Technical Details

Our fellow geeks may be curious about some of the technical details behind how the show is produced.

When we record the show we generally talk via Skype, but for live episodes we use Google Hangout on Air. Wesley records his side directly in Audacity, while Dustin records the entire conversation on his solid state recorder (see below) and uses Skype Call Recorder as a backup. When it’s just the two of us or when a guest also records himself or herself, everything used for the show is a locally recorded copy, but typically when we have a guest, Dustin’s copy is what is used.

Dustin’s studio setup is:

There is a third microphone with an identical setup as microphone 2.

Channel one runs from the PR40 to the Preamp/Processor and into the mixer.
Channel two/three run from the SM57 to the Art TubeMP to the processor to the mixer.
When the sound board is used, it is channels 5/6.
The sound from the computer is output from the USB interface to channels 7/8.
The local audio is sent to the computer via the aux send.
All audio is sent to the recorder via the main out.

Wesley has a home and away setup.  While lounging on his reclining couch to record, he uses a Heil PR-40 Dynamic Studio Recording Microphone on a <Peavey Tripod Microphone Stand w/ Boom Arm
connected to a Focusrite Saffire 6 USB Audio Interface (no longer available, the equivalent would be a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2 In/2 Out USB Recording Audio Interface using a SEISMIC AUDIO XLR Patch Cable  Wesley’s half of the audio is recorded in Audacity on an Acer S7-392 Ultrabook and exported in Ogg before getting kicked over to Dustin.

If Wes is doing a little recording away from the comforts of home, he uses a pair of Shure SM58-LC Cardioid Vocal Microphone without Cable attached to a TASCAM DR-40 4-Track Portable Digital Recorder.

Dustin edits the show using Audacity and then exports it to both the proprietary MP3 (Lame) and open source Ogg Vorbis formats. Tags are edited using EasyTag.

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The banner and “CD Cover” are using a picture Dustin took from the edge of a cliff near “The Monastery” above Petra in Jordan looking off to the west in the late afternoon of 23 June 2007. The text is using the TTF-Ubuntu Medium font and the image was edited using GIMP 2.8.

The tagline, “Not all those who wander are lost”, is borrowed from J.R.R. Tolken.

The theme music used in the podcast is courtesy of Sturdy Fred.

The Tagline

The tagline is taken from a poem from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Rings: All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from …

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Post Production

Here’s a behind the scenes look at the current editing process. Last updated: 2016-02-25  

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