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How to start a podcast

How to start a podcast

In this talk, I am giving some hints about how to start a podcast. Thy are based on my experience through the recording of my podcast, dex.fm. The talk is for the celebration of thagikura earning 10k stars on his GitHub repository. Congrats!

Links:
- http://dex.fm/post/149943586418/8-flexboxlayout
- http://dex.fm/post/150318073338/9-code-review
- Podcast Method 
http://podcastmethod.co/
- How I podcast: Editing - Six Colors
https://sixcolors.com/post/2015/02/how-i-podcast-editing/
- Podcasting Guide 2017 – Tatsuhiko Miyagawa’s Blog
https://weblog.bulknews.net/podcasting-guide-2017-2e88531a367d
- How to record and edit(JP) · dexfm/dex.fm Wiki
https://github.com/dexfm/dex.fm/wiki/How-to-record-and-edit(JP)

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Hiroshi Kurokawa

January 10, 2018
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  1. How to start a podcast thagikura GitHub star 10k party

    2017-01-10 Hiroshi Kurokawa Taza Open Mic by Bragg's Untrained Eye (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
  2. dex.fm by hkurokawa & hotchemi

  3. thagikura joined us! • http://dex.fm/post/149943586418/8-flexboxlayout • http://dex.fm/post/150318073338/9-code-review

  4. How to start your own podcast?

  5. What you need • Room • Mic • Audio Interface

    (optional) • PC or Handy Recorder • DAW Software • Guest
  6. Room Meeting room by eltpics (CC BY-NC 2.0)

  7. Room • Recording studio is best but not necessary •

    Reverberation can be (somehow) decreased with post-processing • Make sure others do not interfere you during recording
  8. Mic • SHURE PGA58 x2 • SHURE SM58 x1

  9. Mic • Dynamic vs. Condenser • Condenser mic has a

    better quality but is sensitive to noise • Condenser mic requires phantom power • Better to start with Dynamic mic Dynamic Mic Condenser Mic Pictures are from http://www.pjaviation.co.za/projects/microphone-principals/
  10. Mic • Dynamic vs. Condenser • Unidirectional vs. Omnidirectional Pictures

    are from http://www.pjaviation.co.za/projects/microphone-principals/ Unidirectional
  11. Mic • Dynamic vs. Condenser • Unidirectional vs. Omnidirectional •

    Choose unidirectional mic
  12. Mic • Dynamic vs. Condenser • Unidirectional vs. Omnidirectional •

    XLR vs. USB XLR3 cable connectors, female on left and male on right (CC BY-SA 3.0)
  13. Mic • Dynamic vs. Condenser • Unidirectional vs. Omnidirectional •

    XLR vs. USB • Not so many USB microphones • Audio-interface might be necessary for XLR microphones
  14. Audio-interface Focusrite Scarlett 18i8

  15. Audio-interface • Optional • If you use multiple XLR microphones

    and PC, it would be useful
  16. PC or Handy Recorder

  17. PC or Handy Recorder • PC • Easy to post-process

    with DAW • Background processes can take effect on the recording (esp, Skype!) • Handy Recorder • Handy • Stable
  18. DAW Software • GarageBand (included on Mac)

  19. DAW Software • Though I do not have much knowledge,

    • Plugins are really powerful • Noise reducer • Reverberation reducer • Limiter
  20. Guest 22 in total
 Can’t appreciate more!

  21. Guest • The most important factor • Sound quality does

    not matter much if the episode is interesting • Do not be shy, ask who you want to talk with
  22. That’s it? • More few steps • Website • RSS

    • <insert your cool podcast name>.fm (15k JPY/year) • Post production • You are almost there. Enjoy!
  23. • Room (0 ~ JPY) • Mic (7k ~ 30k

    JPY x num. of speakers) • Audio Interface (0 ~ 40k JPY) • PC or Handy Recorder (0 ~ 30k JPY) • DAW Software and plugins (0 ~ 30k JPY) • Domain (0 ~ 15k JPY/year)
  24. Reference • English • Podcast Method
 http://podcastmethod.co/ • How I

    podcast: Editing - Six Colors
 https://sixcolors.com/post/2015/02/how-i-podcast-editing/ • Japanese • Podcasting Guide 2017 – Tatsuhiko Miyagawa’s Blog
 https://weblog.bulknews.net/podcasting-guide-2017-2e88531a367d • How to record and edit(JP) · dexfm/dex.fm Wiki
 https://github.com/dexfm/dex.fm/wiki/How-to-record-and-edit(JP)