Welcome to our second installment of Podcasting In Basic. In this episode, Zach gives us a quick rundown on how to get started with ProTools and what kind of equipment you need to turn your podcasting dreams into reality. Hopefully, this quick tutorial will give enough instruction and inspiration to go check out ProTools for yourself.
Easily the most common question we have received since posting the first episode of Mos Eisley Radio is “How do you make the podcast?” From deciding which gear is best to planning each individual show, a lot of effort has gone into crafting the final product that goes out every couple of weeks. We’ve been podcasting in some form or another since 2007, and in that time the equipment and methods have changed drastically. I can still remember rushing out to buy my first real microphone and interface, then struggling through the process of recording everyone and making the show sound like something worth listening to.
That’s the thing…we’ve had those experiences, and we felt like now was the time to share our knowledge of podcasting with fansites and guilds who are looking to start their own. Today we’re very excited to announce a new series dedicated specifically to starting your first TOR podcast, called “Podcasting in Basic”. Over the next few weeks and months we’ll be releasing info on everything from microphone choice to editing audio to getting a show listed in iTunes. For those of you not interested in creating a show, we hope this will be, at the very least, an interesting look at the inner-workings of Mos Eisley Radio. However for the folks looking to start a podcast dedicated to SWTOR (or any other topic, for that matter), we hope this will be a go-to resource.
For the first installment, we’ve put together a video overview that covers the basics of the MER podcasting rig. This is just a high-level look at the way the show is recorded, and you can expect much more detail in coming posts.
We also want to note that all of these posts will be available for syndication through the TOR Syndicate.