Above-the-fold podcast subscription links on our podcast website

11: Apple recommends above-the-fold subscription links on our websites, and CapicúaFM wins best Society & Culture show from Latin Podcast Awards. Allan Tépper covers 3 methods to achieve above-the-fold subscription links on mobile devices with WordPress: 1 free and 2 paid solutions. The free solution is the PowerPress Subscribe Sidebar Widget from Blubrry (illustrated to the left) and its creator, Angelo Mandato, accompanies Allan Tépper to discuss it and related podcasting topics. The two paid solutions are: Social Subscribe & Follow Icons from Daniel J. Lewis and Sonaar Podcastr from Maxime Jutras.

Read the related article on this topic by Allan Tépper in ProVideo Coalition magazine.
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AAC test bonus: Does this your device play this file?

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Many people are afraid that AAC may not be playable on all current players. Many people mistakenly believe that that letter A in AAC stands for Apple. That is incorrect. The AAC acronym stands for Advanced Audio Códec, without any mention of Apple in the name. Apple did not create it. Apple just likes it. AAC has been standardized by ISO and IEC, as part of the MPEG–2 and MPEG–4 specifications. AAC was released in 1997, 21 years ago as I write this. It’s worth it to take some time to test it and see the results. All Android versions from 2.3 and later support AAC. My Pixel XL phone has Android version 9, aka Android Pie. Are there any Android devices still in use that are older than version 2.3? If you know of any device that cannot play this file, please write to me via contact@BeyondPodcasting.com , including the device model and operating system.

By the way, this AAC file has 48 kHz audio sampling, as do all of my recent MP3 show episodes from BeyondPodcasting, CapicúaFM, Tu salud secreta and Tu radio global. See my article All audio production & distribution should go 48 kHz in ProVideo Coalition magazine.

Let’s see what we can discover together. See you at BeyondPodasting.com.


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4 automatic audio mixers ≤US$1000 cure bleed/spill/crosstalk

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Automatic audio mixer conversation between Allan Tépper and Curtis Judd of Learn, Light and Sound. They discuss the Zoom F8n (≈US$999 AmazonB&H), Audio-Technica ATDM–0604 (≈US$899 AmazonB&H), Audio Technica AT-MX351a (US$829 AmazonB&H, previously reviewed by Allan Tépper), the Behringer X AIR XR12 (≈US$250 AmazonB&H) and Auphonic’s multitrack crossgating process (reviewed by Allan Tépper). Also, listen to Chris Curran’s interview with Dan Dugan on Podcast Engineering School. Dan Dugan was the original inventor of automix, although his patent has since expired.

BeyondPodcasting is hosted, produced and edited by Allan Tépper and resides at BeyondPodcasting.com.

Hindenburg Journalist Pro, the multitrack editor made for audio storytellers

In episode 9, Allan Tépper discusses his favorite multitrack editor for audio storytellers, Hindenburg Journalist Pro. His remote guest —directly from Denmark— is Nick Dunkerley, Creative Director of Hindenburg. Get your free 90-day trial at BeyondPodcasting.com/hindenburg

They discuss the creation of the Hindenburg Journalist (Pro) program named in honor of the Hindenburg disaster, narrated by radio journalist Herbert Morrison the same day in 1937… and character Les Nessman’s (actor Richard Sanders’) homage to it in WKRP in Cincinnati’s Turkey’s Away episode. Then they cover in detail the unique features found in Hindenburg Journalist (Pro). Also see Allan Tépper’s Hindenburg articles in ProVideo Coalition magazine.

BeyondPodcasting resides on BeyondPodcasting.com and is produced, directed and edited by Allan Tépper.

Branded RSS in the era of platform expulsion

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In episode 8, Allan Tépper converses with Chris Curran to clarify what an RSS feed is, why it’s such a critical element in order to syndicate an online show (audio or video) as a podcast, together with related analogies and anecdotes. Allan explains the benefits and methods of having one with your own branding, using your own Internet domain as the RSS feed’s core. This is especially important now, in the era of platform expulsion (i.e. Alex Jones of Infowars and many more), the importance of free speech and the suggestion of defamation/libel laws as the only acceptable measurement. Allan explains how you can get a branded RSS feed, regardless of whether you use one of two particular dedicated podcast media hosts which permit it so far (Blubrry or Libsyn), or you self-host your show(s), as is the case with his, that of James Cridland (Podnews), Leo Laporte (TWiT show & network) and —most recently— the FCC (US Federal Communications Commission’s More than Seven Dirty Words).

Required reading

Please read the associated article of the same title, Branded RSS in the era of platform expulsion, which includes quotes from Todd Cochrane of Blubrry and Rob Walch of Libsyn, as well as a valuable video created and hosted by Dave Jackson. This article contains more details and will be continually updated with the latest information regarding this essential topic.

BeyondPodcasting resides at BeyondPodcasting.com.

Cleanfeed: remote recording and live broadcasting that’s better than a double-ender

In episode 7, Allan Tépper has a detailed conversation with Marc Bakos of Cleanfeed, the online service that allows remote recording and live broadcasting that’s even better than a double ender, and includes built-in virtual carts for pre-recorded clips in the Pro version. After you listen to this episode, be sure to listen to Marc Bakos’ interview with Chris Curran at Podcast Engineering School here.

Additional audio hardware and software used:

  • RØDE M5 microphone (AmazonB&H) reviewed here, used by Allan Tépper.
  • Shure A81WS enormous windscreen/pop filter (AmazonB&H) covered in many articles and used in countless US presidential inaugurations.
  • Tascam US–2X2 preamp/A-D converter interface (AmazonB&H) to be reviewed soon, used by Allan Tépper.
  • Auphonic.com used by Allan Tépper.
  • Hindenburg Journalist Pro multitrack editor (reviewed and covered in many articles) used by Allan Tépper.
  • Izotope RX6 Advanced (review pending, B&H retail priceB&H educational price) used by Allan Tépper.
  • Audio MIDI settings in macOS to set audio sampling frequency of connected devices to 48 kHz.
  • Status Audio CB–1 brandable isolating studio headphones (reviewed here, Amazon) used by Allan Tépper.
  • SiteGround hosting (used by Allan Tépper for several websites/online radio/podcasts, including BeyondPodcasting)

BeyondPodcasting resides at BeyondPodcasting.com.

¿Hablas el idioma de Cervantes? Nuestra radio hermana en castellano es Tu radio global en Turadioglobal.com.

Multitrack audio field kit with SSH–6, ModMic 5, VLR+ and H5

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Episode 6 of BeyondPodcasting covers the Zoom SSH–6 stereo shotgun microphone (AmazonB&H, used in mono mode), the ModMic 5 head microphone (reviewed here, Amazon), the RØDE VLXR+ converter (reviewed here and here, AmazonB&H) and the Zoom H5 multitrack audio recorder (AmazonB&H).

Additional audio hardware and software used:

  • RØDE M5 microphone (AmazonB&H) reviewed here, used by Allan Tépper.
  • Shure A81WS enormous windscreen/pop filter (AmazonB&H) covered in many articles and used in countless US presidential inaugurations.
  • Tascam US–2X2 preamp/A-D converter interface (AmazonB&H) to be reviewed soon, used by Allan Tépper.
  • Auphonic.com used by Allan Tépper.
  • Hindenburg Journalist Pro multitrack editor (reviewed and covered in many articles) used by Allan Tépper.
  • Izotope RX6 Advanced (review pending, B&H retail priceB&H educational price) used by Allan Tépper.
  • Audio MIDI settings in macOS to set audio sampling frequency of connected devices to 48 kHz.
  • Status Audio CB–1 brandable isolating studio headphones (reviewed here, Amazon) used by Allan Tépper.
  • SiteGround hosting (used by Allan Tépper for several websites/online radio/podcasts, including BeyondPodcasting)

BeyondPodcasting resides at BeyondPodcasting.com.

¿Hablas el idioma de Cervantes? Nuestra radio hermana en castellano es Tu radio global en Turadioglobal.com.

James Cridland, international issues, Google Podcasts + much more

On BeyondPodcasting episode 5, Allan Tépper converses with James Cridland, Radio futurologist and editor of podnews.net, aka “the James Bond of both conventional radio and the new radio”. They both celebrate the arrival of Google Podcasts and discuss:

  • International cultural and linguistic issues
  • Secure RSS feeds
  • Forced HTTPS on websites since 2014 or earlier
  • Allan Tépper’s Medium article about 5 reasons to remove WWW from your website
  • Silent dots
  • Confusion between the two different types of the billion number: the short scale (9 zeros) and the long scale (12 zeros)
  • Which is the correct side of the street to drive and why

Audio hardware and software used:

  • RØDE M5 microphone (AmazonB&H) reviewed here, used by Allan Tépper.
  • Shure A81WS enormous windscreen/pop filter (AmazonB&H) covered in many articles and used in countless US presidential inaugurations.
  • Tascam US–2X2 preamp/A-D converter interface (AmazonB&H) to be reviewed soon, used by Allan Tépper.
  • Cleanfeed.net (reviewed here) used to link Allan and James and record them at 48 kHz on separate tracks.
  • RØDE Podcaster microphone (AmazonB&H) used by James.
  • Auphonic.com used by Allan Tépper and James Cridland
  • Hindenburg Journalist Pro multitrack editor (reviewed and covered in many articles) used by Allan Tépper.
  • Izotope RX6 Advanced (review pending, B&H retail priceB&H educational price) used by Allan Tépper.
  • Audio MIDI settings in macOS to set audio sampling frequency of connected devices to 48 kHz.
  • Status Audio CB–1 brandable isolating studio headphones (reviewed here, Amazon) used by Allan Tépper.
  • SiteGround hosting (used by Allan Tépper for several websites/online radio/podcasts, including BeyondPodcasting)

BeyondPodcasting resides at BeyondPodcasting.com.

¿Hablas el idioma de Cervantes? Nuestra radio hermana en castellano es Tu radio global en Turadioglobal.com.

Adobe Project Rush, LumaFusion & more with Cielo de la Paz

On BeyondPodcasting episode 4, Allan Tépper converses with Cielo de la Paz (in English) about Adobe’s new Project Rush cross-platform app, how it compares with LumaFusion and other software and hardware for mobile audio and video production. Cielo de la Paz is an award winning multimediographer and the creator of The Storyographist.

  • Project Rush cross platform (first article here) vs LumaFusion (several articles here) being potentially more advanced. Motion graphics, camera app in Project Rush, Raw/Log mode in LumaFusion with raw/log mode. FiLMiC Pro’s (several articles here) raw/log mode and integration with DJ Osmo gimbal. Multiple framerates.
  • How long of a project can be easily edited on tablet or smartphone?
  • Using a tablet or smartphone with a large, external matte monitor to get more screen real estate and reduce glare. LumaFusion’s new external program output feature.
  • What’s the best size for a tablet for editing?
  • Using an iPad with a trackpad (i.e. Apple Magic Trackpad). This currently requires jailbreak. However, several features that previously required jailbreaking were later embraced by Apple, i.e. unlocked iPhone and lowercase keyboard display on iOS.
  • Matte (anti-glare) display or screen protector. iCarez and PaperLike (to be reviewed soon).
  • Potential pricing of Project Rush.
  • Rigs: Joby GorrillaPod Mobile Rig (Amazon), iOgrapher, Padcaster.
  • Using single or multi microphones with mobile devices: Y versus multitrack versus automix mixers.
  • Pronunciation of Californian places used to name macOS operating systems and its relation to languages: Tagalog, the most spoken Philippine language and Castilian, the world’s most widely used Spanish language.

Audio hardware and software used:

  • RØDE M5 microphone (AmazonB&H) to be reviewed soon, used by Allan Tépper.
  • Shure A81WS enormous windscreen/pop filter (AmazonB&H) covered in many articles and used in countless US presidential inaugurations.
  • Tascam US–1X2 preamp/A-D converter interface (AmazonB&H) to be reviewed soon, used by Allan Tépper.
  • Cleanfeed.net (reviewed here) used to link Allan and Cielo and record them at 48 kHz on separate tracks.
  • Blue Yeti microphone (AmazonB&H) used by Cielo de la Paz.
  • Auphonic.com used by Allan Tépper
  • Hindenburg Journalist Pro multitrack editor (reviewed and covered in many articles) used by Allan Tépper.
  • Izotope RX6 Advanced (review pending, B&H retail priceB&H educational price) used by Allan Tépper.
  • Audio MIDI settings in macOS to set audio sampling frequency of connected devices to 48 kHz.
  • Status Audio CB–1 brandable isolating studio headphones (reviewed here, Amazon) used by Allan Tépper.
  • SiteGround hosting (used by Allan Tépper for several websites/online radio/podcasts, including BeyondPodcasting)

BeyondPodcasting resides at BeyondPodcasting.com.

¿Hablas el idioma de Cervantes? Nuestra radio hermana en castellano es Tu radio global en Turadioglobal.com.

Audio plugins + more, with Chris Curran

In BeyondPodcasting episode 3, Allan Tépper discusses audio plugins + more with Chris Curran of Podcast Engineering School. This episode is brought to us in part by Descript, the transcription-text-audio-caption/subtitle editor that auto-transcribes audio via voice-to-text, lets us manually correct/edit the text and have the audio reflect the corresponding changes instantly. BeyondPodcasting listeners can get 100 minutes of free auto-transcription for a limited time by visiting descript.BeyondPodcasting.com.

Equipment, services + software discussed and/or used for this episode:

  • Cleanfeed.net (reviewed here) used to link and record Allan Tépper and Chris Curran remotely at 48 kHz sampling rate.
  • ElectroVoice RE20 (vintage version) microphone used by Chris Curran
  • RØDE Broadcaster microphone (reviewed here, AmazonB&H) used by Allan Tépper
  • RØDE AI–1 interface preamp/A-to-D converter (reviewed here, AmazonB&H)
  • Neve Portico 2 channel strip (B&H) used by Chris Curran
  • Sound Devices MixPre–6 (B&H) used by Chris Curran. (Allan Tépper reviewed the smaller MixPre–3 here.)
  • Audio Hijack by Rogue Amoeba (used by Chris Curran and occasionally by Allan Tépper)
  • Izotype Ozone 8 (B&H retail priceB&H educational price) used by Chris Curran
  • Izotope RX6 Advanced (B&H retail priceB&H educational price) now used by both Chris Curran and Allan Tépper
  • Auphonic.com used by Allan Tépper
  • Hindenburg Journalist Pro multitrack editor (reviewed and covered in many articles) used by Allan Tépper
  • Reaper multitrack editor used by Chris Curran
  • Waves plugins used by Chris Currant: Scheps Omni Channel, SSL E-Channel strip, SSL-G Channel strip, Scheps 73 equalizer, CLA–76 compressor/limiter, CLA–2A compressor/limiter, Vocal Rider
  • Fab Filter Pro • Q 2 equalizer, Fab Filter Pro • DS de-esser
  • Status Audio CB–1 brandable isolating studio headphones (reviewed here, Amazon) used by Allan Tépper.
  • SiteGround hosting (used by Allan Tépper for several websites/online radio/podcasts, including BeyondPodcasting)

BeyondPodcasting is located at BeyondPodcasting.com

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