This series is all about libsyn’s newest podcasters, whether ‘newbies’ or simply new to our service. Its sole purpose is to introduce these awesome podcasts to the world as well as share their podcasting insight to empower the community!
Q & A with Jeff from Low Elo
When did you start podcasting?
This is the first podcast for Dave and Christian (my co-hosts) but I started podcasting in 2009 with The Loading Screen, a video game culture podcast with my old roommate. Low Elo, our new show, was an idea in December and we recorded our first episode at the beginning of January.
Why did you start podcasting?
Dave and I have these conversations sometimes about League of Legends, the emergence of eSports and the future of it all. We had all of these ideas and insights that could benefit not just the community but the entire industry if only they had a voice. One night, Dave suggests we do a podcast. We started on the details the next day.
What’s your show about?
Low Elo is the League of Legends podcast of the players, by the players and for the players. It’s an all-in-one weekly delivery of the latest League of Legends news, game changes, strategies and eSports updates with an emphasis on humor and class brought to you by three players you can relate to.
What’s your podcasting set-up? Hardware, software, CMS, etc.
The three of us, Dave, Christian and myself, are in completely different states with very different setups. I do most of the editing and production and for that I use a USB interface coupled to an 8 input mixer and a dynamic mic.
Dave just upgraded and uses a small USB mixer to control his mic. Christian uses a Logitech USB desktop mic that you can get for fifteen bucks online (we’re looking to upgrade him).
Because of the distance between us, we record every episode with Skype call recording software. I do all of our mixing and editing in Audacity on my custom built Windows desktop.
How have you promoted your podcast?
We hit up League of Legends community forums and invited players to give us feedback. The single greatest ally for promotion has been Apple iTunes. We made a top slot on the iTunes Marketplace in February and nothing has been the same since.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
I wish we had known how hungry the League of Legends community was for our content. It’s immensely rewarding to read listener feedback or to play a game with our fans and to realize how much players appreciate our show.
We get to share our love for the game with others and that heightens their own experience. We once met a guy in the game who claimed to be our biggest fan in New Zealand and it made our day.
If we had known how good it would feel to share our interests with such an enormous and diverse crowd of people, we would have started recording the show sooner.
You a fan of League of Legends? What are you waiting for, subscribe to Low Elo! If you are interested in contacting Jeff or offering them some feedback give it a go at jeff (at) lowelo (dot) com.