LIVE Podcasting! What could go wrong?

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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 (VAPODA.org) 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 (dcpodfest.com) 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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