Mar 18, 2006
There were some complaints about the audio quality of Pilotcast #27. There was an excessive and very audible phasing effect due to the noise removal process.
A new version is now posted, as of 12 noon CST, March 20, with reduced noise reduction which has less of that problem. Subscribers may or may not get the new version depending on when their client program downloaded the feed. The updated mp3 file has a "-r" in the filename, Pilotcast-027-2006.03.09-r.mp3.
You can re-download the show directly by clicking on the [Pod] icon.
It seems that the libsyn player on this page may make the effect worse, or has some issues of it's own, like skipping, especially if your bandwidth is limited. Please download the entire file as above to hear it at the best quality.
We think the noise reduction is necessary and useful for shows like this one which were recorded with the guest on a phone. We're learning how to best process the recordings as we go along. As always, please let us know how we're doing.