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Alchemix

Now first of all im pretty sure we all know how to use google. What i would like to ask @adam as well as anyone in our LTB community who has experience on the subject, is what software do you find most useful for producing your podcasts?

I have no experience whatsoever, but i would love any guidance i could get here.

Any tips and tricks you can share for a beginner starting a podcast would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Halo

    I don't know how technical you're going to be getting with your podcasts but Audacity is a good free audio editing software. Most podcasts just require basic audio manipulation such as fades and cuts. The only real 'heavy lifting' I could see that is needed would be audio correction in the event of a low quality recording that cannot be redone easily. Adam can certainly shed more light on this though.

    Good luck!

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  • eshriek

    I second Audacity (with the lame extension so you can export mp3 files). You can also use it to speed up podcasts you listen to. A good quality mic is probably your most important investment (aside from time). Research your mic and be careful when you buy. Find out what mics are available to you and post about them on forums so you guarantee yourself a good one.

    Eshriek [verb]: The sound the source code makes when it hears my fingers flexin'

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  • Alchemix

    @eshriek I second Audacity (with the lame extension so you can export mp3 files). You can also use it to speed up podcasts you listen to. A good quality mic is probably your most important investment (aside from time). Research your mic and be careful when you buy. Find out what mics are available to you and post about them on forums so you guarantee yourself a good one.

    I just DL Audacity and already like it (especially since its FREE). @eshriek Your mic points are very important too, but can you possibly shed a little more light?

    Do you have any specific brands that you could recommend from experience? One thing in the future that i would like to focus on is remote live interviews.

    Im thinking that a high quality mic would be absolutely essential for getting good quality sound when interviewing people possibly outdoors.

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  • adam

    I do not really recommend audacity, you save so much time with better tools. I use the Adobe Creative Cloud, and their most recent version of Audition

    http://letstalkbitcoin.com/forum/post/adams-process

    I've documented my process loosely before, and if there is demand I'm happy to do a live Q&A that would be recorded and available for others.

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  • eshriek

    @alchemix

    @eshriek I second Audacity (with the lame extension so you can export mp3 files). You can also use it to speed up podcasts you listen to. A good quality mic is probably your most important investment (aside from time). Research your mic and be careful when you buy. Find out what mics are available to you and post about them on forums so you guarantee yourself a good one.

    I just DL Audacity and already like it (especially since its FREE). @eshriek Your mic points are very important too, but can you possibly shed a little more light?

    Do you have any specific brands that you could recommend from experience? One thing in the future that i would like to focus on is remote live interviews.

    Im thinking that a high quality mic would be absolutely essential for getting good quality sound when interviewing people possibly outdoors.

    I got an Apex 440 USB mic at a discount (I think they are about $100.00 new). I've seen good and bad reviews of it. I like it. Actually, I really like it. It is the only mic I've had so hopefully you get feedback from others as well. My mic is geared toward podcasting (not music). I've mainly done video training clips with it. No regular podcasting here. Watch ebay or kijiji and you'll see some deals.

    Eshriek [verb]: The sound the source code makes when it hears my fingers flexin'

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  • jholy

    listen to his voice understand the key word. provide paper make conclusions. the input was

    love LTBC

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  • Alchemix

    @jholy listen to his voice understand the key word. provide paper make conclusions. the input was

    Umm, im not sure you meant to post this here right? I have no clue what your saying...

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    @alchemix

    @jholy listen to his voice understand the key word. provide paper make conclusions. the input was

    Umm, im not sure you meant to post this here right? I have no clue what your saying...

    sorry I was not focused. please be advised yes sir. yes it's about the podcast.

    love LTBC

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