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Learn Podcast Production Podcast by TwentyFourSound

Do you want to produce audio that attracts and engages? Then you need to deliver the why behind the how. And we teach you the why and how, for free. Right here, on the TwentyFourSound Podcast. It's designed to give you the information to be a top professional as an audio producer in the podcast world.
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Jun 23, 2017

We all know recordings need to sound better. But how?

 

Here's the top three reasons a recording sounds bad, and nearly everyone has one of these issues at one time or another.

 

Don't forget to sign up for our webinar at this link

10 Ways Audio Is Messing Up Your Message

 

Thanks!

Jun 15, 2017

Georg of Auphonic on:

  • Common audio mistakes
  • Compressors
  • Speech recognition
  • Loudness

Twentyfoursound.com/contact

Jun 7, 2017

Georg of Auphonic on:

  • Building and transitioning a software business
  • How Auphonic processes audio
  • Intelligent Noise reduction

Twentyfoursound.com/contact

Jun 2, 2017

Want to produce content faster? Here's five or six tips you don't want to miss out on. 

Don't forget, please reach out on the content page for our coming webinars and course on production.

 

http://www.twentyfoursound.com/contact/

May 26, 2017

Mathiew's contact info:

  • mathieu@leguitaristeautodidacte.fr

  • Youtube - MattyPS
May 18, 2017

Mathiew's contact info:

  • mathieu@leguitaristeautodidacte.fr

  • Youtube - MattyPS
May 13, 2017

The complete how to on plosive removing!

May 4, 2017
  • You and I both know, being interviewed via media is one of the absolute best ways to grow your influence. But when it comes time to be interviewed on a podcast, what should you do, and what should you not do? As a podcast production company, we hear thousands of interviews. If you guessed we have heard some massive interview fails - and wins - you'd be right. Here is what we've learned. Use it and conquer.

    1. Smile.

    You'd be amazed at the hum drum interviews. Have we all forgotten that monotone science teacher we once had? Have some enthusiasm, have some zeal. Be excited, after all, you (should be) talking about an area of expertise and passion. Besides, you feeling like you're hyped up to eleven is likely to sound like a normal five on the energy scale to most listeners.

    2. Think about someone else

    No, this isn't a word domination breakthrough, it's the golden rule, 101. The thing is, people being interviewed often think it's about them. Nothing could be further from the truth. It's about the host, it's about the show's audience. So think about that. What does the host need from you? How can you help the audience? If this interview never happened, would the world be missing something?

    A small trick with this is to say the host's name, and when appropriate mention that you're considering the audience in your answer. Phrases like "That's a great question Pat" or "I understand the audience of this show is well educated, and so we can..." Simple mentions of someone else, and if you authentically care, you'll authentically help someone.

    3. Get your tech gear right

    If it's a remote interview, do the world a solid favor. Get some headphones. Don't listen to the host via the laptop speakers. It causes echo and is unprofessional. Use some standard headphones, anything works, but the more isolated they are the better. Test them out first. On some equipment headphones with a microphone have issues.

    Which brings us to the next point, get a mic, any mic, but please don't use your laptop mic. Just about any dynamic mic will work. The AT2100 is a great one if you're just starting out. If you're unsure, have a peek at our equipment recommendations. Not only does this increase intelligibility, but it's a relief for the host, and actually makes you sound smarter!

    4. Employ the three second rule

    Have you ever been in a conversation with more than one child at once? Did they wait for the first to stop talking before interjecting their opinion? Probably not. It was more likely a cacophony of voices. We've solved this at our house with the three second rule. It's simple, wait three seconds after the current speaker talks. It avoids interruption, and gives you time for a thoughtful response. It causes us to listen first, consider and then respond. It also goes a long way toward avoiding being rude to your host, and being perceived as such by the audience.

    5. Give succinct, clear answers

    Know what you want to say, and say it. Avoid long winded, winding answers.

    6. Give stories

    Put emotion in your points, the stories are what people will remember afterwards anyway. Emphasis your points with story.

    7. Do all you can to not interview...

    • On a cell phone
    • With the windows open to noise
    • When airplanes fly over
    • At the beach
    • On a walk
    • With a ringing or vibrating cell phone
    • While typing
    • While cooking lunch
    • Next to loud, busy roads
    • Next to jackhammer construction

    I don't mention these because I made them up, I say them because they actually come through our studio - often.

    8. Interview when your mid is sharp

    Don't schedule interviews when you're burned out and exhausted. Know when you're at your best, and schedule then.

    9. Listen in afterwards.

    Hone your skills by listening to your interview. I know it's painful, we all dislike it, but don't let that phase you. You'll get better at this the more you interview AND review your performance after.

    This is not exhaustive, but it's a great start. Please let us help you with your interviews! You can contact us here, we'd be honored to empower your voice.

Apr 29, 2017

In this episode Craig and I talk about:

  • Why charging ahead of time helps the client achieve their goals
  • How to find and keep great employees
  • Pricing
  • The 80/20 rule and audio equipment
  • His biggest challenges
Apr 14, 2017

In this episode Craig and I talk about:

  • How he started a business that solved his own problem.
  • How he tested for success before he started.
  • His specific strategies for growing Podcast Motor to four clients in one month.
  • His wholistic solutions.
  • Why charging in advance helps his clients.
Apr 6, 2017

In this quick episode I talk about:

  • The common myth about microphone volume
  • How to adjust for wrong volume levels
  • When to know if your mic is too quiet or too loud
  • How one piece of knowledge solves anxiety and saves money

Links: Episode 10 "How to Maximize Quality, Minimize Hiss, and Avoid Distortion"

 

Mar 30, 2017

In this episode Kelton and I talk about:

 

  • How to naturally get a deeper sounding voice with vocal warmups.
  • The strategy of the success of The Writer Files
  • How to integrates story into an interview
  • What it’s like to talk to successful writers as part of a career
  • The secrets of going from success to success

 Rainmaker link to episode 1:  http://rainmaker.fm/audio/elsewhere/learn-podcast-production-podcast/

 

 

Mar 23, 2017

In this episode we cover:

  • Who Kelton Reid is
  • How a successful LA screen writer becomes a VP at the renowned Rainmaker digital
  • The equipment that makes The Writer Files sound so great, and why Kelton chose it
  • The “podium” podcast station
  • Recording at home, and treating it with Aurolex and bass traps
  • How to attach absorption to the walls
  • Kelton on voice acting, vocal warmups and podcasting

Links: 

  • http://rainmaker.fm/series/writer/
  • http://rainmakerdigital.com/
Mar 16, 2017

In this episode we cover:

  • Gear recommendations
  • His biggest struggle and how to overcome
  • Do you treat every podcast the same or differently?

https://resonaterecordings.com/

Mar 9, 2017

In this episode we talk about:

  • How to build a podcast production company
  • What gear Jacob recommends to his clients
  • How a partner has been a unique advantage
  • Low cost marketing secrets
  • Client agreements and legal work
  • Pricing!

https://resonaterecordings.com/

Mar 2, 2017

In this episode we go through all the strategies I employ so I don't loose an important interview.

 Go to www.twentyfoursound.com/podcast for an image of the workflow. 

 

Feb 23, 2017

In this episode Evan Allen and I talk about:

Removing clipping
Great tips on de-noise
What tools to use and when

Feb 16, 2017

In this episode Evan Allen and I talk about:

  • How we both had our gear crash on us.
  • How to handle mouth noises
  • Knocking out "Plosives"
Feb 8, 2017

In this episode we talk about:

  • What NPR looks for in broadcast audio.
  • How to avoid common recording, editing and mixing mistakes.
  • How to hear common problems,

Resources: http://training.npr.org/audio/the-ear-training-guide-for-audio-producers/

Jan 31, 2017

In this episode we talk about:

  • How to reduce unwanted sounds with an expander
  • When you would want to reduce these sounds
  • Why to choose an expander over a De-Breath plugin

Video at https://youtu.be/mjaQ0DXMw8Y

Jan 31, 2017

In this episode we talk about:

  • How to reduce unwanted sounds with an expander
  • When you would want to reduce these sounds
  • Why to choose an expander over a De-Breath plugin

Video at https://youtu.be/mjaQ0DXMw8Y

Jan 25, 2017

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Stereo VS Mono
  • Which one to choose, when to choose it and why
  • Some psychology for the listener
  • An amazing hack to solve the stereo dilemma
  • Stay for the example on the end!
Jan 18, 2017

In this episode we talk about:

  • The types of clicks and pops that intrude on an audiobook
  • How to solve them
  • How to record without clicks and pops

 

Dennis Foley at Acoustic Fields: http://www.acousticfields.com/what-is-the-best-acoustic-treatment-for-a-vocal-booth/

 

Izotope De-Clicker: https://www.izotope.com/en/products/repair-and-edit/rx-plug-in-pack.html

Jan 10, 2017

In this Episode we talk about

  • How to compress an audiobook properly
  • The four common side effects of compressing wrong
  • Keeping an audience engaged
Dec 20, 2016

In this Episode We Talk About

  • Where audio is headed
  • Opportunities to gain clients most people miss
  • A magic de-breath audio trick

 

Links:

Ryan Opfer - http://recordedword.com/

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