Special Show – The Audio Podcaster Roundtable 2013

The fourth annual roundtable discussion of the Audio Podcasting community featuring Slau [Sessions With Slau Podcast], Dezz Asante [TechMuze Podcast], Joe Gilder [Simply Recording Podcast & Ask Joe Podcast], Graham Cochrane [Simply Recording Podcast], Big Al [Project Studio Network Podcast], Ryan Canestro [The Home Recording Show], and Jon Tidey [The Home Recording Show].

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Topics in this discussion:

  • Catching up with the guests and where our careers have taken us this year
  • Public perception of podcasts and how things have been changing
  • Monetizing podcasts
  • Why podcasts are great
  • Problems with the podcast format
  • A couple other podcasts you might not have known about
    • DIY Recording Equipment http://www.diyrecordingequipment.com/
    • Tonebenders http://www.tonebenders.net/
    • PatchBay http://www.patchbay.tv/
    • Recording Lounge http://recordinglounge.blogspot.com/
    • Mix Coach http://www.mixcoach.com/
  • Audio Engineering is a dying profession
  • Sound City film
  • Kickstarter album funding
  • Our favorite new gear we’ve added to our studios

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19 thoughts on “Special Show – The Audio Podcaster Roundtable 2013

  1. Your shows are great. Your Round Tables are great. But this one really took it to another level. The candor for the guests and raw experience sharing about developing a podcast was nothing less than top-notch. Thanks, gentlemen.

    Best line of the show “Somebody’s saying to you ‘are we doin’ it? are we doin’ it?’ You have the opportunity for some back-and-forth: for some banter.”

    That’s what SHE said!

    Cheers everybody,

    -James

  2. SUP!!!! BE_AUTCHES!!!!! Hey great show on podcasting. I would have liked to hear more on recording but the the in-depth behind the scenes analysis on Podcasting what a nice change of topics. Cool stuff. Thanks.

    After hearing the this podcast it really reinforced some thoughts I have been kicking around lately. i have been rethinking the “Good” the internet and podcasting has done to many artistic career fields. I feel like it has really destroyed that job base. I am 45 yo and started playing guitar, learning about recording in the early 80s. I specifically remember my friends and I constantly wondering how things worked, how do you sweep pick, what chords work on this song etc. We couldnt just pop on the internet and get the knowledge. We had to actually pay somebody to teach us or if you were lucky a parent would know the answer (that was rare). So, fast forward to today (hop in the Delorian Marty)
    Now all information is out there and free (Im mostly referring to anything artistic based). The internet has taken, what was once a valuable product, and turned it into a non-valuable product. You want to learn sweep picking, jazz, how to build a amp. Its all out there for free. Some say this is good, the people in the know, can no longer charge you for that information. This maybe true, but the flip side is, now that you have that information for free, the products you make from that information are worthless because everybody else,now has that same knowledge. When you had to pay somebody for that knowledge your product was valuable. Not anymore. It seems to me that the only way to make income in the future is in any job that requires a license. I think colleges have figured this out and thats one reason they have upped the prices so much. They know that jobs with a license are the key to economic income.
    Anyway, all these people passing out free information may not be doing themselves any favors. I know its sort of off topic. I just wanted to hear yalls perspective.
    Thanks Guys..

  3. Hey guys, am I the only one who sorely misses Big Al’s voice in my headphones? The roundtable is always very enjoyable, thanks for putting it together despite the scheduling nightmare.

    Keep fighting the good fight.

    Marc

    PS – Jon, can you remind me what is the model number of the inexpensive tracking headphones available on NCIX? Thanks!

  4. Hello, big thanks for the great roundtable show. Anyways, I don’t remember this video being mentioned ever in HRS and can’t believe that I have not heard about this before, but I just stumbled into this really cool video of Sir James Paul McCartney at Abbey Road, doin’ really cool stuff with old mikes, four track tape recorders and EMI consoles. Gear hard-on guaranteed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9elQeVfrLOo

    Cheers.

  5. Hooray! I finally did it… it has taken me almost a year, but I am totally caught up. 203 episodes plus all the special shows, and I am now qualified for the HRS diploma!

    I am totally addicted to the show, and this most recent roundtable was the best roundtable yet. I can’t say enough good things about the show and the home recording community in general. I think it’s so great that everyone is so willing to share tips. techniques, and experiences without being judgmental and condescending to newbies. Hats off to you Ryan and Jon and all your fine guests.

    Looking forward to the next episode.

  6. Great show as always – love the roundtable show, and it’s great to hear from Slau again! His mention of game audio led me to check out the Tonebenders podcast that Jon mentioned, and am looking forward to educating myself properly about sound design and such.

    I was just thinking – I’ve been thinking of moving away from ReaEQ, but I don’t really know what kind of EQs to try out. How do you guys go about choosing software EQs? Is there maybe milage in a segment about choosing plugins?

  7. Ryan, I know this is asking a lot, but can you document your mic build with pictures? That would really be helpful for the rest of us who want to build some of these mics.

  8. Gentleman,
    I’m a little behind because I’ve been studying hard to earn my HRS diploma! I haven’t heard the last couple of shows. I’m looking forward to the roundtable episode. I started listening to the show to laugh at Ryan’s naughtiness and learn from Jon’s serious insight, although Ryan does offer up some serious insight as well. Just let me say that after I started from show one in the archives it dawned on me that I don’t give you two enough credit, and I’m quite sure I don’t give you anywhere near enough cash. I am hitting the Amazon link pretty hard and I promise I’ll be sending some cash sometime in the future, however small it might be.
    Gentleman,
    I’m a little behind because I’ve been studying hard to earn my HRS diploma! I haven’t heard the last couple of shows. I’m looking forward to the roundtable episode. I started listening to the show to laugh at Ryan’s naughtiness and learn from Jon’s serious insight, although Ryan does offer up some serious insight as well. Just let me say that after I started from show one in the archives it dawned on me that I don’t give you two enough credit, and I’m quite sure I don’t give you anywhere near enough cash. I am hitting the Amazon link pretty hard and I promise I’ll be sending some cash sometime in the future, however small it might be.

    I’ve tried to post a few times but my message doesn’t seem to be getting through, so I apologize for commenting on a show that aired awhile back, but there was a listener who was concerned about losing his hearing. I’d like to pass on some info about a device, the Neurophone, invented by Patrick Flanagan, that’s designed to transmit sound through the skin by-passing normal hearing. I’ve included a link:
    http://www.worldtrans.org/spir/neuro.html
    I’ve got one of these units, the consumer model, and it is quite amazing!

    Also, any comments on Neil Young’s efforts to restore good quality sound? He is touting a device called ‘Pono’ that is supposed to deliver sound how it was created to be heard.

    Thanks for all you do!

    Sincerely,
    Rick

  9. Thanks again for all the great shows, and thanks especially for putting together another round table. One additional podcast I’ll add to the list is the AudioNowCast, great roundtable like conversations, often with Bobby Owsinski.

    That poor, poor chicken….

  10. Hey Dudes,
    I appreciate the show and have learned so much!
    My question is concerning a studio upgrade. I have a good DAW, interface, acoustic treatment. My monitors are Rokit 5s. My mic cabinet is lacking a bit and I do not have much outboard gear (looking at an RNP, RNC, DBX 160a). I have a few Costello plugs but other than that I just have the Logic 9 plugs. I mainly record indie rock and am looking for an organic sound (Phil Ek). I have about 2000 dollars for upgrades and I’m looking to Ride The Chicken. What would you guys buy?

    Thx a lot

  11. I think as soon as folks start posting same message/content multiple times throughout same day, try excessively hard to put buzz words/ cliches in their posts/content, or start posting ‘lists’ (like 10 reasons why _____, 5 things you need to try) – then it stops them from appearing genuine and that they’re really in it ultimately for other reasons.

  12. I agree with the comment above – have Big Al on as a guest. He’s so funny and a show with the three of you would be a scream.

  13. Recently found this podcast, and I’m thoroughly enjoying staying current, and working my way back through the archives. Keep up the great work!

    In response to Jon’s comment bemoaning the difficulty with cataloging the content of the shows, I see one of the strengths of podcasts to be that they aren’t easily searchable. When I read through an online article, I skim the text, and might mentally note some key search terms to find the article again. But generally, I think of it as a URL to archive, and then I promptly forget everything I’ve read, because I know I can always look it up again if I need it.

    But with the HRS show, the audio only format has been a great excuse to write down notes if I want to refer back to things. And memory retention for me is much better if I write things down. I’m usually listening to the show on my phone, and it’s a simple thing to pause the show, switch apps, and write a quick note. Yes it’s an inconvenience, but that extra effort to engage with the content makes all those tips and tricks that much easier to remember.

  14. Gents, before my comment, I must mention that I have to go back and listen to the first 26 episodes. Episode 27 was the first available on iTunes when I started listening, and so I am current from there. I guess if I want that diploma, I’m going to have to put in the effort to download those first 26. The problem is that iTunes is such a convenient way to manage them – if I have to download them separately and put them on my iPod manually I’ll never get around to it. Anyway, on to my comment.

    I enjoyed the roundtable show again this year. As much as I love Big Al, he’s really more of a “former” podcaster, but that’s okay. Jon, I think, asked about other audio podcasts and I thought I would contribute a few of my favorites and two new ones that have come onto my radar.

    First, Jon turned me on several years ago to the AudioNowCast, which has some big names in the audio world doing a roundtable-type discussion. Big names like Andrew Sheps, Diego Stocco and Bobby Owsinski. They air a couple of times per month and I think Ryan even guested on that show a year or two ago.

    Another favorite (that has managed to find sponsorship a la Pensado’s Place) is Squarecad. Adam Gonsalves runs an interview format with the occasional interview aimed at mastering.

    Two new shows that seem like they would be good for the beginner are the Home Music Studio 1 hosted a guy named Dave Maxey and the Home Recording Weekly Podcast hosted by a guy named Kern Randsall. Both are into the teens in episodes and post fairly regularly.

    Thanks, guys, and keep up the good work. And thanks, Ryan, for not making any crude jokes when I said that Jon turned me on…

    • I am flattered. Just to be mentioned in such a classy place, and thanks for listening to audio podcasts too. We all work very hard, and to be mentioned blows me away. You all rock.

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