The Podcast Engineering Show

Chris chats with podcasters and audio experts about their equipment, software and workflow. You will learn step-by-step how they are producing podcasts, solutions to common audio issues, and plenty of tips and tricks. By listening every week you will glean A TON of audio engineering knowledge and skills that will make a HUGE difference in the quality of your sound, not to mention save you a lot of time. Your host Chris Curran has a background in podcast production (Forbes, Dun & Bradstreet, J&J, etc) as well as music production (Sarah McLachlan, Jeff Buckley, Foreigner, etc). When he entered podcasting about 7 years ago, he noticed that most podcasters (and producers) do not have a solid understanding of fundamental audio engineering concepts, which sabotages the quality of their sound from the very beginning. This show, as well as the Podcast Engineering School, helps producers and podcasters reach professional levels of podcast production.



Bobby Owsinski, Audio Engineer and Author

My guest is Bobby Owsinski - Audio Engineer, Producer, Author, Coach, and host of Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast! Bobby has earned many engineering and producer credits on popular music, and he has authored 24 books on recording, music, the music business and social media. Check out lots of Bobby's credits and accomplishments below.

On this episode Bobby and I discussed tons, including:

  • Shure SM7B
  • 1073 clone from Golden A
  • Used to use an 1176 clone (Warm Audio WA76)
  • UAD Apollo Twin MKII
  • 2013 iMac, about to upgrade
  • Soundflower
  • ATM50X Headphones (Has HD650’s but open back doesn’t work that well)
  • Wireworld pro cables
  • Monitors: Equator D8's (soon he will have Ampheon 218's, whic are not powered)
  • Acoustic treatment - a lot of ASC Tubetraps, round cylinders, one in every corner, 18-20 total.
  • Post processing:
    • Gentle gate, 15 db reduction
    • Compressor - Fabfilter C2
    • EQ curve in Fabfilter, one for Skype, one for phone
    • Waves F6 dynamic EQ for de-esser
    • Mog Audio EQ4, famous air band, gives it the air that’s missing
    • Reverby recording - de-reverb with RX6
    • Master buss - Fabfilter L2, has a LUFS meter
  • He edits quite a lot, mostly for continuity and pacing, and mostly himself
  • Audio fundamentals that new podcasters should know

And here are more (not nearly all) of Bobby's accomplishments:

  • Mixed a #2 album on the Billboard Blues charts for Adrianna Marie and her Bluescutters.
  • Authored several courses for Berklee College of Music.
  • Author of 24 books that are now staples in audio recording, music and music business programs in colleges around the world, including the best selling “Mixing Engineer’s Handbook,” “The Recording Engineer’s Handbook,” and “Music 4.0: A Survival Guide For Making Music In The Internet Age" (all now in their 4th edition). He has also penned hundreds of audio-related articles for a variety of popular industry trade publications such as Surround Professional, EQ, Billboard, Film & Video, Hollywood Reporter, Pro Sound News, Mix, Grammy Magazine, Electronic Musician, Recording Engineer/ Producer and Music Executive Insider, among others.
  • Music Production blog at
  • Surround projects and DVD productions for a variety of legendary superstar acts including The Who, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Iron Maiden, The Ramones, and Chicago, and more.

Thanks for hanging out with us, Bobby!

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 2018-12-20  1h14m