Corey Coates – PES 072

Welcome to session #72 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Corey Coates – podcast producer, consultant, and Chief Expectations Manager at Podfly.

Corey has a ton of experience producing podcasts as well as internet radio, and on top of that he’s consulting with huge companies on their podcasting plans and strategies.

Here’s a partial list of what we discussed:

  • In-the-box recording on a Mac
  • Steinberg UR44 audio interface
  • Rogue Amoeba’s Audio Hijack, Loopback and Nicecast software
  • Sound Devices MixPre-6
  • Shure SM7B microphone
  • Shure Beta 87A microphone
  • dbx 286s channel strip
  • Adobe Audition

Thanks for hanging out with us, Corey!

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Mike DelGaudio – PES 071

Welcome to session #71 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Mike DelGaudio – voice actor, narrator for The NY Times, Atlas Obscura and Audible, and an absolute YouTube rockstar! Check out his Booth Junkie channel on YouTube.

We go deep into:

  • Voiceover recording
  • Whisper Room booths
  • Sennheiser MKH 416 mic
  • Neumann TLM 103 mic
  • CAD E100S mic
  • Roles headphone amp
  • Audient iD22 audio interface
  • Recording into Reaper on a Mac
  • Sennheiser HD 380 Pro headphones
  • Shure E215 in-ear monitors
  • Apogee Duet interface
  • Waves X-click plugin

Thanks for sharing soooo much knowledge, Mike!

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What Makes PES More Valuable (and More Expensive) Than Other Online Courses?

Question:

This is a whopper of a price tag. What makes the contents of the course worth more than a few months of similarly themed Udemy or Lynda courses?

And full disclosure: I want you to sway me Chris. As a producer in this space I always looking for people who know more than I do so that I can learn from them and be better.

Answer:

OK, first off, regarding “swaying you,” that’s not possible. All I’m able to do is answer questions and convey details. 

PES is different than any other podcasting course available. It’s not for podcasters; it’s for individuals who want to become a professional and earn really good money engineering/producing podcasts. Some people look at PES and automatically believe that it’s just another course about how to plug in a mic and publish to iTunes, etc…..another John Lee Dumas course or Cliff Ravenscraft A-to-Z course or Shawn Smith course or whoever else.

I have built a podcast production business engineering/producing shows for mid/large companies who want to work with professionals – not someone who learned a few things by watching some YouTube videos. These companies want to pay good money to a professional.

Now, most individuals who are producing/editing podcasts, or want to, don’t have enough confidence/guts to charge something like $750 per episode instead of $75 per. What you charge depends on the value you deliver, and a big part of the value for mid/large companies is having a dependable professional on their team who can handle any audio situation professionally.

Bulletproof confidence is essential – that you absolutely know what you’re doing, you know the fundamentals, you have the right tools, equipment, software, you know how to communicate with guests and clients, you know how to communicate your value, and you have access to an accomplished mentor and a community to step in and help at any moment.

PES delivers all these things, including 1-on-1 mentoring from me, ridiculous academic discounts on amazing software, a vibrant community of 20+ (and growing) alumni all helping each other, unlimited Q&A, a course project, and 7 in-depth lectures on audio fundamentals, hardware, studio configurations, software & plugins, recording, connecting and recording guests, listening exercises, mixing, editing, mastering, publishing, the business aspect, and more, all in great detail.

Another unique value: As the instructor I am combining my audio experience from the music business with tons of advanced podcast production experience and boiling it all down – I’m able to teach students what they need to know to immediately avoid many pitfalls and problems, and of course allow them to immediately perform tasks at a professional level.

Can you get all that from a Udemy course, or 5?

You see, students don’t know what they don’t know. So how could they possibly go out and find all the training they need to handle all possible situations at a professional level? Ralph M. Rivera and I had a wonderful discussion about this on this session of The Podcast Engineering Show. 

It’s been quite an interesting experience helping so many individuals become audio professionals and grow their careers, or just earn good money on the side part-time. As the podcast industry grows I feel PES will serve an increasing important role. It’s my vision for companies to seek out graduates of PES in the future, once they know the quality of the graduates. I’ve already had several production companies ask for introductions to PES graduates.

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Paul Isaacs – PES 070

Welcome to session #70 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Paul Isaacs, Director of Product Management and Design at Sound Devices. We discussed the MixPre-6 in lots of detail, and also covered a lot of other audio topics.

In the right circumstances, the MixPre-6 could be a really valuable piece of gear for podcasters. It’s a high quality recorder, interface and mixer. The microphone preamps are super-high quality.

I was able to try the unit courtesy of Sound Devices, but you won’t hear that episode session for a couple weeks.

Thank you for being so helpful, Paul!

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Rob Rogers and Anton Helman – PES 069

Rob Rogers – medical educator and host of Medutopia

Welcome to session #69 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guests are Rob Rogers and Anton Helman – both emergency room medical doctors!! As well as serious podcasters 😉

Rob Rogers is also a medical educator, and his podcast is called Medutopia. Oh, and the amazing event he’s organizing next year is called Ikigai Med Ed (I’ll be there!).

Anton Helman is also a medical educator, and his podcast is called Emergency Medicine Cases.

Anton Helman – medical educator and host of Emergency Medicine Cases

I met these wonderful gentlemen in Lexington earlier this year when they asked me to speak at their podcast training conference.

Here’s some of what we discussed:

  • Microphones: PR22, Sennheiser Clip Mic Digital, SM7B, AT2020, RE20, PR40, AT2005, H390 Logitech Headset
  • Recorders: MixPre-6, Zoom F8, iPhone 6
  • Software: Sound Studio, Logic Pro X, Garage Band, Auphonic
  • Other: Room treatment, EQ, compression, Logic Pro library of clips and music, noise reduction, Spreaker

Thank you for sharing so much, Rob and Anton!

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Doug Kaye – PES 068

Welcome to session #68 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Doug Kaye, audio engineer, self-proclaimed recovering veteran podcaster (hehe), and full-time amateur photographer. Doug was also one of the primary people responsible for the development of the popular software called Levelator as Executive Director of The Conversations Network.

We covered a lot including some awesome history of podcasting, digital audio and more, including mono vs joint stereo MP3’s, how much compression to use, what a compellor is (!), and ISDN lines.

Equipment he currently uses:

  • Steinberg CI2 audio interface
  • Heil PR40
  • Mac computer
  • and that’s it!

Thanks for a wonderful session, Doug!

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VaShaun Jones – PES 067

Welcome to session #67 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is VaShaun Jones, audiophile, host of The Delivering Access Podcast, and owner of Fedora Outlier, LLC. He’s been podcasting for 5 years and LOVES great audio gear.

We discussed a lot of the gear that VaShaun owns and uses. Here’s a partial list: (listen to the entire session for the full effect 😉

  • Mictek CV3 microphone
  • Aphex Master Channel Strip
  • PreSonus StudioLive AR12 USB Mixer and Audio Interface
  • iMac
  • Yamaha HS5 monitors with subwoofer
  • JBL 8″ monitors
  • MXL CR89 microphone
  • Shure Beta 58 wireless
  • RE20 microphone
  • Sennheiser ew 100 wireless system with Lavalier microphone
  • Yamaha AG-06
  • Garage Band
  • PreSonus BlueTube (with 2 preamps)
  • X-Touch control surface

Thanks for hanging with me and sharing so much, VaShaun!

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Steve O’Neill – PES 066

Welcome to session #66 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Steve O’Neill, host and producer of Sharp (podcast).

Listen to the full episode; we discussed SO much, including:

  • Creative Commons and Freesound.org
  • Rode Procaster
  • Rode NT1 (for Voiceovers)
  • Shure SM58
  • AT 3350 lav
  • dbx286 channel strip (little compression, gate, de-esser)
  • Scarlett Focusrite 2i4
  • Adobe Audition
  • Zoom H5n
  • Windows laptop
  • PreSonus Eris E5 5″ Powered Studio Monitors
  • Sennheiser 280 Pro
  • Studio in the corner he built himself with a gobo around the side
  • Noise gate
  • Multiband compressor
  • EQ
  • Levelling to – 16 LUFS

*Also, here’s Steve’s post we mentioned titled Making an acoustic ‘gobo.’

Thanks for sharing so much, Steve!

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Kyle P. Snyder – PES 065

Welcome to session #65 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Kyle P. Snyder, Lecturer at Ohio University School of Media Arts and Studies, freelance engineer and consultant for White Coat Audio, and Chair of education for the Audio Engineering Society (AES).

Kyle and I got deep into many audio engineering subjects that are key to producing podcasts. Enjoy listening to the full session.

We also talked about:

  • “Painting a sonic portrait” – which is what Kyle teaches his students at Ohio University
  • Sound Walks
  • Fixing bad audio
  • A Media in Medicine Podcast called Rotations

Partial list of his gear and software:

  • TLM 103 mic
  • Yamaha Nuage – digital desk
  • Neve preamp
  • Nuendo DAW (Steinberg)
  • Sound Devices USBPre 2
  • Neumann U87
  • Grace preamps
  • Auralex Microphone Isolation Shield for Vocals and Voiceover
  • Lavalier mics
  • DPA d:vice™ Digital Audio Interface

Btw, Kyle also hosts and produces the AES Journal Podcast.

Thanks for hangin’ with me and delivering the goods, Kyle!

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Curtis Judd – PES 064

Welcome to session #64 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Curtis Judd, creator of Light and Sound Media. Especially check out his YouTube channel where he publishes a new video every week covering lighting, sound, and camera gear to help folks produce better video and film.

Audio is a vital component of video and Curtis really takes his audio seriously.

Curtis Judd’s Home Studio Setup

We discussed:

  • RE20
  • Orion Studio audio interface (Antelope Audio)
  • Focal Solo6 Be 6.5″ Powered Studio Monitors
  • Adobe Audition
  • ProTools
  • Analog vs Digital limiters in recorders
  • Using multiple passes with less noise reduction in iZotope RX 6
  • iZotope Ozone 7
  • iZotope Nectar
  • Linear phase EQ

Listen to the full episode for all the goods 😉

Thank you for being a great guest, Curtis!

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