Speakers have 3 options to call in:
* I can initiate a call to your wired POTS line (no cell no wireless) This is often the easiest for you, but the lowest quality. * Best Quality is to call in from a computer headset via Skype, that works very well. * The Heroic Option, is to talk to me via Skype, but use Audacity (thinking PC - there are mac and unix options) to record your microphone only from your host. You would then need to upload the WAV file after the podcast and its often 300mb+.
The show is produced by Jim Manico and Kevin Coons from ManaTribe from the island of Kauai using
- Skype (allow callers to call-in via computer) - SkypeIN/OUT (allow callers to call in via a standard phone number - MX Skype Recorder (to record the Skype feed) - Soundforge (simple first-pass editing - Audacity is a free alternative) - Garage Band or Pro Tools (eq, sound levels, conversion to mp3 - Audacity is a free alternative) - mp3tag (allows for detailed tagging of your mp3's metadata, including providing an embedded image)
The actual recording hardware includes:
- (podcast 1-5) Plantronics USB Headset - (podcast 6-12) Generic ebay headset (8$) - (podcast 13-63) Blue Icycle USB to XLR converter, Shure SM58 Vocal Microphone, professional stand alone pop screen. - (podcast 64-?) Shure USB to XLR converter, Shure SM7B Studio Microphone - Dell XPS 420, Win XP, 3.5 gb RAM (recording) - Mac Mini (final mastering) - Oceanic Time Warner-Cable Turbo Net Access (Hawaiian Islands)
- Jim records raw feed with guest(s) - Jim edits raw WAV file, editorial work carving out the good stuff - Jim adds intro and exit voice work, save final WAV ready for producing - Jim uploads WAV file to ftp server, stage up for Kevin - Kevin adds in music, fixes volume levels, equalizes, does some other FM and converts to mp3 - Kevin uploads mp3 to ftp server - Jim downloads mp3 and tags mp3 with metadata including cover art - Jim uploads mp3 to owasp.org - Jim modifies podcast.xml and uploads to owasp.og - Jim edits podcast wiki pages - Make sure feed is RSS compliant http://validator.w3.org/feed/check.cgi?url=http://www.owasp.org/download/jmanico/podcast.xml - Jim blogs about availability of new podcast and hopes Jeff adds it to the news feed! :)