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Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 055: In the Rear View

This 55th episode of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick marks eighteen years as a podcaster, and brings cause to reflect, carefully, on my creative accomplishments across the last two decades. Also, an update on my creative endeavors in the previous week, a check-in with you to see how YOUR creative endeavors are going, and more!

Links and Topics Mentioned in This Episode

  • I spent quality time on my Shaper’s World storyworld, the setting of my last two works of fiction, the novel Light of the Outsider and the novelette “The Perfumed Air at Kwaanantag Bay,” and my current work in progress Shadow of the Outsider.
  • I took part in a virtual panel discussing villains in fiction for the Harris County Public Library system with three other authors. In the episode, I’d mentioned listing them here, but I can’t find their names / links anywhere in my correspondence with the organizer, so… stay tuned!
  • The virtual panel will be aired in November as part of the library’s National Novel Writing Month events.
  • This episode marks eighteen years since I started podcasting. Check out that first episode, and many more from those early years, if you like.
  • These days, I help more people make their own podcasts than I make my own! It’s all part of my creatives services business. How can I help you?
  • I mentioned the sound card I used for that first podcast. For the gearheads, it was the Creative SB Live! Platinum 5.1, long retired.
  • However, you can still own the same microphone I used to record that first podcast, and many, many others: the Shure SM58. Remarkably, it’s only ten bucks more expensive than when I bought mine in the mid 1980s!
  • After finishing this episode, I’ll be messing around with environment design in Unreal Engine and Quadspinner Gaea. I’m fascinated by this stuff.
  • My patron community receives the uncut, unedited version of every episode. For this episode, they’re privy to nine minutes of extra content! Want in on that? Become a patron for at least $5.00 per month (cancel any time) and get a bunch of other perks and special access, too.

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The Music!

The opening theme song of Sonitotum is “Anastasia” written, performed, and recorded by yours truly, Matthew Wayne Selznick. You can hear or buy the full song on YouTube, Spotify, Amazon.com, iTunes, or just about anywhere you can buy or stream music online.

The closing and interstitial music is a little ditty I call “Gwinton,” also by yours truly, Matthew Wayne Selznick. It’s super-short and really just a looping thing, so it’s not available outside of the show.

On both songs, I play a 1972 Gibson Ripper bass guitar and a Fender “Bullet” Squire electric guitar. On “Anastasia,” the drums are performed on an Akai Professional MPD218 MIDI drum pad controller. For “Gwinton,” the drums are royalty-free loops found in the excellent Mixcraft Pro Studio software, which was also used to record, mix, and master both “Anastasia” and “Gwinton.”

Podcast Production and Hosting

Sonitotum is usually recorded using an Aurycle a460 large diaphragm studio condenser microphone through a Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD (audio interface for directly connecting microphones and musical instruments to a computer). Outdoor / remote episodes are often recorded using my Audio-Technica ATR-3350IS omnidirectional condenser lavalier mic. The show is edited and mixed in Adobe Audition. The episode files are hosted and delivered by Zencast.fm; the website is hosted by Dreamhost.

Interested in starting your own podcast? Need help managing your existing show? I can help you like I help The What Matters Most Podcast and The Possibility Podcast with Mel Schwartz, among others. Reach out!

Affiliate Declaration

Many of the links in these show notes are to products and services with which I have an affiliate relationship. This means that when you purchase that product or engage in that service, or, in some cases, related products or services, I may receive a modest commission at no extra expense to you. This is a great way to help support Sonitotum and my related creative endeavors, so thanks for doing business with these companies!

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