Brian Adoff – PES 032

Brian Adoff - owner of Riveting FM, and producer of Drink Drank Drunk
Brian Adoff – owner of Riveting FM, and producer of Drink Drank Drunk

Welcome to session #32 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Brian Adoff, owner of Riveting FM, and producer of Drink Drank Drunk as well as the upcoming show, Unlocked…

We talked about SO much, including:

  • SM7B’s
  • Lipsmacks
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Using two Audition templates
  • WAV files with 3 channels instead of 2!
  • FX chains
  • Bussing 3-4 voices to a vocal track w/ loudness meter
  • Adding a tiny bit of reverb
  • Waves Silver bundle
  • Cloudlifter
  • dbx 286s
  • Zoom H4
  • Field shotgun mic: AT 875-R condenser

Thanks for being a great guest, Brian!

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Scott Weingart – PES 031

Scott Weingart - producer and host of The EMCrit Podcast
Scott Weingart – producer and host of The EMCrit Podcast

Welcome to session #31 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Scott Weingart, producer and host of The EMCrit Podcast, as well as a physician (MD, FCCM) and Editor-in-Chief of EMCrit.

Scott is not your average podcast producer and we really learned a lot from him about his equipment, workflow and processing.

Also, I got to tell a cool story about a sweet monitoring trick I learned from the immortal audio engineer Andy Wallace from his sessions with (also immortal) singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley at Soundtrack in NYC in 1994.

Additionally, I spell out one elaborate method of taming nasty “P’s” popping after they’ve been recorded.

Here’s some of what Scott and I discussed:

  • Shure 87A microphone
  • Sound Devices USB interface
  • The usefulness of a dog clicker!
  • Noise reduction within Adobe Audition
  • Hi-Pass filter
  • Tube-model compressor
  • Hard limiting
  • Loudness Radar
  • LKFS

Thanks a ton for hanging with us, Scott!

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Cliff Ravenscraft – PES 030

Cliff Ravenscraft - the Podcast Answer Man!
Cliff Ravenscraft – the Podcast Answer Man!

Welcome to session #30 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Cliff Ravenscraft, the Podcast Answer Man! I actually got my start in podcasting by watching his tutorial videos 😉 He began podcasting in 2005, and since then he has trained many, many people how to start and produce their podcast.

Enjoy this episode!

We discussed Cliff’s hardware setup and workflow, including:

  • Noise reduction
  • Mackie VLZ4
  • MDX-4600
  • Roland R-05
  • iJingle Pro – app to play sound clips
  • Using the audio from a Snapchat video on an audio podcast
  • Adobe Audition (single track editor, broadcast preset of multiband compressor)

Thanks for a great chat, Cliff!

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Cody Boyce – PES 029

Cody Boyce - podcaster, podcast producer, and founder of Podcast Masters
Cody Boyce – podcaster, podcast producer, and founder of Podcast Masters

Welcome to session #29 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Cody Boyce – podcaster, podcast producer, and founder of Podcast Masters.

Commander Cody is also a cohost on the Rogue Squadron podcast.

Some of what we discussed (which Cody uses):

  • Soundflower -to- OBS -to- Twitch
  • AKG C1000S dynamic microphone
  • EQ – hard filter at around 120 Hz on every voice (which he adjusts to taste)
  • Logic Pro
  • How Cody uses Shure 57’s
  • Motu Traveler
  • WNS – Waves Noise Supressor
  • WLM – Waves Loudness Meter
  • Side-chaining – Waves C1

We covered a lot in this episode – enjoy listening!

Thanks for being a great guest, Cody!

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Bryan Orr – PES 028

Bryan Orr - independent narrative audio producer and host/producer of the Dialed In podcast
Bryan Orr – independent narrative audio producer and host/producer of the Dialed In podcast

We present session #28 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Bryan Orr, independent narrative audio producer and host/producer of the Dialed In podcast. An all-around cool guy who’s actually involved in other shows and his own business as well.

Fun times discussing Bryan’s equipment, processing, and narrative-style production philosophy and workflow.

Listen for all the details. (fyi, my written show notes here are always just the tip of the iceberg)

Some of what Bryan and I discussed:

  • A cool EQ trick for pushing music to the background
  • AT 8035 shotgun microphone, usually with a Rode shock-mount pistol grip.
  • Zoom H5
  • EV RE20 through a cloud lifter
  • Roland R-05
  • Reaper (like me!)
  • ReaDelay plugin to create stereo bounce delays, etc.
  • Vocal Rider

Thanks for being a great guest, Bryan!

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Ray Ortega – PES 027

Ray Ortega - Host of The Podcasters’ Studio, and Podcasters’ Roundtable
Ray Ortega – Host of The Podcasters’ Studio, and Podcasters’ Roundtable

Listen to session #27 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Ray Ortega, host of The Podcasters’ Studio, and Podcasters’ Roundtable.

Ray has been an incredibly helpful force in the world of podcasting since 2007. Enjoy listening to this episode full of tips, equipment and workflow details straight from one of the podcasting masters!

Oh, and here’s the link to the Vocal Rider plugin we mentioned.

Thanks for hanging on the show with us, Ray!

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Joshua Rivers – PES 026

Joshua Rivers - Owner of Podcast Guy Media and host the Creative Studio Podcast
Joshua Rivers – Owner of Podcast Guy Media and host the Creative Studio Podcast

Listen to session #26 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Joshua Rivers – Owner of Podcast Guy Media and host the Creative Studio Podcast.

It was fun hanging with Josh. BTW- he (and his children!) are fans of Barry, too! YEAH OH YEAH

Josh’s equipment and workflow include:

  • PR40, AT2100USB
  • Behringer Q802USB
  • Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Headphones
  • Adobe Audition
  • iFree Skype Recorder
  • Multiband compressor
  • Hard Limiter

We also discussed the production workflow which Josh is using for the narrative style episodes that he is producing now on season 4 of the Creative Studio Podcast. Give it a listen 😉

Thank you for having so much fun with us, Josh!

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Liza Miller – PES 025

Motorcycles & Misfits

Listen to session #25 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

Have you ever recorded a podcast with 16 people in one room – all on the show simultaneously?!?! Liza Miller has.

My guest is Liza Miller, host and producer of the Motorcycles & Misfits podcast. She used to do live sound in clubs, many moons ago, and now she is having a blast with so many friends doing Motorcycles & Misfits. 

Btw, she found a pretty solid, inexpensive purchase: 3 Behringer XM1800S microphones for $40! When you have 12 mic’s open in a room you have to keep costs down 😉

Special note: After the outro music, she gives me a microphone challenge – she uses 2 different inexpensive mic’s and asks me which one I like better. Listen to the very end to hear if I chose the $30 mic or the $13 mic!

Motorcycles & Misfits

We also discussed:

  • Behringer XM8500 microphone
  • Shock mount mic clips
  • Mackie 1642 VLZ Pro
  • Alesis 3630 dual channel compressor
  • Power conditioner
  • Behringer U-control audio interface
  • Adobe Audition
  • HA-400 headphones
  • Soundbooth program
  • tascam DR-11G (recorder for backups and remote recordings)

Thank you for having so much fun with us, Liza!

Motorcycles & Misfits

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Alan Mead – PES 024

Alan Mead - dentist and host of The Dental Hacks Podcast
Alan Mead – dentist and host of The Dental Hacks Podcast

Listen to session #24 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, RSS.

My guest is Alan Mead, dentist and host of The Dental Hacks Podcast. Don’t let the whole dentist thing mislead you – he has a bad ass audio setup and he records multitrack the same way I do! 

He uses:

  • Rode Broadcaster microphone
  • Focusrite Saffire Pro 40
  • Four windows laptops
  • Four dbx 286s’s
  • iMac running Adobe Audition
  • Backing up original track files

Thanks for being a tremendous guest, Alan!

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Chris Saunders – PES 023

Chris Saunders

Listen to session #23 of The Podcast Engineering Show! Listen and Subscribe in Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, iHeart RadioStitcher, TuneIn RadioAndroid, 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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