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Postby ska » 2010.07.11 (01:01)

TELESYNC wrote:This is more of a have your say than a theme song but I nevertheless submit it for consideration.


mp3

Lyrics:

Fuck the vuvuzela retailers, I've got ailerons
No rock, just roll like methylenediox-
Double cross like MI5, you're Abwehr, you cannot hide
HUMINT error, Bundeswehr, hit and miss, Trafalgar Square, oh

We got the balls, yeah
We got the balls
We got the balls, yeah
We got 'em

It's the world game and everybody knows it
Americans are afraid to show it love
Romance, fuck it, take off my pants
See the size of my "loan", now let's "refinance"

Afrikaans is nie Nederlands nie, Africa is more than Interahamwe
Yahweh, save me from the din of the crowds and the vuvuzelas, they loud
And ladies, spare me the sideways glances, call me when you're ready for my lewd advances
I've got what you enjoy: in your mouth, all you want is a little bok choy

Having my say in a world cup way
Having my say in a world cup way
Having my say, fuck the USA
Having my way with your sister


damnnn the mp3 is down :(

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Postby ska » 2010.10.31 (12:27)

NEW!!!

Halloween Podcast will be recorded on VENTRILLO!
11:00pm Sunday (GMT)
BE THERE OR BE SQUARE, PEOPLE.

(10:00am Monday for Australians on the east coast)

see you there! =)

like the podcast on facebook! CLICK HERE!
Vent info

Server: vent15.gameservers.com
Port: 4217
Password: meta11

btw maestro, what does the reversed audio say exactly?

Hey guys..
..
Have your say...
for the 2nd time this year
thought i might talk about real things

then i thought i'd do a real one you know.. for real... but fuck that... other way around

close?

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Postby 乳头的早餐谷物 » 2010.10.31 (16:53)

ska wrote:btw maestro, what does the reversed audio say exactly?

"Hey guys--have-your-s--form--this is--tro/TELESYNC/bok--for the second time this year--I thought I might--talk--ortsz maes--about real things--ay--_choy--coming to you in--but then I thought--um--do a real one this--and, you know--for real, but fuck that--time around"
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Postby ska » 2010.11.01 (12:42)

The 10th Metanet Podcast is here, bitches! It's also the Halloween Special and features some original musical compositions and humourous banter. I think it's the probably the best one so far and it's also the longest! Guests include: Bio, ChrisE, Orange, Quote and his mysterious girl (Isabelle AKA Candy), Remaniac, ska & snugs

OR

A mind-numbing waterfall of musings from ChrisE, Orange, remaniac, ska, Bio, Snuggletummy and Quote('s feminine side), this lengthy 1 hour 40 minute podcast will leave you with the release date of N 2.0 and strange feelings of hate towards Lenny.
Disclaimer: Podcast does not actually reveal the release date of N 2.0

Here's the podcast in its entirity, recorded and edited by me :)
Episode Length: 1:38:34 (1 Hour, 38 Minutes, 34 Seconds)
Variable bit rate versions that optimise the spoken bits for your listening pleasure:
Good quality [Download]. 31.4 MB
Great quality [Download]. 43.7 MB
the game we talked about in the podcast was http://www.blokus.com/
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Postby Lenny » 2010.11.02 (01:55)

This podcast episode is also now available for download via iTunes - check the first post for more info!
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<&Yanni> I've had an ambient song like this playing for a couple hours,
<&Yanni> Oh no wait that is MY AIR CONDITIONER

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<@Animator> :::: Techno was killed by a better music genre.
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Postby T3chno » 2010.11.02 (02:25)

When is the next 'cast? I wanna take part, regardless of my sporadic visits here now.
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Postby ska » 2010.11.02 (04:48)

I was going to say, lets do one for Christmas, but we might even squeeze another one in sooner. Also, Lenny accidentally uploaded the episode 9 mp3 to iTunes. Hopefully that's fixed now.

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Postby Heartattack » 2010.11.02 (13:18)

Just got done listening to the latest. Good stuff; I wish I had had internet this weekend, because chances are I would have popped in for a little bit. Hopefully I'll be around come next time.
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Postby ska » 2010.11.05 (15:15)

next one will hopefully be in like 3 weeks. tell your friends.. might be a dronies nomination episode.

Edit: tentative date set for Sunday, 28th of November (for australians) Sat, 27th for yanks. Might be a minicast, too.

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Postby 乳头的早餐谷物 » 2010.11.07 (04:24)

Good work with organising and recording these and all that, but I do wish these podcasts were mastered better—all that's needed is some compression and silence truncration and they become so much nicer to listen to.
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Postby ska » 2010.11.08 (03:26)

reventón wrote:Good work with organising and recording these and all that, but I do wish these podcasts were mastered better—all that's needed is some compression and silence truncration and they become so much nicer to listen to.

I only edited 2 or 3 of them, I believe, including the Halloween episode. By compression - do you mean in terms of file size or 'dead air' gaps? 31.4 MB for a 1 hour, 38 minute mp3 is quite compressed and I removed all the significant gaps in post. As for the mastering, it can only be as good as the platform I use to record from - in this case, vent. Which is problematic with people not muting their push-to-talk keys or not using headphones to prevent noise feedback etc. (I actually edited out a lot of the beeps and feedback too; it was actually a lot worse, but I'll try and improve it even more for the next one, I just need cooperation from the other podcasters.

What other options are there for recording podcasts over the net, anyway?
thanks for listening and your constructive criticism.

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Postby 乳头的早餐谷物 » 2010.11.08 (04:07)

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reventón wrote:Good work with organising and recording these and all that, but I do wish these podcasts were mastered better—all that's needed is some compression and silence truncration and they become so much nicer to listen to.

I only edited 2 or 3 of them, I believe, including the Halloween episode. By compression - do you mean in terms of file size or 'dead air' gaps? 31.4 MB for a 1 hour, 38 minute mp3 is quite compressed and I removed all the significant gaps in post. As for the mastering, it can only be as good as the platform I use to record from - in this case, vent. Which is problematic with people not muting their push-to-talk keys or not using headphones to prevent noise feedback etc. (I actually edited out a lot of the beeps and feedback too; it was actually a lot worse, but I'll try and improve it even more for the next one, I just need cooperation from the other podcasters.

By compression, I mean audio levels. For example, from the last podcast:

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There's a massive volume difference between the first person speaking and the second. Now, I realise this just the way it comes down from Ventrilo, but the thing is that it doesn't have to remain this way in the podcast. After applying some compression, you can get this:

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Similarly, with the gaps, you mentioned you took out all the significant ones, but I'd personally take it much further, along the lines of turning this:

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Into this:

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For these examples, I used the Compressor and Truncate Silence effects on Audacity with the following settings:

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Postby Universezero » 2010.11.08 (05:05)

ska wrote:
reventón wrote:Good work with organising and recording these and all that, but I do wish these podcasts were mastered better—all that's needed is some compression and silence truncration and they become so much nicer to listen to.

I only edited 2 or 3 of them, I believe, including the Halloween episode. By compression - do you mean in terms of file size or 'dead air' gaps?

I believe he's talking about sound compression. Basically it amplifies and de-amplifies different frequencies in the sound file (correct me if I'm wrong). Can be used to make the voices louder and the white noise softer.
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Postby ska » 2010.11.08 (05:40)

Oh right, yeah I used audacity too for that - except I used 'Normalise' for the loud ones and 'Amplify' for the softer ones. Thanks for showing me this though; it'll help a lot. Secondly, does compression affect dubbed in music levels or not?

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Postby Lenny » 2010.11.08 (10:25)

I tend to cut out noticeable periods of silence and try to normalize volume via the Vent volume properties. Doesn't work out perfectly, but it's usually decent.
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<&Yanni> I've had an ambient song like this playing for a couple hours,
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Postby ska » 2010.11.08 (13:47)

we are also having trouble embedding album art into the individual podcast files. Apparently you need to adjust this on the podcast feed itself for the art to display on download. Anyone else know about this?

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Postby ska » 2010.11.11 (16:20)

Lenny wrote:I tend to cut out noticeable periods of silence and try to normalize volume via the Vent volume properties. Doesn't work out perfectly, but it's usually decent.

Are the default compressor settings good?
I sent you a facebook message too, regarding the podcast image in the feed.

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Postby ska » 2010.11.29 (13:21)

Episode 11, act 1: http://tiny.cc/ep11pt1

35 minutes
32MB

exclusive pre-release
make sure you subscribe on iTunes for the other parts!

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Postby candy » 2010.11.29 (23:05)

I don't think I can live that soundboard down.
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Postby ska » 2010.11.30 (23:00)

Just be thankful I didn't put you saying 69 over and over again.

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Postby candy » 2010.12.01 (05:35)

No comment. Hahahah!
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Postby ska » 2010.12.01 (06:18)

candy wrote:No comment. Hahahah!

;) I wonder if many other transcontinental radio show/podcasts exist?

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Postby Lenny » 2010.12.10 (07:12)

What's that? "New podcast," I hear you cry? Well, cry no more, children! Podcast 11 (Act 1) is here!


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Metanet Podcast 11 - Act I
Act 1 is basically just part 1 of Torex, Candy and Ben with a cameo of Dave and some others. Musical act at the end is called "Shapes" by "Kritter and the Theives". Thanks to Universe Zero for the opening theme song. Recorded, Edited and Produced by ska.
Featuring: Torex, ska, Candy, Dave, UniverseZero... and some others.
Time: 35 mins
Size: 34mb
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Postby ska » 2010.12.15 (14:00)

Dronies Podcast for next sunday/monday to discuss the nominations and stuff.

ep 11, act 2 will be released soon i hope.

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Postby Lenny » 2011.01.18 (06:21)

New and exciting news - a Christmas podcast from Mare and Raigan! (delayed by all three of us... sorry)


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New Year (2011) Wishes from Mare and Raigan
People: Mare and Raigan
Time: 3 mins 30 secs
File size: ~3 mb
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