With episode 1 now live, I’ve had some time to scrutinize our work and think about the things we’ve accomplished.
Before we started this show, we spent weeks reading books and browsing forums to learn everything we could about podcasting. We were excited about the effort, but knew very little about the hardware and software involved. We came a long way, and considering this was our first attempt at podcasting, I’m very pleased with the quality of our first show. I think we found a solid creative mix and discussion format, and the recording itself sounds good.
However, some things just come from experience. We learned a lot about the compressor and sound editing software as we made this recording. There are some rough edges in episode 1, particularly in regard to volume balance. I may go back and fiddle with the recording at some point in the future, but for now I’ll let it be. I don’t want to risk over-editing, damaging the show as I attempt to straighten out relatively minor flaws.
I think we also spent that episode just getting comfortable behind the mic and testing our interpersonal dynamic. I want to shift the show to be a bit more informational in the future, though without losing our wit.
I’m very excited about recording episode 2 this weekend. Armed with everything we learned from making the prior episode, I’m confident the next one will be just as entertaining, while having an even higher polish.
I hope to catch you all then!