View Full Version : Einstein Simplified - the podcast! (It's improv and I'm in it.)

12-10-2013, 07:48 AM
About a month ago, my improv group started a weekly podcast. After an episode or two of experimenting, we settled on recording about half an hour of material after our weekly live show. We're usually pretty wound up and loose by that point (with a beer or two in hand) and we try to capture that feel of trying to make each other laugh after the show between playing improv games.

If you guys want to check it out, the main site is at: http://podcast.einsteinsimplified.com (http://podcast.einsteinsimplified.com/) or you can subscribe on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/einstein-simplified-podcast/id757640938) or Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/einstein-simplified-podcast) and other places as well.

There's no kind continuity and we get more relaxed and used to the format as time goes on, so I'd recommend starting with the newest one and working your way backward if you like what you hear.

Also, since I'm the one dealing with creating the files and whatnot, any kind of critique or help with the audio mastering would be helpful. We're currently recording on a Blue Snowball with Audacity and my general process for saving the file is to import that WAV into Adobe Soundbooth CS4 and equalize the volume. I find this makes everyone else sound much easier to hear but gives my voice in particular a sort of tinny effect. I don't know why that happens, my voice must be on the edges of the high or low points of the waveform that the equalize cuts out. People seem to be much happier with the quality of those I equalize (episodes 2-4 so far) than those I did not (episode 1).

Thanks everyone!

Alex Scott
12-18-2013, 10:58 PM
I was listening to the John Candy skit at the gym the other day, and you know what was on one of the TVs? None other than John Candy himself, in his scene in Home Alone. Weeeeeird synchronicity there.

Apropos of nothing, thanks to the music at the Taco Bell I went to for lunch today, I learned the Home Alone theme has lyrics. Either I forgot, since it's been so long, or I just never bothered to let it run through the credits.