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Tor
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What software?

Hello,

I am trying to create a podcasting setup. I am planning on purchasing a ZeRO SL MkII to ajust volume of mics, play sound effects and songs stored on PC and possibly input audio from skype and ajust volume of that and of course I need to record all of this. I am sure that this hardware can do this, but I am not sure which software is designed for this/can do this. 

Thank you, 

Tor

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How many audio sources are you wanting to capture from?  Obviously skype being one, your sound effects/mp3's being another, and mics that are local to you.

You'll need some kind of way of looping back the audio (i.e. sounds already in the computer need to be routed back in to a different piece of software on it's own channel ideally - or you can go externally out into a mixer and process it that way)

Thats if you want to capture all this like a live broadcast.  Most podcasts however, just record the main content via Mics and a Skype feed and then use software to edit mic levels and gate unwated low level noises, and then put the standard intro and outros out - sure most spend as much time editing and getting it ready for download as they do recording it.

In terms of software what do you have already?  As long as it can record multi tracks of audio and gives you a bit of control on the audio tracks (EQ/Gain/Cut/Gate etc.) go with what you're comfortable with.  If you have nothing yet then i would recommend giving reaper a try, it's basically free until you feel kind enough to send some money their way.  http://www.reaper.fm/

Will add that Something like the novation launchpad is really great for sound effects etc. and you get ableton lite with it too, which isn't suitable for podcasting per se but it is very good for firing clips live that another piece of software can record.

 

Boy there's so many options.

 

Tor
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skijumptoes wrote:

How many audio sources are you wanting to capture from?  Obviously skype being one, your sound effects/mp3's being another, and mics that are local to you.You'll need some kind of way of looping back the audio (i.e. sounds already in the computer need to be routed back in to a different piece of software on it's own channel ideally - or you can go externally out into a mixer and process it that way)Thats if you want to capture all this like a live broadcast.  Most podcasts however, just record the main content via Mics and a Skype feed and then use software to edit mic levels and gate unwated low level noises, and then put the standard intro and outros out - sure most spend as much time editing and getting it ready for download as they do recording it.In terms of software what do you have already?  As long as it can record multi tracks of audio and gives you a bit of control on the audio tracks (EQ/Gain/Cut/Gate etc.) go with what you're comfortable with.  If you have nothing yet then i would recommend giving reaper a try, it's basically free until you feel kind enough to send some money their way.  http://www.reaper.fm/Will add that Something like the novation launchpad is really great for sound effects etc. and you get ableton lite with it too, which isn't suitable for podcasting per se but it is very good for firing clips live that another piece of software can record. Boy there's so many options. 

Thank you for your suggestions and help. I discovered this software: Audio Hyjack Pro, which seems to do exactly what I need, BUT I need to be able to controll this with the SL MKII, and it seems the Audio Hyjack Pro does not support this?

Is there any software that does similar to Audio Hyjack Pro but will support the SL MkII (or making Logic or Ableton do this)? Or a way of controlling Hyjack Pro with the SL MKII? TBH anyway of doing this is fine, it might be that I need a mixing desk and a field recorder?!

 

Thanks,

-Tor

 

 

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Oh you can use also something like soundflower (free) for audio loop back into other audio applications to capture skype etc. On mac it's what most people use as it's very well integrated and robust. And you can select multiple sources and have them going into a master application to different audio channels, meaning easy volume/muting options.

http://cycling74.com/products/soundflower/

Also, your SL will control anything as long as it has midi control or key control built in to the software as you can set up a specific template for the software you wish to control.  You will need to check the manual for Audio Hyjack (Not used it myself) and see if there's any kind of midi learn functionality, or keyboard commands.  Then create a template based on those.

What kind of parameters are you wanting to control in Audio Hyjack?