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Old September 12, 2006, 09:49 PM
Phil
 
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Default Is your Biz ready for that PR radio tour? Free Publicity without spending a Fortune!

And if you don't think you have the Voice for it, maybe this guy can help.
http://pegeler.voices.com/

Hey Pete...

Are you available for this kind of stuff?
Maybe an idea for you...

Lots of Radio Talk Show interviews are done by telephone and not necessarily in studio...

Riding the Airwaves
A radio tour can help you spread your message coast to coast without spending a fortune. So are you ready to take the mic?
http://tinyurl.com/kcppl

Phil
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Old September 13, 2006, 06:49 PM
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Talking Re: Is your Biz ready for that PR radio tour? Free Publicity without spending a Fortune!

Hi Phil,

Thanks for the great intro!

Actually, I've just completed a project for Richard Wing (Best Damn Ezine), and we're working on some others now.

Also working on a project with Richard Dean (It's the Richard & Richard show)

Things are picking up.. I've got 12 auditions out right now, and I'll knock out 3-4 more this evening.

I'll make this work yet! Actually, I MUST make it work. Taking a look around, it's going to run me about $1500 to get the equipment I need for an honest-to-goodness VO studio setup.

After looking at several sources, I find I need to update my sound card.. $400, Get a good mic.. $500+, and of course a pre-amp.. $500.

Whew! That's gonna take some doing. But, I'm on the road.


Pete
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Old September 14, 2006, 03:39 AM
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Default Re: Is your Biz ready for that PR radio tour? Free Publicity without spending a Fortune!

Now that would make a good hotsheet, Pete! Your recommendations on how to build a sound studio!

Best
Margaret
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Old September 14, 2006, 04:58 AM
Pete Egeler
 
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Default Sound Studio...

Margaret..

Well, my way would be to carpet everything... floor, walls, ceiling..

But, it took me about 2-minutes to find the info on doing a home studio, and they are a lot easier.

Thanks for the input though!

Pete
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Old September 14, 2006, 05:10 AM
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Default Re: Is your Biz ready for that PR radio tour? Free Publicity without spending a Fortune!

Pete:

I got this mic: http://www.zzounds.com/item--BEHB1
after reading good reviews about it on some "home music studio" type forums. I like it.

There are some customer reviews of it here:
http://www.zzounds.com/productreview--BEHB1

Here's one of the reviews:

"I bought a pair of Behringer B-1's because the price was only $99. I figured they'd be so-so. I was completely blown away by them when I started using these mics! They sound natural, smooth and silky and very neutral with no coloration, other than the presense rise, which is on the sweet end, not harsh at all. I use them mostly for voiceover work and they work nicely up-close for that big, powerful sound. And they are quiet. Not much noise at all gets into the mix. I use them with a Behringer MX-1804X mixing desk and the combo sings nicely."

Maybe something like this could save you some cash.
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Old September 14, 2006, 04:03 PM
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Default Thanks, Bill!!

I'll check out the information on that mic. Might be just what I'm looking for.

Don't really believe you've got to spend hundreds on a good mic.. I've had some pretty good success with the Shure's back in the old days.

Pete
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Old September 14, 2006, 08:40 PM
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Default Re: Is your Biz ready for that PR radio tour? Free Publicity without spending a Fortune!

No problem Pete. I have a feeling you can save a bunch on the sound card and the pre-amp too.

Check out the Tascam US-122 USB audio interface:

http://www.zzounds.com/item--TASUS122

I got it used on eBay a while ago for around $135. They seem to be going for about $110-$120 used on eBay now. Or $150 new.

It plugs in to your computer's USB port. It's powered by USB and sends the sound in through USB too. It has phantom power for your mics and it's own sound card. You'll have your sound card and pre-amp all in one package.

I bet with the mic and the Tascam US-122 and some recording software, you would have a great sounding setup (and for a lot less than the costs you mentioned before). Actually, the Tascam also comes with some software included, but I've never used it.

Do you have a Mac or a pc?

Bill
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Old September 15, 2006, 06:37 AM
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Default Hi Bill..

Hi Bill,

I really appreciate all the info you've passed along! I've made notes, and will check it all out.

Once was a time I could sit down in a studio with a reel-to-reel, pair of scissors, razor blade, a roll of editing tape and a grease pencil and do wonders!

That was then, and this is now.. It's a whole new world now and I've got a lot to learn.

BTW.. I'm using a PC.

Thanks again.. You can bet I'll have a lot of questions before I'm done.. Like, does the mic plug right into the sound card?

Pete
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Old September 15, 2006, 03:48 PM
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Default Re: Is your Biz ready for that PR radio tour? Free Publicity without spending a Fortune!

Pete:

No problem. Yes, the Tascam US-122 features 2 XLR-based, phantom-powered mic inputs. The mic I wrote about before plugs right into it (it has an XLR connector at the end of the mic cord. Actually, now that I think about it, you have to buy the mic cord separately (i.e. - not included with the microphone). Get a cord with XLR connectors.

Since you have a PC, you'd be able to use the software that comes with the Tascam.

If you have any more questions, let me know.

Bill
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Old September 16, 2006, 12:22 AM
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Default Re: Is your Biz ready for that PR radio tour? Free Publicity without spending a Fortune!

Here are some firewire audio interfaces that you might want to look into:

M-Audio FireWire Solo Mobile Audio Interface

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...ace?sku=701364

PreSonus INSPIRE 1394 FireWire Audio Interface

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...ace?sku=241483

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Pete:

No problem. Yes, the Tascam US-122 features 2 XLR-based, phantom-powered mic inputs. The mic I wrote about before plugs right into it (it has an XLR connector at the end of the mic cord. Actually, now that I think about it, you have to buy the mic cord separately (i.e. - not included with the microphone). Get a cord with XLR connectors.

Since you have a PC, you'd be able to use the software that comes with the Tascam.

If you have any more questions, let me know.

Bill
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