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  • 1. Podcasting Using GarageBand version 5.1 Manual New York City Department of Education 1
  • 2. Queens Office of Educational Technology ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Special Thanks To Those Who Made Podcasting Using GarageBand Manual Possible Winnie Bracco, Technology Innovation Manager Phyllis Berkowitz, Instructional Technology Specialist Wayne Demacque, Instructional Technology Technician Kelly Gallagher, Instructional Technology Specialist Richard Gross, Instructional Technology Specialist Kin Fung Leung, Instructional Technology Technician Frances Newsom-Lang, Instructional Technology Specialist Frances O’Neill, Instructional Technology Specialist Ellen Phillips, Instructional Technology Specialist Kathleen Roberts, Instructional Technology Specialist Robert Sweeney, Instructional Technology Specialist Michael Swirsky, Instructional Technology Specialist Special thanks to: Robert Sweeney for compiling the screen shots and descriptions Melinda C. Willens for editing and formatting the manual 2
  • 3. Table of Contents Topic Page Creating a Podcast 4 Creating a Project 5 The GarageBand Interface for Podcasting 6 Adding Male and Female Voice Tracks 7 Adding Jingles and Sound Effects 9 Splitting or Cutting Audio Files 11 Editing Audio Levels 13 Sharing Your Podcast 14 3
  • 4. Creating a Podcast Select the “Podcast” icon to start 4
  • 5. Creating a Project You will be directed to a default setup which names the podcast and creates the note range and beats for the sound track File Name Location Default setup Create 5
  • 6. The GarageBand Interface for Podcasting Tracks Display Allows you to select a track, adjust audio levels and edit portions of a track throughout the podcast. Media Browser Displays audio files and image files that can be added to your podcasts. These files can be inserted into the podcast by selecting a chosen file and dragging it to the workspace. Track Editor Section Allows you to adjust volume, cut and trim audio files. The display shows volume levels and timing information for the track being worked on. Main Tool Bar Contains the controls for playing audio, adjust audio levels for the project as whole. Allows you to access the track editor, add new tracks and access the media browser, loop browser and track information. Media Browser Track displays and basic editor Track Editor Main Tool Bar (below) 6
  • 7. Adding Male and Female Voice Tracks 1. Select voice track “Male” or “Female” Click on the male or female voice track to select 2. Before recording on the voice track: a. Select the “Control” menu b. Turn off the “Metronome” c. Choose the “solo track control” headphones icon to make sure you are only working with that track Click to Uncheck Solo Voice Track 7
  • 8. Adding Male and Female Voice Tracks – Continued 3. Click “Red record button” on the main control panel and speak 4. To listen to your recording click “Play” Record Play Main Audio Controls 5. Your audio track will appear in the track editing workspace Recorded track audio – Click and drag to move 6. Repeat until there is recorded audio for each track 8
  • 9. Adding Jingles and Sound Effects 1. Click on the jingles track in your track display 2. Select the “eye” icon on the “Main Toolbar” to add jingles and sound effects Eye Icon 3. Follow the arrows in the browser window to select a jingle you want to insert a. Double click the file to play, if satisfactory drag it to the jingle track area Podcast sound effects – select “Jingles” Select genre Select a file Drag to jingle area 9
  • 10. Adding Jingles and Sound Effects – Continued 4. Your jingle will display in the track editing workspace Play head Click and drag to move Audio file displayed 5. Click and drag audio to place it where you want 10
  • 11. Splitting or Cutting Audio Files Keep audio you want while deleting audio that is not needed 1. Select the audio track you want to split a. Make sure it is highlighted Play Head Audio Track 2. Place the play head where you want to split the audio a. To move the audio click and drag the play head Play Headline 11
  • 12. Splitting or Cutting Audio Files – Continued 3. Go to “Edit” a. Select “Split” Split 4. Two audio files will be created a. Keep both or delete one 5. Make a second split to edit a section in the middle of the audio track 12
  • 13. Editing Audio Levels 1. This will adjust the volume for the whole track Click and drag the volume level for the track 2. To adjust volume for part of a track: a. Locate the drop down arrow for the track volume and select Audio Drop Down 3. Locate the volume lines a. Drag the audio balls to change audio Volume Line Volume balls are created when you click on the volume line. One ball is a placeholder the other adjusts. 4. Repeat as needed 13
  • 14. Sharing Your Podcast 1. Select the “Share” drop down menu a. Choose “Export Song to Disk” Export to Disk 2. Select: a. File format – MP3 b. Quality 3. In the “Save” window: a. Name the file b. Determine a location where the file will be saved 14