Too many people want to do a podcast with Audacity
but are intimidated by the technological side of audio and video. So they never even try to do that podcast they’ve been wanting to do. That’s too bad, because it’s really not that hard. It just takes a basic knowledge of the Audacity program, some organization of what you want to say and the order you want to say it in, and some time to mix it all together.
Really, it’s not that hard to make your podcast with Audacity.
In order to prove it to you, I decided to do a screen recording of me putting together an episode of my podcast – the Christian Home and Family Podcast – so that you can see it’s really not all that hard.
It’s kind of long (over 20 minutes) but shows you the practical, hands-on things you’ll run into when you try to make your podcast with Audacity.
I even make a couple of mistakes that you can learn from. In this Audacity tutorial you will see me…
- Open an Audacity project
- Import an mp3 file
- Use the time shift tool to move things around
- Use the envelope tool to fade tracks in and out
- Use the cut tool to take sections out of a track
- Use the copy function to copy an entire track
- Use the paste function to paste the entire track into my project
- Use the “minimize” tab to make my screen easier to navigate and work with
- Use the zoom in and zoom out tools to manipulate tracks even more
- Use the Dyson Compressor effect to increase the volume level on some of my tracks
- Save the entire project
- Mix and Render the entire project
- Export the project as an mp3 file (for uploading to my server space at Libsyn)
Looks like a lot. And it is a lot. But it’s a lot of easy stuff once you get the hang of it. You’ll see in the video… I shoot through it all pretty quickly because I’m used to making my podcast with Audacity, so it’s almost second nature.
OK, enough talk… here’s the tutorial.
Leave me some comments below… or let me know what YOU would like to learn to do in Audacity… and I can make that happen!