Happy National Blueberry Day! Here at Blubrry Podcasting, we love to shed light on any ‘holidays’ related to our beloved fruit. Often times if people have trouble pronouncing or spelling our name, we tell them it’s like the fruit, but without the ee’s is all. Anyways, we have lots of podcasting news and topics, including a new segment on the show – pro tips from our Pro-Production team. Catch Toby and Shawn’s interview this episode.
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Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distanced podcast studios in northern and southern Michigan; here’s Podcast Insider.
- Apple is still having issues with their latest release
- Apple seems to have changed things again as far as show notes. Now links work in the description tag (simple ones). And the good news is, this matches Spotify and Google. The doubling thing is still an issue in some views in AP.
- Zoom bought an AI company working on real-time translation
- Audacity 3.0 looks like spyware 😳
- Insightful Twitter thread that popped up this week about rates for podcast jobs and how much a professionally produced podcast costs
- Really simple tool to see how ‘loud’ your podcast is (in LUFS)
How to find a co-host
- Someone you already know
- Another podcaster that is in the same niche
- Professional colleague.
- It’s National Blubrry Blueberry day!
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- Newsletter went out this week. Read it here.
Blubrry Pro Tips:
Why Your Recording Environment is Critical by Toby
Shawn Thorpe – Support team
Question(s) of the Week
Question: I want to do simple editing of my podcast recordings. Nothing too deep, but I want to be able to clip the ends, add in the intro and do the basic stuff. What do you suggest for editing audio?
Answer: There are a couple of good ‘free’ ways to edit audio. If you are on a Mac, Garage Band is good enough for simple edits. Audacity is good but a little hard to learn. We use Adobe Audition, which is a subscription software, and our Blubrry Pro team also uses Audition; Shawn uses Reaper. There are others at various costs and learning curves.
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Be sure to follow or subscribe to the companion show to this one, Podcast Help Desk where Mike goes a little deeper into the geeky and techy side of podcasting.
This week a bit of a soap box. There is more to podcasting than ad revenue? There seems to be a push for more ad tech, more ways to track and attribute you across apps and a push for more ads. What is this doing to the indie podcaster that isn’t in this for the money? They are in it for fun, the craft, the community and just as a hobby.
The best place for support with any Blubrry products/services is our ticket system (https://blubrry.com/support/). Tickets gives the whole team access rather than direct emails or calls.
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Coming at you this week from Blubrry Studios in northern and southern Michigan. Produced by the Blubrry Pro-Production team.
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