As discussed in this thread on the Waypoint subreddit, there are a number of reoccurring issues with the podcast - most notably the automated advert system.
I’m not looking to dunk on the team, but I thought it might be wise to raise the discussion here on the Waypoint forums.
As I mentioned on reddit, it seems like Waypoint have been trying to use an automated ad system that inserts regionally appropriate adverts into the podcast. There is music (“Miss You” from the EP “Pale Machine” by Bo En ) that plays at certain points of the podcast where adverts should be, presumably as a fade in/out from the break. However, as the ad system isn’t working, this results in an out of place chunk of Bo En interrupting the podcast discussions.
In addition to this, previous podcasts have had problems such as Austin accidentally keeping his Skype call looped into the audio, wrong episodes being uploaded and general poor quality audio recordings.
I can definitely appreciate that the crew are small and no doubt overworked already, but is there any way production could be improved?
One idea I’m just going to throw out now, is recruiting community volunteers to assist with post-production work. Even just using freeware like Audacity would provide enough tools for someone with the right skills to greatly increase the quality in terms of level balancing/normalisation and general clean-up.
To reiterate, I’d like to keep this thread constructive. I absolutely love listening to Waypoint Radio, warts and all. It’s just a shame that such fantastically entertaining discussions are often mired or interrupted by technical issues and I think it would benefit everyone if they could in some way be fixed/improved.