I’m joined by guest co-host and frequent guest panelist Sven Johannsen for this podcast. We discussed some of our favorite 2023 gadgets as well as a few disappointments. We start, however, with a few other items.
Steven Hughes, Sven Johannsen, Todd Ogasawara, & Jon Westfall
Jon Westfall and I are joined by frequent guest panelists Steven Hughes and Sven Johannsen for this podcast. Note that (roughly) the first half of the podcast was recorded using Adobe Podcast Studio beta. We encountered a technical issue at that point and switched to using Microsoft Teams and Rouge Amoeba Audio Hijack to record the second half.
Dr. James Young (left), Todd Ogasawara (center), Philip Mow (right)
In this mini-podcast Todd Ogasawara is joined by Philip Mow (Phil) and Dr. James Young (Jim) to test the SPKPAL USB-C microphone in a Greek Marina restaurant.
Audio recorded directly from the mic to an iPhone 15 Pro Max using the Just Press Record app. The audio volume recorded using the SPKPAL mic was a little low. However, the combination of Adobe Podcast Enhance service and Audacity corrected this in post-production. The first minute of the podcast was recorded using the iPhone 15 Pro Max built-in microphone. The remainder of the podcast was recorded using the SPKPAL micorphone.
The discussion topics focused on Jim’s post-retirement interests of robotics and UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles).
In this mini-podcast, I tested a low-cost ($40) SPKPAL USB-C cardiod mic to record audio outdoors in order to learn if it might be usable to record a group (more than two people) podcast in a environment with noticeable ambient sound (wind, traffic, other people).
The first half (about 3 minutes) of the podcast is the raw audio recording. In truth, I amplified the volume. However, no other post-processing was performed. The second half of the podcast is the same audio post-processed by Adobe Podcast Enhance.
Generally speaking, I’m pleased with the sound quality of both parts of the audio (unprocessed and processed) and plan to use this mic to record an in-person podcast soon.
November 2023 marks 15 years since the first MobileViews podcast (then named MediaBistro Mobile Tech Podcast. For this podcast, Jon Westfall and and I are joined by frequent guest panelists Steve Hughes, Sven Johannsen, and Frank McPherson. In this podcast, we discuss: