The Shot Of Jaq Train Begins

Yesterday we kicked out our first proper episode of Shot Of Jaq and I am chuffed to bits with the response. Right now it stands at 42 comments, and I am sure this will continue to grow.

The whole idea behind Shot Of Jaq is that our 10 minute shot acts as the start of a conversation, and then the conversation continues on shotofjaq.org. With Shot Of Jaq being something of an experiment, I am tickled pink that our first shot has generated so much interesting discussion. I am also excited that we are seeing the beginnings of the Shot Of Jaq community forming, and we have some awesome community members already knee deep in the Shot Of Jaq spirit. Thanks so much to you all for throwing both feet in and getting involved. If you have not yet joined the conversation, go here and join us!

In the interests of making sure the Shot Of Jaq (and Severed Fifth) sound quality is top notch, yesterday we got up at 4am and went shopping on Black Friday. There I bought a new studio computer (Quad Core Athlon 2, 8GB RAM, 640GB disk, 20″ screen), new control surface (Tascam FW-1082), bought Aq a Shure X2U XLR to USB for his side of the recording (I will give him one of our Sennheiser mics) and I have some other bits on my list to upgrade.

The next episode of Shot Of Jaq will be out on Tuesday. Looking forward to it!

  • Yos

    Is there some sort of schedule in the works? It would be great to see what shows will appear and when they will appear. (sorry, I’m dozing off on my keboard)

    -Yos

  • Martin Alderson

    What are you using software-wise to create these podcasts?

  • jono

    We listen to each other via Skype, share files via Ubuntu One and I mix it in Cubase SX 3.

  • http://coreythompson.com MrCorey

    So far, so good, Jono. Its only about 1 hour, 50, short. ;-) The music works, too. Punchy.

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  • fanboy

    Skype and Cubase? So much for free software…

  • Albert

    It’s quite disturbing to know that the Ubuntu Community manager doesn’t use Ubuntu or even Linux to produce something as simple as a podcast. Come on Jono, if you were doing high quality video special effects I would understand, but this is a freakin’ podcast!!! The Ubuntu Community manager can’t be troubled to use Ubuntu Linux for a simple ass podcast! Holy crap! Do you feel any shame at all? Do you have any concept as to how this looks to the “COMMUNITY”? In the future, could you at least lie and say you do it all with Linux. Please…. Thank-You!

  • jono

    Albert, I pick tools that allow me to get the best results for the job I want to do. This is why I use Ubuntu as my OS, Firefox as my browser, OpenOffice.org as my productivity suite and Python as my programming language.

    In terms of audio engineering, right now I can get better results with Cubase. The main reasons being hardware support and audio compression.

    This is not for want of trying – I started a full project for creating an alternative for Linux called Jokosher (http://www.jokosher.org/), but right now I can get better results with Cubase.

    This does not mean I am any less committed to Ubuntu or less able to do my job.