About this Episode
Dan talks about the best ways to record a podcast with remote guests, route and record multiple audio sources with software, podcast industry statistics, niche podcasts, my current recording gear, and my favorite mic.
- VB-Audio Virtual Apps — VB-CABLE is a virtual audio device working as virtual audio cable. All audio signals coming in the CABLE input is transported to the CABLE output. Then It becomes simple to make computer audio recording or to connect a player application to a recorder one.
- Sound recording tools: Total Recorder – captures any audio from the Internet, records audio from CD, microphone, line-in, converts any sound formats to WAVE and MP3 — You can record streaming audio, Mic input, or Line-in input from external devices connected to your PC. The resulting files are saved on your computer’s hard-drive.
- Rogue Amoeba | Audio Hijack: Record Any Audio on MacOS — Record any application’s audio, including VoIP calls from Skype, web streams from Safari, and much more. Save audio from hardware devices like microphones and mixers as well. You can even record all the audio heard on your Mac at once! If you can hear it, Audio Hijack can record it.
- Rogue Amoeba | Loopback: Cable-Free Audio Routing — It’s easy to pass audio between applications on your Mac, with the power of Loopback. Create virtual audio devices to take the sound from apps and audio input devices, then pass it to any audio processing software. With an easy-to-use wire-based interface, Loopback gives you the power of a high-end studio mixing board, right inside your computer!
- Rogue Amoeba | SoundSource: A Superior Sound Control — Control audio on a per-app basis, adjusting the volume and output device for individual apps. Apply an equalizer and other audio effects to any audio on your Mac. Even adjust your Mac’s audio device settings and levels instantly, from anywhere. It’s all possible right from your menu bar, with SoundSource.
- Public media found its answer to Spotify in Pocket Casts – The Verge — BBC Studios and Pocket Casts are announcing today that the British company is investing in the American podcast player. The decision comes at a time when multiple podcast apps, most notably Spotify, are committing themselves to a strategy of exclusive shows designed to build loyalty to their platform. Pocket Casts is instead committed to podcasting’s open ecosystem of freely available RSS feeds, CEO Owen Grover says.
- Many podcast episodes won’t play in web browsers later this year — If your podcast host isn’t hosting its audio on a secure server (that uses https:// at the beginning) then be aware that any embedded audio player will fail in October this year: Google Chrome will block non-HTTPS audio in embedded players once Chrome gets to v86.
- What Podcast Sellers Say Is Needed To Achieve $2 Billion In Podcast Ad Revenue – Westwood One — Overall, while the buy side and sell side are in general agreement on the miserable state of podcast measurement, sellers are a bit more positive. Only 5% of brands and agencies rate podcast measurement and attribution as “excellent.” 10% of sellers indicated the current state to be “excellent.”
- Podcast Industry Statistics – My Podcast Reviews — The latest data from Apple Podcasts, updated nightly, courtesy of My Podcast Reviews™.