How to Create a Podcast Peer Coaches Career Exploration
Podcasting Basics The term podcast comes from “ipod” and “broadcasting.”
4 Easy Steps to Creating a Podcast Use background music Record the voice track Edit or use effects Save as an MP3 file format
Tips for Creating a Better Podcast Appropriate length (10-20 minutes tops!) More than one voice Be mindful where you are recording (background noise can be a podcast killer!) Plan and organize your topic
Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. Audacity 1.2.6 is the main release. Where can you use Audacity? In the Media Lab in Lied Library Install software version 1.2.6 on your computer
Get Background Music To import an audio file (MP3, WAV, AIFF) that you already have on your computer, go to Project > Import Audio.
Record the Voice Track Use a microphone or import recorded voice track. Option: Play other tracks while recording new one. Go to Edit – Preferences.
Adjust the Microphone if Audio is too Low
Add Music or Other Audio
Edit or Use Effects Edit Cut pieces out Effects Fade the music in and out Note: You must select part or all of the track before you can apply edits and effects.
Save as an MP3 When you are all done with your recording, save it as an MP3 so that it will play on iPods and MP3 players Go to File > Export as MP3 Note: If you’ve installed Audacity on your computer, you’ll need to add the Lame MP3 encoder. Follow the instructions at Lame Installation.
Edit ID3 Tags These are tags that give title and genre information.
Post Podcast on the Peer Coaches Blog Upload your MP3 file to the Peer Coaches Blog. Create a link to your MP3 file. Your link will look similar to this: http://blogs.library.unlv.edu/peer_coaches/mypodcast.mp3. Write a title and a brief description of your podcast above or below the link so listeners will know what your podcast is about.