*UPDATED* DawgSaloon Podcast: Test #2

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  1. eliasbboy

    eliasbboy Moderator Staff Member

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    We did another test/rehearsal deal. I figure since it's the weekend and some people might be as bored as I am, I'd post this as well.

    Again, please try and remember these are just practice. We're trying to get the hang of the software and timing, and all the little bullshit. I also apologize for my excessive use of "Uh". :facepalm:

    Here is test number 2:

    [video=youtube;RhpnrwjAHuc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhpnrwjAHuc[/video]


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    I've been playing around with possibly doing a podcast for the saloon for awhile. I've researched the best microphones, the correct software, and how to do it if necessary, from two different locations. A friend of mine would be doing it with me and he lives about an hour away. We wouldn't always have time to be in the same room. It was going to be a bit of work and quite a learning curve for myself, as I have zero audio experience.

    Something recently came up that gave me an idea. I purchased an XBox 360 with Kinect (motion sensing software). It has an "app" that allows you to do a video conference and use an avatar to represent yourself. The motion detection would mimic your facial expressions and body movements.

    Last night my buddy and I did a quick test, just to see if the audio was acceptable. We did it in poor lighting, with zero setup and zero preparation. With the bad lighting, our arms were constantly floating around and the camera was unable to decide which of us was talking in order to focus on that person. All of this would easily be corrected with proper lighting and a bit of setup. Again, I only wanted to record it to see if the audio was listenable.

    If this is something that works I'm going to try and perfect it as much as we can, and possibly do a weekly release. Anyone with an XBox and Kinect would also be eligible to be a "guest", as it were.

    If and when you watch this, keep in mind we were NOT trying to be entertaining. The content is NOT indicative of what a proper "episode" would be like. I just want to post this for some input as to whether or not the concept seems acceptable.

    Would this be something you'd be interested in seeing?

    Is the audio acceptable?

    Am I just wasting my time?:jj: (Don't answer that last one.)

    Without further ado, here's the test. I'm the Howard looking douche, and saloon member SteeL is the other guy.

    [video=youtube;rxrhSmq6eBc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxrhSmq6eBc[/video]




    ***UPDATE***

    Our very own Xavier was kind enough to tweak the audio and add a couple bonuses. Mega reps from me.:etm:

    [video=youtube;9wX054TZ50s]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wX054TZ50s&feature=player_embedded[/video]
  2. xavier

    xavier The Clam Hammer Gold

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    I love it....

    the audio is fine for what you are doing.. are you using the mic from the xbox kinect itself or do you have a recorder that you use to mix this with?
  3. MONK

    MONK The fuck? Chimp In Charge

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    Monk asked me to send him pictures..... :facepalm:

    You cunt Elias. :jj:
  4. eliasbboy

    eliasbboy Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm using the regular XBox headset mic. I tested the Kinect mic and the headset and the headset definitely sounded much better. I just couldn't predict how the program would convert the audio when it uploaded the file.
  5. Bye You!

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    hehehe you gonna have a mad monkey on your hands
  6. xavier

    xavier The Clam Hammer Gold

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    I see.. so I guessing the xbox mic is the only way to go since the other guest will have to use it as well..
    other wise in an ideal world i would recommend using a digital recorder like the Zoom H1 which is cheap and does a great job of capturing audio.


    its a very cleaver idea ..
  7. MONK

    MONK The fuck? Chimp In Charge

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    Nah. I, like Howard get the pre-screenings of shit sent to me BEFORE you lowly civilians get to see them. :oy2:
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    Funny as hell :c I hope you make more of those because who couldn't use the laughs?

    I was gonna compliment Xtranormal for coming a long way until I saw you didn't use it because their voice patterns aren't as good as what you did. Nice job, man.
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    MONK The fuck? Chimp In Charge

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    You just beat me to it. Fucker. :thumbup2:
  11. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...pretty damn funny eb, worth the effort cause i appreciate. its fun, its funny!
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    garypagetwo "The Gun" VIP

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    I like the idea, but what sort of content will there be? Also, imo, the audio quality is not really good for a show longer than 5min..

    Good initiative though, hope it goes live!
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    Great job elias, I would litsten to any shows you.
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    Fuck what a great idea

    reps elias
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    You magnificent bastard.
  16. eliasbboy

    eliasbboy Moderator Staff Member

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    This just seemed much easier. I also have zero experience with audio programs and editing. I started doing some online classes to learn what I could, but then this idea came up.
  17. DrivenByDemons

    DrivenByDemons Reproductive Specialist VIP Poster Of The Year

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    :jj:

    I am totally watching this :rofl:
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    you're arm movements look like you were walking through a cave blindfolded and searching for your way out :jj:

    i do hear an echo
  20. shitcunt

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    make it so.

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