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Podwrecked is about exploring the ebb and flow of the podcast industry. Join your hosts Tim Brien (@kdoi_podcasting) and Kyle Bondo (@merchantsofdirt) as they navigate the uncharted dangers of podcast news and guide you through the wasteland of podcast failure to safer harbors. What you learn could save your podcast!

Dec 4, 2019

Ep.26 - LIVE Podcasting! What could go wrong?

Tim and Kyle record a LIVE episode at the VAPODA October Meetup to show attendees how you can record a live podcast with only portable recording gear.

Episode at a Glance:

  • Recorded Live at the Howell Branch Library in Fredericksburg during the Virginia Podcasters Association ( Meetup.
  • Tim and Kyle have been experimenting with how to produce a live show
  • Nate and Preston attended our October 2019 Meetup to see how the secret sauce is made
  • We recorded this BEFORE DC Podfest ( where Kyle is attended for the 4th year and Tim for the 3rd Year!
  • We spent an hour setting up our gear
  • We think that coil rolling of audio cables is a lost art
  • We go through what gear we use to take our podcast "LIVE"

What did we learn?

  • Live includes a lot of improv and you have to be good on your feet (or mouth)
  • Location can cause problems with sound (e.g. echo, room size, power, lighting)
  • Sound proofing on-the-fly can work but it does not completely remove microphone bleed.
  • Are microphones where air-gapped and the audio files used the double-header technique where we each record our own audio file and they are synced together in post-production.
  • Kyle is using the ZOOM H4N Pro and an Audio-Technia ATR2100 microphone.
  • Tim is using the ZOOM H5 (just to be bigger) and a Samson Q2U microphone.
  • Headphones help you hear your sound and hitting record on a portable recorder can make or break your live recording.

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