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Zoom L-12 Update: USB Master Mix Input Now Possible

There’s a long standing problem with the Zoom L-12 that I identified when I first reviewed the Zoom L-12 (and was frustrated it still existed as an issue a year later when I did a follow-up video): The functionality of the USB input from the Zoom L-12 in to a computer. If you didn’t know,…

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When Creating Extra Video Content For Your Podcast Goes Into Overtime

Nearly every podcaster wants to help grow their show’s reach. As we discussed on Better Podcasting episode #217 a good way to help advance that goal is to create additional supplemental content. But as a hobby podcaster you are busy. You go to school full time or have a full time job or three and…

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How Chrome’s upcoming “insecure downloads” block may affect your podcast…

This week Google announced an update plan which could affect your podcast. On Thursday, February 6, 2020, Joe DeBlasio (Chrome security team) made a post to the Google Security Blog which outlines scheduled security changes to the Chrome browser between Chrome 81 (March 2020) and Chrome 86 (October 2020) with the details. What is changing?…

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How to Multitrack Record Multiple USB Microphones Using ASIO4ALL and REAPER

In this very brief tutorial, I walk through how you can use ASIO4ALL to multitrack record multiple USB microphones. In order to do this you’ll need the following: 1) A Windows Computer 2) Multiple USB Microphones, ideally a different model for each participant 3) ASIO4ALL (http://www.asio4all.org/) 4) ASIO Capable Recording Software (such as Adobe Audition,…

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First Thoughts: Google’s latest try at a podcast app is out, and so far it leaves a lot to be desired…

Today Google released the much-rumoured official/Google branded podcast app. This is something that has been rumoured on and off for quite some time, and we’ve even talked about it regularly on Better Podcasting. While the idea of a dedicated podcast app by Google is new for them, this isn’t the first time that Google has…

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There is no reason to believe that Google favors podcasts with self-hosted RSS feeds.

In the past few days there has been significant attention drawn to a five part series on Google’s new podcast strategy. One of the reasons that these posts have received much attention is because for years there has been an overall sense through the industry that Google has not done a great job of delivering…

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Opinion From A Self-Hosting Podcaster: Self-Hosting Your RSS Feed Is Not Always The Right Answer

As you may or may not know, I am a big advocate for self-hosting your podcast RSS feed. I’ve self-hosted all of my individual podcast project’s RSS feeds since I started podcasting nearly 10 years ago. I’ve also put many hours into this method, even though there were solutions that would have been less time…

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Google Is Indexing Your Podcast’s RSS Feed

Let me begin by saying myself, nor SP (my co-host on Better Podcasting – a show I’m about to refer to) are in no way SEO experts. While we both have varying levels of experience making changes to help with the SEO of our sites, neither of us remotely claim to be experts. If you…

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Podcasting Studio Monitoring Headphones Recommendations

  Headphones can be useful while recording or editing a podcast and the right headphones can be invaluable. No matter if you are guesting on your first podcast or if you are a seasoned podcasting veteran, audio separation between the microphone and the rest of the sounds from your podcast such as co-hosts, incoming Skype…

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Audio-Technica BP40 Review (Large Diaphragm Dynamic Microphone)

As you may have seen recently on the GonnaGeek YouTube channel (or on the main GonnaGeek podcast), I recently received the Audio-Technica BP40 Large Diaphragm Dynamic Microphone to review. In this article I’ll be focusing primarily on the specifics of the microphone as my Unboxing Video of the BP40 covers the unboxing and my initial…

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