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Podcasting

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A short guide on how to create your own podcast and publish it on the internet

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Podcasting

  1. 1. A Guide
  2. 2. So youve been inspired by your most liked podcast and now you are thinking about creating your own podcast, but youre not sure how to go about doing it. In this post Im going to cover all the equipment and resources needed to prepare your podcast at lightening speed.
  3. 3. Equipment1) A computer or laptop to polish the audio and put it on the internet.2) A microphone to record the content for the podcast.3) Some audio editing suite, to enable add, remove and change bits of your of your podcast.4) A hosting service or site that you can upload your podcast to.5) A rss feed
  4. 4. Multiple WaysThere are multiple methods to create a podcast making use of the list above, now I will give you a step by step account of one of many ways you can go about it.
  5. 5. Audio Editing SoftwareHaving made sure you have a laptop and mic, you need to download an audio editing software. For my example I am going to use Audacity. Whilst downloading audacity, be sure to also download a mp3 encoder, so that will save the podcast in mp3 format. Be sure to save the encoder in the plugins folder of the.
  6. 6. Editing Your PodcastAfter you have all the data for the podcast, it is time to edit. This is a chance to add introductions and closing jingles and promos. Make sure to remove noise using the in-built features of audacity to make your podcast sound better and also make it the best experience possible for those that are listening to your podcasts. Make sure to go through all the audio and remove the quiet spaces on the podcast. Also use the normalise feature to remove audio spikes that might be ruining the audio.
  7. 7. Editing Your PodcastAfter you have all the data for the podcast, it is time to edit. This is a chance to add introductions and closing jingles and promos. Make sure to remove noise using the in-built features of audacity to make your podcast sound better and also make it the best experience possible for those that are listening to your podcasts.
  8. 8. Editing Your PodcastMake sure to go through all the audio and remove the quiet spaces on the podcast. Also use the normalise feature to remove audio spikes that might be ruining the audio.
  9. 9. PreparationNow you need to save the finished podcast and add relevant tags. If you want like to add more tags check out sites like mp3tag which will let you do this. Now you have the complete cast finished, you need to get it online.
  10. 10. PreparationNow you have to find a streaming hosting provider that will allow you to upload the podcast to. This allows you to stream your podcast to your listeners. Finally use a RSS feed like EasyPodCast thay way listeners can keep up to date.
  11. 11. For more information about host streaming providers visit http://www.topstreamhosting.com

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