Better Podcasting #187 – Online Audio Recording Service Roundup

Following up to last week’s episode about Hangouts on Air going away, this week we’re going to run down a series of online audio recording services. Before we get there though, we’ll talk a bit about what they are, advantages of them, and some things to watch out for when selecting. Lastly, we’ll run down each service and some of the features that they offer.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback, we run down the highlights from this week’s feedback – including someone who sent an email about Stephen’s obscure pop culture reference last week.

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This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, June 26, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Online Podcast Audio Services

  • Usefulness of Online Podcast Audio Services
  • Differences between online services and hardware options
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Podcast Audio Services
  • Online Service Breakdown:
    • Cleanfeed
    • (Cast)
    • Discord Craig Bot
    • Ringr
    • Mumble
  • Each service we’ll discuss
    • Background Snapshot
    • Cost
    • Multi-track recording capability
    • Lossless capability
    • Recording constraints
    • Realiability
    • Mobile support

Better Podcasting Download: Time Magazine’s Article on Money Entering Podcasting
Better Podback: 

  • iZotope Deal
  • Too Many Backups?
  • Baz Luhrmann

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2 comments on “Better Podcasting #187 – Online Audio Recording Service Roundup

  1. Hey guys,
    Love the show ever since I found it a few months ago.

    I wanted to add something to this conversation. I used Ringr for a while for just the reasons you shared. However, it’s important to note that ALL of the recordings are at 22.05 kHz. The 44.1 kHz option in the Premium plan is simply the 22.05 kHz up-sampled to 44.1.

    I went back and forth with their support for a while on this one and I understand why they did it. But I think that there can be some confusion if people download a 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz file, not realizing that it’s simply an up-sampled file.

    Again, thanks for all you do and love the show.


  2. Hi guys, thanks for including Cleanfeed in the roundup. Good news! That’s actually the full commercial rate for Cleanfeed Pro; for hobbyists it’s $22. See where we keep up-to-date info.

    And of course if that’s still too much, we look forward to having you (at no cost) on the regular Cleanfeed.

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