Pioneer Podcasters Share Insider Tips, Part 4: Top-of-the-Line Gear and How to Avoid and Fix Errors
(Four-part series, published weekly)

by Jack Herrington

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Listen in as Jack Herrington, the author of Podcasting Hacks, chats with pioneer podcasters Doug Kaye and James Polanco. Doug is the founder of IT Conversations, the influential site that features podcasts covering important events, programs, and interviews with industry luminaries. James is the founder of Fake Science, the popular podcast radio show covering all things digital music--news, reviews, and profiles of digital artists.

#4 Podcasting: Top-of-the-Line Gear & How to Avoid and Fix Errors

Jack, Doug, and James provide more valuable insights on top-of-the-line gear and retro mics, too. They also discuss the biggest errors podcasters can make and how to avoid and fix them.

Also check out part one, "Make Yourself Sound Good," where the guys share their tips on the best podcasting gear--from choosing the right mics and using mixing boards, to the use of compression and dampening noise with egg crates. In part two, "Tips for Recording Your Own Show," the experts share information on what kind of gear you need for single-mic or multiple-mic shows. They also discuss inexpensive gear selections for starting your show. Some of the products and companies discussed include Audacity, ProTools, Sound Forge, N-Track Studio, Digital Performer, Live, and Digidesign. In part three, "Tips and Tricks for Editing Your Podcast," Doug and James discuss what to edit out and when to do it, as well as microphone techniques--like how close to place a mic, and more.

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By Jack Herrington

Jack Herrington is an engineer, author and presenter who lives and works in the Bay Area. His mission is to expose his fellow engineers to new technologies. That covers a broad spectrum, from demonstrating programs that write other programs in the book Code Generation in Action. Providing techniques for building customer centered web sites in PHP Hacks. All the way writing a how-to on audio blogging called Podcasting Hacks.

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