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 […]
Media host provider libsyn offers a number of podcast players you can quickly embed on almost any website. If you can embed a YouTube video on your website, then you can do this too. Steps to Embed a libsyn Podcast Player in Your Website Step 1: Log into your account Step 2: Go to […]
There are plenty of podcasts launched “because” the host wants to talk “about” a particular topic. However, it’s the show that podcasts FOR the listener that will foster the deepest relationship – and will turn your audience into raving fans! It might seem a little “woowoo“, and it probably is, but the way […]
A client asked why his downloads for the day were so high. Were they legit or was his show the victim of another onslaught of python-request? Here is how I dig deep into libsyn podcast stats to validate their authenticity:
Media hosting service libsyn is getting ready for iTunes to add new feed tags to their specs with the release of iOS11. The new interface now includes an entire section for information such as Season number and iTunes-only description. Watch this video to see how the new system works. Keep in mind: You won’t see […]
Apple announced the addition of new tags for podcasts coming in the fall of 2017. Along with these changes comes the need to update the interface at many media hosting companies like Blubrry and libsyn. Changes to libsyn’s Content > Add New Episode dashboard The biggest change is tabs will break up the various functions […]
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.