I, for one, don't mind long podcasts at all. They're fantastic when on a long car trip (I'm sure I probably drive at least an hour to somewhere
at least once a week), and if I just have to run to the store, I listen to them in discreet 20-minute chunks. Or at home whilst folding the laundry! <sigh!> I'm so cool.
I would like to ask if there's anything that can be done about the sound levels. In general, everything is very quiet and can be difficult to hear. But beyond that, I feel like not everyone consistently speaks directly into the microphones, with the exception of Tim, who's always nice and loud
The result being that if I crank up the volume to hear everyone else, Tim inevitably blows out my eardrums with one of his trademark guffaws.
I'm sure there's only so many mics to go 'round, but if everyone involved in a podcast could just speak directly and clearly into the mics as much as possible, I'd totally blow you. I mean I'd be grateful! Huh, grateful.
Maybe the gain on the mics can be turned up? I don't want it to sound like shit, tho, either. Is it possible to automatically normalize the sound levels, then increase it just a little, post-recording, in Garageband or whatever you use, so that everyone's volume is about the same, but everyone can be heard?
Oh, not in Utica, no...It's an Albany expression.