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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 139: Adam Gordon Bell

7/18/2019
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Great conversation with Adam Gordon Bell, host of CoRecursive where he and guests discuss Software Engineering. He's on twitter @adamgordonbell We covered a lot: Pyle Pro PDShure A81WSRode boom armMixPre-6Macbook ProZencastrAdobe Audition - 2 templatesMixing to FLACAuphonicRX 6 -- de-reverb, vocal isolate, Thanks for being an awesome guest, Adam! DID YOU KNOW........We exist for the purpose of helping you, so please comment below with any questions or remarks. We appreciate you...

Duration:01:05:37

PES 138: Chris's Goody Bag

7/11/2019
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Enjoy my brief overview of recent Daily Goody's (from May 10 through May 22). Here's the link to view all those blog posts. And don't forget that you can sign up to receive the Daily Goody in your email every day or once per week. Sign up here. A few announcements: Join our Podcaster's Lounge livestreams every Wednesday 9-11 PM Eastern / 6-8 PM Pacific via YouTube, Twitch, or Facebook!The next semester of PES starts September 10, 2019.Upcoming episodes: Adam Gordon Bell, Travis Vengroff,...

Duration:00:31:46

PES 137: Dan Radin of Auxbus

7/4/2019
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Dig this wonderful chat I had with Dan Radin, Founder and CEO of Auxbus! Dan has a ton of pro audio experience including being a Neumann Product Manager, Alesis Product Manager, and working with many other companies including InMusic and Harmon. *NOTE: Podcraft recently became Auxbus ;) We discussed many interesting topics. Enjoy listening. And here's some of the podcasting equipment Dan currently uses: AT875R short shotgun micBlue boom armPresonus Audiobox USB96 interfaceMac...

Duration:01:03:22

PES 136: Chris's Goody Bag

6/27/2019
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Enjoy my brief overview of recent Daily Goody's (from April 24 through May 8). Here's the link to view all those blog posts. And don't forget that you can sign up to receive the Daily Goody in your email every day or once per week. Sign up here. A few announcements: Join our Podcaster's Lounge livestreams every Wednesday 9-11 PM Eastern / 6-8 PM Pacific via YouTube, Twitch, or Facebook!The next semester of PES starts September 10, 2019.Upcoming episodes: Dan Radin, Adam Gordon Bell, Travis...

Duration:00:35:23

PES 135: Evo Terra

6/20/2019
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Enjoy my awesome conversation with Evo Terra, host of Podcast Pontifications, and podcast strategist who has been podcasting since Oct. 14, 2004! He's the 40th podcaster EVER!!! And he's also the head honcho at Simpler Media Productions. We discussed TONS including: The real history of the beginnings of podcasting!Shure SM7bFetheadZoom H6Mac Mini 2018Hindenburg Journalist ProiZotope RX 6Waves Sibilance pluginDealing with sibilance with EQOn location recording with lavaliers (SM93's), Zoom...

Duration:01:06:27

PES 134: Chris's Goody Bag

6/13/2019
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Enjoy my brief overview of recent Daily Goody's (from April 12 through April 24). Here's the link to view all those blog posts. And don't forget that you can sign up to receive the Daily Goody in your email every day or once per week. Sign up here. A few announcements: Join our Podcaster's Lounge livestreams every Wednesday 7-9 PM Eastern / 4-6 PM Pacific via YouTube, Twitch, or Facebook!The next semester of PES starts June 25, 2019.Upcoming episodes: Evo Terra, Dan Radin, Adam Gordon...

Duration:00:27:27

PES 133: Nick Dunkerley from Hindenburg

6/6/2019
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My guest is Nick Dunkerley, Creative Director at Hindenburg! They make the very popular podcasting DAW software Hindenburg Journalist Pro. We discussed LOTS including: Lots of specifications of HindenburgNick's personal equipment: RE20 microphone and Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interfaceNick's experience building a radio station in AfricaHis engineering team at HindenburgAutomated EQ profilesClipboardComparison of the Pro version vs the regular versionDifferences in the podcasting industry and...

Duration:01:13:42

PES 132: Podcast Movement 2019 Technical Track Speakers Preview

5/30/2019
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Listen to me talk with each and every 2019 Podcast Movement Technical Track speaker about their presentations, except, unfortunately, for the Hall of Fame podcaster Dave Jackson. Podcast Movement will be held in Orlando, Florida from August 13-16, 2019. Find all the info at https://podcastmovement.com/. Here are the speakers and what each will be speaking about: "Skype Alternatives" presented by Jody Maberry "5 Steps to Building a Sought-After Podcast Production Company" presented by a...

Duration:01:31:19

PES 131: Shawn Kitchen

5/23/2019
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My guest is Shawn Kitchen - host of the Northwest Corner Podcast. He lives in Spartanburg, SC, was formerly trained in radio and tv, and is currently records his show using a Live format to reduce post-production time. We discussed his production workflow and equipment in detail, including: Using a Kindle tablet to play sound FXRiding faders LiveMixer has one knob compression on each channelMic techniqueUsing subgroups: Voices to one group, music to another group, then record each group...

Duration:01:12:59

PES 130: Chris's Goody Bag and Two Clips

5/16/2019
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Enjoy my brief overview of recent Daily Goody's (from March 29 - April 10). Here's the link to view all those blog posts. And don't forget that you can sign up to receive the Daily Goody in your email every day or once per week. Sign up here. Also hear: A clip of me calling Bob Bergey on the phone and him recording us both on his RØDECaster Pro.A clip of Addy Saucedo, author of The Podcast Planner, starting to interview me in the NAB podcast studio for her Modern Vintage Radio podcast. She...

Duration:00:37:35

PES 129: Glenn the Geek, from Horse Radio Network and Finding Florida

5/9/2019
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My guest is Glenn the Geek - founder of the Horse Radio Network (founded July 2008), cohost of Horses in the Morning, cohost of Finding Florida, and cofounder of the Florida Podcast Network. Every morning he livestreams Horses in the Morning like this: Audio only livestream via Blogtalk originally, now via Mixlr.Has a 5 computer setup.Call-in Studio to take live phone calls via Skype.The master Live feed is sent out through Mixlr, which streams through their own app, as well as players...

Duration:01:01:22

PES 128: James Cridland of Podnews, LUFS, Bitrates

5/2/2019
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Enjoy my chat with James Cridland. He's the editor of Podnews which is a daily email and podcast that delivers tons of significant news and info. Sign up for his amazing daily email here. Listen to the daily audio version here. We also discuss LUFS and Bitrates. Here are a couple of James' articles that we reference: The correct LUFS level: https://podnews.net/article/lufs-lkfs-for-podcastersThe right bitrate to use: https://podnews.net/article/podcast-analysis We also covered: RØDE...

Duration:01:30:09

PES 127: Carrie Caulfield Arick

4/25/2019
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Enjoy my chat with Carrie Caulfield Arick - podcast editor, host of Just Podcasting, and owner of Ya Ya Podcasting. We discussed tons, including: Adobe Audition: Essential Sound, Spectral Heal as needed, sometimes a De-esser, light compression, speech volume leveler (careful setting), dynamics processing, Match LoudnessRX7 Advanced: De-plosive, EQ, Normalize, De-Ess, Mouth De-click, Voice De-noiseATR-2100Samson Q2USquadcastiZotope Nectar and Nectar 3Adding a tiny bit of reverbExport as...

Duration:01:15:15

PES 126: NAB 2019 Recap and Chris's Goody Bag

4/18/2019
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Enjoy my brief overview of recent Daily Goody's (March 15-27). Here's the link to view all those blog posts. And don't forget that you can sign up to receive the Daily Goody in your email every day or once per week. Sign up here. I also recapped my experience at NAB last week -- details. First I made a few announcements: Enter to win a win a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 here!: https://focusrite.com/Focusrite-Podcast-Engineering-School-GiveawayThe next semester of PES starts June 25,...

Duration:00:48:21

PES 125: Emily Prokop

4/11/2019
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Hang out with me and Emily Prokop. She is the host of The Story Behind podcast, a podcast editor and consultant, and author of The Story Behind: The Extraordinary History Behind Ordinary Objects! We discussed Emily's equipment and workflow, and lots more: Blooper track: She copies clips onto a dedicated track for bloopers.Handling loud breaths: She moves all the loud breaths onto a dedicated track where she lowers their volume!Noise reductionHi-pass filteringIn her "studio": Moving...

Duration:00:59:10

PES 124: Comparing Audio from 3 VoIP Recording Services, and Chris's Goody Bag

4/4/2019
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Hear and discern the audio quality differences between 3 popular podcast recording services - Zencastr, Squadcast and Ringr. Then let me know which service you think I used to record clip #1, #2 and #3. I play each of them twice and also give my evaluation of the 3 clips. Also enjoy my brief overview of recent Daily Goody's (March 1-14). Here's the link to view all those blog posts: https://podcastengineeringschool.com/category/daily-goody/ And don't forget that you can sign up to receive...

Duration:00:32:53

PES 123: Colin Gray

3/28/2019
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Colin Gray joins me! He is the founder of The Podcast Host, host of Podcraft and Hostile Worlds, and founder of the podcast app named Alitu. We discussed many areas of Colin's podcast production: Studio in his officeRode PSA-1 boom arms3 Rode Procaster microphonesYamaha MG10 mixerZoom H5 and H6Mac miniAdobe AuditioniZotope RX7Editing in AuditionFinal MP3's: 128kbps stereo or 96kbps monoHosts at Blubrry, Buzzsprout, and Transistor.fm Thanks for being a great guest, Colin! DID YOU...

Duration:01:10:02

PES 122: Chris's Goody Bag

3/21/2019
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Enjoy my brief overview of recent Daily Goody's. Here's the link to view all those blog posts: https://podcastengineeringschool.com/category/daily-goody/ And don't forget that you can sign up to receive the Daily Goody in your email every day or every week. Sign up here. I made some announcements, too: If you can help me out I would greatly appreciate it. If you know any 18-25 year olds who might want to produce podcasts and earn really good money doing it, please mention PES to them. I...

Duration:00:24:45

PES 121: Brodie Brazil of NBC Sports California

3/14/2019
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Brodie Brazil is here! He's a TV broadcaster and hosts the Oakland A's & San Jose Sharks Pre/Postgame Live on NBC Sports California. Check out his YouTube. He has won 13 Regional Emmy Awards and nominated for 32! Also check out his podcast, Brodie Brazil. We discussed a ton, including: Packing blankets and rug in his home studioMics: TLM103, SM7B through Fethead, RE320's, MD46's, HMD26Mixer: Soundcraft 12 MTKChannel strips: dbx 286'sRemote interface: UMC202HDRecorders: Zoom H5 &...

Duration:01:10:29

This Week Podfest 2019, Win $300, and PES Discount Code

3/7/2019
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This is quick announcement episode. If this is your first time hearing the show, check out previous episodes where I'm interviewing people about their equipment, software and production workflow. Enter to win $300 here! Get $350 off Podcast Engineering School tuition using coupon code PME19. Next semester starts April 16th! Thanks for listening, and congrats on all your learning! DID YOU KNOW........We exist for the purpose of helping you, so please comment below with any questions or...

Duration:00:12:01