408 – A Lapel Mic for the Roland Recorder AND Marc Maron & The President of The United States Take Podcasting To A Whole New Level

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The Sony ECM-CS3 Lapel Mic Works Great with the Roland R-05 Recorder
In this episode, I demonstrate, from the field, just how well the Sony ECM-CS3 lapel mic works with the Roland R-05 Recorder. In fact, for this part of the episode, I'm actually riding my bicycle at relatively high speeds with little to no wind noise whatsoever. This section starts at 18 minutes and 26 seconds into the episode.

 
 
Marc Maron & The President of The United States


I was blown away when I saw a link to the article in Vanity Fair that shared the behind the scenes look into how Marc Maron prepared for his podcast interview of President Barack Obama.

I was like… What? Marc Maron got The President of The United States of America to agree to do a podcast interview? And then, when I clicked through to the article, I discovered that President Obama actually went to Marc's home and did the podcast interview in his homemade podcast studio in the garage! INCREDIBLE.

I spend the first several moments of this episode explaining why I think that this is such a huge deal. You can listen to the episode on Marc's website. You can see some photos Marc posted by clicking here.

 
 
A Question From Twitter


Lacey asked me the question embedded above on Twitter this morning. I spent some time answering her question starting at 43 minutes and 45 seconds into the episode.

In answering her, I did mention that you could hook up an ATR-2100 microphone directly to a Roland R-05 Recorder using a Hosa XVM-105F cable. However, I did mention that if her Audio Technica microphone was a condenser microphone, this would not work.

Also, I mentioned that if she is just starting out and wants to record Skype interviews, she doesn't need a Roland Recorder. Instead, she should just plug her Audio Technica into the computer and use a program designed to record Skype audio to record the interviews. For Windows users, I recommend PAMELA and for Mac users, I recommend CALL RECORDER.

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367 What do you do when you know that what is needed to take your podcast to the next level is just outside your financial reach? And So Much More!

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Topics Covered In This Episode:
– How can I create an introduction episode? (00:03:32)
– Have I considered going back to recording into software? (00:14:38)
– Why did Chad purchase a Samsung Washer & Dryer? (00:27:50)
– How do you incorporate video into an audio only production? (00:33:11)
– What do you do when you know that what is needed to take your podcast to the next level is just outside your financial reach? (00:40:10)
– How should I handle this potentially high risk interview request? (00:47:00)

 
 
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291 Thoughts From New Media Expo 2013

Thoughts From NMX 2013
This week's episode was recorded late Monday evening, after hosting an amazing meetup here in my suite at the Rio hotel in Las Vegas. It is my hope that by listening to this conversation, you'll be inspired to make plans to attend New Media Expo next year. This was such a wonderful experience!

In this episode:
Karin Hoegh – Podconsult.dk
Anne-Sophie Reinhardt – AMindMedia.com
Peder Aadahl – 168Opportunities.com
Dustin Hartzler – YourWebsiteEngineer.com
Jenn Swanson – CommunicationDiva.com
Albert Hathazi – TheLocalMethod.com
Cesar Abeid – ConstructionIndustryPodcast.com

 
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Many people ask me how to grow the audience of their podcast. I believe that one of the best things you can do is to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! To take yourself seriously! To consider yourself to be a professional!

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If so, please consider joining The Podcast Mastermind!
 
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228 Podcast Answer Man – With Only A Digital Audio Recorder

This episode is far different from my normal Podcast Answer Man episode, especially when it comes to production quality. However, I have been wanting to do this sort of episode for quite some time to demonstrate just what can be done with a single digital audio recorder and a little post production work.

This entire episode was recorded using nothing more than a Roland R-05 digital audio recorder. However, there were a few spots where I did plug in an external microphone just to demonstrate that external microphones could be used and what they would sound like.

Also in this episode, I did answer Jason's question about iTunes artwork and why it sometimes takes so long for iTunes display new podcast images in their online directory.

PODCAST CONSULTING: I'm available for one on one podcast consulting and coaching. Whether you want someone to get everything set up for you or you just need a little help along the way, I'd love to work with you. I'm able to work with you using screen sharing technology during our call which makes it just like I was there sitting next to you at the computer. If you are interested, email me at [email protected].

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