Sunday, July 18, 2010

First Podcast is Up!

Well, we finally got around to doing it. You can find the first episode here.

Let me give you a little behind the scenes info.

First of all, I won't lie, this first podcast is rough. We had originally planned for this episode to be just a dry run that we wouldn't put online. After recording it, we decided "What the hell?" and just put it up. In other words, the production quality is just about zero. No music beds, no introductions, no 'stingers'. It's literally just me and Sunny talking for around 25 minutes.

Our other main problem is our recording equipment, in that we don't really have any. I actually do have a fairly decent USB mic, but I only have one, and it's not nearly sensitive enough for two people to share…so instead we just used the built in microphone on my netbook. The sound quality wasn't actually terribly bad, and a few filters got rid of most of the pops and mic hiss…but let's just say the sound quality is closer to a good telephone line rather than crystal clear CD-quality audio.

Our major stumbling block was finding decent hosting. After setting everything up on one site, I suddenly discovered that while I was well within the 100mb storage a month limit, without a 'premium account', you couldn't upload files larger that 30mb (the first podcast was 30.08mb)…so I switched to my old podcast host, only to discover that as well as having to insert advertising in the podcast, the mp3 had to be 96kbps or lower…so after setting it up, and realizing I was going to have to shrink the file anyway, I went back to the first host.

So go have a listen and let us know what you think. Hopefully we'll be able to get a halfway decent mic soon and the next episode will actually have some production values.


Rusty said...

Actually the quality is not that bad at all. I was expecting a lot worse after reading your post. But I think it's a good start. Have fun.. ATB!

Evan 08 said...

Dude, I'm quotable!

My wife and kids listened in, and we all got a kick out of it. Give us more!