re: What was your win this week? VIEW POST

FULL DISCUSSION
 

This week, I managed to get nearly a month ahead of myself with my podcast editing schedule.

For those who don't know: I create, host, and edit two podcasts. The .NET Core Podcast is currently alin an interview stage, I have around 8 interviews recorded and 2 edited and ready to release - it releases fortnightly. The Waffling Taylors Podcast has a much more intense edit than dnc because it's my brother and ai talking, but I cut in audio from a bunch of different sources, it has different segments, and is recorded a little less in advance.

I write the show notes for both shows; with a little help from a bit for the dnc show notes (it, badly, transcribes each episode, which I then need to fix).

 

Any tips on how to get a good audio setup going? I’ve done recordings of bands for over a decade, but there’s something about Skype audio recording that’s preventing me from getting the podcast portion of CubicleBuddha.com off the ground. #analysisParalysis

 

I would move away from Skype, and look into dedicated apps. I've used both Zoom and ZenCastr in the past. Both have free tiers so you should be able to try them out - and there are dozens of similar apps out there.

Zoom is advertised more as a video conferencing app, but it records the audio (if you tell it to record, that is) as separate tracks - so each person is in their own track).

ZenCastr is similar, but is entirely in the browser and is designed specifically for podcasts.

If you have to use Skype (or a similar VoIP app), I'd recommend having everyone record their audio in tandem to you recording the whole thing. If you do this, it's important to have a sync sound. This is so that, when editing, you can easily sync the tracks together. I've used a countdown followed by everyone clapping once in the last ("1, and-a 2, and-a 1 2 3 [clap]).

There are a few points on this page which might help too. Send me a Twitter DM if you'd like to chat more about podcast set ups, and we can figure out a time to connect and I'll see if I can help more.

 

I’m personally really impressed you managed to use the word fortnightly. Honestly have only seen that in Jane Austen books.

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