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Behind the Scenes of the Radio Survivor Podcast

In our second VLOG we go behind the scenes of the Radio Survivor Podcast. For the podcast nerds, Paul gives a tour of the production gear and set up, then Eric reflects on the feature interview with essayist and podcaster Chauncey DeVega from episode #19.

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2 Responses to Behind the Scenes of the Radio Survivor Podcast

  1. Rachel Duchak October 26, 2015 at 9:45 am #

    Hi Team RS: Very helpful video, thanks! So, if I have a RODE Podcaster mic (that allows one to hear what is being recorded while it records via plugging in headphones directly to the mic itself) and GarageBand and a MacBook Pro. Do I need a mixer? I’m an English major without a background in audio engineering who doesn’t want to sound like an amateur. Is a mixer only important when there’s more than one microphone? Also, I’ve been recording in the field for our couple of podcasts—Biodynamic Gardening Report and Central Coast Foodie Treasure Map—using a RODE SmartLav mic and the Voice Notes feature of my iPhone. Please advise.


  2. Paul Riismandel October 26, 2015 at 10:36 am #

    Hi Rachel,

    No you don’t need a mixer. You are correct that a mixer is only necessary if you want to use more than one microphone or add other sources, like a CD or MP3 player, to be recorded. However, a mixer will not work with a USB microphone like the Podcaster. USB microphone are designed only to be plugged directly into a computer. So, as long as you only need to use one microphone your current set up is perfectly good.


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