I just wanted to fill you all in on what has been happening with the podcast because it is the main reason that I have not been updating the site as regularly and with as much content as usual.
Things are moving ahead on the Rock and Roll Report podcast. The playlist for episode one is set and I spent the whole weekend basically testing out two microphones and conducting countless fiddling on the mixer and in the software to try and get the podcast to sound the way I want it to sound.
Now I know that podcasts are not radio (thank God!) and there are a lot of people that think the “rougher” sounding the better but I don’t buy that. I want the Rock and Roll Report Podcast to sound as good as Rock and Roll Report Radio. OK that’s tough on my miniscule budget but it is achievable; I just need to work at it. I have a new microphone on order and I am off to pick up a pop filter but I think I can make things sound good right now and hopefully even better as I get comfortable in the whole post-processing, audio engineering thing.
So things are moving ahead, the podcast should be a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy listening to some amazing rock and roll that just so happens to be produced by unsigned artists or bands on indie labels worldwide.
By the way, if you want to be considered for the podcast you can submit your stuff through SonicBids, a great service which I highly recommend or alternatively send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get back to you. Remember that I only play what I like and sometimes it takes me awhile to wade through all the submissions but have patience and I will get to it ASAP.
By the way, the picture above is of my set-up for the Rock and Roll Report located somewhere in the hills of Hollywood….or my spare bedroom in Montreal but you get the point. It’s not normally that clean but you know, gotta make it look good for the camera!
More details soon.