As I’ve said before, I’ve been working with audio for a long time and, even though I liked the “old days” of recording and editing and producing the final products, I absolutely love the “new days” that are upon us.
Recording, editing and getting the product out to the listeners (or viewers if you want to talk video) has never been easier than it is right now. The technology has really come of age and working in the digital arena makes so many things easier than it used to be. You don’t have to believe me when I tell you that but, if you’ve been around any type of producing and recording or editing audio and video even over the last seven to ten years or so, you know what I’m talking about. The changes in audio and video technology in just the last seven years has been absolutely astounding.
I’ve worked with many different types of equipment from reel-to-reel to the latest digital capture devices. I try out different software and hardware and still find that I like some of the more simple-to-use things I come across. The podcasts (or blogcasts as I like to call these) are done one very affordable and easy-to-use equipment and software programs and, although I have tried and like to use the pro versions of the software I use, I still turn out many of my productions using the “consumer end” programs that are less expensive to purchase and do everything I need them to do.
Yes, I know the pro versions have many more capabilities, but I have found I don’t use all of the bells and whistles that might be offered with some of the more sophisticated ones so I use the lesser versions to their full extent. So far, I think things have turned out pretty well but I do admit there are times I could save time “IF” I had the Pro versions of the software.
Just for your information, I still presently use Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio to capture and edit the audio portions of my productions and I use Sony Vegas Movie Studio as a simple multi-track audio mixer to do the final mix downs. My favorite microphone is my Blue Yeti USB mic and I store my downloadable audio files on Amazon S3. Needless to say, I know there are advantages to having bigger and better equipment, but, I choose to continue working “On The Cheap” but do not sacrifice quality for price. Why would anyone want to listen to a poor sounding, poorly produced presentation of any kind? I know I wouldn’t want to so I have chosen to pay attention to the smaller details and turn out productions that sound bettter than some I have heard produced with the big ticket items. Is it coincidence that I have suddenly done something well with the lesser equipment or is it because I pay attention to the quality of program I turn out and save money at the same time?
Anyway, Below you will find a recording of my latest podcast at nascarfansview.com available for listening at your convenience. Like I said above, I use the software and equipment listed here to accomplish everything you see and/or listen to here … but… then again I fully intend to tell you more stuff about the products and procedures I follow in the very near future. So… here it is… and I hope you enjoy it…
See ya next time…
All views expressed are strictly the opinion of the writer
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Rusty Norman, Nascarfansview.com and Justafansview.com
All audio productions by www.podcastnorm.com and PodCastNorm Productions