Producer’s SkilL: Moving On
Most people who work in creative industries ask the question – is this version good enough to release?
Or should I spend a little more time on it?
Social Media & Podcasts
Do you need social media channels for your podcast, and if yes, which ones?
Podcast Ads Explained
Let’s talk about the monetisation of your show.
First of all, if you are starting a podcast with a goal that will make you loads of money, you may be heading for disappointment.
How to grow a podcast
Exact success is never replicable because there are too many variables to copy.
However, there are a few general rules that I think can help in achieving long term success. At least they worked for us.
FetHead Gain Booster for SM7B
I knew I needed a gain booster.
What’s a gain booster?
It’s a device that boosts your microphone gain with a clean signal, making it much louder at the source.
Small Podcast Studio & Sonarworks Reference 4
Small rooms are notorious for bad acoustics. Sound waves (especially low frequencies) don’t have space to develop. They are bouncing around the walls; we get phase cancellations and that sort of thing.
Icon M+ Platform Control Surface for Podcast Production
Are you looking for a control surface for your DAW but you are not sure which one to choose?
There are plenty to choose from; however, in this post, I wanted to talk about Icon M+ platform and Pro Tools.
New iMac 2020 for Podcast Production
For the last five years, I worked on a 27inch late 2015 iMac system with 3TB Fusion drive and 32GB of RAM.
The system has served me very well, but it was time to update.
How to Record a Podcast Remotely And Get It Right The First Time
Remote interviews are a fact of life for every podcaster, and in today’s era of social distancing, more so than ever.
iZotope RX8 & Podcast Production (First Impressions)
For people who aren’t familiar with iZotope, then make a highly respectable, top of the shelf tools for producers and audio engineers—everything from mixing, mastering to of course audio restoration.
Updating My Podcasting System
New system updates, new plugins, new software.
Updating your workstation always seems like a good idea, but how is it really?
My Current Recording Setup
Most of my audio work is done at the post-production stage. I edit, mix, master, and even with scoring I solely use synths and virtual instruments.
My Current DAW Setup
I’m always on the lookout for the improvement and I update my system as often as I can.
In my opinion, it’s important to shake it up every few months. Otherwise, there is no progress.
Scoring Podcasts – My Tools
With podcasts, you don’t have that many tools behind your belt – it’s all about the sound so, in reality, you have three elements to play.
Dialogues, Sound Effects, Music.
Audio Restoration and Podcasting
When something is poorly recorded – noisy, distorted, has a lot of hiss or background noise – you can clean it all up with audio restoration plugins.
Creating Globally Appealing Stories
When starting a business, a blog or an internet show, the usual advice is to find a niche, explore it, become an expert in it and then go wide.
Starting Your Home Studio
Most of us musicians would love to have their home recording studio and luckily for us, as the technology advanced, it is now way easier and cheaper to make your home studio than it used to be.
Let’s talk about my favourite aspect of podcast production – music.
When it comes to podcasting, you only have audio to convey the message, to tell the story.
Strategy and Podcasting
Starting any venture, be it a business, a podcast or a website is a lot of work. Some time ago I read that it takes around 18 months for a business to be profitable, and that’s assuming everything goes well.
21st Century Work
21st-century work is all about being adaptable, being able to make changes in people’s lives.
It can be podcasting, production, audio work, anything else.
Mixing on Headphones
During my studies, one rule that was always passed onto us by the teachers was – never mix on the headphones!
Simple Audio Techniques for Podcasts
Most of the creative projects have three stages: pre-production, production, post-production.
The same principle applies to podcasting.
How to Spot a Trend in Podcasting?
The popularity of a podcast depends on various factors. Today I want to focus on the last one – the topic.
It’s one thing to be passionate about a subject, and another to have other people like it too.
What is your Podcast Idea?
Everything starts with an idea – podcasting is not an exemption from the rule.
It’s important to understand the basics of recording and audio editing.
Podcasting and Marketing
Should I start a podcast?
The question that every marketer asks, at least in the present times.
Why is that?
Well, if you google future of podcasting it’s easy to see that everyone seems to be bullish on the medium.
“How to Start a Podcast” Book Launch
So here it is.
After few months of writing, editing and designing I finally published my first book called “How to Start a Podcast: From 0 to 10 million downloads per month. One year with Casefile True Crime Podcast.”
Intro to Microphones
In this article, I want to share with you an overview of a recording microphone.
Microphones or mics are the basic instruments of capturing sounds. You have one inside your laptop, your phone and your camera.
Even in a smart watch.
What is Sound Wave
A sound wave is a disturbance of particles within a medium. A medium can be anything like air, water or steel. It is a mechanical wave and to better understand it, imagine a slinky. Now, a movement of a sound wave is kind of like a coil movement of a slinky. It either compresses or spreads apart.
Sound Recording Basics
Sound recording is an art of capturing the sound.
We perceive vibrations in the air as different sounds. We record these sounds with various equipment so we can play it back as many times as we want.
Frequency of Sound
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about the waves?
How it travels?
What are the lowest pressure level humans can hear?
What is Mixing?
Sound mixing is an art of combining many sounds into one.
There is a simple metaphor to describe mixing that may explain it better.
Sound Advice On Mix Stems
Final mixes and elements are called deliverables. In the past people worked with physical film or tapes, today we have digital files.
Sound Advice On Mix Formats
When we think about the sound, we tend to see it as music in your headphones and movies on your laptop. Maybe a surround sound set up at home if you are a grown up.
It’s only when you start to dig more into the world of sound engineering you will discover there is a lot more to standard format and mixes.
What is Sound Design?
Sound design is an art of creating a soundscape for a movie, game or any other creative production. This short definition may resemble the art of Foley, but the sound design is a bit different.
What is DAW?
DAW stands for Digital Audio Workstation.
DAW is a computer and software that we use when working with audio.
But which one is the best?
What is Foley?
Foley is an art of creating a soundscape in the movie, game or TV production.
We can describe Foley as hidden sounds. Foley is footsteps and cutlery in a busy restaurant scene.
The sound of a hand touching a table or a simple door creak.
Intro to Sound Recording
I want to introduce some basic concepts of capturing audio and some easy tips on sound engineering. For some of you, this will be boring and easy. Remember, everything is built on fundamentals.
How To Choose Studio Monitors
Monitoring is used to describe judgment on sound. For that, you will need your ears and something that will transform electric energy into acoustic sound waves.
What is ADR?
ADR is a less known area of sound engineering.
But first things first. What does ADR stand for? ADR stands for Automated Dialogue Replacement.
Acoustics – How To Soundproof a Room
Acoustics is an art of measuring space and treating it with appropriate materials. Acoustic panels or acoustic foam are an easy example.
What is Dubbing?
Dubbing is an art of replacing original dialogue in a movie with localized recordings. To put it into even simpler words, can you remember the latest big animation?