Creating a podcast is a great way to share information in a variety of formats. You can record in a storytelling format, conversational with a group, interview guests and get really creative in your presentation. There are some basics to consider when recording a podcast that can add to your production value and improve the quality of your product.
Podcasts are growing!
There is room for more growth:
There are multiple software options for recording a podcast. Some to consider are:
Audacity-Audacity is a free and open-source digital audio editor and recording application software, available for Windows, macOS, Linux, and other Unix-like operating systems.
GarageBand-GarageBand is a line of digital audio workstations for macOS, iPadOS, and iOS devices that allows users to create music or podcasts.
Adobe Audition-A comprehensive toolset that includes multitrack, waveform, and spectral display for creating, mixing, editing, and restoring audio content, for PC or Mac.
A microphone: a good starter mic is a Blue Snowball -these are available for checkout at the circulation desk of King Library.
Its a good idea to add a pop screen to your microphone-this reduces popping noises when you speak.
Noise reduction-you can purchase equipment for this or use items around the home such as blankets and pillows to absorb sound.