Podcast Catchup - Web 2.0, NAB, New Media Book

I really enjoyed VentureCast#21 that included reviews of Web 2.0, NAB, and an update on what is going on at Six Apart.

I also have to recommend Chris Gondek's Invisible Hand Podcast interview with Philip Meza about his book "Coming Attractions: Hollywood, High Tech, and the Future of Entertainment".

2007 Podcast and New Media Expo Announcement

Online registration for the 2007 Podcast and New Media Expo is now available.  The announced tracks include:

  • Track 1: Audio & Video Podcasting 101 - A to Z for Beginners - Get Up To Speed Fast
  • Track 2: Attracting & Growing Your Audience - Low Cost & Guerrilla Marketing Techniques
  • Track 3: The Business of Podcasting & New Media - Monetization & Business Podcasting
  • Track 4: Advanced Audio & Video Production - Advanced "How To" Techniques
  • Track 5: New Media for Educators & Musicians - specific sessions for each

Paul Figgiani - Audio Quality Matters

TG Daily covers Paul Figgiani's presentation at the Podcast & Portable Media Expo 2006 on audio production.  Paul notes that you can get pretty good quality by just investing $100, and that audio production quality matters to listeners.  If you don't have a 'good sound' you can lose listeners after the first experience.

New Audio Production Tools From GigaVox

GigaVox announced two new tools at Podcast and Portable Media Expo 2006:

  • Levelator is a tool that will automatically adjust audio levels on audio recordings to account for variations in levels found in many interviews.  When it was released it worked with Windows and Mac OS X (Linux is probably TBD), and is available for download now.
  • GigaVox Audio Lite is a mini-multimedia content management system and production assembly that is very similar to the "industrial" strength version used at IT Conversations.  It is currently in preview mode.

Members of FriendsInTech.com have been busy hammering on Levelator and all the feedback I've gotten back from them has been very positive.  You probably want to use this tool in the production cycle after editing, sound reduction, high/low pass, EQ, etc.

Additional sources: Phil Windley, Doug Kaye, Michael Geoghegan

PME 2006 - Saturday Run Down

Here is a short update on Saturday (9/30) events from my perspective.  Friday was such a busy day, I must admit I took it a lot slower:

Podcast & Portable Media Expo (PME) 2006 - Friday Summary

The Podcast and Portable Media Expo 2006 is in full swing.  Here is my run down of Friday (9/29) from my perspective: