I’ve been asked if I level the audio before or after editing. I always run audio through a normalizing, compression and leveling process BEFORE editing. My reason for this is so I don’t have to go through the project a second time if the process increases the volume of breaths between sentences. I always use […]
Slow talkers, guests who compose their answer before speaking, and what I call “Skype Lag” can leave long pauses between the conversation in a podcast. What’s a long pause? Well, I consider a long pause a gap between sentences that lasts longer than necessary – usually a second or more. Truncate Silence in Audacity […]
Many of my clients interview book authors and professionals who have never purchased a microphone. The result is an echo-chamber of sound that can get on your nerves after a while. A few members in my Podcast Editors’ Facebook Group were raving about how magical iZotope’s RX 6 was – so I had to give […]
iZotope’s RX 6 Standard has a feature called Breath Control that will save me at least 5 minutes of editing per project, making my podcast editing business more profitable. Watch this 3-minute video to see what I mean.
The host and guest are in a heated discussion. The guest urgently needs to interrupt to speak his mind. However, by doing so he makes a mess of the recording by throwing off the host and needing to start his sentence twice. #messy This video is a simple example of how to clean up cross-talk.
The word “AND” can be used as a crutch word. It’s almost a replacement for “Um” or “uhhhhhh” – which is unnecessary and can become annoying over time. As a podcast editor, or even as we practice to become better speakers ourselves, try to remove the word “AND” when it serves no purpose. […]
A simple folder and file-naming structure for podcasting has helped me save countless hours by organizing files and helping with searches if I ever lose one.
How to Convert WAV files to MP3 using iTunes. iTunes Changed the Steps to Convert WAV to MP3. You can no longer right-click > Convert. Now you need to use the file menu: File > Create New Version > Create MP3 Version