Video – Setting up a Podcast Multitrack Project Template in Soundtrack Pro

I cover how I create a base show template using a Soundtrack Pro multitrack project. We keep with our Double Ender strategy and setup a submix just for the vocal tracks. We apply limiters and a fat eq to clear up the voice tracks by default. From this template you can tweak and update it specifically for your show format and usual audio characteristics.

 

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Video – Podcast Double End Recording with MP2 Transfer for Multitrack Editing

I show how I approach recording a podcast that has two hosts remote to each other and a sound effects track going “live to hard drive”. We still end up with multiple tracks (three) for the ability to enhance each track as needed without modifying the others. I demonstrate the easy trick to lining the tracks back up in sync before editing.

We use Audio Hijack Pro, Soundboard and Mpeg Streamclip in our example.
http://rogueamoeba.com/audiohijackpro/ – $32 USD
http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/soundboard/ – $29 USD
http://www.squared5.com/ – Free

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55rZCNl2LCc?wmode=transparent
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Video – Multitrack Interview Recording for Podcasts

This is the simple way I record just an interview with another person. I use Skype and Audio Hijack Pro ( http://www.rogueamoeba.com/audiohijackpro ) on OSX. This gives me two track files each with it’s own custom preprocessing filters. That reduces work in post edit. Also makes it easy to do later processing on each person without affecting the other.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXSNECaNAvc?wmode=transparent
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Video – Noise Reduction for Podcast Editing

I wanted to play around with sending video to YouTube.  So I put together a few minutes on how I do noise reduction using soundtrack pro for podcast tracks.  I use a combination of soundsoap (http://www.bias-inc.com/products/soundsoap2/) and the built in noise reduction in Soundtrack Pro.    Alternatively instead of soundsoap another even better and of course more expensive noise reduction plugin is MR Noise (http://wavearts.com/products/plugins/mr-noise/)

 

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OWLE Bubo for iPhone

I got my Owle Bubo (http://www.wantowle.com/) today.  It is a limited edition run and mine is 233/500.

 

It is very well designed.  Nothing blocks the dock connector so I can plug in my iPhone without removing it from the chassis.  The included mic comes in a nice little velvet pouch and is very sturdy.  It just plugs into the headphone/mic jack and a hinge lets you aim it to the front of the unit so your sound comes from where the lens is pointed.

 

Now to just get myself a nice LED light with the shoe mount that is on top of the Owle.

 

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