Sound Devices MixPre-3

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The MixPre-3 from Sound Devices is both an audio mixer, interface and recorder. See Allan Tépper’s review on it here.







The MixPre-3 has won a silver award from 48 kHz Alliance.

Disclosure: Sound Devices has sent review units to Allan Tépper. Full disclosure information is here. Allan Tépper’s opinions are his own.

iRig Pre HD

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The iRig Pre HD from IK Multimedia supports native 48 kHz sampling rate with 24-bit resolution and works with Android (with an optional cable or adapter), Chromebook, Mac and Windows. See Allan Tépper’s full review here.


Note: Although this device from IK Multimedia supports 48 kHz, most software from IK Multimedia does not. So we recommend the IK Multimedia hardware, not not necessarily the IK Multimedia software for Android or iOS.


Disclosure: iK Multimedia has sent review units to Allan Tépper. Full disclosure information is available here. Allan Tépper’s opinions are his own.

Tascam US–2X2

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The Tascam US–2X2 is an audio interface with built-in preamplifiers, A-to-D and D-to-A converters. See Allan Tépper’s review here.








It has also won a Gold rating from 48 kHz Alliance.


Disclosure: Tascam has sent review units to Allan Tépper. Full disclosure information is here. Allan Tépper’s opinions are his own.

Podcast Engineering School

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Hosted by the renowned audio engineer Chris Curran (who has a background where he mastered many popular albums where hi is credited),








Podcast Engineering School has recently won a platinum rating from 48 kHz Alliance, in part because the show is produced and distributed at 48 kHz, and in part because of its excellent content and audio quality.


Disclosure: Allan Tépper has been a guest on Podcast Engineering School, Chris Curran has been a guest on BeyondPodcasting and has also contracted services from Allan Tépper. There is also a mutual referral relationship between the two companies. See full disclosure here. Allan Tépper’s opinions are his own.

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 , 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

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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

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

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 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.

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