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Chris chats with podcasters and audio experts about their podcast production equipment, software and workflow. You will learn step-by-step how they are producing podcasts, solutions to common audio issues, and plenty of tips and tricks. By listening every week you will glean A TON of audio engineering knowledge and skills that will make a HUGE difference in the quality of your sound, not to mention save you a lot of time. Your host Chris Curran has a background in podcast production (Forbes, Dun & Bradstreet, J&J, etc) as well as music production (Sarah McLachlan, Jeff Buckley, Foreigner, etc). When he entered podcasting in 2012, he noticed that most podcasters (and producers) do not have a solid understanding of fundamental audio engineering concepts, which sabotages the quality of their sound from the very beginning. This show, as well as the Podcast Engineering School, helps podcasters and producers reach professional levels of podcast audio production.

The Podcast Engineering Show Chris Curran | Podcast Engineering School

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    • 4.7, 29 Ratings

Chris chats with podcasters and audio experts about their podcast production equipment, software and workflow. You will learn step-by-step how they are producing podcasts, solutions to common audio issues, and plenty of tips and tricks. By listening every week you will glean A TON of audio engineering knowledge and skills that will make a HUGE difference in the quality of your sound, not to mention save you a lot of time. Your host Chris Curran has a background in podcast production (Forbes, Dun & Bradstreet, J&J, etc) as well as music production (Sarah McLachlan, Jeff Buckley, Foreigner, etc). When he entered podcasting in 2012, he noticed that most podcasters (and producers) do not have a solid understanding of fundamental audio engineering concepts, which sabotages the quality of their sound from the very beginning. This show, as well as the Podcast Engineering School, helps podcasters and producers reach professional levels of podcast audio production.

    Chris’s Goody Bag

    Chris’s Goody Bag

    I overview recent Daily Goody's from May 22 - June 4 (see list below). Don't forget that you can sign up to receive the Daily Goody in your email every day or once per week. Sign up here.
    Be sure to check out the Focusrite Scarlett series of audio interfaces, the world’s best-selling USB interface range with over 3 million units sold worldwide. Choose from 6 different interfaces with 1, 2, 4, or 8 microphone inputs. Works with the recording software you’re already using and works with any type of XLR microphone. New unique Air feature adds brightness and presence to your voice. Thanks to Focusrite for sponsoring this episode!
    Here are the Daily Goody posts that we discussed in this episode: [VIDEO] 5 Experienced Podcasters Give a Guided Tour of Their Post-Production Software and Processes! Additional Features and Capabilities of Your Software, Plugins and Hardware Echo vs. Reverb Sennheiser e835 Microphone RØDECaster Pro Accessories When a Guests’ Non-Participating Colleague Wants to Join a Recording Session to “Listen In“ Oxford Inflator V3 Audio Quality of Guests Connecting via Zoom.us A Recent Hearing Impaired Guest FabFilter Saturn 2 Announcements: The start date for the next PES will be September 15, 2020. Due to my severe lack of marketing skills, please consider sharing this episode with any podcasters you know - you could send them a note saying, “Btw, here’s a show about podcast audio production you may find helpful.” You are welcome to support my content creation if you so desire. What did you learn in this episode? Let me know by commenting below.
    I appreciate you listening, and if you have any questions please let me know :)
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    • 25 min
    Dave Hamilton: Producer and Co-host of Mac Geek Gab

    Dave Hamilton: Producer and Co-host of Mac Geek Gab

    My guest is Dave Hamilton, Co-host of Mac Geek Gab, Gig Gab, and The Small Business Show. He is also the Co-founder of The Mac Observer and BackBeat Media.
    We discussed tons of valuable info, including:
    Heil PR40 - since 2016 Presonus Quantum 2626 - the thunderbolt line Audio Hijack - to record the fully mixed audio LIVE Logic Pro Sending everything to a buss sent to BlackHole (what Soundflower was, creates 2 audio devices) Squadcast input set to BlackHole ICON Platform M+ --- external control surface, 9 faders, ~$450, least expensive WITHOUT motorized faders, He tested the Presonus Faderport 8 which is ~$1,200 Without motorized faders: Korg nanoKONTROL Studio Mobile MIDI Control Surface Processing in Logic Pro: EQ, noise gate, compressor, de-esser Mastering chain: Compression - quite heavy, de-esser, limiter Adding a touch of reverb to “put everyone in the same room.” Used to use an ART outboard reverb unit. In Logic he uses Chromaverb. Auphonic for leveling, processing, adding metadata, chapters (add manually or import a text file!), convert to MP3, send directly to FTP server. CashFly for media hosting Feed generated from PowerPress Thanks for being a great guest, Dave!
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Chris’s Goody Bag

    Chris’s Goody Bag

    I overview recent Daily Goody's (from May 8 to May 21, see list below). Don't forget that you can sign up to receive the Daily Goody in your email every day or once per week. Sign up here.
    Be sure to check out the Focusrite Scarlett series of audio interfaces, the world’s best-selling USB interface range with over 3 million units sold worldwide. Choose from 6 different interfaces with 1, 2, 4, or 8 microphone inputs. Works with the recording software you’re already using and works with any type of XLR microphone. New unique Air feature adds brightness and presence to your voice. Thanks to Focusrite for sponsoring this episode!
    Also, at the end of this episode I discuss the competition that I was planning but then cancelled, the Podcast Audiolympics, as well as the Podcasters' Lounge and upcoming shorter courses from Podcast Engineering School.
    Here are the Daily Goody posts that we discussed in this episode:
    iZotope Article: 8 Tips for Editing Dialogue with RX 7 People. Process. Tools. Amplitude iRig Pro Duo I/O Best USB Hubs for Connecting Various Devices? Reaper Can Record to Two Different Drives Simultaneously Asking Remote Guests to Close All Unnecessary Applications Before Recording Auphonic’s Mobile App (iOS and Android) Limiter vs. Compressor: One Way to Think About It Best Way to Edit Someone’s Long Pauses for Thinking, Hesitations or Awkward Cadence? Announcements: The start date for the next PES will be September 15, 2020. Due to my severe lack of marketing skills, please consider sharing this episode with any podcasters you know - you could send them a note saying, “Btw, here’s a show about podcast audio production you may find helpful.” You are welcome to support my content creation if you so desire. What did you learn in this episode? Let me know by commenting below.
    I appreciate you listening, and if you have any questions please let me know :)
    If you know anyone who would like to learn more about the technical production of podcasts, please share this show with them.
    DID YOU KNOW........We exist for the purpose of helping you, so please comment below with any questions or remarks. We appreciate you listening.
    Want to Start a Business or Have a Career as a Podcast Producer/Engineer?
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    • 27 min
    Jason Sheesley

    Jason Sheesley

    My guest is Jason Sheesley - owner of Abridged Audio providing audio production for podcasts and audiobooks, etc. Check out his site for some cool resources. He also runs Alphatone Audio offering custom audio cables for musicians and lots of other stuff.
    We discussed a ton, including:
    Shure SM58 microphone RME Babyface Pro audio interface Macbook Pro computer Thunderbolt 3 hub Wavelab Elements from Steinberg - 2 track editor Pro Tools Monitors - Mackie 626 MkII, powered Sennheiser HD600 headphones FabFilter Pro-Q3 for EQ , sometimes as a "de-esser," and sometimes using a dynamic band around 100-300 Hz to bring that area down if and when someone gets close to the mic. Also Tlit mode and Match EQ to match guest with host. FabFilter Pro-DS de-esser FabFilter Pro-C2 in clean mode, uses it lightly w/ 4:1 ratio, fastest attack time possible, knee halfway, FabFilter Pro-L2 with slower attack in Transparent mode Vocal Rider - only to turn down the signal The close relationship between compressor and limiter Slate Digital plugins - some color the sound quite a bit! Revival - a sonic enhancer from Slate Digital Using a Tape Emulator to kinda de-harsh things Master buss:Waves WLM Thanks for being a great guest, Jason!
    DID YOU KNOW........We exist for the purpose of helping you, so please comment below with any questions or remarks. We appreciate you listening.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Chris’s Goody Bag

    Chris’s Goody Bag

    I overview recent Daily Goody's (from April 24 - May 7). Here's the link to view all those blog posts. And don't forget that you can sign up to receive the Daily Goody in your email every day or once per week. Sign up here.
    Announcements:
    The start date for the next PES will be July 7, 2020 and the semester after that will start in September. Due to my severe lack of marketing skills, please consider sharing this episode with any podcasters you know - you could send them a note saying, “Btw, here’s a show about podcast audio production you may find helpful.” You are welcome to support my content creation if you so desire. What did you learn in this episode? Let me know by commenting below.
    I appreciate you listening, and if you have any questions please let me know :)
    If you know anyone who would like to learn more about the technical production of podcasts, please share this show with them.
    DID YOU KNOW........We exist for the purpose of helping you, so please comment below with any questions or remarks. We appreciate you listening.
    Want to Start a Business or Have a Career as a Podcast Producer/Engineer?
    Listen and Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, TuneIn, Android, RSS, Email

    • 15 min
    Dan Hughley from Focusrite

    Dan Hughley from Focusrite

    My guest Dan Hughley - Marketing Manager at Focusrite, Audio Engineer and Producer, host of The Focusrite Pro Podcast (for which the post-production is done by PES graduate Bryan Entzminger from Top Tier Audio!). Dan is also the Executive Producer of the infamous Johnny Podcast Podcast (Spotify, Facebook, Apple).
    We discussed a ton, including:
    SM7b Soyuz Launcher gain booster - by design it colors the sound a bit (normally uses a DM1 Dynamite) Scarlett 2i2 3rd gen. WITH the Air button engaged. (He normally uses a Clarett) Hindenburg Journalist Pro (EQ, Magic Levels, saved profiles, etc.) Squadcast Ampify (to create the intro music for The Johnny Podcast Podcast!) Thanks for being a great guest, Dan!
    DID YOU KNOW........We exist for the purpose of helping you, so please comment below with any questions or remarks. We appreciate you listening.
    Want to Start a Business or Have a Career as a Podcast Producer/Engineer?
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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

DaveGerhart ,

“Yeah...oh yeah...”

As a podcast producer with a background in audio engineering, I really appreciate Chris and his dedication to help others make better sounding podcasts. I’ve learned a number of great tips that I was able to implement into the podcasts that I produce. Recommended for anyone interested in podcasting and wants to SOUND GREAT!!

SteeleEmpire ,

Podcasting Magic

This show is a must subscribe for anyone thinking of podcasting or already podcasting.
Learn from a professional, don’t waste your time with other hacks. Chris is the real deal as you will quickly learn after listening.
With excellent guests who share their unique setups and laughs along the way as Chris keeps it real and relatable.
One of my few must listen shows.

Scott Sykora ,

Educating, entertaining, all around great podcast

This podcast is the one I can’t wait for each week. Chris is a perfect host, funny, engaging, enthusiastic, informed, and fun to listen to. I have learned so much useful information about podcast production from his podcast, it is defiantly one of a kind covering this topic. This podcast makes me excited to become a better podcaster and help others out with the skills I acquire. I love all of his guests, from beginners to those who are masters at their craft-Chris is able to utilize their experience level to help explain how to improve and implement what he talks about. I hopefully will be signing up for the course Chris offers in the near future but until then, keep up the great work! OHHH-YEAH!!!

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