April 25, 2019

How to fix the hum/buzz of a Blue Yeti USB Microphone

We recently added a Blue Yeti USB microphone to our studio setup for recording podcasts and videos. But it continued to have an issue with humming/buzzing that we couldn’t pin down via the software settings.

As it turns out, the issue was actually an easy and cheap one to fix, and it had nothing to do with the software settings. The problem was the Blue Yeti desk stand.

Products mentioned in the video:

Surge Bucket Media 2011 Indy 500 Coverage

For those of you wondering what I’ve been up to over the past week or so (and for the next week), I’ve been out at Indianapolis Motor Speedway covering the 2011 Indianapolis 500 activities for our sister company, Surge Bucket Media, and specifically Naptown Buzz.

I’ve been blogging, podcasting & taking a lot of photos. Feel free to have a read, listen & look when you have a minute.

Indy 500 Photos

Indy 500 Podcasts

Indy 500 Posts

If you happen to make it out to IMS, be sure to send a tweet to @naptownbuzz.

Note: this post will be updated through the conclusion of the race.

Watershed Studio September 2010 Newsletter

The Watershed Studio September 2010 Newsletter is now online.

Fall is officially upon us and Watershed Studio, Surge Bucket Media & Indy Media School have decided to pack up their recording gear and head out into the big city and mingle with our fellow citizens as part of the October Oddness 2010 Meetups/Tweetups.  We’ll be podcasting, snapping photos & recording videos as we facilitate these events in conjunction with our gracious event hosts.  If you live in or around the Indianapolis area we’d love to see you and your family out at an event or two.

As we all know, this is the time of year when things start picking up in preparation for the Holiday season and year’s end.  We’re here to assist if you need anything at all, be it blog related, social media related, marketing related or anything in between, so please contact us and we’ll be happy to help out in any manner.

In the meantime, check out these blog posts from September:

Ten Social Media Reads, Vol 2

Here at Watershed Studio we’re always scouring our RSS and Twitter feeds to see what’s going on in the world of technology and social media. Here’s volume 2 in nice, easy to digest, posts. Enjoy.

  1. AOL Launches SafeSocial…To Screen Your Kid’s Every Friend Posted (Katy Gathright – Social Times)
  2. 4 Ways to Make Content Go Viral in Social Media (Kyle Lacy)
  3. How Freelancers Might Use Social Media in the Future (Stephanie Marcus – Mashable)
  4. Make Shareability a Priority (Chris Brogan)
  5. Marketing Your Business through the Use of Podcasts (Gini Dietrich)
  6. 100 Ways to Measure Social Media (Pam Dyer)
  7. Social Media Parenting: Raising the Digital Generation (Matt Silverman – Mashable)
  8. 12 Ways to Market Your Event With Social Media (Rich Brooks – Social Media Examiner)
  9. Twitter And The Nine-Month Bounce (Erick Schonfeld – Tech Crunch)
  10. Winemakers shun social media grapevine (Leslie Gevirtz – Reuters)

If you have any social media reads that you’d like to suggest, please contact us or Tweet us @watershedstudio.

Blog Indiana 2008

Blog Indiana 2008

For those of you in the Indianapolis area who have been looking for a local blogging focused conference, be sure to check out Blog Indiana 2008.

Local bloggers from across Indiana will gather at the IUPUI Campus Center on August 16-17th, 2008, for Blog Indiana 2008, a 2-day blogging and social media conference that aims to promote education, innovation and collaboration among Indiana’s fast-growing blogging community. The conference is sponsored by the IU School of Informatics.

Blog Indiana 2008 is a 2-day conference for both experienced and new bloggers alike. Sessions will include topics such as blogging for beginners, using blogs in your business, monetizing your blog, political blogging and more advanced topics. In the past, most blogging and technology-related conferences have either been too expensive or too far out-of-state. Blog Indiana 2008 seeks to bring a low-cost, high-value conference to Hoosier bloggers.

From looking over the sessions, this should be a decent introductory crash course for anyone who is curious as to what blogging is all about and/or anyone who wants to dig in and learn a little more about blogging.  At $49.00 for both days that is a deal as far as conferences go.  Seating is limited to 200 people so register soon if you’re interested.

(We probably won’t make it to this one but would love to hear any attendees thoughts afterwords.)