How to Create a Podcast for a MAC

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How to Create a Podcast for a MAC

  1. 1. How to Create a Podcast Creating a Podcast with GarageBand* for the Mac (*Free software program for Macintosh) Creating a Podcast is Easy 1. Download the GarageBand software at http://www.apple.com/support/garageband/ 2. Select “New Podcast Episode” Record and Edit the Audio 1. Select the appropriate track, either 2. “Male Voice” or “Female Voice” To record: 1. Select the red button to record and the blue arrow to stop To add music: 1. Select “Media Browser” 2. Select “Audio” 3. Select “Jingles” track 4. Under “Audio Tab”, select “GarageBand Demo Songs” 5. Listen to sample tracks 6. Drag and drop selected track into the “Jingles” This document provided courtesy of Donna Hackner, Principal New Millenium Secondary School
  2. 2. To add art and/or photos: 1. Select “Media Browser” 2. Select “Photos” 3. Select “Podcast Track” 4. Under “Photos Tab,” select a photo 5. Drag and drop selected photo into the “Podcast Track” To share a Podcast (two options): 1. Select “Share” in the menu bar 2. Select “Export Podcast to Disk”, OR 3. Select “Send Podcast to iTunes” EXTRA EXTRA You will have two files: 1. A GarageBand file 2. A Podcast file (M4A file) This document provided courtesy of Donna Hackner, Principal New Millenium Secondary School
  3. 3. To edit: To edit a Podcast, you must FIRST edit in the GarageBand file; then re-select “Export Podcast to Disk” To convert file to MP3: 1. In iTunes, select “iTunes” and “Preferences” 2. Select the “Advanced” tab, then select “Importing” 3. Select “MP3 Encoder,” then click “OK” Make sure that the MP4 version of your Podcast is opened in iTunes This document provided courtesy of Donna Hackner, Principal New Millenium Secondary School
  4. 4. 4. In iTunes, select “Advanced” then select “Convert Selection to MP3” 5. When conversion is completed, there will be two versions of the file in the iTunes playlist: the original on the top; the new MP3 version beneath it 6. Drag the newly created MP3 file to the desktop Additional Resources Podcasting Samples iTunes http://web.mac.com/tntnzing/Digital_Education/Home.html Podpipers Production http://podpiperproductions.com/ Tutorials Podcasting at Pen http://podcasts.psu.edu/garageband Apple http://www.apple.com/support/garageband/podcasts/ This document provided courtesy of Donna Hackner, Principal New Millenium Secondary School

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