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18 hours ago, ThreeFour said:

Look forward to it. When you guys do this. I want in! 😁 

 

What's the next topic?

 

I don't actually know, that's the beauty of what's happening here, nobody knows what to expect. @Duck and @DifferentClass have one that should be hitting any time about now.

 

3 hours ago, Hendo said:

If he hasn't already prodded you, grab Sly for details on his next one.

 

I already have my next 3 lined up. Not saying who they include or what the topics are about. You'll have to tune in when they're published to see what I'm going to kick out. I'll probably approach for the next show once the first show comes out. It could be anyone! Be scared!

 

3 hours ago, Hendo said:

Sly's recording came to me as you hear it, any edits were done by him.

 

Basically noise reduction, compression and equalisation, along with any duration where the flow of the sentence was stilted got cut out. Whole thing from pressing record to sending it forwards took me about 30 minutes.

 

I can't emphasise enough how much a decent mic helps here. Paired with some common sense in recording you're going to make the person who is stitching the whole show together life a lot more easier. So yeah, if you can buy a mic, do it. You don't need to go mad and buy a Snowball or a Yeti, just something that's not going to be prone to bleed or vibrations outside your voice. There's nothing worse than having to painstakingly edit out bleed, or compensate for the laptop being shook by the fan vibrations making the voice being recorded sound shit.

 

Fort best results.

 

  • Record in a quiet room with minimal noise intrusions
  • Use a separate feed for mic and audio 
  • Set audio down to the lowest you can comfortably hear it to reduce all chance of bleed
  • Have a bit of a play around with the distance the mic should be from your face to get a good quality sound
  • Have a drink of water with you. It'll allow your voice to stay more consistent and reduce mouth pops and clicks. It's a win/win, you sound better and the editor has less shit to do

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Within the next 24 hours if you say ‘Alexa, play the M F Gamers podcast’ well... you can work out the rest. 

 

::EDIT:: if you have an Echo/Dot obvs

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2 hours ago, DANGERMAN said:

What if I just know someone called Alexa? Or Dot?

 

They will speak out loud a transcript of the most recent Mfgamers podcast to you. 

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On 06/01/2018 at 3:05 PM, Sly Reflex said:

But will they do the cute little giggle?

 

Yeah it’s in the metadata. 

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Listened to the last Xmas memories and most recent poddy over the last week or so and were both excellent, bravo chaps :)

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Cheers, Ed! I’ve actually completed 4 of them, in advance of when they’re due to go up, so I can say that everyone who has so far picked a track will be represented.

 

Listening back to this one, it’s alright but the later ones are much better.

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Fantastic, I’ll be pilfering from those.

At this rate we’ll have enough for about 2 years worth.

Keep suggesting though, plus if you want any of those in that list and anything to say about them.

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My next one is all finished, uploaded and ready to be published when the date rolls around.

 

I'm open to some more out there ideas if people want to suggest. I'm not going to record any "What are you playing" sort of stuff though, I'll leave that idea up to @Hendo or anyone else that fancies taking up the mantle. Not going to be doing any news or game release stuff either, someone else can totally pick up those ideas and run with them if they want though. I'm looking to do more focused stuff that maybe people have not really thought about before.

 

20 Questions will run for a few more episodes, if the reception for it is a bit tepid after that I'll drop doing them, really it all depends on listenership and feedback.

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I think you should do as many as you can do, as many people that are up for doing them.

I’ve got two ideas a month for mine but I’m more than willing to sacrifice my slots (!) if anyone else wants to do something.

 

Ideally, me and Sly would like it to get to a point where there’s that many people involved that it actually becomes difficult to find the right schedule. We’ve started using the calendar to pinpoint stuff getting released for this reason.

We’re trying to only release one show a week to let each one breathe a bit.

 

I’d certainly like to revisit the GOTY idea in December again, hopefully with more people. I was quite proud that it’s the polar opposite to the Giant Bomb stuff, only positive opinions abound.

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Firstly, I think you are all doing an amazing job with these, they really are excellent.

I'd certainly like to be involved in being on the podcast's, the problem is I don't really play anything on a regular basis.

I guess there might be scope for a boardgame themed one if there is an appitite for it?

 

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Absolutely! I know @Duckwas talking about doing some board game stuff, I’m not sure how best to approach it, though.

 

Also, some extra voices would be good, regardless of how much you’ve played.

 

I would say, though, that I would advise anyone interested to get a decent USB mic. The one me and Sly both use (I’ve only recently bought it) is a relatively cheap but really good mic that comes with a little tripod or can be attached to a proper mic stand if you have one.

 

Blue Snowball iCE USB Microphone - White https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006DIA77E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_TpNxAb1X8PQAW

 

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