Very interesting look into the seamy underside of Drabblecast audio production.
Lotsa good tips too.
Some points that I feel were overlooked or not emphasized enough:
- Always normalize the finished mix to the maximum volume without clipping. That is, normalize to 0 dBFS or "1" -- depending on the tool you use.
(A) People listen to podcasts while doing other things, so your audio has to compete with lawnmowers, vacuum cleaners, horn honks and the shouts of angry drivers, etc.
(B) There is nothing more annoying, and even physically damaging to your ears, than having to crank the iPod volume to the max, to hear some faint-ass episode -- only for the next song or episode to be painfully louder.
- If you use Auto-Tune, the only proper response is your death by torture. Do the world a favor and practice Seppuku until it sticks.
Anyway, good stuff. At least the parts I heard. When it got to the part with Jody Foster breathing sexily, I kinda got excited and... Well, lets just say that I didn't hear anything after that...