So, if you want to go to live recording at its London home, then please do head over to The Pilgrims Pod Radio Hour website for more details as we get them.
Why am I plugging it here?
I’m involved with the show, primarily as broadcast technician. This means I mix the show both for the live and online audience, while also recording the show in a way that enables us to produce a more polished product for podcast and possible future re-broadcast.
Here on my blog, you’ll see me post copies of the podcast mixes, with some of my notes on what I’ve learned during that show. As the show develops its own path, I’m usually trying new things to make the technology work better, with less overall effort than the last show we tried.
This is the edited version, to keep the show length under an hour, and to tidy up some slower-moving passages.
Another episode was recorded on Friday 7th February. A slightly different feel to this one – with more spoken content. Featuring Liz Jadav and Phil Gallagher.
This time, the live-stream was sourced from the software mix that created this edited recording. I’ve fixed a mistake where I ran out of hands to sort the live-stream mix during the intro, and we re-recorded a song with Paul after he’d choked on some water just before his song! Aside from those issues, the stream levels were much more easily managed this way, and mixing the recording live with the usual processing in-place also made this edit much quicker to produce!
Last Friday, a few of us gathered in in London’s Fitzrovia suburb to put on the first Pilgrim’s Pod Radio Hour – a pilot of a show that we hope to continue on a monthly basis. As their technician, I can say I had an absolute blast making this all work for them. The idea was that we’d have a live audience in the room, we’d stream it live online, and then release a podcast recording. The latter is still in progress, but I have permission to release a copy of it here as a showcase, and as an additional plug for the show! 🙂
The “podcast mix” heard here was recorded from the groups, and some limited editing and processing was carried out in Reaper using its built-in plugins. The only real “cheat” was the free flux ST-Tool, used to expand the stereo image apparent on the ambience mics; necessary because I wasn’t able to use my preferred spaced-pair ORTF mic setup due to the layout logistics of the venue. Maybe next time I’ll work out a way to fly a pair on sky-hooks, or something…
As for the show itself – we’re taking a break through the Autumn to gather our thoughts and take our pre-planned holidays. We’ll be back in December with a new episode – the actual date and time will be announced later.