Happy PIE DAY. Today Dave and Jim answer your podcasting questions on the following topics today:4:20 Dual XLR into 1/8" Cable Review
John Morgan from Lets Talk Metal Detecting and Treasure hunting
John has a cable that allows you to put two Microphones into the portable recorder.
When you record your voice you want to get as close to zero without going over. If you leave a lot of room between the recording level and zero it will be filled in with hiss.
So you want to set your recording level to almost go to zero and back it off to (around) -6 to -12.
Different microphones pick up the background noise more than dynamic microphones.25:11 Thoughts on Spreaker
Spreaker is a great platform as they do not mess with your file.
They do create an itunes compliant feed
They have decent stats
They have a redirect in place (so if you want to leave and go some place else you can)
You can also get on iHeartRadio through Spreaker.
If I had any kind of gripe, there is a limit to the amount of space you can upload (granted it allows you to have around five years of space, and many people don't stay with a podcast five years).
Their business model is different than someone like Libsyn and Blubrry (as you can broadcast live at Spreaker and you can't from Libsyn.com and Blubrry).
There is a free program if you want to check it out at Spreaker.com53:00 Quit Apologizing
Quit talking about how busy you are, and quit apologizing for missing a show.
Dave has been using zoom.us for School of Podcasting "Office Hours"56:00 What is Compression
It makes the loud stuff softer, and the soft stuff louder.
Check out Auphonic.com for a free online compressor and audio cleanup tool