Episode Ten: Interview with a Vampire (or Danielle)

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In which Eddy and Dixie talk to Danielle about vampires and pirates and networking, oh my!

  5 comments for “Episode Ten: Interview with a Vampire (or Danielle)

  1. Stray
    July 10, 2018 at 5:23 am

    Wait did you guys forget to make wrestling reference?

    • Eddy Webb
      July 10, 2018 at 8:20 am

      Oh no we might have!

  2. Philipp
    July 11, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Great episode!

    I listened to it via not-compressing earphones and in your lively conversation you moved a lot relative to the microphone.

    However since the earphones were not compressing I couldn’t turn up the volume to enjoy the episode fully, as sometimes you would be too loud then.

    Maybe you could use a limiter to smooth the volume throughout the episode.

    Here is the manual for Audacity (free / open source audio editor):
    https://ttmanual.audacityteam.org/o/man/hard_limiter.html
    https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/limiter.html

    Have a nice day!

    • July 11, 2018 at 11:03 am

      Yup, I use Audacity on just about every episode (didn’t on the first few), and I normalize once I’m done editing. Danielle’s volume did fluxuate a fair bit, but there’s only so much I can do without spending hours trying to smooth out every instance (which, honestly, I don’t have time to do). Thanks, though! 🙂

      • Philipp
        July 12, 2018 at 12:23 pm

        Dear Mr. Webb,

        “normalize” takes the loudest sound and sets it to 0dba (or 100% digital loudness). And thank you for doing that, very much appreciated!

        The limiter function makes every sound in the whole file louder but limits this with 0dba.

        The effect is called “compression”: You remove volume variance (like Danielle’s fluctuations) as loud tones can’t get louder, but quiet tones will.

        It’s a quick fix for talk-recordings, but would destroy a classical music performance, where you want the variance in amplitude.

        Usually after you found your favorite setting with the limiter it’s a single-click issue for the next podcasts.
        If you want to, you can contact me for further information, or if you want to I could try to find limiter settings for that episode and share them with you.

        With kind regards from Austria,
        Philipp
        scaenicus@gmx.net

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