If you’ve ever recorded a Skype conversation then you’ve experienced Skype Jitters. A Skype Jitter is when the internet gets choppy and Skype hangs for a second – usually in the middle of a word. Watch *this video to see a quicker way to take care of the problem when editing: *This video is […]
Using some of the same skills we learned in my “Zencastr Drift” lesson, we can create more energy in a podcast by moving and overlapping small parts of the conversation. Download the same Audacity Project I used in the video:
“Help. My tracks are out of sync. How can I fix audio drift from my Zencastr recordings?” This video could help you save a recording by showing you how to fix the problem yourself in a matter of minutes.
Running out of space in Google Drive, even though you KNOW you haven’t used that much storage? That was the problem I experienced a year ago. I would Remove unwanted files to the Trash, clear out my Trash, and STILL my Google Drive said I was using waaaaaay more space than I should have. Fortunately, […]
You are in the middle of a podcast interview. You get excited. You begin to speak faster and are on a roll – and so are your crutch words. That’s what happens to one of my awesome clients, and the word “like” begins to be uses too often. As a podcast editor, what do you […]
I don’t know how to explain this other than showing you in a video. Audacity is a destructive editor – meaning the changes you make are permanent past a certain point. For example: You make a change 5 minutes ago, then realize you needed to keep that piece in. You could CTRL-Z / CMND-Z (aka: […]
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.