Podcast Method

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Dan Benjamin answers your questions about podcasting and recording, audio and video equipment, software, mic technique, pre- and post-production, workflows, and more. Hosted by Dan Benjamin.
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Podcast Method

Dan Benjamin

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March 30, 2017
Dan talks about podcast networks (and the evolution of 5by5), and answers listener questions about how sponsorships really work and what sponsors want (guaranteed numbers, CPM, ROI), audience engagement, Skype vs. double-enders, building audience, and finding inspiration. Links for this episode:CPM Calculator ~ brought to you by BuySellAds ~5by5 | UnwoundCall Recorder for Skype - The Skype Audio/Video HD Call Recording Solution for Mac - Ecamm NetworkBrought to you by: Squarespace (Start your free trial site today, at Squarespace.com and when you sign up make sure to use the offer code PODCASTMETHOD to get 10% off your first purchase).
March 8, 2017
Dan talks about improving sound quality, motivation, mute switches, how and when to end a show, syncing audio and video, and more. Links for this episode:Amazon.com: Pro Co Sound CDSS Short Stop Mute Box: Musical InstrumentsMute My MicAmazon.com: Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone: Musical InstrumentsAmazon.com: Andoer Acrylic Clapboard Dry Erase Director Film Movie Clapper Board Slate 9.6 * 11.7" with Color Sticks: ElectronicsBrought to you by: Squarespace (Start your free trial site today, at Squarespace.com and when you sign up make sure to use the offer code PODCASTMETHOD to get 10% off your first purchase).
Feb. 13, 2017
Dan talks about staying organized, working with a co-host, commitment, live streaming, sound dampening, budget friendly live call-in solutions, New & Noteworthy, iPhone/iPad recording solutions, and transcripts.
Feb. 1, 2017
Dan answers your questions about affiliate codes, post production tweaks, video skype calls, gain staging, audio interface migrating, trying out new microphones, and starting new shows. Links for this episode:Host Your Podcast - FiresideAmazon.com: Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone: Musical InstrumentsApollo Audio Interface with Realtime UAD Processing and ThunderboltCall Recorder for Skype - The Skype Audio/Video HD Call Recording Solution for Mac - Ecamm NetworkAmazon.com: DBX 286s Microphone Pre-amp Processor: Musical InstrumentsAmazon.com: Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone, Cardioid: Musical InstrumentsAmazon.com: Heil PR-40 Dynamic Studio Recording Microphone: Musical InstrumentsAmazon.com: Telefunken M82 (M82 Kickdrum Mic): Musical InstrumentsThe Levelator® from The Conversations NetworkAuphonicOWC DigitalBrought to you by: Squarespace (Start your free trial site today, at Squarespace.com and when you sign up make sure to use the offer code PODCASTMETHOD to get 10% off your first purchase). HelloFresh (For $35 off your first week of deliveries, visit HelloFresh.com and enter PODCASTMETHOD when you subscribe).
June 3, 2016
Dan talks about the start of 5by5 and its CMS, sticking to your wheelhouse, and answers listener questions about recording a double ender vs Skype recording, minimum downloads that appeal to sponsors, how the future of podcasting compares to blogging, how to get guests on your show, how hosts get paid per show, and cover art. Brought to you by: Linode (Visit Linode.com/podcastmethod and use the promo code 'podcastmethod20' for $20 credit). Squarespace (Visit Squarespace.com/podcastmethod and use the code PODCASTMETHOD for a free trial and 10% off your first purchase).
March 31, 2016
Dan talks about gear for recording in the field and in the studio, making specific vs. general podcasts, versatility in podcasting, the Cloudlifter vs. DBX, Apple's Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter, using Zencastr instead of Skype, writing good show notes, and guidelines for good gain. Links for this episode:Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter - AppleAmazon.com: Zoom H4N Digital Multitrack Recorder - 2015 Version: Musical InstrumentsAmazon.com: Shure SM58-LC Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone: Musical InstrumentsAmazon.com: Zoom H4N Digital Multitrack Recorder - 2015 Version: Musical InstrumentsAmazon.com: DBX 286s Microphone Pre-amp Processor: Musical InstrumentsAmazon.com: Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-1: Musical InstrumentsZencastrBrought to you by: Linode (Visit Linode.com/podcastmethod and use promo code 'podcastmethod20' for $20 credit). Bench (Visit the link to get 20% off your first six months). Squarespace (Visit Squarespace.com/podcastmethod and use the code PODCASTMETHOD for a free trial and 10% off your first purchase).
March 11, 2016
Shifting the focus back to listener emails, Dan talks about finding a good co-host, balancing levels, story-style podcasts, replacement episodes, DMCAs, lavalier mics, a Fireside update, and the right way to end a podcast. Links for this episode:5by5 | The Pipeline5by5 | Back to WorkFireside - Podcast hosting and analytics by podcasters for podcastersAmazon.com: Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone: Musical InstrumentsAmazon.com: DBX 286s Microphone Pre-amp Processor: Musical InstrumentsAmazon.com: Shure SM58-LC Cardioid Vocal Microphone without Cable: Musical InstrumentsAmazon.com: Zoom H5 Four-Track Portable Recorder: Musical InstrumentsBeer Bottle Firestarter! - YouTubeDan Benjamin is creating Podcasts and videosAnchor - Radio by the peopleBrought to you by: Linode (Visit Linode.com/podcastmethod and use promo code 'podcastmethod20' for $20 credit). Bench (Visit the link to get 20% off your first six months).
Jan. 29, 2016
Dan talks about new tools for podcasters, mic technique, naming your podcast, standing out as an independant podcaster, and answers your questions. Links for this episode:Rogue Amoeba | Loopback: Cable-Free Audio RoutingFireside - Podcast hosting and analytics by podcasters for podcastersRogue Amoeba | Audio Hijack: Record Any Audio On Mac OS XWelcome to CastUSB Audio Interfaces | FocusriteAmazon.com: DBX 286s Microphone Pre-amp Processor: Musical InstrumentsBrought to you by: Linode (Visit the link and use the code 'podcastmethod20' for $20 towards your account.) Squarespace (Visit Squarespace.com/PodcastMethod and use the code PODCASTMETHOD for a free trial and 10% off your first purchase.)
Nov. 20, 2015
Dan answers questions about interviewing Weird Al Yankovic, how podcasts are disruptive to radio, the importance of iTunes reviews, creating guest contracts, the Rode Podcaster, nice podcast audiences, getting a fair CPM from your sponsors, how to measure a podcast's success, a low-end recording computer, the progress of the hosting/stats platform, and more. Links for this episode:"Weird Al" Yankovic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaAmazon.com: Apple MGEM2LL/A Mac Mini Desktop - (1.4 Ghz Intel Core i5 Processor, 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM, 500 GB HDD, Mac OS X Yosemite): Computers & AccessoriesLogic Pro X - Music production. Cranked up to X. - AppleSupport Dan's work on PatreonBrought to you by Hover (You can get 10% off your first purchase by going to Hover.com and using the code PODCASTMETHOD at checkout).
Nov. 11, 2015
Dan talks about the importance of independent content, configuring Skype for optimum results, noise gating and compression for noisy rooms and environments, recording panels and live performances, and more. Links for this episode:Amazon.com: Zoom H4N Digital Multitrack Recorder - 2015 Version: Musical InstrumentsAmazon.com: Zoom H5 Four-Track Portable Recorder: Musical InstrumentsSkype | Free calls to friends and familyCall Recorder for Skype - The Skype Audio/Video HD Call Recording Solution for Mac - Ecamm Network5by5 | QuitThe Bill Simmons Podcast | Free Listening on SoundCloudBrought to you by Hover (You can get 10% off your first purchase by going to Hover.com and using the code PODCASTMETHOD at checkout).
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