Monthly Archives: January 2005

What Microphone Do I Get?

Condenser, dynamic, omni-directional, large diaphragm, small diaphragm, phantom power, pre-amps? What do you need, what is best? Well there really isn’t a clear answer, but here is a tutorial over at Transom.org to help you decide.

I personally have a Shure PG58 Dynamic Microphone and an MXL 2003 Condenser. I really like the MXL 2003, great mic, good price. Good luck on your decision, it’s one of the most critical!

-jeff

Audacity Wiki

Just found the Audacity Wiki over at audacityteam.org. If you have any additions, feel free to edit the wiki.

-jeff

EQ Tutorial

From the guys over at transom.org, an EQ tutorial for podcasts 🙂

-jeff

Tweaking Levels Tutorial

Ever wanted to know how to make your podcasts sound better? Head over to transom.org and check out this Tutorial.
The tutorial run’s through how to adjust levels and adding compression, limiting, and equalization.

-jeff

Easy Podcast Creation Tutorial

Steve Dembo of dembo.org sent me a link to his Podcasting Tutorial “Podcasting, it’s easier than you think”. Check it out. It’s also been added to the Documentation Directory at iPodder.org.

-Jeff

RIAA Music Discussion

Check out this discussion if your concerned about RIAA music over at Hardcore Insomnia Radio. Yes, we know the RIAA is evil, but are all record labels affiliated with the RIAA evil? If an RIAA label explicitly grants you permission to play their music, should you? Would you?

-jeff

Archive.org

So are you looking for legal music to fill up your 20gb, 40gb, or 60gb mp3 players? Check out archive.org’s etree archives for taper trader friendly bands. I was just reminded about Camper Van Beethoven from a post by David Slusher of Evil Genious Chronicles. Haven’t listened to them in years, but i’m refinding some old favorites.

-jeff

Non RIAA Music

Hey guys, it’s been a couple days since i’ve posted. Just thought I’d give a plug for my friends in the Psychobilly Kadillaks and send you over there for some non-riaa music. They have an interesting sound that no one I know of is doing. They are podcast friendly and would be honored for you to play in your podcasts. I have interviewed them on my November 7th show. They played last night in Chicago at the Horseshoe with a Rockabilly band, The Hotrod Huckesters, who I was extremely impressed with. If your ever in Chicago and looking for some good texas bbq and good music, this is the place to go. I don’t think I’ve had a better bbq anywhere.

-Jeff

Slow podcast day

Man it’s been a slow podcasting day, only four shows in my aggregator all totaling in at under an hour of listening time. News has been slow too, everyone must be at the Apple Store getting their new iPod shuffle. As someone put it over at Podcast Alley in the forums, “Russian Roullette for your ears “, loved that line.

Much thanks to Kris over at Croncast for delivering my daily dose of podcasting “crack”.

Croncast, Podcasting’s best kept secret” -Jeff O’Hara (that’s me)

-Jeff

Mixcast Live

Hey, can’t wait to try Mixcast live. Hopefully I can get in the beta, it looks extremely promising as a podcast creation tool. So I send you over and try and get on the beta.

-jeff