The great debate in podcasting: sound vs. video. Podcasting is most often known as audio, but in recent years has taken a sharp turn to video as well. Podcast sound only reigns king for regular publishing, but video has a purpose. Mike and Todd discuss podcast sound, some amazing new Blubrry releases and we feature a pro-production tip about you guessed it – podcast sound.
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- Do listeners want video?
- Why video can’t replace audio in podcasting
- Podcasts removed from search at Google
- Is the Google Podcasts app going away?
- New (launching) podcast creation has drastically dropped since 2020
While not accessible to everyone, if you have the means, consider upping your bandwidth to reduce issues when recording.
If you can’t upgrade your bandwidth, here are some tricks that may help
- Do not use wifi; use a wired connection to your router.
- Do a double-ender recording where each host records themselves.
- Do not use video on either end.
- Quicklinks was launched this week for Blubrry hosting customers.
- Media Mastering by Auphonic released today. Free until February 18th.
- Podcast 2.0 features added to Blubrry Publisher. PowerPress and more info next week!
- Todd is speaking at Podfest Expo in Orlando Thursday and Friday. If you are in the area, we have some expo-only passes available.
Blubrry Pro Tip
What do you sacrifice with bad sound?
Thanks for the tip, Kate
Question of the Week
Question: What are LUFS? Why is -16lufs the standard for podcasting?
Answer: Lufs stand for “Loudness Unit Full Scale” which to ordinary people means as loud as a system can handle. For podcasters, it just means that your show’s audio will be as loud as it should be, and if we all do -16lufs, people won’t have to change the volume on their device between shows at that value. Not sure who or why -16 is the standard, but it is for now.
More reading for the sound geeks: https://www.edmprod.com/lufs/
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Coming to you this week from The New Media Production studio in Coldwater, Michigan & Mike Dell’s World Studio in Traverse City, Michigan. Produced by the Blubrry Pro-Production team.
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