Steve Savanyu – PES 015

Steve Savanyu - Director of Educational Services at Audio-Technica U.S.
Steve Savanyu – Director of Educational Services at Audio-Technica U.S.

Listen to session #15 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in iTunesGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Steve Savanyu, Director of Educational Services at Audio-Technica U.S. Steve has over 40 years of professional audio experience in live sound, studio and broadcast applications. He has worked on large live and broadcast events including the Presidential/Vice Presidential Debates (2008 & 2012), and the 2008 New York City Papal Visit.

Steve schooled us (in deep detail) on the technical differences between these types of microphones:

  • Dynamic
  • Condenser
  • Ribbon
  • Carbon
  • Ceramic
  • Crystal

We also talked about:

  • Diaphragm sizes
  • Pickup patterns (and how phase cancellation is manipulated)
  • Mic output levels
  • Preamps
  • What XLR actually stands for! Do YOU know? Listen for the answer.
  • Also the difference between the famed ATR2100-USB and the ATR2500-USB.

I also asked a selfish question about a super small mic that I want for a specific application. Steve suggested the BP8-96 or AT8-99.

Thank you for being a great guest, Steve!

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Kevin Farkas – PES 014

Kevin Farkas - Founder of The Social Voice Podcast Network (TSVPN)
Kevin Farkas – Founder of The Social Voice Podcast Network (TSVPN)

Listen to session #14 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in iTunesGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Kevin Farkas, Founder and Executive Producer of Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative, and Founder of The Social Voice Podcast Network (TSVPN).

We discussed his podcasting equipment and workflow, including Zoom F8, RE 320, Internet Archive, digital recorders, Blubrry, Presonus V2 Tube Preamp, and more.

I also went DEEP into the weeds regarding sample rates, bit depth, precision EQ’ing, frequencies and more.

Thank you for being a great guest, Kevin!

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Joel Boggess – PES 013

Joel Boggess - Host of ReLaunch
Joel Boggess – Host of ReLaunch

Listen to session #13 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in iTunesGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Joel Boggess, Podcast and Book Launch Expert, Host of ReLaunch. He is the author of Finding your Voice, as well as a podcast news and tech contributor for HuffPost and Success.com. 

Joel is a rockstar with regards to podcast content, launches and marketing, but here we discussed Joel’s technical setup, equipment and workflow including his custom studio setup, editing, Heil microphones, Mackie mixer, Behringer Multicom PRO-XL MDX4600.

Thank you for being a great guest, Joel!

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Carey Green – PES 012

Carey Green - founder of Podcast Fast Track, host of Podcastification
Carey Green – founder of Podcast Fast Track, host of Podcastification

Listen to session #12 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in iTunesGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Carey Green, founder of Podcast Fast Track, host of Podcastification, and creator of an Audacity video course.

We discussed:

  • Templates
  • Auphonic
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Digital Spitfish (de-esser function)

Thank you for being a great guest, Carey!

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Dave Jackson – PES 011

Dave Jackson - Podcast Consultant and Coach
Dave Jackson – Podcast Consultant and Coach

Listen to session #11 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in iTunesGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Dave Jackson, Podcast Consultant and Coach, Owner of School of Podcasting, and host of many podcasts.

We discussed SO much, including:

  • RE320
  • dbx 286s
  • Aphex 230 – channel strip
  • Behringer mixer
  • Zoom H5
  • Adobe Audition
  • Hard Limiter processing in Audition
  • Dave’s awesome weekly Q&A: Ask the Podcast Coach

Listen to the full episode for all the details.

Thank you for being a great guest, Dave!

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Justin Crossley – PES 010

Justin Crossley - founder of The Brewing Network and host of The Session
Justin Crossley – founder of The Brewing Network and host of The Session

Listen to session #10 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in iTunesGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Justin Crossley, founder of The Brewing Network and host of The Session.

Topics included:

  • Arc 8 – broadcast board
  • Preamp: dbx 286s
  • Mac mini sends the live stream
  • Nicecast
  • Adobe Audition
  • Writes his own XML for every episode
  • dbx 266XL stereo compressor

Listen to the full episode for all the details.

Thank you for being a great guest, Justin!

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Mike McAllen – PES 009

Mike McAllen - Co-founder of Grass Shack Events & Media, and host of Meetings Podcast
Mike McAllen – Co-founder of Grass Shack Events & Media, and host of Meetings Podcast

Listen to session #9 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in iTunesGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Mike McAllen, co-founder of Grass Shack Events & Media, and host of Meetings Podcast.

We discussed:

  • Incorporating audio from events
  • AT-3035 mic
  • Alesis Multi-mix 8 (USB mixer)
  • Levelator
  • Hiring audio editors
  • His new studio space

Mike McAllen

Listen to the full episode for all the details.

Also, here is Stephen Christopher’s podcast which I mentioned but couldn’t remember the name: Business Revolution

Thank you for being a great guest, Mike!

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Todd Cochrane – PES 008

Todd Cochrane - Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee, CEO of RawVoice / Blubrry
Todd Cochrane – Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee, CEO of RawVoice / Blubrry

Listen to session #8 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in iTunesGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Todd Cochrane, Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee, CEO of RawVoice / Blubrry, and co-host of the New Media Show.

We discussed his equipment and workflow including his:

  • Blue “Mouse” microphone
  • Solo 610 Tube Preamp
  • Mackie mixer
  • EQ insert (dbx)
  • Compressor/Gate (dbx 266xl)
  • Aphex Big Bottom
  • Out of Mackie mixer via Firewire to PC
  • Adobe Audition
  • Auphonic
  • In-ear Shure molded earbuds

Listen to the full episode for all the details.

Thank you for being a great guest, Todd!

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Darrell Darnell – PES 007

Darrell Darnell - Owner of Pro Podcast Solutions and Golden Spiral Media Podcast Network
Darrell Darnell – Owner of Pro Podcast Solutions and Golden Spiral Media Podcast Network

Listen to session #7 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in iTunesGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Darrell Darnell, Owner of Pro Podcast Solutions and Golden Spiral Media Podcast Network.

Listen to the full episode where Darrell and I discuss his podcasting equipment, workflow, shows, editing philosophy, time-saving tips and seriously lots more.

Thank you for being a great guest, Darrell!

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Rob Walch – PES 006

Rob Walch - VP of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn
Rob Walch – VP of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn

Listen to session #6 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in iTunesGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Rob Walch, VP of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn, and host and/or producer of the following podcast shows:

We spoke in detail about Rob’s technical setup for each of his shows.

Along the way Rob had some great tips for all of us: (Listen to the episode for all the nitty-gritty)

  • Record your Skype audio on a different device instead of on the same computer which you’re using to Skype. Then there’s no risk of over-taxing that computer’s CPU
  • He loves his Marantz 660 digital recorder – rock solid
  • Sound Soap (plugin to clean up audio) – $150, works in GarageBand
  • When making Skype calls, the call will be smoother if the call is initiated from the person with the fastest internet connection
  • When linking to your show’s iTunes presence, there is a way to have your show open directly in the place where your listener can click ‘Subscribe.’ *Here are the steps:
    1. Append &LS=1 to your iTunes show URL
    2. Then create a Bitly link for that link
    3. Then use that Bitly link to promote your show in iTunes

BTW- try clicking the one of the two iTunes links in this post and see where it opens 😉

Also, while recording this episode we had a disconnection/crash of CAST, which we were using to connect and record. I am digging CAST and learning how to use it…….and how NOT to use it – like closing the tab of a session and then trying to get back to that session (which you can’t)

Thank you for being a great guest and helping us so much, Rob!

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