Recording your voice is a very personal thing. Finding a microphone that flatters your voice the most, and choosing a pickup pattern or mic type that suits the space you are recording in, is an important task. Some microphones can do a better job of keeping the sound of your room out of the recording, while others pick up the detailed nuances of your voice, but are more susceptible to background noise and sound reflections off of the walls around you.
Difference in Mono and Stereo in Audacity. This video tutorial shows how to edit and work with mono and stereo music and sounds recordings with sound recording and editing software Audacity. Learn how to convert a stereo track to mono and set your recording preference mono.
1. Video’s not so easy to do.
2. One has to consider their background.
3. One has to figure out the best lighting to highlight their face.
4. One should rehearse their presentation before just sitting down before a camera and going for it.
5. If your video has anything to do with business, mention your website, including the domain, and spell it if necessary.
Use your blog, Twitter, Facebook, and website to promote your podcast. If you have an e-mail list, this would be a good time to send out an announcement about a freebie that your fans can enjoy. Dont just limit your promotion to the online world …
What is it that makes a pedant out of a podcaster? The subject of microphones. I’m here to set the story straight. Forget the mic obsession! I agree that fabulous audio is a plus point – but there are so many essential ingredients that outweigh the pin-sharp acoustics. Creating a reputation as a people person, a passionate podcaster yearning to help others with your expertise, is way more potent a plan to follow than worrying about where you’ll find £200 for a microphone.
…If you want to buy an audio recorder there are many different ones on the market that will be suitable for recording while you travel. This interview was recorded on my own Zoom H2 portable audio recorder which features 2 pairs of stereo microphones so you can record with 360 degree sound. Andy uses a Zoom H4 (now superceded by the Zoom H4N) with stereo mics and inputs on the back and Zoom also make the entry level Zoom H1 model. The Edirol RO9HR is also a popular, high quality audio recorder used by many professional podcasters but is more expensive than the Zoom models.
What podcasting really helps with are a few things, from what I’ve found: Mixing up content types (your writing may be great, but it’s nice to mix it up for long time readers) Include discussions with other smart people (Copyblogger has a 3 person podcast team) More exposure (Pat Flynn asks people to support & rate his podcast, and it has grown big time) Repurpose & restructure your content (got an old, evergreen post? Break it up into sections and post it as a podcast segment!)
Sorry, OUAT fans but I’m going to use one blog post to get geeky. Here are my proven ways to get your podcast in the Top 10 of Itunes. Now, I’m not selling a book, but I am open to be interviewed about it (Just sayin’).
If you listen to any of the top podcasts, you will likely find they have a definitive brand identity. Most will have Idents or jingles at the beginning and end to let the listener know what they’re listening to. Idents consist of a short piece of music, usually teamed with voice-over or effects to identify the podcast. These help to make your podcast sound professional and also build up familiarity with your listeners. Idents are either written specifically for a production, or purchased as stock music from libraries such as www.beatsuite.com.
Ohio University - Lancaster Associate Professor in Business Management Technology joins us in this Special Report to discuss the results of his study on podcasting. Some of the results were expected but some were surprising. 76% of respondents listen most often to podcasts on an iPod or other MP3 player. 70% of respondents download their podcasts via the iTunes store. 28% listen most often while in the car, and 28% at home during the week. Median preferred length of podcast episode: 46 minutes. Podcast categories (from iTunes) listened to most often in the preceding month: Technology, Comedy, News & Politics, Society & Culture, Arts & Literature. “Favorite” podcast comes from this category: Technology, Arts & Literature, Kids & Family, Comedy, Games & Hobbies. In the last year, 68% have participated in a podcast in some way, and 50% have responded to a podcast’s revenue model. Preferred revenue model: Advertisement or sponsorship message at the beginning or end of an episode. Most common way of discovering a new podcast: podcast mentioned on another podcast. Other new media used most often by podcast listeners: Facebook (56%), blogs (45%), Twitter (36%).
Podcasting as a content platform has continued to grow and thrive. Below, I identify several key elements that have led to the success of podcasting: Convenience the format provides to listeners The mass adoption of mobile media devices and smartphones Ability for just about anyone to create content Listeners are able to find content about topics they are interested in
This week in our look at the Reel Web we talk about how mobile viewers are watching our videos longer than desktop views are and how Facebook dominates Twitter in video sharing. Also, we review YouTube’s new “Slam” voting feature and what they’re doing to start fixing the publishing issue that’s all too common for content creators. Additionally, searching YouTube is a bit different than searching Google, so we look at some tips for searching YouTube efficiently and then we wrap it up with our top 5 video predictions for 2012. Source: Online Video Predictions For 2012 - The Reel Web Episode 20
People read your posts or listen to your podcasts because they like you in some way. But a fresh perspective and new voice can be a big boost (especially to your numbers if you get someone famous). Find someone who can add extra value to your content or share an expert opinion. I did this same thing when I invited Stever Robbins to share productivity tips for podcasting, and I have other special guests in mind to talk about their areas of expertise that will apply to you.
I’ve been recording podcast interviews since some time in 2005 and it’s one of my favorite things to do. The show has opened some pretty cool doors and allowed me to meet some very cool people.
This video tutorial will show you how to install a customized audio player and display in your WordPress post. The following steps will be featured during the video: installing and activating the Audio Player plugin, designating a specific location on your server to uploads audio files, customizing the player to fit a specific color scheme, and uploading the audio file to your media library. Tutorial for Audio Player Plugin
Try new content types to keep your blog fresh Speaking of different content media, a lot of bloggers get so overwhelmed with different traffic methods and writing techniques that they fail to realize that they could be putting their efforts to a medium they might be better (or more comfortable) at. Maybe writing posts really is the thing you feel most comfortable at, but I’d definitely suggest giving a few other mediums a try. They can bring extra traffic from being hosted on the parent site (like YouTube videos) and can give your blog a appeal by creating content in an unusual form. Here are some great content types you can try: video (on YouTube or Vimeo) audio on SoundCloud (or by starting a podcast) ebooks slideshows on SlideShare workbooks infographics webinars.
Hey Guys, Wish you a very Happy New Year 2012. I wish you all the success in life. 2 days ago I just got surprised when I came to know that I am awarded by the “SunShine Award” by Praveen Rajarao of DailyMorningcoffe. Ileane of http://Basicblogtips.com : She is just one of the great blogger. Her activeness on social Media inspires me a lot. I love to read her blog on daily basis. It inspires me to do new things.
YouTube, worlds most favorite web video channel upload almost ten to twenty thousand videos regularly. All the channels are built to serve the professional purposes. YouTube organizers don’t use the high price equipments always.Well; it never demeans the quality of the content. From the inception of this video channel, YouTube is equally popular among the Movie studios and professional media houses. Some of the YouTube contents are so highly defined that it claims to beat the quality of well scripted Hollywood movies. Learn about 10 professionally designed YouTube channels from this blog.
Podcasting can be an important part of your marketing strategy in 2012. Here are three resources to help you get started. Podcast Answer Man: This final resource is one driven by a man who has hosted over 20 different podcasts and has even taught at BlogWorldExpo. His name is Cliff Ravenscraft. He currently hosts a weekly show on podcasting where he answers people’s questions on a weekly basis. However, he also sells equipment, consults, and teaches entire classes on podcasting. What makes Cliff Ravenscraft excellent is his strong desire for developing community and for helping people figure out the best way to make podcasting work for them. You can view Cliff’s network of shows, including Podcast Answer Man, at Generally Speaking Production Network. For more resources, you can visit his business site, Podcast Answer Man.
Creating video content can be a grueling process, leaving marketers with carpal tunnel from hours upon hours of editing and fine-tuning. On top of the production process, marketers stress about video promotion to enable people to find it, like it, and share it. Lucky for you, YouTube recently launched an improved and more thorough analytics report to help you understand what’s working and what isn’t with your video marketing efforts. You can determine which specific demographics watch your videos, track the sources of where people find and watch your content, and discover how long your audience is watching with YouTube’s audience retention report. Here are the three valuable insights YouTube’s analytics report offers marketers and how you can use them to improve your video marketing content for greater success… Curated by Giuseppe Mauriello [read full article http://j.mp/sSFWdo]
You know how almost every magazine TV show has some sort of year end wrap up? They look back at the year and remember the gossip, news stories, movies, etc? We thought we should have a teeny bit of something like that for podcasters :) In our latest newsletter, we asked producers to submit their favorite episode of 2011 so we could do a little bit of that wrap up ourselves, through you guys! The following are the submitted favorite episodes from YOU our awesome producers. Hope you enjoy listening :)
http://www.reelseo.com/customizing-your-youtube-rss-feed/ ► We’re all pretty familiar with YouTube’s subscription feature that lets viewers easily subscribe to our channels and new content we upload here to YouTube, but what if most of our audience is outside of YouTube? What if YouTube subscribers isn’t really the best option for our video content? Thankfully, there’s another way viewers can subscribe to our video content on YouTube and that’s by using their built-in RSS feeds. Not only are there RSS feeds for our channel and recent uploads, but the RSS feed is completely customizable.
If you can access it in your school, YouTube has a ton of useful educational content. Here are ten tools that can make using YouTube in your classroom a better experience for everyone.
YouTube Captions http://staciahopkins.com/video-marketing-tips/how-to-add-captions-to-your-youtube-videos-youtube-seo/ Are you sure?! Yep! Adding captions to your YouTube videos is important for a couple of reasons. First, captions are awesome for people who can’t hear. Second, captions are awesome for search engines that can’t hear. =)
Please take the time to read the video description. First there are two ways you can earn money on YouTube. One is through the Youtube Account Montetization
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In this video I interview Cliff Ravenscraft, podcast producer and founder of Podcast Answer Man.
Small business traveling is just one of the many travails faced by the average small business person or entrepreneur. Here are some ways you can mitigate those difficulties and some other tips and news from around the small business Web. YouTube Analytics transform video marketing. If you’re one of the many small business owners who use YouTube as a part of your marketing campaign, you won’t want to miss this. A new upgrade by the online video site makes tracking your video’s impact much simpler and lets you measure results. Basic Blog Tips http://basicblogtips.com/youtube-analytics.html
If you’re as focused on design as I am then the learning process is far from over! We are constantly looking for the latest trends and techniques to pick up and implement into modern design layouts.
Q&A 2. Love the Pre-frame of the Call to Action, that is a GREAT tip! Here’s another one: use the “Pause” annotation at the last second of your video and it will hold your call to action on screen without ending and displaying “related videos” that are from other channels! 3. Regarding keywords, I use Google Adwords and look for keywords that a minimum of 3-5,000 Exact Searches per month and have a low competition of videos when I type that keyword into Youtube. That’s the trick, look for keywords that yield a low number of video results inside Youtube and it’s far easier to rank higher. Great questions!
Robert Scoble “I’ve always wanted my own, live radio show, but creating such a broadcast has typically involved lots of equipment, technical staff and coordination between the two.”
Rich and true — that’s how I would describe the Podcaster audio quality. During Skype calls and podcasts, my voice always sounded great and people could tell my audio had been significantly upgraded. Rode is a microphone company, and I can tell the Podcaster was built as a proper mic first, and a computer mic second. I also love that Rode didn’t try to make the Podcaster a jack-of-all-trades. This mic was built to be a high-quality, dead-easy way to bring your voice into your computer, and that’s exactly what it is.