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GarageBandを利用したポッドキャストの作り方講座その1

基本的に私はポッドキャストを作るとき、できればRodeCaster Proとかを使って編集したいと思っています。
しかし、機材だけで7〜8万円しますし、マイク、マイクスタンド、ケーブルなどを揃える必要もあり、本格的なことをやるなら10万は軽く見積もる必要があります。
更にAdobe Auditionを使ってなんかするとAdobeへ上納金を支払うことになりますから、更に費用が増えます。

MacやiPadを持っているなら簡単にできるのをご存知ですか?

そう、GarageBandを利用します。

通称「ガレバン」(ガルパンじゃないからね)

2022/01/16 ガレバンでポッドキャスト その1

ここでは立ち上げ方と初期設定のお話で簡単に収録してBGMを入れて、オートメーションでダッキング

すっかり忘れたのが保存(理屈だけは述べたけど)。

GarageBandを利用したポッドキャストの作り方

今年のお正月から小グループにAppleのガレージバンド(通称ガレバン)を使ってポッドキャストの作り方を教えています。

https://sway.office.com/c8qFzLXB6VWTNchh

大切なことはハードではなく、続けることなんですが、その続けるに至ってどうしたら簡単に収録できるかって言うのです。

YEYSHONAN ガレバン講座 MS Teamsで収録しました

使い方は別のビデオで流しております。

収録に別トラックのノイズが乗っている

うちはPodcastをRodeCaster Proで作っています。

今まではメインのマイクをShure PGA58を利用していました。
ちょっとイマイチかなって思うところああるのですが、それなりに使えているので自宅でも利用しています。しかし、どうも音割れするような感じがして(気のせいかも、いやしているな)

Shure PGA58
SHURE ダイナミック ボーカルマイクロフォン XLRケーブル付属 PGA58-XLR 【国内正規品】

っていうことで別のマイクを試すことにしました。
PGA58とSM58の違いは大きく言えば出力インピーダンス。
PGA58が150ΩでSM58が300Ω

自宅では御徒町で余ったPGA58を利用していましたが、10月14日に鴎外荘で美女2名をインタビューするのに持ってきてしまい、SM63(定番のインタビューマイク)で収録していました。

本来、PGA58は音割れはなかなかしないはずなのですが(こっちの入力設定とかもProtec FS-205にて出力をアップしているから)ちょっと割れ気味の感じが(自分のせいじゃないか!)。
いや、RodeCaster Proを通じてもしている気がします。

のでAKG D5 Cardioid型のを購入し、先週まで利用していました。

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Podcast in English 20210825 NFT in Funeral Biz

Podcast No. 37 in English

Today is August 25th, 2021.

The previous podcast No. 36 was about DNA preservation.
DNA preservation is much securer than cryogenic technology.
BTW, in the USA, if you were to be cryogenically “stored”, there’s no death certificate.
It means “YOU ARE NOT DEAD BUT PRESERVED”, but in real life, no one has yet come back and the companies which service it don’t guarantee the “preserved” to come back to life again.


This week’s episode is about NFT in the funeral business.
What is NFT?

This is the definition from Wikipedia which is very well written and I wish to share.

A non-fungible token (NFT) is a unit of data stored on a digital ledger, called a blockchain, that certifies a digital asset to be unique and therefore not interchangeable.

Japan’s Only Funeral Biz Podcaster
Thumbnail spelling… I’ll fix later

NFT used in the funeral market in Japan, what is it and how?

Let me give you a very simple example of how to use a NFT managed microphone for a rock group lead singer, let’s say, one of Mick Jagger’s.
Let’s say that I’m using the same one.

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Podcast in English 20210818 DNA Preservation

Podcast No. 36 in English

Today is August 18th, 2021.

The previous podcast No. 35 was about a company called “Keepers” and its president Mr. Taichi Yoshida who established the “Relic Collection — or Relic Disposal” business in Japan.

Today, I wish to talk about DNA preservation.

I was listening to a podcast on my way to town today. 
The podcast is called “Elevating Funeral Service” 

and the Episode #30, “Should Your Funeral Home Offer DNA Preservation?”

Come to think of it, there is not even a single funeral service in Japan that offers DNA preservation.

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  • Why should you offer such?
  • How to preserve?
  • DNA degrades in time so data is important.
    • BTW, the DNA degradation mechanism has not yet been understood.

It talks about the value proposition and what they are, even before death.

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Podcast in English 20210812 Relic Collection Business

Podcast No. 35 in English

Today is August 12th, 2021.

This is your host,  Yuusuke Wada, probably the only funeral business podcaster discussing the death industry business of Japan in English.

I’m also the researcher of the Reform of Death and the journey to the end of life.

I must apologize for the people waiting for the weekly podcast last week.
I had to skip it.
AND I’m also one day late for this one as well.
I almost missed this one.

No. 34 was about a special embossing paper that pops up after passing through the heater.

Today, I wish to talk about a man, 20 years ago who created the industry of “Relic Collection Business” in Japan.

His name is Mr. Taichi Yoshida, the president of the company called “Keepers”.

Japan’s Only Funeral Biz Podcaster

I remember when I was still in the mortuary business trying to find a better way for the surviving family. There are always problems of what to do with relics of the deceased. 
Being an undertaker, that wasn’t my job but there was a potential market from the very beginning and people did not know how and what to do with them.

Many threw it away as “non-combustible waste” and had it go to the dump.

We took care of old Buddhist home altars when needed and took it apart in our warehouse and had it thrown out.

But many times, beside these religious materials, there are monetary value.

Mr. Yoshida posted and sent business postcards (flyers) to all funeral homes asking them to find a client in need of house cleaning.

Yes, the crux is “house cleaning”.

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Podcast in English 20210728 Emboss print

Podcast No. 34 in English

Today is July 28th, 2021.

This is your host,  Yuusuke Wada, probably the only funeral business podcaster discussing the death industry business of Japan in English.
I’m also the researcher of the Reform of Death and the journey to the end of life.

No. 33 was about a startup company in Israel called Memotree.
It’s a technology that implants DNA into a tree (plants) and encrypts and uses it as a natural memory.
These trees replace tombstones and set the carbon offset.

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I had a zoom meeting with the founder.

Also, I had a meeting with another startup company in Japan that uses iris of your eyes and creates an artwork out through image manipulation and encryption that becomes the key to the virtual cemetery. 
The system is called “viz Prizma”.

All of these are new technologies that defies the current funeral tradition.
Traditions are there to bring order and rules at the time of turmoil.
People need to rethink what a funeral is really all about.

I have a page on this website explaining Japanese Funerals.
You might want to take a look at it.

I will need to discuss this as a different episode as one of the deep dives.


Today’s talk is about a special paper that expands (pops up) like braille characters when heated through a special roller.

Paper is printed using a regular inkjet printer.
Then, the computer sends emboss data to a separate printer and this heater.
This means you print twice (2 data).
One without the emboss, it can be colored, and the other, plain emboss data.
When the paper is passing through the “fixer” that heats the paper, the emboss image expands.

Minolta, in the 1990’s had a copier that was sold to the visually impared market for braille printing.
But this was not so accurate since the copiers were huge and bulky, and paper tended to skew while in the copier.  But these were also used for making Christmas cards.

I’ll be working with that technology as well.

Need to make a marketing value.

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