Listen to session #23 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Android, RSS.
My guest is Chris Saunders, host of Return to Camp Blood – a Friday the 13th fan podcast. Chris has a very practical and low cost setup, and he makes the most of it! (Btw, his show is super niche; they only talk about Friday the 13th movies…lol)
He produces his show from start to finish and regularly has 2-3 other co-hosts who are all in different states. They connect via Skype and record with Pamela call recorder. He pans himself hard left and all other co-hosts hard right. They all use ATR2005’s and Chris has a Behringer XENYX X1204USB mic that he uses if his roommate or someone else is hosting with him at his house.
Then he brings the raw .WAV file into Adobe Audition, separating the stereo file into two mono tracks. He normalizes the levels for both tracks and removes background noise, and maybe adds a gate if the background noise is still an issue. He also truncates long periods of silence using a preset he made. Any period of silence more than 550 milliseconds long gets truncated to 550 ms. Then he edits and mixes down to 16 bit 44.1kHz .WAV file at -19 LUFS. Then, in another separate session in Audition, he adds intro/outro music, any other audio clips, and then exports to MP3.
Thank you for being a great guest, Chris!
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