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Podcast 25

Discussion in 'Podcast' started by pd, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    I've just published August's podcast, which has the second part of Nigel Mazlyn Jones' interview. This part of the chat also contains some recollections of the recording of Once when Nigel spent some time at Roy's place.

    I also issued a request for more guest interviewers if anyone fancies a go, plus any volunteers to be interviewed... I have a wish-list of course but it isn't always easy to schedule (cajole) people so volunteers would make things considerably easier :)

  2. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Could you elucidate a little on the spec, Paul. One question I would raise would be how and where these would be done, and if not down in your cellar on your equipment would the sound quality be good enough?
  3. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    You could...

    You could maybe Youtube stuff with a webcam without worrying too much about the quality? Just the novelty of it attracts people on Google etc. and reach high page status everytime.

  4. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    Most of the interviews haven't been done "in person" actually, but rather by using a computer with "Skype" at both ends (www.skype.com). John interviewed Nigel by this method and used a free call recording plugin for Skype called Pamela to save the conversation to an audio file that he then sent to me for processing.

    I also have a portable microphone that I can take with me to interview someone "on location" and this was used for Nick Harper, Roy Harper, and Dave Cochran last year. If necessary this can be lent to a guest interviewer.

    Interviewees are encouraged to set up Skype on their computers (I did this with, for example, Darren Crisp, George Fort, Pete and Steve in Oz, etc). All the person needs is headphones and a microphone... you can't use the computer speakers as you normally end up with feedback from the microphone.

    The last resort is that Skype can also call landlines, at a very low rate, so I can call people on a normal phone and do the interview that way.

    All this stuff works very well and I help people with settings things up prior to the event.

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