Meeting Notes: October 11th October 5, 2006Posted by stevegarfield in Meetups.
Wednesday night was the New England Podcasters meeting.
Here are Chris’ meeting notes:
Thanks to everyone who dropped by last night for the meetup. Some
followup things for those who were there…
 The MySpace program I mentioned can be found at FriendAdder.com – very useful.
 I’ll have a video on YouTube later today about condenser mic placement.
 Reader.Google.com may put you off Bloglines forever.
 SEOChat.com has a ton of great tools for your site.
 The tutorial about understanding 301 redirects:
Very useful – don’t necessarily give out your Feedburner URL just in
case, one day, they go away.
 Podshow+ is located at http://www.Podshow.com.
Other great directories for podcasts:
 Ira Krakow’s WordPress plugin list: http://www.irakrakow.com/wptips/
 Feedburner’s Google Pinging service is under Pingshot in the Publicize tab. Also, use Google’s RPC service to notify them directly in WordPress.
RPC endpoint: http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
 Tools for Second Life at http://www.slexchange.com
 LAME encoder for iTunes at:
Very important – it uses LAME 3.91 which is badly out of date. You can, through a very elaborate procedure, upgrade the built-in version
of LAME to 3.97, which is what I use. For the same quality, same bitrate, LAME has reduced my show’s file sizes by a third.
 Audacity’s leveler is fantastic if you edit in Audacity. Go heavy on stuff at first.
 Gigavox levelator:
Do NOT, NOT, NOT use this with any audio that contains music or it will transform it into a steaming pile of dung. Use a compressor or
 My settings in Garageband:
Thanks again for another great meetup!
Christopher S. Penn, The Financial Aid Podcast
A Publication of the Student Loan Network
On-demand financial aid internet radio, no iPod required
The monthly meet-up was on Oct. 11 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm and will be held this time at The Fours Restaurant in Quincy, MA.
The Four’s Restaurant and Sports Bar – Quincy
15 Cottage Avenue
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: (617) 471-4447
Southeast Expressway (Route 93) South to Route 3 South Take Exit 18 to QUINCY CENTER (first exit on Rte. 3 after split) onto Burgin Parkway.