So what’s the simplest, least expensive way to create podcast for multiple guests? Can multiple USB mics be used with a USB hub?
Thats the question that question that Cameron sends us this week:
I just read your guide to creating a cheap podcast and was wondering if I could remedy a similar out come with multiple people.
My idea was to utilize a usb hub and buy 4-5 of those usb-audio adapters to have multiple microphones recording through them. I was wondering if this would work in general as well as through audacity. Thanks in advance!
Unfortunately, the simple answer to Cameron’s question is no since each usb device will show up as a separate audio device on your computer.
And most recording software (like Audacity) will only use one recording device and one playback device. The simplest way to record a podcast with multiple people at one time is to go with some inexpensive microphones and a Zoom H4N.
What’s the Simplest to Convert a Video File to MP3 Format?
Richard is needing to convert a video file to MP3 format after getting a bad video recording from his Goto meeting presentation. He’s at least wanting to salvage the audio file, but is having trouble converting that video to MP3 using Camtasia Studio.
We’ll be discussing some simple solutions doing just that.
What File Format is Best for YouTube Videos?
Rob asks us what file format we recommend for videos that are uploaded to YouTube:
What video format do you recommend for uploading videos to YouTube. I have created one that’s in .mov format and I wonder if a different format would be better for uploading to YT and my website.
I’d be grateful for any advice.
While .mov works just fine, most of the videos I post on YouTube are in .mp4 format. The reason for this is because I run them through one of my favorite free programs – Handbrake to reduce the file size. Handbrake automatically renders them in .mp4 format. You can download Handbrake for free at http://www.handbrake.fr.
How to Price Test a New Membership site
JB brings us a question asking for input on a membership site he is planning to launch. His main struggle is figuring our what to charge initially. He’s thinking $99 per year initially, and then as the membership site grows, he’ll increase the price over time.
One of his main problems however, is not having any similar models within his industry to study. We’ll be discussing this and recommending some options that include split testing some pricing models and creating some tier member levels for members that need additional one on one help.
We’ll be taking all of these questions and more.
Have a great week!