Beginning a podcast is easier than starting a radio station, but it's still hard to assemble your hardware and software, and learn the tricks of the trade. You can easily meet that challenge with start-to-finish guidance from long-time podcaster Andy Affleck.
The ebook opens with a look at how to plan a podcast's topic, format, and polish. Then Andy focuses on choosing the right microphone and audio software, followed by step-by-step instructions for recording using Audio Hijack Pro, GarageBand, Sound Studio, WireTap Studio, and Übercaster, with advice about conducting interviews by phone, iChat, and Skype. Once your audio is in the can, you'll learn how to use audio plug-ins to make the recording sound better, complete with downloadable sound files to supplement the text. You'll also find out how to edit out any awkward bits, plug in additional audio, and mix tracks. Finally, the ebook covers how to encode your podcast, add useful tags and chapters, find a publishing tool, and publish your podcast for the world to hear.
Read this ebook to learn the answers to questions such as: • What types of microphones are best for podcasting? • Which software should I use to record and edit my podcast? • How can I find and use audio plug-ins to improve my podcast's sound quality? • What's the best way to conduct a podcast interview? • Should I record directly into MP3 format or encode later? • How do I remove weird pauses or other glitches from my recording? • How do I smoothly add music to the start and end of my podcast? • What should I watch out for when choosing an Internet host for my podcast? • What tools are available for publishing podcasts? • Where should I promote my podcast to attract the most listeners? • Can anyone create a podcast and list it in the iTunes Store?
Table of Contents • Read Me First • Introduction • Podcasting Quick Start • Plan Your Podcast • Set Up Your Studio • Record Your Podcast • Edit Your Podcast • Tag and Add Chapters to Your Podcast • Encode Your Podcast • Publish and Promote Your Podcast • Learn More • About This Book
Read Me First This book gives you all the information you need to begin your first podcast quickly and without spending much (if any) money by suggesting which software and hardware to buy for better results and teaching you how to use it. This book was written by Andy J. Williams Affleck, edited by Geoff Duncan, and published by TidBITS Publishing Inc.