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News Check out the bit-tech Alpha Podcast 0.1a OMGZ

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  1. nphekted

    nphekted New Member

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    CS:S came out 2 years ago, and is a remake of a 7 year old game. Hardly a candidate for the 2006 awards.
     
  2. kliend

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    GREAT JOB! loved it, perfect length (maybe longer please) and kept my attention the whole time
     
  3. Infenro

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    Was listening to it while playing age of empires,

    some bits had me laughing some bits were ok. Overall i dont listen to them this is the first and i did it because you are good with whats upto date ect but i did feel a bit left down with how it was overall structured,

    now i know its the first one but i felt could of had a tiny bit more direction (dont hate me) and as its the first one i can forgive you for that and shall listen to the next one but i would like to see some type of reviews of specific products on there as i feel its easier to explain all the tech jargon in words than it is to read it, so maybe a few pieces on the type of technology out, and can definatlly see you doing interviews on it so would be looking forward to some future gaming develpment interviews such as perhaps crysis.

    Any way rant over all very well and good for the first one but a few things to impove on :) hope my critism helps.

    Inferno
     
  4. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    It was good. It would have been nice to have had some introduction with who everyone was and what you were going to talk about plus a nice round up and goodbye at the end. Other than that though.. :p
     
  5. careyd

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    Hey Wil and the Bit-Tech Crew!

    Nice 1st effort on the podcast. Content was fabulous. Listened in the car while traveling 7+ hours (each way) for the holiday. Incidentally, after a long trip like that...I'm all caught up on my podcasts for the 1st time all year!

    Again, loved the content, crave more of it, but my 'hints' are all technical in nature:
    Content gets an A+, Audio Engineering gets a D-

    Some helpful hints though: (tried to rank in order of importance)
    1) You guys really need to control the audio levels....and NO...don't try to do this manually. Simply set up some compression/limiting (and tweek the settings right) and things will dramatically improve. While this is a basic 'audio 101' kind of thing, if you don't know what I'm talking about maybe you can ask Leo (yes, TWiT Leo) about it Wil? He has really good compressor/limiter settings on all the TWiT podcasts, and his levels are always strong, clean and generally superb. Surely you guys have access to an audio-savvy person who could help you out with this? I'd offer to help in a more 'hands on' way but I'm in the States. The bottom line is you've got to 'rein in' those audio levels...limit those huge peaks, compress those lows. You want a relatively small dynamic range for a spoken-word podcast. My wife and I were going nuts riding the volume control up to hear what one person was saying and then someone else would burst in and practically blow our ears off and we'd have to crank it down quickly. Mic-level management is step one, step two is the absolute necessity of compressor/limiter.

    2) Microphone placement/working the mics. I don't know what you all used for microphones but a little basic instruction to all contributors about how to 'work' the microphone would help a lot. Distance from microphone, pop screening, and just general human control of voice levels and tone will hopefully come with experience and attention to it. One big tip is that if everyone is on headphones as you record it will automatically bring them a greater sense of awareness to how they are sounding on mic, and they can 'work' the mic themselves to best advantage.

    3) If you can afford to, invest in better microphones and rigging for them. You dont' have to go crazy expensive with it to reach a very nice threshold of quality. Again, points 1 and 2 can actually make more difference than better mics, but once you have them covered---you get the idea.

    Anyway, mad props on a great podcast, will definitely subscribe and if you haven't already make sure you set up RSS via iTunes.

    All the best!
     
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  6. pumpman

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    ceeeeeee rrrrioss frikkin dude lol , for a first go it was fine , i personally found dude and frikken annoying man but then that could be because im not a tennager anymore


    it did sound like David Brent was there lol
     
  7. StephenK

    StephenK Sneak 'em Upper

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    Excellent work! Looking forward to the next one :)
     
  8. hobbs

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    This was awesome, I re-listened to it at work today while doing some web work, what happened to this idea?
     
  9. Hiren

    Hiren mind control Moderator

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    Lack of time / resources / motivation I'm assuming.
     
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