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Podcasting

Podcast Software

To record and/or edit your podcast, you will need to download audio recording software to your computer. The editing software links listed below are free and easy-to-use:

NOTE:  You may also need to download Behringer software if using one of their Podcastudio kits.

 

Preparing to Record

Steps to take in recording your podcast:

1. Brainstorm

  • Who is your audience?
  • What is the theme of your podcast?
  • What is the specific theme of an episode?
  • Where will you get your content?

2. Create your script

  • How will you open the podcast/episode?
  • What points do you want to make?
  • Are you interviewing someone?  What questions do you want to ask?
  • How will you end the episode?

3. Get your equipment

  • Decide what equipment you want to use to record your podcast (phone, tablet, digital recorder, podcast kit).

4. Record

  • Practice your script out loud before recording.
  • If you make a mistake , pause and say the sentence again. Mistakes can be corrected in the editing phase.

5. Chose music 

  • Only use music you have obtained legally permitted by copyright and copyright exceptions, i.e. Creative Commons, Royalty-Free or Public Domain.
  • Properly credit the creators of the music in the podcast or in it's description.

6. Post-production

  • Edit in programs like Audacity.
  • Remove background noise.
  • Adjust vocal levels.
  • Remove unwanted segments.
  • Add music and sound effects.

7. Export and publish

  • Export as an MP3 file.
  • Upload to a platform of your choice.

Music and Sound Effects

To add music or sound effects to your podcast, there are several websites that allow use of audio files that are open access.  Here is a list of links:

Publish Your Podcast

Once your podcast is complete, upload it and share it with the world!  There are several websites to choose from that allow you to upload your podcast for free.  Here is a list of links:

 

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