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This is an experiment in creating tiny little podcasts with mobile gear.

Views expressed are my own. Some links may contain affiliate information because coffee money is nice.

v0

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The tinycast started out one day as I was trying to think of somewhere to direct my creative energy during my commute on the train. I had been listening to podcasts and reading news but I stand about half the time so busting out a laptop isn’t always an option.

The first episode was written on the way home and recorded with my iPhone 6 Plus I’m the front seat of my Golf before heading home. Sound quality was poor but it was a lot of fun.

I grabbed a Samson Meteor USB Condensor microphone in hopes to improve quality.

v1

I recorded an episode in our walk-in closet which is just big enough with lots of clothes and other soft stuff to end up with a really acoustically dead space. I was hooked on the sound, which improved even more when I turned the gain down and got really close to the mic.

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This is my current setup: script on the iPad on a little box, the mic on a Crabtree & Evelyn case that just happens to be the right height. A $5 windscreen from Guitar Center atop the mic. Headphones plugged in to the mic which is connected to the iPhone 6 via the Apple USB to Lightning adapter. Recorded with Boss Jock Studio.

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