The Cyberunions Podcast: Episode 49 – It’s our birthday…

…so how the hell do we make this show?

On our one year anniversary, we talk about the technical details behind the show

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We make lots of weird sounds. Walton is inadvertently recorded singing.

3:00 How do we record an intercontinental show?

  • We connect through VoIP – we use Google Talk, though we’ve tested many others
  • We each record our own audio on each end
  • We use a cloud service like Dropbox to share the audio files
  • We use Audacity to to edit the audio files into a single file with music

8:00 Audacity is a fantastic piece of software

  • Output into your favourite format – MP3, OGG, FLAC etc.
  • Adjust levels
  • Rescue bad audio with noise removal

15:00 Get a decent mic! It makes all the difference

18:00 We use the cloud to share audio files

21:00 Add sound!

Our title track is a Creative Commons track by Brynn

Jamendo is a good source of Creative Commons music

23:00 Upload the audio to the web

  • WordPress doesn’t allow large uploads by default so look for another service
  • is the best

25:00 Syndicate!

  • We use a WordPress plugin called Power Press to embed an audio player
  • We burned a feed with Feedburner
  • Then we found a non-FOSS computer to we could submit the feed to iTunes

30:00 Forums

  • Any more questions? Come and ask us in the forums.




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