May 19, 2022

What The Tech? w/James Hicks

What The Tech? w/James Hicks

Is tech holding you back from launching your live show, podcast, audio book, YouTube channel? (you get the idea). Well it's time overcome some of those concerns today!

Connect with James: https://hicksnewmedia.com/

Transcript
WEBVTT 1 00:00:00.400 --> 00:00:05.480 Now here's something we hope you really like. You're listening to creating daily. 2 00:00:05.559 --> 00:00:08.759 Yeah, with the number one live streaming show that I'm the host of, 3 00:00:08.880 --> 00:00:17.519 speaks to me. It's like he's saying what I'm thinking streaming. What is 4 00:00:17.519 --> 00:00:21.000 going on, everybody? Welcome to another episode of creating daily. I'm your 5 00:00:21.000 --> 00:00:25.359 host, Billy Thorpe, and man am I sideways right now. Supposed to 6 00:00:25.359 --> 00:00:29.760 be going live on Amazon in. Apparently there's some setting missing. I don't 7 00:00:29.760 --> 00:00:32.039 know what it is. Whatever I'm going to I'M gonna mess with it. 8 00:00:32.039 --> 00:00:35.119 In the background we're still going to be talking about what the tech I got 9 00:00:35.119 --> 00:00:40.640 my friend James Hicks coming on here in just a minute. Yeah, so 10 00:00:40.759 --> 00:00:44.359 whatever, it's live streaming, man. This is what happens when you try 11 00:00:44.399 --> 00:00:48.399 to live stream to every platform on the planet. I'm going to figure this 12 00:00:48.520 --> 00:00:51.119 shit is out. Well, you better bet your bottom dollar on that. 13 00:00:51.520 --> 00:00:53.960 But Anyway, I hope you guys are doing great. This is my last 14 00:00:54.039 --> 00:00:57.439 live stream from Puerto Rico, so I'm really excited about that. It's going 15 00:00:57.479 --> 00:01:00.359 to be a good time. So right after this live stream I'm going to 16 00:01:00.399 --> 00:01:03.520 read tear down all the stuff is you can see, I'm using an iphone 17 00:01:03.719 --> 00:01:07.200 today and not my camera, which I wanted to talk about on the Amazon 18 00:01:07.400 --> 00:01:10.879 live stream. But Anyway, I'll still tell you where you can go. 19 00:01:11.799 --> 00:01:15.799 Chris. Chris Stone already in the chat said the number one show that Billy 20 00:01:15.840 --> 00:01:19.439 Thorpe's the host of. Let's go. James Hicks is speaking. James Sakes, 21 00:01:19.480 --> 00:01:21.879 I'm gonna Gonad and bring him on. No segments today. I want 22 00:01:21.879 --> 00:01:26.040 to have fun with James and and obviously now get all flustered about Amazon live. 23 00:01:26.120 --> 00:01:27.719 What's up, James? I'm going on, man. What? What's 24 00:01:27.760 --> 00:01:32.319 good? Man, listen and I'm I didn't made it. I'm on creating 25 00:01:32.400 --> 00:01:34.719 daily. Somebody tells, somebody go here. We got to pay a lot 26 00:01:34.760 --> 00:01:37.599 of money to get this guy on here. By the way, Wy I 27 00:01:37.719 --> 00:01:40.719 was, you know, been moow cash APP all that sence. Send it 28 00:01:40.760 --> 00:01:44.319 my way, brothers, and then it's see you man's good bye the coffee, 29 00:01:44.359 --> 00:01:47.000 all that stuff, all that. Yeah, I mean it's good, 30 00:01:47.040 --> 00:01:52.840 good to see to James. Our big plan of doing Amazon live is not 31 00:01:52.920 --> 00:01:55.480 working. Chris greatly can text of poor man. This is what this one. 32 00:01:55.519 --> 00:01:57.840 You get a build a great community. Because Chris is already in the 33 00:01:57.879 --> 00:02:01.200 chat. Make sure you're twenty P to go live on Amazon. I am 34 00:02:01.200 --> 00:02:06.439 definitely on there. Actually tested this out last night. It is what it 35 00:02:06.560 --> 00:02:09.599 is. I'm on twenty P. I got high quality video mode. I've 36 00:02:09.599 --> 00:02:13.039 toggled it on and off. I've done all the stuff. We'll see what 37 00:02:13.080 --> 00:02:15.120 happened with it. What are you gonna do again? Man, it's live 38 00:02:15.159 --> 00:02:17.599 stream and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. That's why we're in this 39 00:02:17.599 --> 00:02:23.120 business, right just for the things that happen when we don't expect it right 40 00:02:23.199 --> 00:02:27.400 exactly. But we can still help people, you know, figure out their 41 00:02:27.400 --> 00:02:30.319 tech problems. If the tack is what's holding you back, we can still 42 00:02:30.439 --> 00:02:34.240 figure that out and it's so James, I love it that you've joined me. 43 00:02:34.280 --> 00:02:38.199 Man, I appreciate you jumping on. It's a real quick I had 44 00:02:38.240 --> 00:02:40.479 all my notes but I've been scattered here. So give us a little bit 45 00:02:40.599 --> 00:02:44.840 of give us a little bit of just, you know, quick background on 46 00:02:44.840 --> 00:02:46.960 you. I hate asking this question, by the way. I'm sorry I 47 00:02:46.000 --> 00:02:49.479 got to ask you to you, but I'm going to scramble and pick up 48 00:02:49.479 --> 00:02:52.080 my notes here since that, since I was frazzled. But give me give 49 00:02:52.120 --> 00:02:54.280 a little back story on how you got to being a create, a content 50 00:02:54.360 --> 00:02:58.800 creator in particular. No worries but the listen. Before I get going with 51 00:02:58.840 --> 00:03:00.560 that, and again I want to say thank you for the opportunity to be 52 00:03:00.639 --> 00:03:05.280 on creating daily, being on your show. I'M A fan. I watched 53 00:03:05.280 --> 00:03:09.240 it almost every day myself. Yeah, I'm James Hicks. I'm a engineering, 54 00:03:09.280 --> 00:03:15.520 engineering, engineering technologist by a trade and by education. Focus mainly on 55 00:03:15.560 --> 00:03:20.599 the enterprise technology space, but when it comes to content creation, my role, 56 00:03:20.639 --> 00:03:23.719 my journey, my mission really is to allow others to tell their stories. 57 00:03:23.840 --> 00:03:27.479 Right, so I press for cord, I turn these lights on and 58 00:03:27.520 --> 00:03:31.319 I let individuals come on and tell what's most important and relevant to them. 59 00:03:31.560 --> 00:03:37.000 I love doing that. For probably the last decade I've been doing it primarily 60 00:03:37.080 --> 00:03:39.039 on the text base, on the on the blog side, right, using 61 00:03:39.080 --> 00:03:44.719 wordpress, and you use lighting that platform. But the last two years really 62 00:03:44.759 --> 00:03:49.319 been getting deep into the video aspect, getting deep into the audio aspect as 63 00:03:49.360 --> 00:03:53.319 well and allowing folks to again have a platform to share their stories with the 64 00:03:53.319 --> 00:03:57.400 world, because everyone has something interesting to say and listen. Let me be 65 00:03:57.439 --> 00:04:00.560 the kind do it to allow you to share that that message. So that's 66 00:04:00.599 --> 00:04:02.479 me, men and a nutshell, just just out here any streets causing trouble? 67 00:04:02.680 --> 00:04:05.599 Right? Yeah, man, I loved well, you know I've been 68 00:04:05.639 --> 00:04:09.520 on your shows on their week or Sogo, or maybe to us. I'm 69 00:04:09.560 --> 00:04:14.719 losing track of time quickly as as I'm approaching this move. And Man, 70 00:04:14.800 --> 00:04:18.480 you you have such a clean, crisp video. Your audio sounds great. 71 00:04:18.480 --> 00:04:21.879 You got the looked at everything's great lights in the background. I mean, 72 00:04:21.920 --> 00:04:24.600 I love it, and that's why I was like, Dude, James, 73 00:04:24.639 --> 00:04:28.079 we gotta do we could do a show where we talked about, you know, 74 00:04:28.279 --> 00:04:30.639 tech, because I know you help people bull get over this and I 75 00:04:30.639 --> 00:04:35.759 think there's a lot of fear around technology in and we can go software, 76 00:04:35.800 --> 00:04:39.120 we can go hard, we'd go anyway we want to, now that we're 77 00:04:39.160 --> 00:04:43.120 not on Amazon live, but that is a part of like. I feel 78 00:04:43.160 --> 00:04:46.680 like what keeps people back the most is they have a message, they have 79 00:04:46.759 --> 00:04:49.720 a you know, a mission, but they're like, oh, yeah, 80 00:04:49.720 --> 00:04:51.959 I just can't, I just can't fige out the text stuff, and so 81 00:04:53.079 --> 00:04:55.360 I love it that you're on a mission. They say, Hey, getting 82 00:04:55.480 --> 00:04:59.000 that hartening that complicated? I mean, obviously, look at me, I 83 00:04:59.040 --> 00:05:00.639 do it every day. I crushed it right and you see, right now 84 00:05:00.839 --> 00:05:03.680 you're rocking with the with a mobile phone right now, right. So I 85 00:05:03.720 --> 00:05:08.120 mean you're not doing it. You turn the buttons on and and your live. 86 00:05:08.160 --> 00:05:11.040 And I say a lot of times, folks, get out of your 87 00:05:11.040 --> 00:05:15.160 own way, right because that's a lot of times that limiting factor, that 88 00:05:15.240 --> 00:05:18.120 limiting the belief that you can't do it. It it's not as difficult as 89 00:05:18.120 --> 00:05:23.639 it was three, four, five, maybe years ago. Right now there 90 00:05:23.680 --> 00:05:28.759 are platforms that make it again, just really click easy to get online from 91 00:05:28.759 --> 00:05:33.040 your mobile device, from a much more elaborate studio, if you've got that, 92 00:05:33.920 --> 00:05:39.040 multiple cameras, multiple lights, all of that. Just having that push, 93 00:05:39.079 --> 00:05:43.519 having that conversation with someone who's three feet down the road further than you, 94 00:05:43.680 --> 00:05:45.639 that can help you to get to where you need to be. Right 95 00:05:45.720 --> 00:05:48.680 no one's necessarily an expert. We're all generalists and we all rely on other 96 00:05:48.680 --> 00:05:53.000 folks. I listen Chris Stones or the world, the billy thorpes or the 97 00:05:53.000 --> 00:05:56.600 world. I'm watching them as well and making sure that you know I'm leveling 98 00:05:56.720 --> 00:06:01.120 up and doing similar types of at ativities. But we all learn from each 99 00:06:01.120 --> 00:06:04.319 other. There's there's no eye here. It's all we and you know, 100 00:06:04.560 --> 00:06:09.639 the team aspect kind of make sure that everyone reaches the finish line. Yeah, 101 00:06:09.720 --> 00:06:12.120 man, a hundred percent agree with you on that, and I think 102 00:06:12.120 --> 00:06:15.519 that's what I love about, you know, this live streaming community, you 103 00:06:15.600 --> 00:06:18.240 and Chris and JEM and, you know, doc and all these all these 104 00:06:18.319 --> 00:06:23.959 guys and gals who are helping each other. It's really like we're really passionate 105 00:06:24.000 --> 00:06:29.079 about bringing the whole industry up, not just in there's people in the in 106 00:06:29.160 --> 00:06:32.240 our community in particular, and in your community, that you probably stand alone 107 00:06:32.279 --> 00:06:35.879 and just dominate and not help anybody else. But I love it that this 108 00:06:35.959 --> 00:06:42.959 live stream community in particular is really and podcasting as well as really, you 109 00:06:43.000 --> 00:06:46.680 know, elevating elevating each other. And I've learned a lot, man, 110 00:06:46.680 --> 00:06:49.160 even, you know, even as low tech as I am today, I'm 111 00:06:49.199 --> 00:06:53.079 still having a great time and having fun with it, man. So it's 112 00:06:53.120 --> 00:06:56.600 all how's it? How's that? How's that Wallet Doing, though, right 113 00:06:56.680 --> 00:06:59.000 how? You know, every time you go with and you listen. So 114 00:06:59.079 --> 00:07:02.879 what? How's that? I can count ballance doing, man, goodness gracious, 115 00:07:02.959 --> 00:07:05.439 right now. One time, one time I was on club house and 116 00:07:05.480 --> 00:07:10.279 Tom Buck was on there and I just got off my because it was like 117 00:07:10.279 --> 00:07:12.759 people are chatting with them asking question. I said, Tom just want to 118 00:07:12.839 --> 00:07:15.079 let you know, man, my wife will be reaching out to you for 119 00:07:15.160 --> 00:07:17.959 all the stuff I bought from watching your videos, blaming him for it. 120 00:07:18.040 --> 00:07:21.839 Right, yeah, right. Every time the Amazon truck shows up is it's 121 00:07:21.959 --> 00:07:26.199 not a good thing. Yeah, every time that that smiling face shows up, 122 00:07:26.199 --> 00:07:28.160 my wife gives me a frownie face. I'm like, honey, it's 123 00:07:28.199 --> 00:07:31.839 a tax right off, I promise it's. We're going to be I haven't 124 00:07:31.879 --> 00:07:34.920 tried that one. I'm trying to still get in the front door of my 125 00:07:34.959 --> 00:07:40.439 house. I'm not going to try that one. Right. All these people 126 00:07:40.519 --> 00:07:44.360 you got in in the comments. We got Ireland, we got Pakistan, 127 00:07:44.680 --> 00:07:47.279 we got Ju let's smack down out doors. Lis Morasque, my goodness, 128 00:07:47.879 --> 00:07:51.319 I have no idea where all these people getting from. Listen, they came 129 00:07:51.399 --> 00:07:55.959 to see you. I'm just here, you know, to instigate heck of 130 00:07:56.040 --> 00:07:58.920 from the back of the room. That's my job. As long as I 131 00:07:58.959 --> 00:08:01.720 can do that and my job is done so. So, man, let's 132 00:08:01.879 --> 00:08:03.600 let's jump into some tech talk here. Man, let's jump in tech. 133 00:08:03.680 --> 00:08:09.360 I think everybody shows name Tech Talkas what the tech? What the tech us? 134 00:08:09.439 --> 00:08:13.639 The name of the show man. So when it comes to creating video 135 00:08:13.639 --> 00:08:16.240 and audio lives, will say live streaming, because that's what we're doing right 136 00:08:16.240 --> 00:08:18.639 now. We'll just kind of keep it this way. What do you feel 137 00:08:18.639 --> 00:08:24.439 like is the most important thing when you're when you're bringing together, you're putting 138 00:08:24.480 --> 00:08:28.240 together alive, you know show what do you feel like this most important? 139 00:08:28.839 --> 00:08:31.879 Like so techno or and thutive? counterintuitive that, even though we're talking about 140 00:08:31.879 --> 00:08:35.159 tech, it's not the gear, it's not the technology, it's not the 141 00:08:35.200 --> 00:08:39.120 stuff, it's the message. Right, at the end of the day, 142 00:08:39.639 --> 00:08:43.799 first of all, understanding that it's not about you either, rights, it's 143 00:08:43.799 --> 00:08:48.039 about the community and it's about the folks are listing. Is about the folks 144 00:08:48.039 --> 00:08:52.039 that are watching. It's all about them. Pull yourself out of the driver's 145 00:08:52.080 --> 00:08:54.799 seat and understand it. Whatever you do, you're doing it for your community. 146 00:08:54.840 --> 00:08:58.559 That's what's most important. What you got the content piece down, then 147 00:08:58.639 --> 00:09:03.200 obviously sleep. You want to make sure that, even though we're live streaming 148 00:09:03.200 --> 00:09:05.159 and we're going video videos, cool, but man, if you don't sound 149 00:09:05.240 --> 00:09:09.440 right, I'm a leave right if your audio is not where it needs to 150 00:09:09.480 --> 00:09:13.600 be, but I can get by with some with some week video. I 151 00:09:13.720 --> 00:09:16.879 really I can get rid. I can get bought Amazon. Seven twenty pre 152 00:09:16.919 --> 00:09:20.240 you right, seven hundred and twenty. We we can give buy with that. 153 00:09:20.320 --> 00:09:22.360 But man, if you don't sound right, if I if you got 154 00:09:22.360 --> 00:09:26.399 Cracklett, and if I hear dogs barking, I mean all that, just 155 00:09:26.440 --> 00:09:30.960 if it's if it's a low quality audio piece, that's tough, right. 156 00:09:31.080 --> 00:09:35.200 So that that really needs to be at the forefront of what you're going to 157 00:09:35.279 --> 00:09:39.200 be providing as a service, after the content piece. Make sure that you 158 00:09:39.279 --> 00:09:45.000 at least sound right and and then you can start adding all of the extra 159 00:09:45.080 --> 00:09:46.960 and sillery. Who has a big word? I've never used that word other 160 00:09:48.039 --> 00:09:50.399 other stuff to your environment with the tone down. I don't want to bring 161 00:09:50.440 --> 00:09:52.759 up my dictionary to figure out what the heck. Come on, listen. 162 00:09:54.000 --> 00:09:58.279 You know he's a big worried, you panic. Did you read the writer? 163 00:09:58.519 --> 00:10:01.600 No, big words, like billy doesn't know big words. I mean 164 00:10:01.720 --> 00:10:03.519 I can say him, I don't know how to spell them. So don't 165 00:10:03.559 --> 00:10:07.120 know. They'll ask you this fell them. Well, dude, and I'll 166 00:10:07.120 --> 00:10:09.559 tell you that. So you know when you're talking about audio. This kind 167 00:10:09.559 --> 00:10:13.559 of a funny story that happened to me yesterday. So I got on this 168 00:10:13.639 --> 00:10:16.279 kick where, you know, I kind of panic. A couple days ago 169 00:10:16.320 --> 00:10:18.279 I'm like, I don't know if all the stuff can fit my suitcase. 170 00:10:18.320 --> 00:10:20.600 I've added a couple you know, I added a teleprompter, I've added a 171 00:10:20.639 --> 00:10:24.480 micro boom arm, a bigger boom arm than what I brought with me, 172 00:10:24.559 --> 00:10:26.759 and I'm like, I don't know if he can fit my suitcase. So 173 00:10:26.759 --> 00:10:30.519 I kind of have this panic mode. I tear all my gear down, 174 00:10:30.600 --> 00:10:35.200 put it my suitcase to make sure it's going to work and then I'm like, 175 00:10:35.279 --> 00:10:37.960 okay, cool, this is awesome. It works. I'm going to 176 00:10:37.039 --> 00:10:41.960 go super low key. I'm going to use my my camera on my my 177 00:10:41.120 --> 00:10:45.320 laptop, I'm going to use my bluetooth headphones or I'm just going to use 178 00:10:45.360 --> 00:10:48.360 the the mic on my laptop. And I taught myself into doing this and 179 00:10:48.360 --> 00:10:50.799 I thought, Oh, for James and I will be a good show. 180 00:10:50.840 --> 00:10:54.639 I'll do my show yesterday like that and then today I'll do my show like 181 00:10:54.679 --> 00:10:58.159 that so I can grab everything and show it for Amazon right, right and 182 00:10:58.279 --> 00:11:03.759 man, about twenty five minutes before the show starts yesterday I start freaking out 183 00:11:03.759 --> 00:11:05.919 because I'm like I test the audio like to tie her sounds terrible. Like 184 00:11:07.279 --> 00:11:09.440 you, I can't do this, like the heard the air. Could the 185 00:11:09.440 --> 00:11:11.639 dogs barking down the neighborhood? There's no, you know, my road caster 186 00:11:11.799 --> 00:11:16.519 has the gate and I'm like, I'm like, God, I can't do 187 00:11:16.559 --> 00:11:20.360 I'd start freaking like cold sweat and I'm start ripping stuff out of my suitcase 188 00:11:20.440 --> 00:11:24.159 and you know, and really just unpacked the audio. That was what I 189 00:11:24.200 --> 00:11:26.519 was really after because even video, I didn't put my nice camera with the 190 00:11:26.559 --> 00:11:30.679 Nice Lens and all that stuff back up. Yeah, I literally just put 191 00:11:30.759 --> 00:11:33.919 my my audio up, because I'm with you, man. If the audio 192 00:11:35.000 --> 00:11:39.240 is bad, that's really the only thing in content creation that I can find 193 00:11:39.360 --> 00:11:43.759 that can physically hurt somebody, like if they get their earbuds in in your 194 00:11:43.759 --> 00:11:48.399 audio is junk and squilty and squeaky and you know whatever it's like. That's 195 00:11:48.440 --> 00:11:52.519 actually really uncomfortable and painful for your audience. So I love it said that, 196 00:11:52.559 --> 00:11:54.720 man, I love that you also think about this as well. I 197 00:11:54.720 --> 00:11:58.919 mean right, so when I go to the gym, I consume Youtube as 198 00:12:00.000 --> 00:12:03.360 it and instead of listening to music, a lot of times I'm consuming youtube 199 00:12:03.360 --> 00:12:07.679 by just listening to it as an audio podcast, right. So every time 200 00:12:07.679 --> 00:12:11.960 there's something that is going off, I rarely turn on music. I'll listen 201 00:12:11.000 --> 00:12:16.440 to an audio book or I'll I'll listen to somebody's youtube stream at again. 202 00:12:16.480 --> 00:12:20.240 If I can't hear it, if it's not compelling, if it's not clear, 203 00:12:20.600 --> 00:12:24.559 unfortunately, I'm going to leave, and that made cost that creator subscriber. 204 00:12:24.600 --> 00:12:28.440 That may cost me, you know, someone coming back even later on 205 00:12:28.480 --> 00:12:35.519 as well. So it's fundamentals and these foundational pieces in first worry about the 206 00:12:35.519 --> 00:12:37.919 content piece. Make sure you have a compelling story, make sure your focus 207 00:12:39.000 --> 00:12:41.039 on the community, then make sure you sound right, and then after that 208 00:12:41.080 --> 00:12:45.399 again, like I say, start adding in all the extra bells and whistles, 209 00:12:45.399 --> 00:12:50.279 men, but but worry about the stuff that matters and resonates with the 210 00:12:50.320 --> 00:12:52.679 messages that you're trying to push out, and then again build off of that 211 00:12:52.840 --> 00:12:56.600 slowly. One try to do it all the one time, right. Yeah, 212 00:12:56.720 --> 00:13:00.320 don't do it all in one time like. Well, and that's my 213 00:13:00.320 --> 00:13:01.960 point too, man, I got when I started live streaming into three years 214 00:13:03.000 --> 00:13:07.200 ago. I literally borrowed a camera from my neighbor, borrow microphone, I 215 00:13:07.320 --> 00:13:09.879 borrowed every I just borrowed it because I'm like, I don't know, there, 216 00:13:09.000 --> 00:13:11.240 they don't have it, they're just hanging out, so you know they're 217 00:13:11.240 --> 00:13:15.200 not using it, and maybe I could use it every Tuesday night. And 218 00:13:15.240 --> 00:13:18.559 so I did that man for like twenty five live streams in a row every 219 00:13:18.559 --> 00:13:22.399 week. I just borrowed gear. But men's talking about, you know, 220 00:13:22.440 --> 00:13:26.720 particular product. What do you recommend if somebody just walked in your world and 221 00:13:26.799 --> 00:13:30.399 said, Hey, hey, James, I need a microphone to I'm going 222 00:13:30.440 --> 00:13:33.759 to use my my Webcam or sometimes seen a microphone like what? Is there 223 00:13:33.759 --> 00:13:39.480 a particular ones that you recommend? And listen, I was looking at pardon 224 00:13:39.480 --> 00:13:41.240 me, I was looking at my arms, at a part of me for 225 00:13:41.279 --> 00:13:43.799 the coffin. Folks. Again, I'm ninety percent clear of COVID and it's 226 00:13:43.919 --> 00:13:50.240 getting no joke. So make sure you're taking care of yourself. I recommend 227 00:13:50.080 --> 00:13:56.399 the best gear that you can afford. All right, so it's either USB, 228 00:13:56.679 --> 00:13:58.600 okay, if you can only afford to go with it, but the 229 00:13:58.679 --> 00:14:01.879 USB microphone. Okay, that's fine. There's some fantastic ones out there. 230 00:14:01.960 --> 00:14:03.480 We can talk about name brands if we want to, but again, there's 231 00:14:03.480 --> 00:14:07.600 some good stuff out there. If you can afford to step up to where 232 00:14:07.600 --> 00:14:11.200 you have an audio interface and where you can go xl, are you going 233 00:14:11.240 --> 00:14:13.840 to get a much cleaner sound? You're going to get much more control over 234 00:14:13.879 --> 00:14:18.879 the audio dynamics as well by being a control that. So listen. I've 235 00:14:18.919 --> 00:14:26.039 gone from everything from the what is it, the El Gatto inntie one, 236 00:14:26.159 --> 00:14:31.440 into USB. Have Gone from those. I've gone from QC. I'm rocking 237 00:14:31.480 --> 00:14:35.639 the SMSEV B. This is the Michael Jackson Mike Commoma. I'm using it. 238 00:14:35.279 --> 00:14:39.159 Let's get all the Michael Jackson use I can't go we can't go wrong 239 00:14:39.240 --> 00:14:41.480 with that. If right, if you if you weren't coming off Covid I'd 240 00:14:41.480 --> 00:14:43.559 say go ahead and give us a little bit of thriller right there. But 241 00:14:43.840 --> 00:14:46.840 I don't want to punch on the spot. I don't want to get you 242 00:14:46.039 --> 00:14:50.679 a copyright restricts it. If I start singing dully Jean on the on the 243 00:14:50.720 --> 00:14:52.000 scream week, we can't had at. I don't I don't want you to 244 00:14:52.080 --> 00:14:58.519 not deep be monetized. As you know, this on Youtube. Oh Man, 245 00:14:58.600 --> 00:15:00.399 yeah, man, I love it. I love of that, you 246 00:15:00.399 --> 00:15:01.519 know, and that's what I didn't do either. I got one out and 247 00:15:01.519 --> 00:15:07.039 got I had an interface or whatever, and then I discovered like usb microphones. 248 00:15:07.039 --> 00:15:09.440 So I actually kind of with the opposite way, like I was. 249 00:15:09.639 --> 00:15:13.840 I had an interface, I had an x dollar microphone, and then I 250 00:15:13.840 --> 00:15:16.759 got a I get a USB microphone because I was like Oh, that was 251 00:15:16.960 --> 00:15:20.000 this is pretty dope. So it's real easy. I can hook it up. 252 00:15:20.000 --> 00:15:22.679 And when I'm buying gear, man, I'm kind of that weird dude 253 00:15:22.679 --> 00:15:26.080 where no one likes me because I'm always like I want to buy, I'm 254 00:15:26.200 --> 00:15:28.480 cheap, so I like one to buy one piece of gear that will do 255 00:15:28.559 --> 00:15:35.000 like everything, and it's so you know, my point in buying it a 256 00:15:35.480 --> 00:15:37.639 or actually asking for Christmas for the Atr Twenty one hundred, now that I 257 00:15:37.639 --> 00:15:41.320 think they get the antr twenty one hundred exs mmm, was because I wanted 258 00:15:41.360 --> 00:15:46.919 something mobile to use with my laptop and then also I could plug it right 259 00:15:46.919 --> 00:15:50.320 into my phone and do and you know, like ig lives or any of 260 00:15:50.320 --> 00:15:54.519 that kind of stuff as well through the USB connection. So you know, 261 00:15:54.519 --> 00:15:56.240 when we're thinking about these products, like think about how you can use it 262 00:15:56.320 --> 00:16:00.000 multiple ways, like I you podcast with yours, you live, chef with 263 00:16:00.080 --> 00:16:03.519 gears. You know, all kinds of different ways to utilize these pieces of 264 00:16:03.519 --> 00:16:07.679 gear, for sure. Yeah, I mean there's a lot of gear that 265 00:16:07.679 --> 00:16:12.799 that's mobile centric. Company called Ik multimedia makes some some gear that just just 266 00:16:14.200 --> 00:16:18.240 works when you're out there doing mobile production, mobile content creation, things like 267 00:16:18.320 --> 00:16:22.159 that old school zoom, right, Zoomi. I always think about being able 268 00:16:22.200 --> 00:16:27.360 to plug in multiple devices and not zoom the the software. Yeah, eating, 269 00:16:27.600 --> 00:16:30.720 yeah, not them, desume, the at the hard word and the 270 00:16:30.799 --> 00:16:36.799 auto interface company. They make components where you can plug in multiple cameras, 271 00:16:36.919 --> 00:16:41.000 xl our cameras, into a device, recorded locally to that device and and 272 00:16:41.279 --> 00:16:45.639 then be able to scream that out from the SD card. So there's a 273 00:16:45.639 --> 00:16:51.240 lot of manufacturers that are making devices and equipment for again, in Studio, 274 00:16:51.320 --> 00:16:53.679 remote studio, on location and things of that nature. Yees, I'm some 275 00:16:53.679 --> 00:16:57.320 really good stuff out there. Yeah, man, and I like the speaking 276 00:16:57.360 --> 00:17:00.039 of like inner so, so we talked about little bit about microphones. So 277 00:17:00.080 --> 00:17:06.680 you have a USB microphone and then we have like Xcel our connection. So 278 00:17:06.759 --> 00:17:11.000 we are both using the SMSEVEN B which in my mind, this is like 279 00:17:11.000 --> 00:17:12.519 what would you call us a pro level mic, or would you call it 280 00:17:12.559 --> 00:17:15.720 like midlevel? I mean I know there's some mics are like okay, but 281 00:17:15.799 --> 00:17:18.599 I don't know. That's yeah, right, I see that. That's an 282 00:17:18.640 --> 00:17:22.119 instantion question. Right, and again I always preface when I talk about this. 283 00:17:22.119 --> 00:17:25.960 Mike. I talked about Yes to Mike that Michael Jackson used. So 284 00:17:26.039 --> 00:17:30.160 from that perspective, guys, professional microphone, highand great quality, built, 285 00:17:30.160 --> 00:17:33.519 build from the long legacy of the essence seven family from sure. So this 286 00:17:33.599 --> 00:17:37.400 does it. It's only four hundred and yeah, what I'm yeah, it's 287 00:17:37.440 --> 00:17:42.880 only four hundred dollars as compared to like a warm audio or a a newman 288 00:17:44.200 --> 00:17:47.319 noyman. I got to say it right, that the annoyman microphones, which 289 00:17:47.359 --> 00:17:49.880 are three fourzero dollars. I'm how do I know that? Because I'm looking 290 00:17:49.920 --> 00:17:56.039 at them, but through what are you? My wife watching this right now 291 00:17:56.119 --> 00:17:59.079 and I'm talking about buying the three thousand. Not going buy that one baby. 292 00:17:59.240 --> 00:18:02.799 I'm looking at the warm audio, which is one Thousan five hundred off. 293 00:18:03.000 --> 00:18:07.160 But this is right in between in terms of price. Floyd, there 294 00:18:07.200 --> 00:18:11.960 are some other phenomenal microphones, condenser microphones, that dynamic microphones, things of 295 00:18:11.000 --> 00:18:15.559 that nature. This long story, short and long answer. Short. This 296 00:18:15.640 --> 00:18:21.319 is a professional grade high grade microphone. It's near the higher end of I 297 00:18:21.319 --> 00:18:26.039 think the prosumer Mark Line being four hundred, because you can get something else 298 00:18:26.119 --> 00:18:30.119 like the lewitt lct for forty pure. That I love as well and I've 299 00:18:30.119 --> 00:18:33.920 got it on my stand back here. That's too. Hundred and forty nine 300 00:18:33.000 --> 00:18:37.680 or something like that. I think the MVSEEVEN and the Mbseven B from sure 301 00:18:37.720 --> 00:18:41.880 are around the two hundred and fifty dollar market as well. So I tell 302 00:18:41.920 --> 00:18:45.079 folks about his time as well. You get what you pay for now, 303 00:18:45.359 --> 00:18:48.680 but it's relative as well. So hundred dollars to four hundred, you can 304 00:18:48.720 --> 00:18:53.400 be really well taken care of in the podcasting life, streaming space from an 305 00:18:53.400 --> 00:18:56.119 audio perspective. Yeah, man, and I think too, when it comes 306 00:18:56.119 --> 00:19:02.519 to microphones, I am always in the mindset, especially for people who don't 307 00:19:02.559 --> 00:19:07.599 have like the greatest recording space, because microphone is great, but you also 308 00:19:07.680 --> 00:19:11.240 got to have your space set up pretty good. I'm always pushing them to 309 00:19:11.359 --> 00:19:14.359 dynamic microphones. That where you're done as well, or can that. It's 310 00:19:14.440 --> 00:19:18.720 good, exactly that, because many again you got sirens, you got you 311 00:19:18.720 --> 00:19:21.880 got air condition you got dolls, got kids. If you got a condenser 312 00:19:21.920 --> 00:19:25.720 microphone is going to pick up all of that. It is and by default, 313 00:19:25.799 --> 00:19:27.880 and you know that that's what the microphone is built for. But from 314 00:19:27.880 --> 00:19:33.039 a dynamic microspect active it it's really toned in, cone and and locked into 315 00:19:33.039 --> 00:19:37.240 what's coming either from the front of the side, you know, depending on 316 00:19:37.359 --> 00:19:41.400 the on the polar pattern. So dynamic microphone is just a way to go 317 00:19:41.480 --> 00:19:45.400 to make sure to from my perspective again, just and my humble opinion, 318 00:19:45.480 --> 00:19:49.240 to make sure you're dialing in that that sound spectrum on your on your audiating 319 00:19:49.319 --> 00:19:52.279 face. Yeah, man, I hundred percent agree, and I think I 320 00:19:52.279 --> 00:19:56.680 found that out the hard way was a couple projects I did early, early 321 00:19:56.759 --> 00:20:02.200 on. There's some really good companies out there that were a big marketing budgets 322 00:20:02.200 --> 00:20:03.880 and it was like, Oh, this is the podcasts Mike. You know, 323 00:20:04.039 --> 00:20:07.119 everybody right out and bought and I'm like, Whoa, Whoa, wait 324 00:20:07.200 --> 00:20:11.880 a second, I don't think it's gonna work out. Chris Stone over here 325 00:20:11.920 --> 00:20:15.720 in the chace is great stuff. James always patients is key. It's a 326 00:20:15.720 --> 00:20:18.160 long game. What's up, John, how's it going? Man? Good 327 00:20:18.200 --> 00:20:22.599 to see we're supposed to be on Amazon live, but Mr Bill messed it 328 00:20:22.680 --> 00:20:25.640 up over here. Somehow. I got to figure that one out, but 329 00:20:25.680 --> 00:20:27.319 anyway it'll be. I will do it again. James, will do another 330 00:20:27.359 --> 00:20:30.160 one where we co host the Amazon live showed. I would be fine. 331 00:20:30.240 --> 00:20:33.799 I'm here anytime and you get the number to the bad phone, call me 332 00:20:33.839 --> 00:20:36.480 any time. But yeah, they don't hit me with a good time and 333 00:20:36.519 --> 00:20:38.880 I go live very day at two PM. So I'm like, James, 334 00:20:38.960 --> 00:20:44.759 what are you doing? Push the button. So may we talk a little 335 00:20:44.799 --> 00:20:48.240 bit about microphones? Let's talk about a little bit about interfaces, because I 336 00:20:48.279 --> 00:20:51.640 think this is, you know, for people who really want to level up. 337 00:20:52.480 --> 00:20:55.440 Like what are and you kind of talked about some of those. So 338 00:20:55.559 --> 00:21:00.200 what are some of the you know, the the easier interfaces to use? 339 00:21:00.279 --> 00:21:02.559 I'll say, I know there's a bunch of me and I get a couple 340 00:21:02.599 --> 00:21:06.119 here I could show. Well, I got one. I guess probably I'll 341 00:21:06.119 --> 00:21:08.839 get in that. But I wanted to talk to this comment that came in. 342 00:21:08.880 --> 00:21:11.319 I'm not sure you can sit on nice eye to from smackdown outdoors. 343 00:21:11.400 --> 00:21:17.440 Ducks starts spend more on the sound treatment, not sound proofing, of your 344 00:21:17.559 --> 00:21:19.440 room, then you do on your microphone. And that, man, that's 345 00:21:19.480 --> 00:21:22.200 that's critical and that's key right there. Week we can go for for an 346 00:21:22.200 --> 00:21:26.759 hour just talking about that. But again, take take care of you of 347 00:21:26.799 --> 00:21:32.680 your room, your dynamics. Make sure you get carpet versus hardwood floors and 348 00:21:32.920 --> 00:21:34.440 all of that, the echoing, the balancing, make you know, put 349 00:21:34.559 --> 00:21:37.119 some panels, things of that, and just make sure again that you got 350 00:21:37.200 --> 00:21:42.079 higher highron gear within your studio environment. But yet that's a whole conversation right 351 00:21:42.079 --> 00:21:45.079 there, but I'm glad you brought that up. Yeah, it once do 352 00:21:45.240 --> 00:21:47.880 that well, man, and I agree. So I'll jump in real quick 353 00:21:47.880 --> 00:21:51.200 because we can get some tips around this and a couple things which I had 354 00:21:51.200 --> 00:21:56.920 in my Amazon carosell that no longer half is is one of those weather weather 355 00:21:56.200 --> 00:22:02.079 stripping things for under your door. You wouldn't believe how much stuff comes in 356 00:22:02.240 --> 00:22:06.319 underneath your door, and so it's got two big tubes essentially just foam and 357 00:22:06.400 --> 00:22:07.960 just basically slide it under there and it's just, you know, kind of 358 00:22:08.000 --> 00:22:11.599 goes with your door when you open and close it. I've done that. 359 00:22:11.599 --> 00:22:15.960 I've put the weather stripping around the door. In those two things, man 360 00:22:15.960 --> 00:22:19.759 crushed out a lot of sound outside yours coming in. There's and there's all 361 00:22:19.839 --> 00:22:22.119 kinds of stuff, man, like I got a blanket hanging on the wall. 362 00:22:22.119 --> 00:22:26.160 I got here in Puerto Rico. It's all concrete and tile, man. 363 00:22:26.200 --> 00:22:29.519 So I took the we got air being be sound, the Oak Ah 364 00:22:29.559 --> 00:22:32.759 you got, you know, for the boring sound. You come on rather 365 00:22:33.079 --> 00:22:36.200 so. So I get a couple mattresses, like twin mattresses. We took 366 00:22:36.200 --> 00:22:37.799 its AIRBNB, so we didn't need all these beds. So we took them 367 00:22:37.839 --> 00:22:41.079 out, put them in. The landlords like I'll take him out. I'm 368 00:22:41.079 --> 00:22:42.160 like no, no, there's sound proofing. So I just put them up 369 00:22:42.160 --> 00:22:48.119 in the corners. I use whatever I can. Man It with you and 370 00:22:48.279 --> 00:22:51.240 with what's it? GOIN and listen. Look at stone coming in here with 371 00:22:51.359 --> 00:22:53.000 with some with some knowledge. You're drop us some gym's. Put that up 372 00:22:53.039 --> 00:22:56.359 there, Gadley, you got some geniuses on home in the live and in 373 00:22:56.400 --> 00:23:00.000 comment section. Come on, yeah, man, this is good. Yeah, 374 00:23:00.079 --> 00:23:03.759 yeah, all better than a four hundred microphone. That's good. Yeah, 375 00:23:03.759 --> 00:23:06.720 and you can. You can buy a hundred dollar mic treat a room 376 00:23:06.720 --> 00:23:08.920 and make it sound good. And it always cracks me out because I see 377 00:23:08.960 --> 00:23:12.039 people, you know, they're like, I don't want my audio doesn't sound 378 00:23:12.079 --> 00:23:15.480 good. I'm like where you recording? In the kitchen, and the kitchen 379 00:23:15.559 --> 00:23:18.720 in the bathroom, and now that's not the right place to be. All 380 00:23:18.799 --> 00:23:22.279 the granite. Go in your closet. You know at the best place. 381 00:23:22.440 --> 00:23:23.960 Go in your closet and record. Figure that out. Are you go, 382 00:23:25.039 --> 00:23:27.319 and I mean it is a lot of folks to record their audio books and 383 00:23:27.359 --> 00:23:32.880 do their voiceovers literally in closet. That's that's that's where to go. See 384 00:23:32.759 --> 00:23:36.319 you get me on and I start deviating and Squirrel. You told me to 385 00:23:36.359 --> 00:23:38.920 go forward your interface world, not still. I'm still sound proofing rooms. 386 00:23:38.960 --> 00:23:41.599 Come on, we're sorry, we're having from then. We're just nerding now 387 00:23:41.680 --> 00:23:45.039 and hopefully people are picking up some stuff and going, oh, okay, 388 00:23:45.079 --> 00:23:47.319 I can do that, I can, I can do that. So it 389 00:23:47.440 --> 00:23:48.839 males, talk about interfaces. What you got over there? What are you 390 00:23:48.880 --> 00:23:53.599 like? Come on now, you know you's Rowe's row caster program and listen. 391 00:23:53.880 --> 00:23:57.480 Huh. You get what you get and and and don't don't throw a 392 00:23:57.599 --> 00:24:03.519 fit. Road caster pro and saw some leaks coming out. I cannot, 393 00:24:03.599 --> 00:24:07.319 we cannot confirm nor deny. Oh, I can confirm. Maybe there may 394 00:24:07.359 --> 00:24:12.400 be another one coming down the road of the yet road caster pro pream audio 395 00:24:12.480 --> 00:24:17.039 interface. This is this is is the way to go right, from being 396 00:24:17.079 --> 00:24:19.640 able to and I know you use it every single day, multi casting, 397 00:24:19.720 --> 00:24:23.519 multi stream into both audio platforms, in the video platforms, but just being 398 00:24:23.559 --> 00:24:29.359 able to plug in your mobile device and pull an audio from that perspective, 399 00:24:29.720 --> 00:24:33.279 being able to have sound files that you can play right, all of the 400 00:24:33.640 --> 00:24:38.160 audio inserts and things like that. Made Configurations Multiple Mics are as you know, 401 00:24:38.240 --> 00:24:41.079 the road caster pro one, I'm going to call it. You can 402 00:24:41.119 --> 00:24:45.920 have four mark xlr microphones plugged in. You can record directly to an SD 403 00:24:47.119 --> 00:24:51.920 card on the interface, which is incredibly great because you have no issues with 404 00:24:52.000 --> 00:24:55.680 the audio. If the Internet was to go down right now from California to 405 00:24:55.720 --> 00:24:59.359 Puerto Rico, God forbid. We don't want that to happen. But again, 406 00:24:59.440 --> 00:25:03.279 I'm recording locally the audio for this stream, so I've got crystal clear 407 00:25:06.039 --> 00:25:08.119 output that that I can pull right from my SD card. It's just the 408 00:25:08.160 --> 00:25:11.559 way to go right. Again, you get what you pay for and if 409 00:25:11.640 --> 00:25:15.119 you can, you get get the best geared it you can you can afford, 410 00:25:15.240 --> 00:25:18.680 and road caster pros is where I'm at. There's others out there. 411 00:25:18.799 --> 00:25:22.720 Yeah, focus right makes a decent one as well. That's the only other 412 00:25:22.759 --> 00:25:23.839 one I've used. I used the focus right too. I too, but 413 00:25:25.359 --> 00:25:26.720 road is where I'm at right now. Yeah, yeah, man, I've 414 00:25:26.839 --> 00:25:30.640 used the focus right. I've used the lot of track late by zoom. 415 00:25:30.799 --> 00:25:34.400 Actually that one was pretty dope because it was more analog and that's kind of 416 00:25:34.440 --> 00:25:38.000 my style. So yeah, somebody even posted smack down outdoors live track late, 417 00:25:38.599 --> 00:25:42.160 very similar. So I've done that one. I get the pod track 418 00:25:42.200 --> 00:25:47.160 PFOUR. My cohost uses that. Things Pretty Dope. For the two hundred 419 00:25:47.279 --> 00:25:49.000 two and twenty Perre's my three year old. He's got to be a part 420 00:25:49.000 --> 00:25:52.480 of the stream every day him of dogs. And then also, man, 421 00:25:52.519 --> 00:25:56.920 I picked up because my road caster, speaking of road, had a little 422 00:25:56.960 --> 00:26:02.640 problem with the with the headphone outputs on the back. So channel to three 423 00:26:02.680 --> 00:26:06.640 and four on the back, the right or left side, I can't remember, 424 00:26:06.680 --> 00:26:10.079 doesn't work. Okay, and so I got to send it back and 425 00:26:10.519 --> 00:26:11.799 I was going to send it back from Puerto Rico but it cost too much. 426 00:26:11.839 --> 00:26:17.279 But I picked up this little task can mini studio. Can is dope. 427 00:26:17.359 --> 00:26:21.000 Okay, there you go, ling do this thing's preamps man for a 428 00:26:21.119 --> 00:26:23.920 hundred and fifty bucks. I think this thing is pretty dope, man, 429 00:26:25.000 --> 00:26:27.519 like I was pretty impressed. Now doesn't have all the sound isolation and you 430 00:26:27.599 --> 00:26:30.200 know, like all the gate noise gating all that kind of stuff, but 431 00:26:30.759 --> 00:26:33.599 but t ask Cam and I think the mix cast for is a pretty good 432 00:26:33.640 --> 00:26:37.279 device as well. That's coming out. That came as cams been around for 433 00:26:37.440 --> 00:26:41.920 a long look back in the radio shack days. That's camera is been around 434 00:26:41.000 --> 00:26:45.079 for minute so. So they know they're doing. I just dated myself right. 435 00:26:45.119 --> 00:26:47.319 I'm radio shack. Yeah, I work at Radio Shack, man. 436 00:26:47.400 --> 00:26:49.920 I'm okay, I prayer work there like the last like five years. They 437 00:26:49.920 --> 00:26:55.200 are open somewhere around there. We're old, we're seasoned. I'm not say 438 00:26:55.240 --> 00:26:57.480 old, we're season about that. Every one talking about the little drawers. 439 00:26:57.559 --> 00:27:02.000 Man, I missed those drawers, those little tools and gidgets and gadgets, 440 00:27:02.559 --> 00:27:04.359 oh my gosh, man, I got those of my garage rather than listen. 441 00:27:04.680 --> 00:27:07.920 I'm old school. We got, I guess, of that action going 442 00:27:07.000 --> 00:27:11.960 on here to yet radio shack. Someone needs to bring them back. Them 443 00:27:11.000 --> 00:27:15.440 and toys are right. Those two stores need to come back. That's that's 444 00:27:15.519 --> 00:27:18.079 my that's my pledge. Right there. Someone help was out with that in 445 00:27:18.240 --> 00:27:19.599 blockbuster, man, I'll put up put them in the mix, which I 446 00:27:19.640 --> 00:27:23.920 know there's still one left somewhere else, somewhere out west there. So Oh, 447 00:27:25.039 --> 00:27:26.920 he says. Radio Shack is back, by the way, online only. 448 00:27:27.799 --> 00:27:30.279 We need to walk in there and, you know, be able to 449 00:27:30.319 --> 00:27:34.920 pick up radio components and and build a CB radio and all that stuff. 450 00:27:34.920 --> 00:27:38.359 I need to walk in and come on, that's okay online that. That's 451 00:27:38.400 --> 00:27:41.400 good, though. Toys, our els is coming back. What were you 452 00:27:41.440 --> 00:27:45.319 getting your new smack down? You got me all over and up over here. 453 00:27:45.400 --> 00:27:48.359 What's happening? But yeah, me. So, anyway, the road 454 00:27:48.440 --> 00:27:52.279 caster pro to. It was leaked by a company in New Zealand. I 455 00:27:52.359 --> 00:27:55.319 think they'd like put it on their their website. So my friend Michael Sterling 456 00:27:55.400 --> 00:27:59.960 at Sterling, I think it's sterling clear audio or certling clear dot online, 457 00:28:00.920 --> 00:28:03.759 picked up that story, ran with it on his blog and we were actually 458 00:28:03.799 --> 00:28:07.000 talking about it in a in a clubhouse room on Tuesday night. There's a 459 00:28:07.039 --> 00:28:11.720 road caster pro room where bunch people get together have it. We kind of 460 00:28:11.759 --> 00:28:14.880 help each other if we need or they help other people or whatever, and 461 00:28:15.519 --> 00:28:18.400 it's so anyway, man, we're talking, we're we're, you know, 462 00:28:18.480 --> 00:28:21.759 doing whatever. This dude jumps on the stage and was like, yeah, 463 00:28:21.759 --> 00:28:26.519 I worked for road. How did you guys find out about this? So 464 00:28:26.279 --> 00:28:30.559 and look, unless he was really convincing liar, it's definitely confirmed and they 465 00:28:30.559 --> 00:28:33.799 should be announcing it in the next week or so and if so, we'll 466 00:28:33.839 --> 00:28:37.039 see. But you know, I mean, I know Tom Buck has want 467 00:28:37.039 --> 00:28:38.720 to saw it. I know what that listen when I when I saw the 468 00:28:38.759 --> 00:28:41.960 story, I said I sent him a message on facebook and just said it 469 00:28:42.359 --> 00:28:45.640 just sais Sir Right, and that now is that. He responded back with 470 00:28:45.759 --> 00:28:52.799 a little happy face. So yet he hasn't confirmed or denied. But okay, 471 00:28:52.119 --> 00:28:55.400 let me ask you this just let's talk a little bit about gas. 472 00:28:55.680 --> 00:28:59.160 Let's talk a little bit about gear acquisitions and and we we both have I've 473 00:28:59.240 --> 00:29:03.279 got the RCP, the number one. You get number two. Do you 474 00:29:03.400 --> 00:29:07.039 need number two? But are you getting number two? I don't. You 475 00:29:07.200 --> 00:29:10.400 just will be any ass. Can you got all this other stuff to just 476 00:29:10.559 --> 00:29:12.160 just because it's signing a new you can't get the new one, you know? 477 00:29:12.480 --> 00:29:17.799 Yes, I am. That that's my I'm gonna I'm gonna sell some 478 00:29:17.920 --> 00:29:22.400 stuff. I'm committed to selling stuff to buy it, but I'm definitely going 479 00:29:22.440 --> 00:29:23.039 to buy me. I mean I just have to. You know, it's 480 00:29:23.079 --> 00:29:26.720 like I love this one, even though has a little issues. I want 481 00:29:26.720 --> 00:29:29.920 to get it fixed, maybe even keep it, maybe even whatever. But 482 00:29:30.000 --> 00:29:32.319 I got a camera you, I get a couple camera lens. I've used 483 00:29:32.359 --> 00:29:33.799 this camera lens three times. I'M gonna sell it, you know. Yeah, 484 00:29:34.640 --> 00:29:37.400 well, and let me put that in perspective and I kind of set 485 00:29:37.480 --> 00:29:41.480 you up with that. Be Honest with you. It's okay for a gas 486 00:29:41.640 --> 00:29:45.000 gear acquisitions him, as we call it here in these content creation streets. 487 00:29:45.119 --> 00:29:48.720 And again, those of us that are early adopters, those of us that 488 00:29:48.799 --> 00:29:53.039 are coaches, shows of us that are consultants and help others all along their 489 00:29:53.119 --> 00:29:59.079 way of building out their studios and their environments, we are obligated to know 490 00:29:59.319 --> 00:30:03.400 about this equipment as it comes out, either just from aspects perspective, from 491 00:30:03.440 --> 00:30:07.079 a technology utilization perspective and again, if we can continue to level up our 492 00:30:07.240 --> 00:30:11.920 gear and our environments as well. I'm going to bless somebody with this roadcaster 493 00:30:12.119 --> 00:30:15.400 when I get the new one. But yeah, I'm also going to get 494 00:30:15.440 --> 00:30:19.480 it, but it's almost a it's our duty right to be aware of what's 495 00:30:19.519 --> 00:30:23.119 going on, know the stories, know what's coming out, acquire it when 496 00:30:23.160 --> 00:30:26.960 we can and then pass it on to individuals that we work with. It's 497 00:30:27.000 --> 00:30:30.640 just like all these cameras, right, we got all these lenses, all 498 00:30:30.680 --> 00:30:33.480 these bodies, as Sony comes out with the next one, the next one, 499 00:30:33.599 --> 00:30:37.359 the next one. We're going to continue to level up lights, we're 500 00:30:37.400 --> 00:30:40.880 going to continue to level up and move forward. But again, I I 501 00:30:41.079 --> 00:30:44.359 say it, said it jokingly, but it again. It's our duty as 502 00:30:44.440 --> 00:30:47.240 two consultants, as the coaches, as the creators, as the ones at 503 00:30:47.279 --> 00:30:49.759 the forefront, three feet ahead of someone else, to go ahead and get 504 00:30:49.799 --> 00:30:53.200 this gear, learn about this gear so we can talk about this gear exactly. 505 00:30:53.359 --> 00:30:56.839 So I need everybody watching or listening to head over to buy me a 506 00:30:56.920 --> 00:31:00.960 Coffeecom Find James and I buy us both of call. We need lots of 507 00:31:00.039 --> 00:31:03.759 coffee so we can buy this thing when it comes out so we can be 508 00:31:03.880 --> 00:31:07.160 ready for you or doing this for your guys thereon over. So yeah, 509 00:31:07.200 --> 00:31:10.200 man, I agree with you, and that's kind of how I just you 510 00:31:10.240 --> 00:31:12.440 know, I guess, if I have to justify it like that's how I 511 00:31:12.480 --> 00:31:15.359 would justify. Like, man, I need to be in the know. 512 00:31:15.559 --> 00:31:18.599 I I'm helping people with this stuff all, you know, consulting everything. 513 00:31:18.759 --> 00:31:21.319 So and they're going to want to buy it to you know, people want 514 00:31:21.359 --> 00:31:23.319 to upgrade and and and all kinds of stuff. But but yeah, man, 515 00:31:23.400 --> 00:31:26.680 from that room, do that we did the other night. It's going 516 00:31:26.720 --> 00:31:30.839 to I think it's like sixteen times faster than in the road cast pro. 517 00:31:30.279 --> 00:31:33.960 It's going to have three USBC ports you can hook up like to compute. 518 00:31:33.960 --> 00:31:37.559 I mean this guy was talking stuff. I'm like what I ever do that, 519 00:31:37.720 --> 00:31:40.759 like two computers at a time to bring in two different sources. I 520 00:31:40.839 --> 00:31:44.240 mean it's going to be it's going to be fire. It's got enough game 521 00:31:44.400 --> 00:31:47.200 boost on it where you don't have to have a fedhead or a or a 522 00:31:47.240 --> 00:31:49.559 cloudlift. Really, okay, that is all that. So I'm loving that 523 00:31:49.640 --> 00:31:53.279 piece. Okay, that not you can get. You got both eyebrows just 524 00:31:53.400 --> 00:31:56.200 raised up. It's now just when you said so. So for guys were 525 00:31:56.279 --> 00:31:59.519 like Hey, I want a studio, I want to seven bees, but 526 00:31:59.559 --> 00:32:01.920 I don't want to buy four of them. And for cloud lifters, I 527 00:32:02.039 --> 00:32:06.839 mean you just saved nine hundred dollars. You know, whatever, in cloud. 528 00:32:07.079 --> 00:32:09.119 That's okay. So yeah, man, and anyway, man. And 529 00:32:09.160 --> 00:32:13.240 then it's got a little APP and stuff where you can trigger sound effects from 530 00:32:13.279 --> 00:32:15.119 a distance, you know, from a you know whatever, if you want 531 00:32:15.200 --> 00:32:20.119 to on your phone. So yeah, it's got it's got some network pored 532 00:32:20.200 --> 00:32:22.920 on there. He didn't say, he wouldn't say what it was or how 533 00:32:22.039 --> 00:32:27.880 you use it, but duel Jacks for instruments and Xlr. I mean it's 534 00:32:28.000 --> 00:32:30.640 fired. It is. It's pretty crazy. I can't even. Yeah, 535 00:32:30.799 --> 00:32:36.799 anyway, it got me. We cannnday morning quarterback. This and pontificate, 536 00:32:37.000 --> 00:32:42.400 another big word. I that one means. I don't doubt wonder what it's 537 00:32:42.440 --> 00:32:45.720 going to what else is it going to replace? Right, does this start, 538 00:32:45.039 --> 00:32:51.279 maybe even getting into stream deck world? It's just start getting into a 539 00:32:51.440 --> 00:32:54.759 tim mini world right again, just by replacing other gear within your studio, 540 00:32:54.880 --> 00:32:59.599 by allowing you to have just one big mixing board that does so much more, 541 00:33:00.039 --> 00:33:02.519 and just in putting output up microphone. So again, I'm just, 542 00:33:04.160 --> 00:33:07.400 yeah, going stuff out there. I'm gonna do a little more research right 543 00:33:07.440 --> 00:33:08.400 now. That's cool. Well, and I'm going to. I'm gonna, 544 00:33:08.599 --> 00:33:12.039 I'm gonna, if I can bring it up here you know, we had 545 00:33:12.079 --> 00:33:15.920 all this fancy screens set up for other stuff. I'm going to see if 546 00:33:15.920 --> 00:33:20.000 I can find this most if I can find it while where I we're chatting. 547 00:33:20.000 --> 00:33:22.799 But Yeah, man, it is, it is. Probably they said 548 00:33:22.839 --> 00:33:25.519 it's going to be this guy, you know, of course he works there, 549 00:33:25.559 --> 00:33:29.279 so it's like whatever, but he's like there's nothing like it on the 550 00:33:29.880 --> 00:33:31.960 on the in the market. There's nothing like it. Can even miss thin 551 00:33:32.039 --> 00:33:36.279 going close get into it, you know. So they're gonna they're gonna knock 552 00:33:36.279 --> 00:33:38.160 it out and I think it's going to come with a lot of software opportunities 553 00:33:38.160 --> 00:33:43.559 as well, which is really interesting. But I think what they did was 554 00:33:43.640 --> 00:33:45.519 they said, hey, we you know, our first one was kind of 555 00:33:45.559 --> 00:33:49.400 like podcast, podcast, podcasts, and we realized a lot of streamers, 556 00:33:49.480 --> 00:33:52.400 a lot of musicians want to use it, use our products, and so 557 00:33:52.759 --> 00:33:58.359 they kind of listen to all three of these communities and their list of desires 558 00:33:59.200 --> 00:34:02.599 and kind of made a machine for everyone. So we think about it. 559 00:34:02.680 --> 00:34:06.720 So the first one was about seven hundred bucks right. What how much is 560 00:34:06.839 --> 00:34:10.719 too much or how much is to where it gets uncomfortable and to where again 561 00:34:10.760 --> 00:34:15.679 you start questioning is this right for me? Can you'll kind of answer question 562 00:34:15.760 --> 00:34:16.920 of smackdown outdoors. Right, how much you think just going to come? 563 00:34:17.280 --> 00:34:22.559 I'm nine hundred and ninety five. It's a weird number, but it's when 564 00:34:22.599 --> 00:34:27.239 you start, when you started getting over. Yeah, it's we're did it. 565 00:34:27.840 --> 00:34:30.920 So so we asked this question in this club out for him. I 566 00:34:30.079 --> 00:34:36.239 were like so, what's surprised and he's like you guys are speculating. I 567 00:34:36.280 --> 00:34:39.320 mean somebody speculate one fourteen hundred and he's like it's south of eight hundred. 568 00:34:40.000 --> 00:34:45.119 Like it's under he's like don't. He's like it's it should be a thousand. 569 00:34:45.480 --> 00:34:46.880 For sure, it could be a thousand, but it's less than what 570 00:34:46.960 --> 00:34:50.719 you guys are saying. So we so we were like somewhere between eight hundred 571 00:34:50.719 --> 00:34:54.039 and and in one thousandour hundred and and he wouldn't say the exact price, 572 00:34:54.159 --> 00:34:59.199 but he was just like is less. And so anyway, I don't know, 573 00:34:59.239 --> 00:35:00.679 man, we'll see. You know, if they kept it at that 574 00:35:00.719 --> 00:35:02.440 five ninety nine price point, I don't know how they would, but if 575 00:35:02.480 --> 00:35:07.079 they did, oh dude, and it's kind of man, I can't forgot 576 00:35:07.159 --> 00:35:08.880 some may stuff about this, but it's got the screen that it doesn't till 577 00:35:08.960 --> 00:35:12.920 it's not. It's a lock screen, but it is. It is angled 578 00:35:13.000 --> 00:35:16.039 now so you can actually see it. So yeah, one thing here said 579 00:35:16.239 --> 00:35:21.280 just popped into my head about this and we would. We've been talking about 580 00:35:21.280 --> 00:35:25.239 Amazon live and this just is hit my head. Road does not have any 581 00:35:25.239 --> 00:35:31.760 official Amazon presence. So you may see road gear on Amazon, but again, 582 00:35:31.840 --> 00:35:38.079 it's not officially license authorized reseller by your road gear from being H at 583 00:35:38.119 --> 00:35:43.639 a Rama Best, by Guitar Center, things of that nature. If you 584 00:35:44.519 --> 00:35:47.239 taking chances, just just won't let you guys know. Road explicitly lists on 585 00:35:47.360 --> 00:35:52.880 their website as well that they don't have an authorized location and presence on Amazon. 586 00:35:53.039 --> 00:35:55.760 So I didn't keep that in mind as well. Folk, that's a 587 00:35:55.840 --> 00:35:59.360 good tip, man. That's because everybody goes to Amazon it but it goes, 588 00:35:59.559 --> 00:36:00.840 yeah, right over. But yeah, I did not know that. 589 00:36:00.960 --> 00:36:05.159 That's good, even for Amazon live cell. You know, Amazon live creators 590 00:36:05.239 --> 00:36:07.840 to like. Don't be promoting on there because you get your people in a 591 00:36:07.960 --> 00:36:13.719 sideways. We'll see. Yes, Victor says. So how much is too 592 00:36:13.840 --> 00:36:17.920 much? How much will hurt you? I decline to answer that, sir. 593 00:36:19.320 --> 00:36:22.000 I decline to answer that. Watch Tom box video and then I'll make 594 00:36:22.039 --> 00:36:25.320 a decision. How much you too much right now, because because he's a 595 00:36:25.400 --> 00:36:30.519 gray salesman, right Tom I have you buying sand from the beach. Boy, 596 00:36:30.800 --> 00:36:34.320 he'll put a com nail on it and he'll start with the dad jokes. 597 00:36:34.400 --> 00:36:37.599 Next thing you know, you dropping the credit card down and come on, 598 00:36:37.840 --> 00:36:40.119 man, I got he's dangerous, Dude, he is that love you, 599 00:36:40.199 --> 00:36:44.119 brother, but he's dangerous. He's a yeah, yeah, he gets 600 00:36:44.159 --> 00:36:45.760 me in trouble. Man. I'm like, cone, I just watch this 601 00:36:45.840 --> 00:36:47.880 video by Tom and I gotta go buy this thing. She's like stop watching 602 00:36:47.880 --> 00:36:52.719 that dude. Video was this? WHO's Tom? You know? I know, 603 00:36:52.840 --> 00:36:54.320 man, it's so crazy, so so man. We can't jumped into 604 00:36:54.360 --> 00:36:58.559 mics. We kind of jumped to the interfaces a little bit. Let's stalk 605 00:36:58.559 --> 00:37:01.239 about cameras, because you said it's Sony. I'm a I'm a cannon guy. 606 00:37:01.400 --> 00:37:04.800 I got a reason why I'm a cannon guy, but I want to 607 00:37:04.840 --> 00:37:07.519 hear more about your Sony set up because I think the auto focus on those 608 00:37:07.599 --> 00:37:12.239 things. I don't know what you're using versus everyone else in the Ekam community. 609 00:37:12.440 --> 00:37:15.360 Yeah, but that auto focus is fast. I mean, is it 610 00:37:15.440 --> 00:37:19.719 again? Fast? They will mold that motto. Focus is fast. Listen 611 00:37:19.800 --> 00:37:23.039 that, come on now, shocks out to all y'all out there running, 612 00:37:23.159 --> 00:37:27.840 running, cannon, running Nikon. You know, I started with pain tax 613 00:37:27.920 --> 00:37:30.199 back in the old and old days and I was actually take and photos. 614 00:37:30.320 --> 00:37:35.599 But listen, if you can't be making video content out here in East Straits, 615 00:37:36.280 --> 00:37:40.639 Sony done, no, no questions. If and are but unlimited video 616 00:37:40.840 --> 00:37:46.119 recording. We're not stuck at that twenty nine minute mark. That bred. 617 00:37:46.199 --> 00:37:50.719 Yeah, you can't record. I'm on that. See. So cannon is 618 00:37:50.800 --> 00:37:53.960 fantastic for photos. They they really are. It's the one of the leading 619 00:37:54.000 --> 00:37:59.719 out there, the Nikons, the pentaxes, the Panasonics, to so all 620 00:37:59.800 --> 00:38:02.599 of them. Cannon's number number two, right. But when he comes to 621 00:38:02.719 --> 00:38:07.480 video, who started everything? Who is the leader? Who? Who knows 622 00:38:07.559 --> 00:38:12.119 what? Who was the originator of this? You know, it really was 623 00:38:12.239 --> 00:38:15.039 Sony. And again, unlimited video. When you're out there remotely and you've 624 00:38:15.039 --> 00:38:19.079 got your device, you can record as long as you got space on your 625 00:38:19.159 --> 00:38:22.719 SD card. You're not stuck at that twenty nine mind mark on the cannons. 626 00:38:22.719 --> 00:38:24.639 You can't look thirty minutes. Yeah, but that sounds like weird, 627 00:38:24.760 --> 00:38:29.880 like taxolf from like the UK from right. It's like that's why something something 628 00:38:29.920 --> 00:38:31.199 way. I don't know. I'm not. I'm not in that I'm not 629 00:38:31.320 --> 00:38:37.400 in that situation. I can most be the category they put it in as 630 00:38:37.440 --> 00:38:38.639 a did they put it? Is it? Is it technically call a DSL 631 00:38:38.800 --> 00:38:45.519 RS? It called it Cam quorder, mirror mirrorless. So even the least 632 00:38:45.559 --> 00:38:49.880 some of their new mirrorlesss mirrorlest cameras allow you to go above that twenty nine 633 00:38:49.920 --> 00:38:52.840 minute mark. But you know, legacy and up to this point the the 634 00:38:54.199 --> 00:38:58.480 in S, I think the mark, the mark too, and fifty allows 635 00:38:58.480 --> 00:39:00.239 you to go past that fifty thirty admitted market. But again that that's just 636 00:39:00.280 --> 00:39:05.119 something to be cognizant of. That there are good limitations on some of these 637 00:39:05.719 --> 00:39:10.519 dslr slice new mirroralists providers that have a limit in terms of how much, 638 00:39:10.800 --> 00:39:15.719 how much time you can actually record video. You don't have that limitation on 639 00:39:15.000 --> 00:39:17.679 some and I'm looking, I see at the side of my ice commis just 640 00:39:17.719 --> 00:39:22.039 coming in. People are probably just people are hot. Now I don't even 641 00:39:22.119 --> 00:39:24.440 to look at it because I didn't pull the ballet. All good. They're 642 00:39:24.480 --> 00:39:28.880 also good. I don't pull the band. I'm not even going to look 643 00:39:28.920 --> 00:39:36.000 at him. But yeah, I'm all Sony. I've got to Zvten's running 644 00:39:36.079 --> 00:39:40.480 here, so to APSC cameras running as my alternate views. I've got a 645 00:39:40.639 --> 00:39:45.400 ZV ONE APSC as my top down shot as well. So I've got three 646 00:39:45.519 --> 00:39:50.679 right there. And my main camera is the ZV, I'm sorry, the 647 00:39:50.719 --> 00:39:54.320 a seven four. So I've got the full frame a seven four with that 648 00:39:54.559 --> 00:39:59.960 yet at that dynamic I speed auto focus, just taking it right, right 649 00:40:00.039 --> 00:40:04.760 with the twenty millimeter. I shoot Sony Glass to okay, I switched from 650 00:40:05.199 --> 00:40:10.920 Sigma Lenses to Sony Lenses when I got the a seven for because the a 651 00:40:12.079 --> 00:40:17.840 seven four has a compensation for the breathing focus, breathing right the other cameras, 652 00:40:17.920 --> 00:40:22.400 meaning that it's not moving back and forth as as I move. It's 653 00:40:22.480 --> 00:40:24.079 locked in. It's locked in right now on this. I do your right 654 00:40:24.159 --> 00:40:27.960 now. Yeah, it's still it's still locked in right, it's right. 655 00:40:28.079 --> 00:40:30.480 It doesn't move. So there's a up been station for the focus breathing on 656 00:40:30.519 --> 00:40:35.840 the a seventy four as opposed to seven the other cameras out there. Chris 657 00:40:35.920 --> 00:40:37.559 Stone, he's with you, man. He's saying I just need to supply 658 00:40:37.719 --> 00:40:40.519 chain to come back so I can get another Sony. Well then, and 659 00:40:40.599 --> 00:40:44.119 that was you know, I got the I got the which I have it 660 00:40:44.159 --> 00:40:46.400 here because I'm tearing out my stuff and packing it up. I got the 661 00:40:46.920 --> 00:40:53.119 CANNON USURP IN. This thing actually has a like a retin of Focus, 662 00:40:53.159 --> 00:40:57.400 I guess what they call her or something like that, but it is nowhere 663 00:40:57.519 --> 00:40:59.880 near as fast. Man, I'm watching all these Sony guys. I'm like 664 00:41:00.039 --> 00:41:02.719 wow, look at it. I mean I'm over here like look my eyes, 665 00:41:02.880 --> 00:41:07.679 man, look my it's so anyway, I'm pretty impressed. But the 666 00:41:07.719 --> 00:41:12.920 reason why I went with cannon is I have a photographer friend who shoots with 667 00:41:13.039 --> 00:41:15.559 cannon and it would came down a glass. Dude, he had so much 668 00:41:15.800 --> 00:41:20.519 of like everybody's like a dude, if you buy a cannon body, you 669 00:41:20.639 --> 00:41:23.119 can use my lenses until you build up your own, you know, and 670 00:41:23.360 --> 00:41:25.800 that's like yeah, that's really cool. So that's why I did it. 671 00:41:27.000 --> 00:41:30.559 However, I've been I've been thinking about a Sony, man, I be 672 00:41:30.639 --> 00:41:31.880 I maybe have to talk to some of you guys and say, Hey, 673 00:41:31.960 --> 00:41:36.719 which one do I sell all this stuff and and get a get it, 674 00:41:36.760 --> 00:41:39.599 because I'll like cannon but doing this, man, I'm literally this is a 675 00:41:39.639 --> 00:41:44.519 Webcam. It's like a fancy, yeah, really expensive, fancy Webcam, 676 00:41:45.559 --> 00:41:47.719 and I'm pulling into the wall power. So I'm not really worried about the 677 00:41:47.800 --> 00:41:52.000 thirty minute recording. However, maybe I would go do stuff if I knew 678 00:41:52.000 --> 00:41:55.039 I didn't have a limitation, you know. So that's thirty minute recording is 679 00:41:55.159 --> 00:42:00.480 not based on if you're just plugged into AC power, but it's a imitation 680 00:42:00.679 --> 00:42:04.960 of the hardware in and of itself. Right, a lot of the DFL 681 00:42:05.039 --> 00:42:08.400 are new mirrors cameras only have that limit of being a record to twenty nine 682 00:42:08.440 --> 00:42:13.039 minutes. Oh my whole record all day, like I'll leave it on Okaday. 683 00:42:13.519 --> 00:42:15.719 So I don't know, I don't know. I thought I thought it 684 00:42:15.800 --> 00:42:19.880 was only for a memory card, but I also did not know that Sony 685 00:42:19.920 --> 00:42:22.400 had unlimited recording. So I'm learning a body manistry. Man, I learned 686 00:42:22.400 --> 00:42:25.719 so much about Sony Trub. I'll give you the unbiased conversation about it, 687 00:42:25.800 --> 00:42:30.480 you know, even though I'll lean you towards Sony just because because you're a 688 00:42:30.559 --> 00:42:35.039 video man as well. But there are just more prosed than cons of moving 689 00:42:35.159 --> 00:42:38.480 over to the Sony Platform. When you're creating content out there, especially video 690 00:42:38.599 --> 00:42:45.480 content, that fast auto focus in body image stabilization, you can't beat it. 691 00:42:45.599 --> 00:42:47.960 It's so lightning fast and has to dude that. You have to have 692 00:42:49.159 --> 00:42:52.599 that right and you've got to have you notice I'm using the right kind of 693 00:42:52.679 --> 00:42:58.199 lights behind me as well. I'm using video lights as opposed to regular two 694 00:42:58.280 --> 00:43:00.880 ditter lights that did you get from the dollar store or whatever it's on, 695 00:43:00.079 --> 00:43:04.719 using lightn to build for videos that you're not seeing the the the shutter and 696 00:43:04.840 --> 00:43:07.519 the flicker from from the video, from lights as well. All that kind 697 00:43:07.559 --> 00:43:13.960 of stuff matters, and Sony just really accommodates for that beautifully as composed some 698 00:43:14.039 --> 00:43:16.519 the other manufacturers. Other manufacturers are doing it, doing, doing well, 699 00:43:16.719 --> 00:43:20.760 but Sony, in my opinion, just as a better all right, man, 700 00:43:21.239 --> 00:43:22.480 you know, I got a you know, come on and get it. 701 00:43:22.480 --> 00:43:24.719 Get it, all right, get it, Gosh, let's lock. 702 00:43:24.760 --> 00:43:28.639 Let's just log on in the Amazon right now and spend some of that some 703 00:43:28.719 --> 00:43:32.599 of that Fort Mount your do I need some of ms off. So Chris 704 00:43:32.719 --> 00:43:37.719 has a question. He says which Sony Lens is comparable to sigma? I 705 00:43:37.800 --> 00:43:40.519 want to take Dana glad news advice and think ahead to get what I can 706 00:43:40.599 --> 00:43:50.320 graduate into. I am a I am a I used to have a lot 707 00:43:50.360 --> 00:43:52.199 of g master lenses, so the vic the top, top of the leg 708 00:43:52.320 --> 00:43:55.679 on the line in terms of build quality and glass and things of that nature. 709 00:43:57.400 --> 00:44:01.079 Right now I'm shooting off of the Sony Twenty millimeter g Lens Right So, 710 00:44:01.280 --> 00:44:05.440 so that's what I'm using as my primary go to. And with again, 711 00:44:05.519 --> 00:44:07.760 the Sony Camera System, you can use what's called clear image zoom, 712 00:44:07.920 --> 00:44:14.159 so you can actually allow the camera to zoom in without losing, without degradating 713 00:44:14.199 --> 00:44:17.639 the image quality. HMM. So you eat. We typically talk about optical 714 00:44:19.039 --> 00:44:22.960 versus digital type of zoom when we're using these these cameras, but with clear 715 00:44:22.039 --> 00:44:27.119 image zoom it allows you to actually sense, to crop into the image without 716 00:44:27.320 --> 00:44:31.599 losing image quality. So that's what I'm using again, the twenty millimeter Sony 717 00:44:31.679 --> 00:44:37.039 Lens. Right there on this ZV ten I've got just two Kit Lens. 718 00:44:37.119 --> 00:44:38.840 And what is that? That's just a sixteen to fifty right there at three 719 00:44:38.880 --> 00:44:42.880 point five to five point six. So it's I've got it. Why open 720 00:44:43.000 --> 00:44:45.960 at its three point five? I don't need that to really have the blurry, 721 00:44:45.159 --> 00:44:51.800 blurry background yeah, this Lens. I just got my Sony Lens, 722 00:44:51.840 --> 00:44:54.239 but I'm still using the Sigma Sixteen on this one in particular. But yeah, 723 00:44:54.320 --> 00:44:58.119 I am sw like I said, I of switching all to all Sony 724 00:44:58.199 --> 00:45:01.880 Glass and this twenty millimeter is the one to go to in terms of what 725 00:45:02.079 --> 00:45:07.320 I see the best, best bet minute. Thanks for its good it's crispy. 726 00:45:07.440 --> 00:45:09.719 Look it looks good. Look at all this salt in the Beer Kah. 727 00:45:09.840 --> 00:45:13.119 Yeah, I got to do something about that. I should have came 728 00:45:13.199 --> 00:45:15.639 in looking mills and I don't know how much credit we give to the Lens, 729 00:45:15.760 --> 00:45:20.239 or maybe just a good looking dude. I don't know whichever one. 730 00:45:20.320 --> 00:45:22.480 I mean, it's the lends, it's the limit, brother. So how 731 00:45:22.559 --> 00:45:24.679 far? How close do you have that twenty meal because you know, I 732 00:45:24.840 --> 00:45:29.840 use a thirty five. Thirty five is not I mean it's a arms reach 733 00:45:29.920 --> 00:45:31.920 away, like I can't like mess with my camera settings with it when I 734 00:45:31.960 --> 00:45:37.280 got it on. But how close are you there to that thing? To 735 00:45:37.519 --> 00:45:39.719 feet two and a half? I know exactly. Look, I'm like, 736 00:45:39.960 --> 00:45:45.800 I'm like Seawan Boyd Y'all call them dot. I have a you know, 737 00:45:45.199 --> 00:45:50.159 ruler as well. I know exactly how far everything is all right to the 738 00:45:50.280 --> 00:45:54.079 inch. So it's two and a half feet to that. That lends from 739 00:45:54.159 --> 00:45:58.280 from my to my face. And is that? Is that full on right 740 00:45:58.320 --> 00:46:00.400 now? Is that like the full with right now? Are you get that 741 00:46:00.480 --> 00:46:04.320 zoomed in a little bit with Ekam? I've got it zoomed in just for 742 00:46:04.599 --> 00:46:08.960 the honestly, the way that you have your scene set up. So I'm 743 00:46:09.119 --> 00:46:16.559 zoomed in via via e Cam to ten on the zoom. Okay, Gotcha. 744 00:46:16.760 --> 00:46:20.239 So just a little bit there, all right. Yeah, but I'm 745 00:46:20.320 --> 00:46:22.480 wide open on the camera and in and of itself, right, because by 746 00:46:22.559 --> 00:46:28.320 my having the camera wide open, it allows for the eye tracking to work 747 00:46:28.480 --> 00:46:30.639 flawlessly. Right. So instead of using in the CLU, I don't need 748 00:46:30.679 --> 00:46:32.400 to use clear of its zoom in the studio. So I have the camera 749 00:46:32.760 --> 00:46:37.360 and the Lens all the way open and then within my software, that's where 750 00:46:37.360 --> 00:46:39.559 I can zoom and and move me within the frame. So the way that 751 00:46:39.679 --> 00:46:44.480 you have this particular web frame, I've zoomed it into where I just have 752 00:46:44.639 --> 00:46:47.079 a very small lot of head room. Yeah, only one. I don't. 753 00:46:47.079 --> 00:46:50.880 Have you seen all of the garbage that's in my studio right? Yeah, 754 00:46:50.920 --> 00:46:52.880 okay, well, even with his zoom in, with the digital zoom, 755 00:46:52.920 --> 00:46:58.000 which digital zoom typically doesn't look that great, this lends still looks great, 756 00:46:58.039 --> 00:47:00.079 man, looks awesome. I love it. This is listen, it's 757 00:47:00.119 --> 00:47:02.920 to about to go many. It's the it's the body, it's two Lens, 758 00:47:04.079 --> 00:47:05.960 is the glass? That those kind of things. You give it to 759 00:47:06.039 --> 00:47:07.920 pay for it again. So I'm going to talk about my thirty five leader, 760 00:47:08.000 --> 00:47:13.679 but out there, forget it. No, don't throw it. Sell 761 00:47:13.760 --> 00:47:16.920 it right, you don't facebook, marker place. Cauri will start a idee. 762 00:47:17.280 --> 00:47:21.079 How's your engineer skills, James? We'll goot auction this off. In 763 00:47:21.119 --> 00:47:24.559 the chat, Chris Stone says, here comes the gas. Yeah, man, 764 00:47:24.679 --> 00:47:29.039 I mean Ye, there it is right now, tea master. Oh 765 00:47:29.119 --> 00:47:30.920 my gosh, these guys. Man. Yeah, I'm like over here on 766 00:47:31.000 --> 00:47:36.079 my great roadcast or prosny. Okay, I got a long honey, please 767 00:47:36.119 --> 00:47:37.880 don't come in here. You know, my God, I didn't. Just 768 00:47:38.079 --> 00:47:42.159 dropped too grand just messing with man, I can't come on this show you. 769 00:47:42.400 --> 00:47:45.079 I've just spent two thous hanging out with this guy. Yeah, I 770 00:47:45.199 --> 00:47:46.800 know, right, yeah, I can't hang out with you. All Right, 771 00:47:46.800 --> 00:47:50.000 man, I get a couple more subjects here. We can burn through 772 00:47:50.000 --> 00:47:52.679 the next four five minutes and wrap this thing up. But let's talk about 773 00:47:52.760 --> 00:47:58.159 lights. You touched on a little bit about video lights. So I think, 774 00:47:58.440 --> 00:48:00.639 I think, in my opinion, audio and video, or audio and 775 00:48:00.800 --> 00:48:04.920 lighting, is like the most important things, even over camera like you can 776 00:48:04.960 --> 00:48:07.920 have a mean of a decent camera and really hone in on your lighting and 777 00:48:07.960 --> 00:48:13.159 get some really good video, well, I'll say better video. So what 778 00:48:13.280 --> 00:48:15.440 kind all you get great lighting? What kind of lights are you using? 779 00:48:15.320 --> 00:48:22.960 I have standardized for no real reason, on go docs, go to godocks 780 00:48:22.119 --> 00:48:29.199 makes video lighting gear. I've had knee were I've had that was the only 781 00:48:29.239 --> 00:48:31.679 other one that I really had. I looked at Nan light and lights as 782 00:48:31.719 --> 00:48:37.400 phenomenal as well. APERTURES phenomenal as well, but I standard I had some 783 00:48:37.760 --> 00:48:43.519 El Gaidos as well. I left the Ol Gattos for I had an issue 784 00:48:43.559 --> 00:48:46.119 with them because the Ol gotta ring lights that connect to your Wi fi network, 785 00:48:46.159 --> 00:48:50.400 I had some early ones that were falling off on my network and just 786 00:48:50.599 --> 00:48:54.480 were becoming just unusable. So again, Long Story Short, I've got to 787 00:48:54.760 --> 00:48:59.800 go doocs es forty five kind of the gaming lights as my key lights. 788 00:48:59.960 --> 00:49:02.920 I've got one pointing to my wall and I get another one pointing actually bouncing 789 00:49:04.000 --> 00:49:07.079 off the wall to soften the like coming off their large panels. So I've 790 00:49:07.079 --> 00:49:13.079 gotten them softening the like coming off and I can adjust the temperature and not 791 00:49:13.159 --> 00:49:16.800 going to adjust how bright at they are as well, just from this this 792 00:49:17.000 --> 00:49:21.519 remote here. So it comes with the remote control and it comes within an 793 00:49:21.559 --> 00:49:25.840 APP as well, which I love. In the back you see the the 794 00:49:25.960 --> 00:49:30.840 lightsabers right, I've so I've actually I got four the these godocs tl s 795 00:49:31.440 --> 00:49:36.519 spread out across the studio and those are the ones, again, high quality 796 00:49:36.639 --> 00:49:38.440 video lights that I can change. Are All urge. Those are all ARGB 797 00:49:38.599 --> 00:49:43.599 as well, so I can have those change different color depending on branding, 798 00:49:43.719 --> 00:49:46.199 depending on the show, whatever the case may be. So at for those, 799 00:49:46.280 --> 00:49:51.199 those are my main lights. So just those for tl sixty tubes and 800 00:49:51.440 --> 00:49:55.679 the to es forty five. From A practicals perspective, I've got, I 801 00:49:55.760 --> 00:50:00.039 still got he lights around right Phillips he was and and they still do do 802 00:50:00.079 --> 00:50:02.639 a decent job, especially from a practical lighting perspective. So those are kind 803 00:50:02.639 --> 00:50:07.320 of just the ambient lights and those are what's are providing the the soft white 804 00:50:07.440 --> 00:50:12.519 and the white highlights that you're seeing throughout the throughout the room. All Right, 805 00:50:12.719 --> 00:50:15.559 yeah, I love it. I love go docks as well. I 806 00:50:15.639 --> 00:50:20.280 got one of their big, actually like big video soft box lights so that 807 00:50:20.400 --> 00:50:22.280 you know, you kind of like, kind of like monty weaver. I 808 00:50:22.320 --> 00:50:24.840 don't know if that's the same brand, but that same style, just ginormous 809 00:50:24.920 --> 00:50:29.280 soft box. Once again, I you know, I can salt it with 810 00:50:29.360 --> 00:50:34.480 a photographer about getting some really good, goodness good lighting in. Man, 811 00:50:34.559 --> 00:50:36.840 that thing. I can't wait to get back to it because right now, 812 00:50:37.880 --> 00:50:39.159 this is funny. I have a ring and get to use and I love 813 00:50:39.199 --> 00:50:44.559 what you said about bouncing light, because oftentimes you get on these these live 814 00:50:44.639 --> 00:50:47.199 streams and you see this snake. Guys like you can see the ring light 815 00:50:47.320 --> 00:50:52.079 reflection and like man, a person looks weird. It can't be healthy for 816 00:50:52.239 --> 00:50:54.880 you to look into a light like that with the fuck yes, can't and 817 00:50:55.000 --> 00:50:58.760 do it. It can't do it all day. Right that there's some sets 818 00:50:58.760 --> 00:51:01.679 of bounds and off and basting in you yet causing you to yeah, it's 819 00:51:01.679 --> 00:51:04.760 don't do it. Right, not to do it. And so when I 820 00:51:04.840 --> 00:51:07.599 got here Puerto Rico, man, I didn't didn't bring that big, big 821 00:51:07.760 --> 00:51:08.519 light with me and so I was like I had to get something. So 822 00:51:08.519 --> 00:51:13.039 I went to Walmart. I got a little cheap ring light. It's too 823 00:51:13.119 --> 00:51:15.440 harsh light, no matter what I did. This room is really small and 824 00:51:15.480 --> 00:51:19.599 it's pretty light painted and it man, I took a pillow case, so 825 00:51:19.840 --> 00:51:22.280 maybe the fire has her. took a pillowcase white when put it over top 826 00:51:22.400 --> 00:51:25.320 of it and just now I bounced it. Of course. Now I've had 827 00:51:25.360 --> 00:51:30.679 to change around for this, for this iphone I'm using today because I'm packing 828 00:51:30.800 --> 00:51:34.280 up. But yeah, man, like play around with your light. And 829 00:51:34.599 --> 00:51:37.360 one of the tips I heard long time ago, a friend told me it 830 00:51:37.480 --> 00:51:40.719 was like go outside and see where the light comes from. It comes from 831 00:51:40.840 --> 00:51:45.920 top down, it comes from an angle down. It doesn't never blast into 832 00:51:45.960 --> 00:51:49.840 your face, like the sun isn't sitting on the horizon all day just smashing 833 00:51:49.880 --> 00:51:52.760 your face. And so I think that's a pretty good tip. Is like 834 00:51:52.960 --> 00:51:57.159 and I try to go super high and as high as the light will go, 835 00:51:57.360 --> 00:52:00.559 or so as I can get it at like a forty five one where 836 00:52:00.599 --> 00:52:04.159 or the other, just to get that you know, softer dramatic shut and 837 00:52:04.239 --> 00:52:07.559 there's all kinds of lighting techniques out there. I watched twenty hours of youtube 838 00:52:07.639 --> 00:52:13.079 videos and figure out which one I wanted. Yeah, I mean the most 839 00:52:13.199 --> 00:52:15.280 control, if you could have over your lighting within your studio, within your 840 00:52:15.320 --> 00:52:19.400 environment, the better. Right. You could do a lot of tricks as 841 00:52:19.480 --> 00:52:22.760 well, like, like you say, we just placement, positioning, bouncing 842 00:52:22.880 --> 00:52:28.960 off of the wall. The color of your walls is hugely important as well, 843 00:52:29.800 --> 00:52:34.760 you know, as opposed to a white room and white walls being eighteen 844 00:52:34.800 --> 00:52:37.559 percent Grad is what we got rocking right here. So I can make this 845 00:52:37.800 --> 00:52:42.519 back wall look any color that I want to. Another thing is again, 846 00:52:42.599 --> 00:52:45.119 think about your camera settings. Think of the exposure triangle on on your camera, 847 00:52:45.519 --> 00:52:51.440 right, the wider you open that aperture, the frame rate that you're 848 00:52:51.480 --> 00:52:54.519 utilizing, all that also not only just helps the picture and the view quality, 849 00:52:54.599 --> 00:52:58.960 but also it controls how much light is coming into the camera, so 850 00:52:59.079 --> 00:53:02.079 that that affects the visuals as well. So all of those things play into 851 00:53:02.559 --> 00:53:06.320 into concert terms of how you're going to set up your environment. So, 852 00:53:06.440 --> 00:53:09.519 yeah, the Laddie and the camera all work together, and you gotta and 853 00:53:09.719 --> 00:53:13.280 an airflow home. My goodness then, hold on before we go. I 854 00:53:13.360 --> 00:53:15.559 know you want to. I know you you're busy man. But listen, 855 00:53:16.079 --> 00:53:19.960 you got to have some proper air flowing here, because if you're sitting here 856 00:53:19.960 --> 00:53:22.320 and you're sweat and you don't look comfortable, all things are bad. So 857 00:53:22.480 --> 00:53:25.239 ment, I got my dison running over here. That's pumping off fresh air. 858 00:53:25.400 --> 00:53:30.639 I got I got many fans that are that are hit in my cameras 859 00:53:30.719 --> 00:53:32.719 to make sure that they don't overheat. There's so many cameras so they don't 860 00:53:32.719 --> 00:53:36.719 overheat anyway, but just in case, you know, I got fans running 861 00:53:36.760 --> 00:53:38.760 on them keep the keep the room cools and things of that nature. But 862 00:53:39.599 --> 00:53:45.360 there's so many of these these little intricate pieces of dead folks don't see behind 863 00:53:45.440 --> 00:53:50.280 the scenes that really matter to make sure that one your internet doesn't go down, 864 00:53:50.360 --> 00:53:53.199 your stream doesn't go down and that you're here is properly taken care of. 865 00:53:53.400 --> 00:53:57.519 So that's right, man. It's one thing to buy it, it's 866 00:53:57.559 --> 00:54:00.760 another thing to take care of it. And so all man, we've talked 867 00:54:00.800 --> 00:54:04.719 about a ton of different things and I really appreciate you coming on a sorry 868 00:54:04.760 --> 00:54:07.719 Amazon live didn't work out for us, but maybe next time I'll I'll figure 869 00:54:07.760 --> 00:54:10.559 it out. I don't know, man. I test it yesterday same settings, 870 00:54:10.639 --> 00:54:15.119 different day sor right. I give basils the call. I'll I'll see 871 00:54:15.119 --> 00:54:19.920 what's going on. Maybe he's doing some man him. I know he's probably 872 00:54:19.920 --> 00:54:22.119 I know a guy. I know a guy, call him. I know 873 00:54:22.159 --> 00:54:23.400 you guys with the college together and all I just call it is. But 874 00:54:23.599 --> 00:54:28.679 listen, I know a guy. Well, man, you've been a ton 875 00:54:28.760 --> 00:54:31.039 of fun. So how does people get in touch with you? Man, 876 00:54:31.079 --> 00:54:35.199 what's the best way? I know I put your your instagram handle on here, 877 00:54:35.280 --> 00:54:37.519 but there at the way. Somebody can come find you and hang out 878 00:54:37.559 --> 00:54:40.159 with you. Online Hicks, new media, that coome. That's the as 879 00:54:40.199 --> 00:54:45.440 the hub for everything. Go to me, thatcom. You will see links 880 00:54:45.519 --> 00:54:49.880 to all of my social profiles, you'll see links to my youtube channel, 881 00:54:50.239 --> 00:54:54.719 to all of my content that I'm creating for other social networks and things of 882 00:54:54.760 --> 00:55:00.000 that nature. So you can also reach out via my newsletter at but A. 883 00:55:00.000 --> 00:55:02.199 Again, everything right there, expedia, thatcom love him. Man. 884 00:55:02.320 --> 00:55:05.199 Well, James, thanks for being on the show. We're going to do 885 00:55:05.280 --> 00:55:08.559 it again already. I'm already brainstorm and like so much stuff that we could 886 00:55:08.920 --> 00:55:14.079 collaborate on, and that's the beauty of what we're doing. Man, creating 887 00:55:14.119 --> 00:55:16.480 this creator community to, you know, level up and help each other and 888 00:55:16.760 --> 00:55:21.679 you guys are inspiration for sure. So I really appreciate you. Appreciate you, 889 00:55:21.800 --> 00:55:23.119 man. Thank you. Better. Have a safe travels coming back to 890 00:55:23.199 --> 00:55:27.239 the to the mainland to yeah, I will. I'm excited, man, 891 00:55:27.239 --> 00:55:29.519 I get I got to make that trip. I got to make that Miami 892 00:55:29.639 --> 00:55:32.280 to to North Carolina drive. So yeah, yeah, it's fun, but 893 00:55:32.400 --> 00:55:36.960 appreciate your man. Thanks so much, James. All right, everybody, 894 00:55:37.039 --> 00:55:40.239 that is all for creating daily man, this video camera like went whack, 895 00:55:40.679 --> 00:55:45.000 this Sun iphone camera. Anyway, I'M gonna stop. I'm going to get 896 00:55:45.000 --> 00:55:45.679 off of I'm going to be back in a week. I'm going to be 897 00:55:45.800 --> 00:55:52.039 back June first and going live again. I'm taking just a week off to 898 00:55:52.400 --> 00:55:57.280 get all the stuff back here and get back and settle into my North Carolina 899 00:55:57.400 --> 00:56:00.880 home. So I'm excited about that big week coming up next week. We 900 00:56:00.000 --> 00:56:04.559 got vid fast, we got podfast and Chris Stona speaking at that, Chris 901 00:56:04.760 --> 00:56:08.119 Giles, Monty Weaver, a lot of people are going to be speaking at 902 00:56:08.239 --> 00:56:12.159 that event. So if you haven't already planned to be there, make sure 903 00:56:12.199 --> 00:56:15.960 you go be there and if anybody in the chat wants to drop a discount 904 00:56:15.039 --> 00:56:20.159 code or what not, be sure to drop that. I know there's all 905 00:56:20.280 --> 00:56:23.119 kinds of unfortunately, I will be in Florida at that time, but I 906 00:56:23.159 --> 00:56:28.000 will be driving through Florida. So if you're if you're happening to be on 907 00:56:28.119 --> 00:56:30.920 highway ninety five at some point you want to grab lunch and pet my dogs, 908 00:56:31.119 --> 00:56:35.199 let me know. We'll make that happen. Appreciate everybody jumping in the 909 00:56:35.320 --> 00:56:39.079 chat. Super Fun today James brought the crowd with him. So, once 910 00:56:39.119 --> 00:56:42.639 again, guys, I'll miss you. I will miss you for the next 911 00:56:42.719 --> 00:56:46.599 week as I am moving, but I'm excited to come back and I'll be 912 00:56:46.719 --> 00:56:51.239 more energized and ever more motivated than ever. Got A lot of new cool 913 00:56:51.280 --> 00:56:53.679 projects coming up. whant to get back in the states and can't wait to 914 00:56:53.679 --> 00:56:58.719 share all that with you and continue to inspire you and your Creator journey by 915 00:56:58.840 --> 00:57:01.840 bringing on other creators to give you tips, tricks how to use all that 916 00:57:01.960 --> 00:57:06.280 kind of fun stuff. It's been a great show, it's been fun and 917 00:57:06.559 --> 00:57:09.360 we'll see June first, two PM Eastern. All right, go have a 918 00:57:09.400 --> 00:57:10.400 great day and we'll see you too.