Re: [podcasters] Re:How many dB down for background music
- On 1/30/06, distsig@... <distsig@...> wrote:
> And this one is only personal opinion, but if your background music doesn'tExcellent point. There are a lot of reasons to use background music.
> contribute to your message, then why use it?
I use it to differentiate between my intro/outro segments and the
"meat" of my podcast, which is narrated fiction. I want my commentary
bits to have a different energy, to be taken a little more lightly,
and music helps to do that.
What's really important is that you should *know* why you're using
music the way you use it. If the answer is just "because everybody
does," consider all the successful podcasts that don't.
> The same holds true for compression. A little goes a long way. In factOn this I somewhat disagree. When I'm listening to podcasts in a
> compression is probably unnecessary on 99% of all Podcasts.
noisy car on a noisy highway, I want the podcaster to use compression
so that I don't have to ride the volume knob all the time. Most
people speak a little too quietly, and mere normalization (unless it's
RMS) doesn't help.
Steve Eley (sfeley@...)
ESCAPE POD - The Science Fiction Podcast Magazine