207 Podcast Answer Man – A to Z Success Story – Adobe Audition CS5.5 – Alesis iO Dock For Podcasting? And More!

by Cliff Ravenscraft on April 28, 2011

in Podcast Answer Man

Adobe Audtiion CS5.5
Adobe Audtion 4.0 is actually named Adobe Audition CS5.5. The new version is now available for both PC and Mac users and is available for pre-order now. The affiliate link (http://goo.gl/SRC9q) here on my site will automatically take you to the page where you can pre-order the new version. If you simply can’t wait for the new version, you can purchase version 3.0 for the PC or it does appear that you can still down the beta pre-release version of the CS5.5 at http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/audition. The full version is $349 and the upgrade price is $99. I don’t have any specifics at all, but I know that teachers and students are often eligible for special pricing. The new version is expected to ship by Mid May.

Alesis iO Dock
Alesis has announced the the iO Dock Pro Audio Doc for the iPad. The specs show that it will provide users with two combination XLR and 1/4-inch inputs, each with its own gain control and switchable phantom power for condenser microphones. Theoretically, podcasters could connect outputs from their mixer and record their shows with the iPad playing the role of the Digital Audio Recorder. Users can connect the iO Dock’s stereo pair of 1/4-inch main outputs to studio monitors or I would assume a PA system system if you were doing a live show. You can monitor on headphones, and independently control the levels of the two outputs, each on its own knob. The iO Dock’s direct-monitor switch enables you to toggle between the incoming and playback signal on their headphones.

Would I consider using this for my own shows? I’ll just say that I am HIGHLY SKEPTICAL at this point. I’m admittedly an Apple Snob. I love my Apple products. However, with that said, I’ve had enough spinning beach balls on my Mac computers to keep me from ever considering relying of software to record my shows on anything other than a dedicated device that is designed to do nothing more than record professional audio. The iOS system is actually more buggy than the Mac OS. App crashes on the iPhone or iPad are quite common place and I would imagine that those who would rely this device as their only method of recording the audio for this show will actually see a higher percentage of episodes completely lost than those who record into their computers.

Testimonial from Stacy Westfall
Folks, you’ve heard me do a lot of talking about my Podcasting A to Z Course (http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/atoz). In this episode, I play a testimonial from one of my students who went through the March course. There are many other success stories that have come out of our March that I’ll be sharing in the future. However, I did want to share Stacy’s testimonial that she called in for the show. I’ve transcribed the testimonial for those of you reading the show notes.

Hi Cliff, it’s Stacy from The Your Horse Career Podcast at http://YourHorseCareer.com. And I needed to call and give you some feedback on your a to z course (http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/atoz). I was in the first A to Z course and it was amazing.

I started to listening to podcasts about a year ago with Dave Ramsey and that led me into listening to Dan Miller, and then that led me to listening to you. My husband and I had wanted to do an internet talk radio hosted type thing on our website for years, before I even knew what podcasting was. We kept listening and looking for ways to get into it but we kept getting conflicting messages on what equipment to use, what software, how to host it, and so I never pulled the trigger.

When we heard that you were advertising your a to z course (http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/atoz), I saw my opportunity to complete a program, a full out program, that would take me from step one all the way through the finished product. I was not disappointed. You over delivered with your webinars and tutorials, your confernce calls, and everything you had was so much information.

My husband, Jesse, and I were actually able to launch a website and a podcast during the course. We now have four episodes up and we’ve had just shy of 2,500 downloads and it’s all possible because of your a to z course (http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/atoz).

I can’t thank you enough for offering the first one. And I’m really thankful that you are offering the almuni discount on the second one because I’m really excited about taking our podcast to the next level.

As of Thursday, April 28th, at 7am, there are 9 of the 20 spots still open due to my lack of time spent marketing this course. Please check out http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/atoz for the full details of the course and email me at [email protected] if you have any questions at all about the course!

PODCAST CONSULTING: I'm available for one on one podcast consulting and coaching. Whether you want someone to get everything set up for you or you just need a little help along the way, I'd love to work with you. I'm able to demonstrate using screen sharing technology during our call which makes it just like I was there sitting next to you at the computer. If you are interested, email me at [email protected] or call me at 859-757-1399.

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