Tag Archives: podcasting

Guides

How To Make Your Podcasts Sound Better With Audacity

As I’m always looking for ways to improve the audio quality of the Rampant Mumblings podcast, I stumbled across this article via medium.com giving some handy hints for those of you who use audacity to podcast. A good read and graphics that are clear and right to the point. Granted it’s from 2014 but it stands up from my quick tries.

First Looks

Loopback First Look : Cable Free Audio Routing

No two ways about it Rouge Amoeba make some really awesome apps. Audio Hijack is awesome, it’s a wonderful application that lets you record any audio and you can save audio from applications like iTunes.

You can play audio / video Safari and save that audio to a file or you can mix it with any kinds of hardware devices, with other microphones or mixers.

Pretty much anything that you ever could want to do recording apps, recording devices, have a sounboard play thought to skype when podcasting, you can really Audio Hijack to simplify everything.

You can have multiple people, you can merge them into one, you can use it for streaming, the list goes on

Rouge Amoeba have just come out with a new application and here’s how they describe it, called loopback they call it “cable free audio routing for Mac” and here’s their description

Suddenly it’s easy to pass audio between applications on your Mac, create virtual audio devices to take the sound for applications and audio input devices then send it to audio processing applications.

It’s like you have kind of like a mixing board but it’s software so you can do all manner of cool things.

Lets say you have a soundboard or you want to play an audio snippet or something like that and you want all of the guests to hear it. You can combine your microphone with an audio source like iTunes with QuickTime player or something else and you can send that as the output that goes through Skype to all the other people that you’re talking to

You can use the for screen casting. Open up screen recorder in QuickTime grab not only the microphone sound but the audio of the application that your recording.

For those Twitch.TV types out there, now there’s an easy way to route both game and microphone audio through to Open Source Broadcaster.

Garage band is only going to from a single audio device at one time. Logic Pro is limited that way too well now you can use loopback and combine multiple different devices into a virtual device.

It;s even got routing, signal chain capabilities, you can send things to NiceCast for streaming it’s really, really cool.

There’s a free download if you want to try it out. However it’s not cheap at $75it’s not cheap but this is the true sense of a power tool.

This is the kind of thing that regardless of what level broadcaster you really should take a look at Loop Back by Rouge Amoeba. There will be a full review soon, just when we stop figuring out all the cool things we can do with it.

 

In The News...

Google Making A Move Towards Podcasters. US Only For Now

Google has announced their own podcasting platform that almost anyone is free to join. Free as long as you have a podcast, google play account and live in the USA then you can sign up to be part of their new podcasting platform.

To that end, today we’re launching a portal for podcasters to start uploading their shows to Google Play Music before we open up the service to listeners. Along with direct searches and browsing for podcasts, the service will connect new listeners with podcasts based on what they’re doing, how they’re feeling, or what they’re interested in. Similar to our contextual playlists for music, this will give podcast fans and new listeners a way of finding and listening to content that’s unique to Google Play Music.

Missing from the quote is “Podcasters in the US can start uploading shows now at g.co/podcastportal.” However UK podcasters can get around the GEO block with a simple VPN. Although the Rampant Mumblings is a UK cast the submission processed still seemed to have worked.

Podcasting With Google Play Google Making A Move Towards Podcasters. US Only For Now

I’d be incredibly interested to see what the demographics are going to be like being predominantly Android. I wonder how many android types tune into podcasts, let alone Apple based ones.

Our very own Podcast, Rampant Mumblings, has been submitted and we’ll keep you posted as to how the process goes.

In The News...

iRig Pro DUO: True mobility meets professional audio

For all of the good things are El Kapitan brings to the Apple ecosystem it also brings its fair share of issues. Namely old equipment such as mixing devices for podcasting and music will have issues thanks to the new implementation of core audio. so if you’re old mixing devices no longer compatible than you might want to check out the iK Multimedia iRig Pro DUO: The smallest fully-featured dual-channel interface.

Continue reading