Except that podcasting IS, in fact, a “thang.”
Scott and I have been wrangling this here podcast for almost two years now. And the results have been, to my mind, astonishing. I know we talk an awful lot about it, but we’re pretty proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish. And we’ve hit yet another milestone.
The Unknown Studio is now debt-free!
Thanks in no small part to our sponsors — The Traveling Tickle Trunk and Guru Digital Arts College — we’ve paid off hosting costs, equipment costs, music royalty costs, incorporation costs, etc. It’s a very exciting time for us. And it means we now have our very own, somewhat-portable home studio.
Since we started, we’ve been fortunate enough to have the use of a professional studio, thanks to Scott’s benevolent employers. It’s been unreal, actually. The quality of sound you hear on our show would not be possible without access to the space. But we’re quite limited as to when we can record, since they have, you know, a radio station to run.
So now we have our own recording studio that we can access at any time (and drink beer while using!) that features:
- Four EV Raven microphones
- A Shure SM58 microphone for segment recording
- Two additional microphones donated by Jeff Samsonow and Voice Print
- A beautiful Yamaha 8-channel mixer
- A Zoom H4n MP3/WAV recorder
Your favourite local podcast continues to grow. We’ve become more ambitious, more ballsy, and more awesome over the last two years. And as we approach two huge milestones — our second birthday and our 50th episode — we’ve also become more self-centred and more self-impressed, but I honestly think it’s just a phase. For Scott.
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, as we mentioned. To the Edmonton Journal for continuing to pimp our brand. To our guests for agreeing to suffer our company for as many as two hours at a time. And especially to our listeners for always supporting us.
Please comment, email us, and let us know how we’re doing, good and bad. We want to become YOUR source for hilarious Edmonton happenings. And next on our list of conquests: Calgary!