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Studio is a show for independent podcasters who want to professionalize their sound. We talk about editing, mixing, sound design and the finer points of podcast production. Hosted and produced by William Smith of Daring Creative. Learn more about the show at daringcreative.com/studio

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Studio is a show for independent podcasters who want to professionalize their sound. We talk about editing, mixing, sound design and the finer points of podcast production. Hosted and produced by William Smith of Daring Creative. Learn more about the show at daringcreative.com/studio

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    Studio

    • 4 min
    #21 Editing month: Why you should edit your podcast

    #21 Editing month: Why you should edit your podcast

    Studio

    • 8 min
    #20 Giving away RX Elements, R0DE NT1-A Impressions

    #20 Giving away RX Elements, R0DE NT1-A Impressions

    Studio

    • 11 min
    #19 Geoff Manchester of iZotope

    #19 Geoff Manchester of iZotope

    After a 2 week hiatus due to a studio renovation I'm back with another episode of Studio! Today I talk to Geoff Manchester, an award-winning composer, mixing and mastering engineer, as well as product specialist at iZotope. Geoff shares with us some tips and tricks for getting a great recorded vocal for your podcast, as well as introduces us to some plugins available from iZotope to clean up your recordings, mix them and add that finishing polish that makes them really stand out.

    Note: This is not a sponsored podcast for iZotope, I just really love and believe in their audio plugins! You can try all of these for free by downloading a demo on the iZotope web site and look for a giveaway coming in the next episode for some of the software talked about today!

    Mentioned in this episode
    Geoff Manchester on Twitter
    Manchester
    iZotope's web site
    RX Elements from iZotope
    Neutron Elements from iZotope
    Ozone Elements from iZotope
    The New Audio Podcast
    Pro Audio Essentials at iZotope
    Geoff's RX tutorial on iZotope's website

    Music for Studio comes courtesy of Jeff Stark at Attune Musical Design. Our new logo was designed by Cory Jespersen. Studio is hosted, edited and mixed by William Smith. 

    If you enjoyed this week's episode, let me know by dropping a line or leaving us a review wherever you download your podcasts! Talk to you next week!

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    • 44 min
    #18 Experience, Motivation and Business Plans

    #18 Experience, Motivation and Business Plans

    On today's show I respond to a listener question! Jay Fratt of the Conservative Hippie podcast writes in to ask about my prior experience with podcasting, my motivations for Studio and what my podcast business plan looks like. 
    The Conservative Hippie
    Cory Jespersen's artwork

    As always, the music in Studio is composed by Jeff Stark of Attune Musical Design. And we've got some killer new podcast artwork courtesy of Cory Jespersen (see the link to his art in the links above)

    Thanks for listening this week, and I'll be back next week with even more for the independent podcaster who wants to professionalize their sound. Talk to you then!

     

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    • 13 min
    #17 Amanda McLoughlin of Spirits & Join the Party

    #17 Amanda McLoughlin of Spirits & Join the Party

    On today's show I'm excited to bring you an interview with Amanda McLoughlin. Amanda recently penned a fantastic article on Medium titled "Lessons from an Independent Podcaster" which really got my attention -- so much so that I had to have her on the show to talk about it! 

    Amanda is also the host of Spirits, a podcast that just passed the 1M downloads mark after only 18 months! We talk about the growth of that show, including how she got included on Apple's "New and Noteworthy" section, as well as the production and sound design of her second show Join the Party.

    You'll also learn a lot about mindset, growing your podcast audience, and "whole-assing" your podcast - great term from Amanda that I'll probably steal! 

    I can't think Amanda enough for sitting down to talk to me this week and hope you enjoy this interview!

    Links:
    Lessons from an Independent Podcaster
    Spirits
    Join the Party
    Amanda on Twitter

    I'd also be remiss not to mention the killer new artwork for the show! Thank you to Cory Jespersen for providing the art, and as always, our sound design and intro music come courtesy of Jeff Stark at Attune Musical Design. 

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

Big Time Design ,

Informative, well produced, entertaining

I have no intention of starting a podcast of my own (definitley not in my wheelhouse). Yet if I ever did, Will's knowledge, advice, and entertaining show would be part of my inspiration to doing so. Because of his shows format, it's easy to get into the topics, it's not overwhelming, and it's genuinely informative — he wants to share what he's learned. Keep it up Will!

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Engaging and accessible

The host William Smith is very natural and engaging. He makes all parts of a sometimes technical process seem not daunting. . Lots of transferable knowledge even for the non-podcaster.

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Engaging!

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