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the spinner is lit pinball podcast

By mrgone

4 years ago

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#1 4 years ago

Well, after talking about it for years I finally put out my first pinball podcast.

here it is folks. let me know what you think.


#9 4 years ago
Quoted from jeffc:

I tried that, but doesn't seem to be working for me.
Compare a working soundcloud RSS as converted:
vs. what I am getting with spinner is lit (spencer-clingan) as converted:
There are no <item> tags (e.g. episodes) in spencer's rss.
Also - I could be doing this wrong

In fairness I am still learning about all this as I go. You should see improvements coming soon and other options on listening. Thank you all for your support.

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#13 4 years ago

Episode 2 is an interview with cabinet maker Chris Bannister on pinball cabinet repairs and restoration.

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#14 4 years ago


Episode 3 is up on soundcloud. how to start and run a league for fun.
With ccpl, capital corridor pinball league members Adam Preszler and Michael Hosier.

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#18 4 years ago
Quoted from Kevlar:

Thanks for the podcast Spencer.

Thank you for listening. I hope you enjoy the show. I'm still learning as I go. The show is not very polished but I think people like the content of the show.

#20 4 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Does soundcloud allow you to download episodes as a mp3 to file
to listen to later.

I'm not sure. I have contacted Acast and stitcher to get the show on those sites and I'm working on getting it on I tunes.

#23 4 years ago

Thank you sparky.

#25 4 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

I am fairly computer and app illiterate
and have no luck with rss feeds
also wish i could fast Forward or rewind
cause if i accidentally close the window while listening
i have to listen all over from the beginning,
so i missed the last 5 minutes of the last episode.
anyway i enjoyed what i was able to listen to.

I'm right there with you. I just go to sound cloud. Type in the search for what I want to hear and hit the episode I want then click the play arrow. If you want to fast forward you can move the needle on the time line forward.
Try it out Whalen you have free time.

#32 4 years ago

all episodes are now set up for rss feed.

or should be if I did this right.

#33 4 years ago

Episodes 1 and 4 are on Acast. 2 and 3 are not. Not sure why.

#35 4 years ago
Quoted from YeOldPinPlayer:

Only episode 4 shows up for me using the RSS you posted above.

I'm working on that. Bear with me I'm learning about this stuff as I go.

#43 4 years ago
Quoted from DennisK:

I downloaded Ep. 5 just fine via RSS. Seemed that the sound sync was off for most of it, however (in the sense that one speaker was talking over the other and there was a gap of silence at other times). Almost like each voice was a track, but one track had some time cut from it so it didn't line up anymore.

Yup, I can't fix it until tonight as I'm working out of town. Sorry for the terrible mix. I listened on the drive this morning. It's a mess.now all I can think of is getting it fixed,

#45 4 years ago
Quoted from DennisK:

Yeah, those sound issues can weigh one down. Worst thing I ever had happen was I released an episode and one of the audio tracks had a dishwasher on it. It was LOUD. I was playing back the episode and I couldn't figure out how I made such a big mistake... then I remembered that I did my edits and THEN standardized the audio volume (whereas normally I'd get my audio levels balanced and then edit the tracks). So I couldn't hear it originally but the sound got boosted in post-production but after I'd gone through everything.
Never made that mistake again. I think I re-uploaded that one three different times as I kept refining it more and more to make it better. Still had some people ask me what in the world was in the background (since the RSS feed went live a lot of people got to listen to my original, Cascade-laden version in all its scrubbing glory).
Good news for you is if the voices are on separate tracks is it'll at least be an easy fix.

Thank you. The tracks are recorded separately and mixed in post recording. I should be able to fix it tonight.

#47 4 years ago

I have top men working on the mixing glitch as we speak.

Who, might you ask? TOP MEN.

#50 4 years ago
Quoted from johnnyutah:

Will this be on apple iTunes podcasts?

yes. very soon.

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#55 4 years ago
Quoted from pinballholder:

Errr, what Spence means to say is we will be soon. Waiting for Apple to approve us

Always jumping the gun aren't I?

I'm just excited about a new episode man.and my cohost who is a righteous dude.

#57 4 years ago
Quoted from pinballholder:

Good news, we were approved by Apple today and our show is now available on iTunes!


#59 4 years ago
Quoted from VDrums2112:

Awesome! Been waiting to get it via iTunes... Looking forward to checking out all 6 episodes!

Right now only 4,5,and six are up. Will have 1,2,3 up by next week.

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#60 4 years ago


new link to the shows.
new cohost who is a member here.

new episode coming next week.

more surprises to come.

We are now on I tunes and episodes 2 and 3 have been added.

Thanks for your support.

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#63 4 years ago
Quoted from pinballholder:

What my dear brother and technologically challenged co-host means to post is this: https://soundcloud.com/thespinnerislit/episode7

I'm 2 steps above the Amish.

#65 4 years ago
Quoted from DennisK:

Nice job on Episode 7, I really enjoyed it.

Thank you.

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#74 4 years ago

Popeye. Popeye and bluto always fight. It's a sport.

#77 4 years ago
Quoted from practicalsteve:

Never had to thumbs down you before MrGone

My not so good attempt at humor.

Back to the drawing board.

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#90 3 years ago
Quoted from YeOldPinPlayer:

Episode 9 shows up twice in your feed. Once three months ago and once eight days ago.

Technical difficulties.

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#96 3 years ago
Quoted from DennisK:

Do ya'll record via Zencastr?

Yes. I'm currently looking for other programs.
Zencastr having issues with sync.

#98 3 years ago
Quoted from DennisK:

Yeah, I had to switch off due to the sync. They did release a newsletter saying it relates to system resources. Supposedly, if EVERYONE uses the latest version of Chrome, then the recording gets separate resources from the rest of the work (the displays, waveforms, etc.). But everyone in the session must use Chrome, no other browser currently supports whatever feature they are exploiting.
A couple other suggestions (both accessible in the upper-right, what looks like a gear with a speaker in it):
If anyone is being distracted because they hear their own voice, they can go under there and disable the Monitor option.
Second, if you notice that the audio seems to fade out due to multiple people talking, this is due to echo cancellation. Go in and turn that off also (shouldn't need it if wearing headsets to stop audio bleed back into the mics), and you'll get a lot cleaner audio when everyone talks at once.
Main alternative I've used is just Skype with a recording tool. I don't like it nearly as much, Zencastr does seem to get better audio balance out of the gate, but that sync issue is a killer (it did seem much better when I did the latest episode).
Anyway, just some thoughts. Enjoyed the show!

Yes! Thank you for the tips. I'm going to experiment with some options soon.

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#106 3 years ago

Episode 14 is up. Sorry for the delay.

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#108 2 years ago

Episode 19 is up!!!

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#110 2 years ago
Quoted from jeffc:

Enjoying today's episode (24).
Only took me 10 minutes to figure out the chirping smoke alarm is not in my basement, but in the audio

Oh wow, you heard that.
I literally just changed that this morning.
Now cleaning the garage. Lol. Thanks for listening.

#111 2 years ago

Oh, on episode 24 there is a hidden word of the day.
Email me at [email protected]
With the word. The fifth person to email me with the correct word wins a brand new pacific pinball museum t shirt. Size extra large.

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#116 10 months ago
Quoted from gunstarhero:

Man guess the Spinner is NOT lit am I right guys??

Saturday. New episode Saturday.

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