Category: Audacity

Tutorial: Editing Podcasts In Audacity

When clients hire me to podcast like a pro the number two question – number one being “What should my podcast be about?” – is usually “how do I edit the podcast audio and get it ready for publishing?”  That’s totally understandable.  Audio production and mixing can be confusing with a steep learning curve if you’ve never worked with recording and editing software.  In this video, we walk through some basic audio editing steps and techniques in Audacity, a free digital audio workstation.  It doesn’t address everything as audio editing and mixing is a never-ending pursuit full of tricks, tips and tools that go further and further into detail when it comes to audio manipulation.  But it should serve to provide a foundation on the road to podcast production.  As always, for more details, questions and one-on-one instruction, please contact me via the contact form on the front page of the website.

 

Audacity Update

I’m sort of old-school when it comes to equipment and software.  I don’t like subscriptions.  I rarely sell old gear.  And I don’t really take advantage of “free trials”.  That said, I learned Audacity, the free DAW for audio editing and mixing, because a number of my podcasting clients were using and I found it to be surprisingly able.  (I’m a Pro Tools guy which brings its own special brand of heartache.  But at least their support sucks!  I digress.) There ARE some things about Audacity that I’m not keen on such as how when you want to record in multitrack mode you select the number of tracks you want then just hit record.  I know.  That sounds user-friendly and logical, but I like to set up my session and inspect it before rolling.  Like I said, I’m old school.  But there’s a new version of Audacity out and the reviews have been positive – good news for podcasters and project studio producers who are not as old-school and are just fine using a free program.  Here’s Music Radar’s take on it.  Give me a shout if you don’t want to deal with any of this when producing your podcast.  Some folks understandably feel they have enough on their plate with the ideation, hosting, interviewing and promoting of their podcast.

Article link:  https://www.musicradar.com/news/audacity-one-of-the-best-free-audio-editors-gets-updated-to-version-3

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