Podcast Pilot

Learning how to setup our Zoom H4N recorder, playing around with placement and giving it the good old college try.



Ryan Blaske


PART ONE:

When the idea started floating around about starting a podcast. I knew I needed to talk to Ryan about getting advice on audio equipment. Ryan is a super talented local videographer who is constantly working on amazing projects.


The challenge was having equipment that would work while I was cutting hair in the chair. Using lava mics and using 2 phones seemed the easy choice, but I also didn't have an extra phone laying around. Plus, how unprofessional would it be for me to ask my guests to use their phone!


So Ryan turned me onto the Zoom H4N Pro. We scheduled an early morning cut and trial run for the podcast on Saturday October 3rd. However, plugging in 2 Rode lava mics wasn't as easy as we thought. Apparently we need a few more connections to activate the mics to the recording device. Ugh... technology!?


I took a trip to Guitar Center and hashed it out with one of the employees. So many combinations and trying to do it on a budget. We went with a 1/4" adaptor that goes into another adaptor that goes into the lava mic. Of course they didn't have one of the pieces in stock so it had to be shipped to the house. The waiting game begins...


PART TWO:

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