Let’s get our podcast set up!

Let’s get our podcast set up!


Hey guys we’re Evan and Katelyn and we have
something really exciting to announce: (in unison) E: We have a podcast! K: We started a podcast! Oh we should have planned that better. Now you’ll get the inside scoop of some of
the backend stuff that was like consuming our thoughts. It was vague- Was it text or did you like
write it on my facebook wall? I dunno haha oh jeez. It’s way less awkward to peek underneath than
to like look through the crack and you make eye contact! There’s vomit on his sweater already- MOM’S
SPAGHETTI! You can watch it on YouTube, you can watch
it on iTunes- or listen to it on iTunes, or Google or Stitcher or whatever app you want. Ooo and since future Evan and Katelyn are
here, we’re also gonna show up at the end of the video and tell you all the things that
we have changed since we first set all this up. Which is a decent amount. *piano music starts* Hey guys we’re Evan and
Katelyn and today we’re making a video about how we got everything set up for our podcast. We’re gonna be covering audio- Is that my
voice?- Video- A camcorder- like how we kind of set this room up- It works great!- We’re
not experts, this isn’t a tech review, but we just wanted to share some of the insights
that we had while we go through this and hopefully that’s interesting or useful to you guys. Am I out of screen? No your chair is just like hangin.’ Alright so since we don’t know what size and
shape desk we need for the podcast we’re gonna be making the fastest maybe jankiest desk
ever by using just some scrap plywood, some sawhorses, and some clamps. Jankier than I expected. I was thinking on the outside. It looks kinda cool that way. I don’t think looking cool is like the goal
of this desk. Well- Alright so can the new title of this
video be “Building a desk in less than 1 minute”?? No…this is a terrible desk. What do you mean?? Hahaha. Ehhhh metal scraping on our floors. Hello guys. Evan and Katelyn here hahaha are you doing
that on purpose. Here just just straddle one of the legs. Haha. It works great! Gosh darn it I really didn’t want to make
a table. We could bust out that really janky Ikea one. We still have that? I think so. Oh that’s way better than this we should definitely
do that. Yes yeah that’s gonna be way better than this. Oh this is way better! I mean… it’s ugly. A lot better right! Do we need the clamps? Yeah it’s industrial chic. Industrial Chic, by Evan and… just Evan. Not endorsed by Katelyn. Look at that, so professional. But we should get the equipment set up next. Should we mention why we have a green screen? So we are gonna be publishing our podcast
on iTunes, and Google podcasts, and everywhere where podcasts are available but since we
enjoy YouTube so much we wanted to have a video element. Katelyn’s idea is just to have like a live
feed of Mochi (our Supurrvisor) in the background at all times. That’s my dream! Haha you just wanna be surrounded- YES- and
enclosed by a giant fluff ball. Yes. Probably should have installed this first. Rode hit us up, hit us up! Are your studio headphones on? Ok guys, so there’s been- oh this is weird. You can hear yourself talk though? I know but I can also hear all the noises
of my mouth. Hehehe they can too. So I oh one thing we can do is we can swap
between the audio we’re recording on our nice mics and our lav mics and see how much of
a difference there is. Oh yeah so you guys can see too. Ok guys, so there’s been something I discovered
that I’ve been waiting to share with Katelyn for so long. And Katelyn has… no clue what’s gonna happen
next! Oh my god. Ohohohoh my god. *large gasp* How do I control this? Is that my voice? Is that myyyy voice? Hahahaha hmmhmmhmm. Oh! Oh I’ve been waiting so long to share that
with you. 24 effects. This is a vocal echo. Whoa. My name is Mochi and I’m your Supurrvisor. Oh… Oh yeah… Ladies… Hahaha! I am the Batman. What’s a Batman line?Tell me the truth! That’s not a Batman line. When he’s interviewing Joker. That’s just like a thing people say. Ohhh you know that’s gonna be funny is cutting
back and forth between these mics and that mic where we’re just like saying it normally. Buy that- merch. Buy that- merrrrrrch. Hehehe. Ok but we should, we should seriously- Jingle
bells, jingle bells, jingle all your bells. Hahaha! Ok ok but seriously we’re gonna stop this
now- With bells of holly fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la. We should just go to Taco Bell and get some
drive through and order like- I’d like a Baja Chalupa. Yeah I know you don’t have Baja Chalupas on
the menu anymore but I still want a Baja Chalupa! Just a Chalupa and then- ADD THE BAJA SAUCE
OK! Hahaha! Oh my gosh It’s just so- It’s so good. This just like brings immense joy straight
into you. And probably immense annoyance to everyone
listening. It’s I’m just so excited for this podcast. I am too. I mean not just for the vocal effects. Mostly for the vocal effects. So make sure to to…. subscribe. So I think at this point let’s give you a
little tour of what all of this is and why we chose what we chose. I have a reason for why we chose what we chose
just now: as you were gesturing you whacked the crap outta your mic and I didn’t hear
anything. So we chose a mid-level mic. Nothing super crazy because these can get
up to the $700 range. We added a wind filter because- puh puh puh-
it’s not like blowing out right now. Pew pew pew. Wind filter is a muft. A muft? A muft. Another really nice thing, this isolating
chamber when you move it around, you see how this is wiggling so much? If this was attached directly to the boom
arm it might be picking up creaks and squeaks. We also got a nicer boom arm, it doesn’t squeak
or anything, let me show you our old one. Really it’s like not that much. Do you wanna talk about this thing? Yeah so there’s a couple different ways you
can input audio from a microphone into your computer. And the mixer is kind of the slightly more
complicated version ’cause you can do like all sorts of different parameters and stuff
which I probably won’t mess with that much. Except for this one. Haha that was so creepy! And that’s pretty much all you need for audio:
a mic, a stand, some way to collect that audio and send it to a computer. Do you feel really official right now? Because I feel really official. I feel so official. Ready with our first guest! Yeah this is our test guest. Ok! So happy to have you on the show! Alright guys so we got the HDMI in and I think
the picture quality is hoo hoo so much better. Hoo hoo. The Canon EOS M50 it has that clean HDMI out
and again it was only $600, it’s a pretty good deal. Is Canon sponsoring this video? Canon, hit us up, hit us uppppp. Canon, hit us up hahaha! Don’t you wanna sponsor us? We’re normal. Hahahaha! Hohohoho! But you know who did hit us up: Synology! Well I mean actually we hit them up but… So they are back there running all of our
network attached storage needs right now and we’ve been using them for the past 8 years
which is really good because with the podcast and the livestreaming that we’re doing, we’re
making new data at about 2 times the rate that we used to do. It’s kinda like cloud storage we own ourselves. We both need access to all the files and with
this setup we can both be editing videos at the same time working off the server. Synology just sent us another disk station
so we can use this as a remote back up so that we don’t have to pay for cloud backups
every month. So if you run a small business or you just
produce a lot of photos and videos that you want securely backed up we’ll have links below
to all the equipment we’re using and info on how to set it up. Thanks Synology! So right now this how the podcast is gonna
be. This is how it’s gonna look, and how- yeah
like our videos of the podcast. Yeah we’re really close, closer than I thought
we’d be. We’re gonna overlay the lighting that we have
set up it’s kinda janky right now. You’ll notice that it’s lighter here let me
turn off the background image- There you go. Oh hey! Just… Hahaha. It’s just, move it out of the- that looks
so hilarious. Ok so you’ll notice there’s a little bit of
like darkness right here that’s that’s having a hard time. Oh yeah. Watch this- Oh look at you oh snap. What the heck!?! That looks so good! It looks so good! So there there’s a few little things that
we might have to tweak but I really thought it was gonna be more. This is, this is it. Should we say like about how much all everything
cost. Let’s just like have like boom boom boom boom
all of the things and the prices and then the total. Look upon the things which we have bought
to make this possible. Future Evan and Katelyn here again to tell
you about all the things we’ve changed. Alright so I think one of the biggest changes
we’ve made is in the lighting. We installed these floor lights so that they
create separation between us, and the green screen and that really makes us crisp. It’s a lot better than the shop lights we
were using before. We also switched from our camera that I’m
recording on right here to a camcorder that has HDMI out natively, it has a power cord
right there so we can leave it on for hours at a time. Another thing that changes our setup a lot
is we’ve started streaming games so we now have 3 systems hooked up: we have a Steam
link, we have a PS4, and we have the Nintendo Switch that Katelyn’s playing… We are controlling which one is being displayed
with an HDMI switcher here, we’re capturing it all via this game capture here. In terms of software we record on OBS and
then we import it into Premiere, do the chromakey there because it’s a lot better than doing
it live. And the last change that we haven’t done yet
but it is so necessary and that is a bigger table. Which we knew was inevitable. That’s a project for future future Evan and
Katelyn. And just because this was so much to cover
I’m gonna be writing up a blog post down below with like everything written out in a format
that makes it easy to scroll back and forth through. Alright, back to the show. One of the reasons we were able to invest
in this stuff is ’cause we have really awesome Patreon supporters. This has been something that we’ve been talking
to them for like a year now. And this is an idea that we had even before
that. We were just like chatting one day while we
were getting ready for bed and we were like “let’s do a podcast!” and then I got out my
phone, and we literally- We sat in the closet- recorded brainstorming our podcast sitting
in the closet so this video is dreams coming true a year and a half in the making. Thank you everyone who helped make this happen. Thank you patrons. Thank you. K thanks bye! Bye! Ok ok thing of a song. Chickadee China the Chinese Chicken- I found
you miss new booty. Good your audio’s being picked up you might
notice that everything is a little bit different, and- oh jeez I just looked over hahaha! I just noticed

100 thoughts on “Let’s get our podcast set up!

  1. Ok… can I just say that I could listen to an entire episode of your podcast that is nothing but you two quoting movies with various voice effects!! LITERALLY laughed out loud!! (you know I really did cause I spelled it out!!)

  2. Hey guys! I have a green screen for our channel, but the actual screen is not super good. Do you know of any good cheap green screens? (Not a stand, just the screen)
    Thanks!!!

  3. Ok, I want to be able to change my voice like that WITHOUT the audio equipment! I could…… no sorry…… WOULD have so much fun scaring everyone! Brilliant

  4. You two, are both so intelligent and talented, and have so many deeply interesting friends, AND you guys are part of such a creative wider community, who are all doing interesting things, including your sponsors, and people you meet and bond with at expositions. I can easily visualize your interviewing a whole bunch of interesting people over Skype, and in the process easily creating important and fun POD Cast content. Those microphones really do improve the audio quality. It was a smart investment. The special voice effects have already made your videos to much more fun and interesting, fresh and full of life. I am looking forward to whatever you do. And I plan to learn from it. … A little about my story. I did incredible research and R&D for 35 years, and have invented a new kind of agriculture that scales all the way from a huge farm down to a closet in a house and everything in between — and I have invented a totally new kind of greenhouse. My new way of farming is much more productive, costs much less to do per unit, is an order of magnitude more nutritious, and only uses 5% of the water that normal agriculture uses. It is not hard. It is simple. I am going to be doing YouTube videos and podcasts soon, to share it with the world. Your influence will be a part of everything I do. Thank you — brave and bold pioneers — just maybe slightly a little bit crazy and quirky. When you get down to it, neither Orville or Wilbur Wright were playing with a full deck. Henry Ford was definitely not normal. Abraham Lincoln't secretary of the Patent Office resigned from office because "Everything worth inventing had already been invented and patented. " Boy did he get that wrong. The inventor of the Xerox gave his patent away to a friend because "Nobody is going to be willing to pay 5 cents per page to have copies made." His friend became a billionaire. In my humble opinion, you guys have it more together than "Doc" in "Back to the Future". What is going to happen in your future? I predict that sooner or later you will stumble across something that is patentable and you will become millionaires. When that happens, I hope you do not stop doing what you are doing. Over and out.

  5. This was both interesting and useful! I really love that you folks give insight into the tech, time, and effort that goes into creating the excellent content you produce. Thanks!

  6. Sweet setup Y'all, nice gear! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ—œ๏ธ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿง”๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐Ÿ”Œ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ป๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ—œ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป

  7. Love your videos! Have you noticed that Evanโ€™s green microphone cable acts like a greenscreen? I like Katelynโ€™s cat ears! Are they 3D-printed? Made them your selfs?
    Could you make a video about how you edit your videos?
    Thank you! Greetings from Sweden.

  8. Industrial Chic by Just Evan should totally be a thing. And I totally want to be enclosed by a giant fluffball! IS THAT MY VOICE!!!!! YES!!!! Ahem. Thank you so much for sharing all the things. I might have to look into some of these…

  9. This was a fun video thanks guys, time jumping future and past Evan and Katelyn. You guys should do a few makeover videos for this space. Evan and Katelyn you guys are normal and loads of people love weird sound effects. Hopefully this video brings more people to the podcast. I watched or listened to that right from the beginning. Good luck with your future projects, future future Evan and Katelyn๐Ÿ˜

  10. Let me help you with one thing. All dynamic mics suffer from what's called "proximity effect". Basically, the closer you get to the mic, the more "boomy"(technical term) it sounds. The wind screen/pop filter does nothing to prevent this. Vocal mics need to have the low frequencies cut off to keep your voice out of the subwoofers of your listeners. This also helps to make speech more intelligible. So… on your mixer, the button right below where you plug in the mic that is labeled HPF (High Pass Filter – It allows high frequencies to pass)… push that in. And in the EQ section (green knobs) of that channel turn the LOW knob counter clockwise 1/8th to 1/4 turn. For you guys this is only going to be an issue for Evan. Katelyn sounds good just the way she is.

  11. That's not all you need for audio. You also need studio foams or blankets on your wall to stop the echo, and reflection.

  12. You two are the most amazing couple ever!!!!! #couplegoals
    You content is incredible, amusing, informative, just amazing!

  13. I super recommend getting some sort of equal cool/warm (as in it has both) light led strip and putting that on the floor behind yall. It should be an easy way to get rid of all that grainy keying effect you're getting with the green screen while also assuring that you keep a colour balance on your skin that wont be just like a bright cold light on your elbows :D!

  14. Thanks for the peek behind the scenes! Of course this means I now have to watch the podcast video so I don't miss out on the green screen antics. There aren't enough hours in the week!

  15. "It's kinda like cloud storage we own ourselves" is the best explanation I've heard of owning a NAS with lots of hard drive space. I've been trying to convey this to friends for years.

  16. Awesome! Your equipment is almost IDENTICAL to the setup I use on the podcast I am the audio tech for. Same boom, similar mics, and the same mixer.
    I highly recommend messing with some parameters on the mixer- if you add a little bit of compression (yellow knobs) it helps make voices more crisp and clear. I also recommend balancing Evan slightly to the left and Katelyn slightly to the right to give a more spacial sound stage for the listener and to echo your locations in the video. If you want, you can also easily toy with the EQ- its great for bringing out a little bit of lows and paring down a little bit of highs in a female voice, and visa versa for a male voice. It can really clean up the overall timbre of your voices pretty easily.
    Good luck! Im loving it already and am looking forward to more!

  17. Some tips from a guy that does this crap. Get a separate light for the green screen. Place it on the floor and shine it straight up on the wall from below (so that the green doesn't reflect onto your back). This will help so much when chroma keying. Also, when you are doing your editing, you can take the mask layer you get from the chroma keying and duplicate it so that you have two layers with your outline. Take just the mask and apply it to a solid black layer and blur it and place it under the layer with you guys and it will look like a shadow on the background. It adds some depth and can be done super easily. Good job y'all ๐Ÿ˜€

    EDIT: Just saw the part where you added the light.. Derp.

  18. just stumbled on your channel and watched a couple of videos and then this. Great stuff guys, I don't know what you're on, but I want some ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. So between the videos, editing, project planning, merch design (and sales), Patreon after parties, and now the podcast, have you guys given up sleep altogether? Looks like a pretty sweet setup though. I need to check out that mixer for myself… Thanks for sharing!

  20. I was convinced I'd never subscribe to a Youtube podcast. So of course you go green screening your cat in the background. Apparently cats circumvent my principals. I hope you're happy now.

  21. Ok while you were playing with the sound you total couldโ€™ve done the toy story alien little guys and then โ€œFrrieeendsssโ€ quote !!! But a little bit of emperors new groove little Isma voice! Lol love it!

  22. One tip for all podcast beginners or pros is auphonic.com It is a postproduction audio service which filters out all noises etc. You can test it for free, I think nearly all german podcast I know use it. I used it some time to make the audio on some of my videos much better and it worked like a charm. No advertisement here, but I like to support cool services I use myself

  23. You also may look into a retroreflective backdrop and lighting system. Can be a bit pricy but it is a bit less problematic to light. Anyways, nice setup, except that table!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  24. you got some gooooooood mics. which is always a good idea when podcasting. you know. for the mouth noises.also just went to look for your podcast and yall have been guests on quite a few podcasts.

  25. Hey, guys, great video!! I just started podcasting myself, question for you, what software do you use for the green screen effect?? You have the link for green screen, does it come with software?

  26. Maybe put something on the backs of your chairs since in between those lines it looks like pixels are moving. ๐Ÿ‘

  27. I just wanted to thank yโ€™all…Iโ€™m really struggling with Motherโ€™s Day being tomorrow because Iโ€™m not talking to my mom right now (sheโ€™s a toxic narcissist), and I really needed something to take my mind off it and make me laugh. I knew that if I just found an E&K video I hadnโ€™t watched yet, I could laugh and forget for a bit. Mission accomplished โœŠ๐Ÿป

  28. I dont know but when evan turn on the voice effect the reaction of katelyn is very cute to me. ๐Ÿ˜

  29. This is my dad's favorite video of yours! ๐Ÿ™‚
    (I showed him your channel a few weeks back and he's seen almost every video now!)

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