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Josh L and Josh A share their final thoughts on the recent updates to the Ringr App for iOS and Android (for June 2015 at least, ha). 

 

What is better in Ringr:

  • The in-call experience was much clearer (higher fidelity), much quiter (less slap-backs, noises, crackles and pops), and more balanced (volume wise)
  • The Android version 5.1 of Ringr now allows for better volume control, and solid interface tweaks.
  • The iOS update featured some nice tweaks to the interface incl. a clearer transition from call to upload sequence. 

 

Podcasting gear used in this episode:

  • Josh L: Apple Earbuds > iPhone 6+ > Ringr for iOS (from the Corolla)
  • Josh A: HTC earbuds > HTC Desire > Ringr for Android.

 

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Thanks so so much for listening. Now go get after it!

 

 

Direct download: SATT__Ringr-isode3.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 1:29am EDT
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@SATTpodcast has a unique production workflow. And in this episode of Social Audio Think Tank we take you through a step-by-step guide to how we produce the show currently, and why we believe that if you invest in process and order, you can move beyond production worries and let the content shine! So feel free to cheery-pick what you think will work for your Podcast workflow, and leave out what you think won't - send your questions to the contacts below and enjoy the flow.

OK let's do this. 

 

The Step-by-Step of SATT's podcast production workflow.

 

  1. Josh L (MXL USB.009 mic > REC in Audacity) and Josh A (ATR2100 USB mic > REC in Audacity). We record a Double-Ender in .wav (we aim for a recording level between -20 and -12 in Audacity).
  2. Josh A then uploads his side of our show to wetransfer .com in .wav and Josh L downloads that .wav file within 24hours generally.
  3. Josh L then puts both individual .wavs through the desktop version of the Auphonic App. (See below for the settings Josh L is currently using). We then output to .wav
  4. From Auphonic both processed .wav files go back into Audacity for basic content edits incl. aligning the Double-Ender, removing coughs, sniffles and keyboard strokes, and finally we hard EQ (a bass cut at 180db and below) any Plosives in the file. We then output to .wav as a finished voice edit.
  5. The voice edit .wav then goes into Audition for further post-production - firstly we apply the male-voice DeEsser pre-set (to remove ssSibilant sounds) and then we run a track-wide 80db and below bass cut. (See the exact 20 band Graphic EQ Josh L uses below).
  6. Music is then added to  the fully processed track and then outputted as a .wav file.
  7. That final .wav file is then converted to a 128kbs .mp3 in iTunes, and the iD3 tags (.mp3 meta-data) is added and the .mp3 file is drag and dropped onto the desktop.
  8. The final step in the process is to take the finished .mp3 file and upload it to Libsyn - #SATT uses Libsyn as the shows primary RSS Feed so episode titles and full show-notes and links etc are added to the Libsyn backend.
  9. Once the show is published Josh L listens to the whole show in Castro for iOS, and then checks that the Podcast is syndicating properly to iTunes Podcasts, Overcast, Stitcher and Pocketcasts.
  10. The final step in the process is for Josh L to manually upload the finished .mp3 file to Soundcloud and Spreaker - copy and paste is a savior here for show notes and meta-data. The Soundcloud player for that latest episode is then embeded into the episode post on the #satt wesbite - with the text content of the post coming from Soundcloud also. Note: copy/paste might not be great SEO here, but it's definitely great for JOSH L's Pod-sanity!

 

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Thanks so so much for listening. Now go get after it!

Direct download: SATT__WorkFlow-isode_1.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 12:22am EDT
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In this episode Josh L and Josh A share some more thoughts on the Podcast recording app Ringr Mobile Website. (Josh L on iOS and Josh A on Android) 

 

What Josh L did in post to the previous episode, and to the episode you're currently listening to:

  1. Opened the interviewer and interviewee files in Audacity and cleaned up some coughs, bumps and sniffles - exported as .wav1
  2. .wav was run through Auphonic for levelling and slight noise reduction - exported as .wav2
  3. .wav2 into Audition for EQ and Desser - exported as .wav3
  4. .wav3 into iTunes for .mp3 encoding
  5. .mp3 into Libsyn Upload.

 

The guys and their happiness with Ringr's App-iness:

  • Q) What was Ringr Mobile like to use? A) The App is generally very easy to use, and once you get your head around the Invite System (as the interviewer) and the Invite Codes (as the interviewee) the rest is butter. 
  • Q) What was the in-call experience like as a user? A) This needs work, as the quality is low and on Josh A's side of the call (the Android side) he found the lack of volume controls to be bothersome. 
  • Q) What is the quality like? IT'S REALLY REALLY GOOD considering how easy Ringr is to use. :)

 

The quality of Ringr's final product:

Overall it sounded great, was super fast to get back to us, was easy to access, and had a great natural vibe (like a phone call with a mate, without the rubbish sound of a traditional phone or mobile call). 

 

Podcasting gear used in this episode:

  • Josh L: Apple Earbuds > iPhone 6+ > Ringr for iOS (from the Corolla)
  • Josh A: HTC earbuds > HTC Desire > Ringr for Android.

 

Contact #SATT

 

Thanks so so much for listening. Now go get after it!

Direct download: SATT__Ringr-isode_II.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:49am EDT
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Josh L and Josh A try out the Podcast Recording App "Ringr." This is the first time either of the guys have ever used Ringr, so expect some initial feelings and thoughts - that will most likely change going forward.

 

 

***This post will be updated as time goes by with new thoughts, ideas and information around the Ringr App.***

 

Podcasting gear used in this episode:

  • Josh L: Apple Earbuds > iPhone 6+ > Ringr for iOS.
  • Josh A: HTC earbuds > HTC smartphone > Ringr for Android.

 

Contact #SATT

 

Direct download: SATT__Ringr-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 5:08am EDT
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