The Adobe Audition Show

The Adobe Audition Show

Ep56: The Adobe Audition Show

 

What is Adobe Audition & Why Do I Use It? In this episode #56: What is Adobe Audition? How Much Does it Cost? How do I use Audition for my podcast workflow? Do I recommend it for new or prospective podcasters?

The Podcaster’s Toolkit:

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WHAT IS ADOBE AUDITION:

Adobe Audition is a Digital audio workstation, more commonly known in the audio world as DAW or D-A-W. Audition CC is the latest version and it is the software I use to record and edit each podcast episode. Per Adobe: A professional audio workstation for mixing, finishing, and precision editing. Adobe Audition CC is used to Mix, edit, and create audio content with a comprehensive toolset that includes multitrack, waveform, and spectral display. This powerful audio workstation is designed to accelerate video production workflows and audio finishing — and deliver a polished mix with pristine sound. . Alternative DAWs to Audition: Audacity (popular free audio editor online that is not as robust as a pro DAW) Garage Band comes free on every Mac and used by many podcasters Hindenberg Journalist Pro (browser based) Logic Pro X by Apple is the big brother to Garage Band Reaper Pro Tools is the big daddy of DAWs for musicians

HOW MUCH DOES AUDITION CC COST?:

Audition CC is included with the full Creative Cloud bundle for $49/month which includes every Adobe product, which I still believe is one of the best values on the internet if you are a creator at any level. Audition CC is available as a standalone product for $19.99/month as are most of the Adobe products. Tip: Give the full Adobe CC a test run with a free 30 day trial to try everything out and if Audition CC is all you need, you just saved yourself $30 bucks/month

OVERVIEW OF MY PODCAST WORKFLOW IN AUDITION:

Hardware Chain: My Shure SM7B microphone is plugged into my Allen & Heath Mixer. The mixer is my audio interface, which means that it allows me to get sound from my microphone directly into my computer because the mixer is connected to my computer using a USB cable. In the preferences of Adobe Audition CC: Set Audio Hardware Preferences Default Input & Output are mapped to my USB Interface CODEC (which is my mixer) Default Input: is the microphone or device going into Audition. Input…IN. What device do you want to pump sound record in Audition? Default Output: is the sound going out of Audition and your computer. Where do you want the sound to playback from? Headphones? Speakers? Computer Speakers? Mac Tip: Hold the option key and click on volume icon in top menu bar to set Input and Output for your Mac.

MY AUDITION WORKFLOW (The Simple Version):

For each podcast episode: 1. Create a master folder for each episode. Inside I have two folders: Audio & Artwork. 2. Open Adobe Audition 3. Set Default Output & Input if needed. 4. Create new blank audio file by going to File > New Audio File. 5. Popup: Add Title Sample Rate:44,100. Channel:Mono Bit Depth: 32-bit Float 6. Save 7. Side Tip: Hit option + i to show input levels of your microphone. Set levels between –18db & –9db. 8. When I am done recording, I save this Original File. In the Edit Menu, I select Copy to New and make a duplicate of Original to edit. 9. Edit Copy for mistakes or gaps and Save 10.Create MultiTrack Session Tip: audition cc allows you to create templates, so for me when I create a new multitrack session, I choose the Mike template and my intro and outro are in place and I just need to add my voice track and line it up. Since my podcast is roughly the same length each week, this is about a 2 second ordeal.

  1. Once the podcast is how I want it, I now use the new Audition CC Essential sound panel.
  2. Export MultiMixdown as.wav file.
  3. Use Match Loudness and make sure the file meets the Broadcast standards of –19LUFS for mono podcasts or –16LUFS for stereo

And that is the speedy version of my entire workflow in Audition.

DO I RECOMMEND AUDITION CC FOR NEW PODCASTERS? Absolutely.

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The Anniversary Show

The Anniversary Show

Ep55: The Anniversary Show

Happy One Year Anniversary 

& VERY BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU!

 

 

Birthday of Mike Murphy Unplugged:

Friday September 25th 2015

 

 

10 LESSONS OR TAKEAWAYS FROM YEAR ONE AS A PODCASTER:

 

1. Podcasting is a big commitment and hard work (Duh):

 

 

2. I am proud to be a one man band. Be yourself. It’s a lot easier.

 

 

3. Podcasting has made me a better :

 

General:
Teacher, thinker, organizer of thoughts, and writer, graphic and web designer, photographer, animator and video enthusiast, audio engineering and recording.

Skills:Mac and iOS devices, Adobe (Audition, inDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, Mobile Apps….)

 

4. Podcasting has made me:

 

More confident. I feel competent to teach. I found my voice and style, respectful of my skills. I trust my instincts more. I listen to my gut. I am a better communicator. I am a better decision maker, I get stuff done…..I’m just better because of podcasting.

 

5. Podcasting can be fun and creative.

 

Heck, I recorded a podcast:
On a nude beach under the Golden Gate Bridge: check
On an airboat surrounded by alligators: check
On the beach looking out at the Gulf of Mexico: check.

 

6. Scripts are not so fun:

 

My least favorite part of podcasting is writing the episode (but kind of important).

 

7. Done is definitely better than perfect.

 

Audio and artwork and show notes and and all the minutiae not as important as you think at launch day. Do your best. Podcasting is not a competition with other podcasters. Your audience tunes in to listen to you and does not pay attention to the things you beat yourself up about.

 

8. Having templates is big for productivity:

 

My show notes, cover art, episode art, etc. Make stuff easy.

 

9. I stink at self-promotion and engagement.

 

Yup. Part of my uniqueness.

 

10. Feedback & Reviews Mean A lot.

 

I don’t get a lot of feedback, but when I do it makes it all worth it.

 

Closing Thoughts:

 

It was not all rainbows and unicorns, but I give year 1 a big thumbs up. I need to make tweaks to my own process or to the show as the podcast consumed too much of my time and mental energy. I am not afraid of hard work, but I my health and happiness are priorities and the podcast tested both from time to time. I figure things out and this will be no different.

 

Thanks for listening.

 

Cheers,
Mike

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The Business Show

The Business Show

EP54: The Business Show

Episode 54: is about starting a legal business entity
What is the difference between sole proprietorship and an LLC?
How much does it cost to legally start your business?
What can you do to set yourself up for success after your business is set up?

Purpose:
Learn the basics of starting a legal business.

The Podcaster’s Toolkit:

If you have favorite resource or tool you love and you want to share on the podcast, please send it to me at mike@mikemurphy.co and I’ll add it to the Kit.

If you are a vendor or product creator and would like me to test out a product or service, please let me know and I would be happy to test and share so long as I think it will benefit my audience.

In this week’s The Podcaster’s Toolkit:

Tide: Free App for iOS or Android
(Based on The Pomodoro Technique)

Tied

The Pomodoro Technique:
Timer is set in 25 minute blocks called Pomodoros.
For 25 minutes you only work on one task.
Turn off all notifications (No emails, texts, Facebook, etc.)
At the end of 25 minutes a gentle alarm goes off. Take a break.
5 minutes to stretch, walk around, check the distractions on your phone etc.
At the end of 5 minutes the bell returns to tell you to get back to work.
Work as many 25 minute blocks (pomodoros) until task is done.

Try out hipstersound.com if you want to test the cafe sounds in browser.

Episode 54.

What is the difference between sole proprietors and LLC’s?
How much does it cost to start a business?
What are some best practices to set your business up for longterm success?

Legal Entities:
There are basically two main options:
1. Sole proprietorship
2. Limited Liability Company or LLC

Sole Proprietorship
Sole proprietorship is the simplest and easiest way to start a business and the most common for freelancers and one man bands. There is no distinction between you personally and the business and you are entitled to all of the profits but personally responsible for all debts and liabilities.

Pros: Easy & Cheap
Cons: You and your personal property are responsible if anything goes wrong.

LLC or Limited Liability Company:
Hybrid between a corporation and partnership and one big difference between and LLC and a sole proprietor is the personal liability. My personal assets (savings, car, house, etc) are protected in most cases.

This is the option I have decided on. I will be A single member LLC

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Sole Proprietor: $50–100
Paperwork to state not required
DBA/Fictitious Name (Doing Business As) so you can get an EIN number and apply for business accounts, etc: $50–100

LLC: $300 – 1000 (Using an attorney)
State Filing Fees: $150+
Lawyer: $200 +
Accountant: $100+

Note: My bill for the accountant was $110. He bills $220/hour and he charged me 1/2 hour to set everything up.

Operation Tips (Running a Business):

  1. Setup business bank account
  2. Hire bookkeeper or accountant
  3. Run everything through the business that is not personal
  4. Save every receipt. Input expenses and income into one ledger or program. Simple.
  5. Adhere to tax deadlines and pay annual fees as soon as bill arrives.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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The LiveStream Show

The LiveStream Show

EP53: The Livestream Show

What exactly is live streaming video?
What are the five main platforms today?
What topics make for good live streaming so you can start to explore?

The Podcaster’s Toolkit:

If you have favorite resource or tool you love and you want to share on the podcast, please send it to me at mike@mikemurphy.co and I’ll add it to the Kit.

If you are a vendor or product creator and would like me to test out a product or service, please email me at mike@mikemurphy.co

Product of the Week:
The Manfrotto Articulated Arm
Oben Ballhead

Episode 53: The LiveStream Show

What exactly is live streaming video?
What are the main platforms today?
What topics make for good live streaming so you can start to explore?

What is LiveStreaming:
Live streaming is simply real-time recording over the internet whether you are doing it from the ESPN studios or on a beach holding your iPhone.

Here are 5 popular live streaming services today:

Periscope is owned by Twitter, Released in 2015.
Google Hangouts on Air: Now part of YouTube
Firetalk TV
Check out Open Mike Night: Ask A Podcaster Anything
Every Monday Night at 9:00 pm ET
YouTube Live:
FaceBook Live

Topic Ideas:

Tip: Be prepared with outline or bullet points

Tutorials: Teach & share what you know. Builds trust and authority.

Q&A Session: Ask Mike Anything is great for networking and being helpful.

Behind The Scenes: People love to see how you work.

Promotion & Marketing: Promote your podcast, products, services, courses, etc.

Practice:
Instagram Stories, Snapchat & Vlogging are good warmups to live streaming.

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The Everglades Show

The Everglades Show

Ep51: The Everglades Show

Episode 52: :
Part 3 of How To Record a Podcast On-Location

In This Episode:
Facts about The Florida Everglades
Tips & Tricks for How To Podcast on Location
Introduction to Noise Removal

Mobile Podcasting Series:
Part 1 (Ep 48): San Francisco, CA
Part 2 (Ep 50): Naples, FL Beach
Part 3 (Ep 52): The Florida Everglades

The Podcaster’s Toolkit:

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To hire me for Divi/Wordpress help:
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Mike’s Web Pricing: $750–1000
Includes:
Hosting Setup*
Google Apps Setup *
Divi*/Wordpress Install & Basic Pages Setup

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EVERGLADES FACTS:

–One out of every three Floridians (8 million people) rely on the Everglades for their water supply.

–While it is often described as a swamp or forested wet-land, the Everglades is actually a very slow-moving river.

–America’s Everglades is home to 73 threatened or endangered species.

–Mosquitoes play a vitally important link in the Everglades food chain. I can tell you that they are alive and well.

–Everglades National Park, spreads over 1.5 million acres, is the 3rd largest national park in the lower 48 states, behind Yellowstone National Park (2nd) and Death Valley National Park (1st).

What is the difference between an alligator and a crocodile?
–Alligators mainly live in freshwater habitats
–Crocodiles live in salt or brackish water habitats.
–Everglades National Park is the only place in the world you may spot gators and crocs in the same body of water
–Alligators lean towards black or dark grey in color while crocodiles are a green-grey color
–Crocs have more V-shaped noses while gators are wide and flat.
–Crocs can reach sizes up to 20ft while American gators average usually max out in the 13–15 ft range.

Airboats:
The main method of transportation in the Everglades.
Invented by Alexander Graham Bell.

Tips for On-Location Podcasting:

–Recording outside is distracting and you have a lot going on, so my number one tip is:

–Prepare as much as possible from home or your starting place.

–Connect gear as with cables and load with batteries. Set it all up so nothing is forgotten.

–Write detailed script or outline in advance.

–Charge Batteries. Pack Chargers.

–Bring portable backup chargers. My favorite brand is Anker.
Anker Small Charger
Anker Large Charger

–Format memory cards for Zoom, cameras, GoPro…

–Sync and clear out space on iPhone & iPad.

Supply kit:
Microfiber & regular towels, lip balm, sunscreen, bug spray, waters, apples, snacks if out for a while…Use common sense and be prepared.

Lemons To Lemonade:

The Everglades Recording Session Failed Because:
–I did not have the script fine tuned before recording starte

–I tried doing too much and prevented me from recording before it got too loud (sunrise would have been ideal). I set up BTS, GoPro TimeLapse, etc

–Once generator kicked in, I could not get clean audio. On an island surrounded by gators, not much wiggle room to move away from the noise.

NOISE REMOVAL:

Most audio editors have Noise Removal options. I know Audacity and Auphonic are free and both have good noise removal options.

Use caution. Aggressive removal of noise can lead to distortions and ‘digital artifacting’ with voice.

Adobe Audition:
Noise Removal
Adaptive Noise Reduction
Essential Sound Panel (Repair Sound)

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