Pop Blockin’ Your Plosives

Plop, block, and… plosive? We’re talking Plosives and Pronouncing those’s P’s with power and how they come through your microphone. Luckily for you, us experts are here to tell you exactly what you need to help reduce that with the right equipment and techniques. We’re also talking tags and # and how to properly tag your episode when publishing for the most exposure possible.

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Highlights with time stamps:
0:00 Intro
0:22 Marcus talks about how he did an A/B Test on cables with the solid core silver wire and the regular copper ones and which one sounded better
2:27 Marcus talks about the digital audio and how it confirmed to them that different cables sounds different
4:09 Molly, Marcus and Adam talks about why you should be keen on which cables you’re spending your money on as a podcaster
6:06 Adam talks about why people especially podcasters should know that cables matter when you are recording
9:26 Marcus talks a about Up Next, which is a better way to buy podcast ads by Bryan Barletta and also talks about ad technology for podcasting
12:08 Marcus also talks about Supercast company and also the services that it offers to its customers and the podcasts platforms it works on
16:54 Marcus talks about plosives, what solutions there are for people with a lot of plosives when they talk and the advice he’d give on what windscreens to use on microphones
21:24 Adam also shares his thoughts on the windscreen on the microphone and how it should be
22:28 Marcus, Adam and Molly talk about the importance of positioning your microphone in the right position to also help solve the problem with plosives
25:39 Marcus also talks about why people should train themselves to talk with no plosives or have a popper blockers on their microphones and how to install them
30:47 Marcus talks about TechZone microphone that he has and practically talks into it to test the plosives and if he’d recommend it to people
36:05 Molly, Adam and Marcus talk about the cyber attacks that has been happening and the things that the world has been going through
39:30 Molly, Adam and Marcus talk about their marketing tactics that they are about to employ in their podcast so as to get more listeners
30:13 Molly talks about if a podcast exists if it does not have any listeners to listen to the content that you as a podcaster are sharing
41:24 Molly talks about how people should get to know how to get the content to post on their social media
49:00 Marcus and Molly talk about the importance of using tags when you are promoting your podcast on social media and the importance of proofreading your work before submitting

Equipment Mentioned:
Marcus’s Microphone : http://heartcast.biz/3gLTjyG
Molly’s Set Up : http://heartcast.biz/38tHHO0
Samson Q2U: https://heartcast.biz/3yeHCZp
SHURE MV7-S: https://heartcast.biz/2QUbskL
Shure SM7B Microphone: https://heartcast.biz/3gLTjyG
Shure PS-6 Popper Stopper: https://heartcast.biz/3w98J6m
TechZone Audio products, Stellar x2: https://heartcast.biz/3hrCvze
Neumann U 87: https://heartcast.biz/3hrk2mi
Shure KSM 37: https://heartcast.biz/3v2P1cF

Shows Mentioned:
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. is a Japanese manufacturer of motorcycles, marine products such as boats and outboard motors, and other motorized products. The company was established in 1955 upon separation from Yamaha Corporation, and is headquartered in Iwata, Shizuoka, Japan.

Founded by sound engineer John McBride and his wife country artist Martina McBride in 2002, Blackbird has become Nashville’s preeminent sound studio. The Blackbird complex now includes nine studios and houses, The Blackbird Academy, a post-secondary audio engineering school.

Podfest Expo is a community of people who are interested in and passionate about sharing their voice and message with the world through the powerful mediums of audio and video.

www.upnext.supercast.tech/ Up Next: We’ve taken the standard up front format for advertising sales and adapted it to showcase the best aspects of podcasting, uniquely designing and developing something that better fit the podcast audience. Our goal was simple: use audio to sell audio, and deliver an experience that feels very “podcast”.


Safari is a graphical web browser developed by Apple, based on the Web Kit engine. First released on desktop in 2003 with Mac OS X Panther, a mobile version has been bundled with iOS devices since the iPhone’s introduction in 2007. Safari is the default browser on Apple devices.

Edison Research conducts market research and exit polling, providing strategic information for businesses and media organizations worldwide.

FRQNCY Media is a first-of-its-kind podcast and audio innovation company founded by entrepreneur and podcaster Michelle Khouri. Since its founding in 2018, FRQNCY has produced podcasts for The Coca-Cola Company, Apple, Diane von Furstenberg, SalesLoft and More.

Breakin’ is a 1984 American break dancing-themed musical film directed by Joel Silberg and written by Charles Parker and Allen DeBevoise based on a story by Parker, DeBevoise and Gerald Scaife.

Quotes Mentioned:
“Silver conduct sound better than copper.”
“If you can’t hear it, then don’t drop money on it.”
“Cables matter.”
“Don’t spend your whole budget just on cables.”
“Everything in excess can cause cancer.”
“Everything can cause cancer in some way or another.”
“The pop only matters if you’re going to get so close that it matters.”
“Don’t pop the microphone.”
“The plosives are not caused by the gain; they’re caused by the proximity of your breath to the microphone.”
“You don’t want to eat in a condenser microphone that overloads the capsule.”
“Does a podcast exist if it has no listeners?”
“Always use the tags.”

Recorded on Riverside.
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