The Podcast Engineering Show
About This Show
Each session we will chat with a podcast engineer/producer. You will learn exactly how they are creating episodes. We will discuss their equipment, their workflow, and some of their secret tricks. And along the way you'll hear solutions to common engineering issues. By listening to this show every week you will glean A TON of audio engineering knowledge and skills that will make a HUGE difference in the sound of your podcast.
Your host Chris Curran has a background in the world of music engineering and production. For years he had the honor of making records with famous artists and accumulating a ton of album credits. When he entered podcasting about 4 years ago, he noticed that most podcasters have very little or no audio engineering skills, which virtually cripples the quality of their sound from the very beginning. This show, and more so the Podcast Engineering School, will help podcasters raise their game in terms of audio quality.
Most Recent Episode
PES 037: The Wisdom of Audio Processing
Announcement: We will be taking a break for the holidays, so after this episode we will be back on Jan. 5th. Links mentioned in this episode: Podfest Multimedia Expo in Orlando, Florida from Feb. 23-25, 2017 The Podcasting Course in Lexington, Kentucky from April 21-22, 2017 Podcast Gear Group (Facebook group led by the incomparable Marc Johanssen) First I mention and explain what I’m using to record this episode - a Shure SM7B right into my Mackie mixer - no processing before recording, which is different than my normal setup at home. With regards to peaking/distorting, setting my recording level when the mic is "raw to tape" is much more difficult than when I'm using a compressor before recording. Then I discuss these 4 topics: 1. The Wisdom of Audio Processing Silk mode on my Neve Portico II - RED/BLUE - Tweaking my EQ & Compression on my new RE20 Dbx 286s “Enhancer” section - LF Detail, HF Detail Using a multiband compressor on a voice - compressing the low end as well as boosting the level of that low end 2. Debrief Last Week’s Episode Production Too much compression, especially with a reverby room Ralph & Carol Lynn were very close to their mic’s Using gates to tape Auphonic Multitrack crossgate function