMCAs, lavalier mics, a Fireside update, and the right way to end a podcast.

Duration:00:47:48

19: New Tools

1/30/2016
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Dan talks about new tools for podcasters, mic technique, naming your podcast, standing out as an independant podcaster, and answers your questions.

Duration:00:49:26

18: Commodities

11/20/2015
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Dan answers questions about interviewing Weird Al Yankovic, how podcasts are disruptive to radio, the importance of iTunes reviews, creating guest contracts, the Rode Podcaster, nice podcast audiences, getting a fair CPM from your sponsors, how to measure a podcast's success, a low-end recording computer, the progress of the hosting/stats platform, and more.

Duration:00:36:06

17: Independent Voices

11/11/2015
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Dan talks about the importance of independent content, configuring Skype for optimum results, noise gating and compression for noisy rooms and environments, recording panels and live performances, and more.

Duration:00:34:43

16: Eliminating Barriers

11/4/2015
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Dan talks about techniques, websites, and apps you can use to prepare for podcasts and interviews, eliminating barriers between you and your listeners, Google Play and podcasting, and listener questions.

Duration:00:46:01

15: Back to Basics

9/25/2015
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Dan talks about the importance of getting back to basics, mastering mic technique, understanding your room's audio presence, icecast and nicecast, having a pre-flight checklist, ad blocking in podcasts, and more.

Duration:00:49:01

14: Rapport

8/31/2015
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From desktop mic booms to mix-minus, Dan answers listener questions about equipment, digital audio interfaces, how to apply effects to multi-track recordings, how to handle USB mic latency, developing a rapport with co-hosts, workflow and file-sharing, when to use the amazing Levelator, and more.

Duration:00:43:42

13: Media Figures

7/24/2015
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Dan talks about the affect "media figures" (aka famous people) are having on podcasting, the recent Midroll acquisition, Ira Glass going independent, and a preview of his upcoming Podcast Movement talk about the past, present, and future of podcasting. He also answers questions about recording software, sports podcasts, and more.

Duration:00:40:12

12: A Level Playing Field

5/23/2015
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Dan talks about the importance of independent podcasts, guest contracts, booking your first sponsor, one-person shows, guest and co-host compensation, and the Spotify podcasting situation.

Duration:00:56:10

11: "The Essence of Podcasting"

5/7/2015
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Dan answers listener questions and talks about recording great interviews, making the switch from hulking desktop mixers with faders to digital mixers, the importance of monitoring your own voice, and more.

Duration:00:42:39

10: Don't Hold Back. Except Sometimes.

4/25/2015
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Dan talks about interviewing, holding back content, daily and weekly vs. evergreen episodes, the best day to release an episode, minimum downloads needed to get a sponsor, tips for transitioning your feed, and workflows. Special guest Jordan Cooper joins the show to reveal his tips and experiences with growing your audience.

Duration:01:15:55

9: Saving Time

4/3/2015
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Dan answers listener questions about mic technique, affordable microphones, digital mixers, headphone amps, streaming video, USB vs. XLR microphones, radio's influence on podcasting, and more.

Duration:00:55:57

8: Show Up!

3/26/2015
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Dan talks about growing your listener base, if podcast networks are right for your show, getting new listeners, recording multiple guests, the basics of mix-minus, digital vs. traditional mixers, testing new gear, getting mired in editing, recording better audio vs. editing in post, and more.

Duration:01:05:19

7: Time Shifted Radio

2/14/2015
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Dan talks about podcasts as creations vs. time shifted radio, recording (and not recording) when you're sick, ID3 tags, managing wires, the benefits and downsides of pre recording intros and outros, interviewing techniques, using affiliates as sponsors, acoustic panels, and more.

Duration:01:03:54