Last month I went on a brief getaway, and determined I would certainly try to tape-record the Daily Update podcast throughout my pause. My device of choice during that time was GarageBand on the iPad, given that it gives some terrific editing devices that work pretty well through the touch interface. Well, unfortunately eventually in to the travel I got an email from a reader that claimed that the recording was removing about two-thirds of the way via. Sure enough, I recorded one more podcast and it did the same thing, so I knew I should correct the issue. A fast explore the App Store raised Bossjock Studio (US$ 9.99, global application) and within minutes I was downloading the application to provide it a try.
While standard recording apps like GarageBand are made to permit you tape snippets of noises, layering them, making cuts (to acquire rid of coughings or mistakes), and doing transitions, that’s not the concept behind Bossjock Studio. It’s made to record your podcast as if you’re doing a live radio program, implying that you can have a bunch of “carts” (cartridges) packed with intro and outro popular music, advertisements, job interviews, you name it, and after that combine all the carts along with your live recording. You could have either 8 or 15 carts on the iPhone or iPod touch, or 20 or 35 carts on the iPad.
Comprehensive setups let you change the quantity of time for fade-ins and fade-outs for carts, and the application even supplies automated fowling– something that was gotten rid of from GarageBand in the last upgrade. The application likewise has automatic gain control to ensure you’re not affixing the sound by overpowering the sound input from your mic; I discovered that it functioned well to tape regarding ten seconds of noise (“testing, screening, one two 3 four …”) to have the application set the mic level correctly– I then chopped that extra sound in the future.
Recording is straightforward. You tap a large red record button and Bossjock Studio begins recording input. To make it possible for the microphone, you tap on a large bar at the bottom of the screen. At any moment, you can place among your carts by simply tapping the cart button. The sound bite is played and tape-recorded, and a timer on the cart reveals just effective ways by which long is staying in the cart playback. While all this is going on, there are easily-viewed sound degree meters showing precisely what’s occurring in your mix on both stations. There’s likewise a large slider for changing volume going in to the recorder from your mic, your carts, or your general mix.
Once your recording is full, it is reduced your device and you have a choice of just what you could do with it. Exports can be done in MP3, M4A, WAV, or AIFF styles, mono or stereo, and overall level can be adjusted also. The exports could be shared to email, FTP, AudioCopy, SoundCloud, Dropbox or iTunes Share, or the file could be opened up in an additional app. I discovered the FTP option rather easy to establish, and within mins I was blasting files to Libsyn for publication. When you’re doing the exporting of your data, you could also include a photo and description for the sound documents.
My only grievance about Bossjock Workshop is that it has no built-in modifying tools. If you wish to obtain rid of your pre-show degree checks, get rid of sneezes or laugh fits, or reduce curse words to assist you maintain your “Tidy” rating in iTunes, you’re going to have to modify the sound documents elsewhere. At this time, that suggests sending it to a Mac and using other app like … GarageBand … or Audacity to do your cleanup. Unfortunately there’s no chance to “Open in GarageBand” on the iPad or iPhone, or you could do your cleanup work there.
If a future variation of Bossjock Studio adds a publisher, it will certainly be the excellent podcasting device. Right now it’s pretty remarkable for doing off-the-cuff podcast recordings; an editor would make it the go-to device for all podcast recording.
Just explained, if you’re a podcaster that enjoys to do on-the-fly recording sessions with little or no editing, then invest your $ 10 today and acquire Bossjock Workshop. You’ll be extremely happy that you did.