Today I explain why you had an episode show up a few days early. I also explain that I'm not going to be speaker at the Expo in Las Vegas (but will be going to Podcamp Ohio www.podcampohio.com ).
I also talk about post dating Podcasts and the easy mistake you can make that will have things going out immediately (oops).
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I also share some of the tips from out weekley roundtable at the School of Podcasting (www.schoolofpodcasting.com )
Today my friend Paul Colligan from Podcast Secrets is on the show. Paul is a full time podcast consultant and Internet Marketing guru. While we are all at work, Paul is out testing new technologies, new strategies, talking with other successful podcasters, and taking lots and lots of notes. Then once a year he offers a class (available at my partner link at www.secretswithdave.com ) where he reveals what he has learned.
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Show #129 originating from www.schoolofpodcasting.com
Today we get the answers from last week's poll about USB interfaces and using Audacity.
Joe from www.onthepodcast.net
Anthony from www.diabeticincandyland.com
Mike from www.mikeshotdish.com
Warren from http://pewpodcast.podomatic.com
Terry from http://quiettimepodcast.com/wp and http://oldcootcast.com
Larry from http://goinglinux.com
Sally from http://www.podcastasylum.com
Daryl from http://www.poddog.ca/suburbia
Jay from www.jayjennings.com creator of Cloak and Tracker
75% use a USB interface
75% use Audacity.
Most feel Audacity is stable, and people using USB microphones seemed to lve them while people using USB interfaces seem to find them a bit of a hassle (especially if this is on your main unit).
Blue Snowball USB mic $99
Samson CO1 USB Mic $90
Alesis MultiMix 8 USB Mixer $149
Alesis Podcast Mic (comes with mic, heaphones, software) $99
Behringer UCA202 USB Interface (connect from your mixers tape out) $30
Zoom H2 Portable Recorder $199
Behringer USB Podcast Kit (includes mic, headphones, mixer, usb interface, software) $100
Rode Dynamic USB Podcaster Mic $230
Rich Harrington and Mike Weiser authors of the book "Producing Video Podcasts." Buy it at amazon.com
In a recent "Roundtable" at the School of Podcasting where members from the School of Podcasting get together and share tips and insights into all things podcasting we go to talking about using USB interfaces. People loved their USB microphones, but it seemed to be a trend of people getting USB interfaces, and then not use them.
Also, back in 2005 people that used Audacity often had an "Audacity crashed" story. That was a while ago, and Audacity has been upgraded and I'm looking to see if it is indeed more stable (as I haven't heard a story about Audacity in a while).
Please CLICK HERE to take the quick survey (using wufoo.com ) and let us know about your experience with USB devices and Audacity.
Also we are running low on Podcast Promos at www.podcastpromoshow.com
Thanks in advance and next week I'll tell you what I learn.