Use tools such as Audacity or GarageBand to edit and publish a basic podcast.
* How audio stories differ from print
* Three tips to sound like a pro
* The magic of timelines
* The difference between MP3 and WAV (and why you should care)
* Why RSS is your friend
Three ways to tell one story – NPR
Practicing With Audacity
Download and install Audacity on your laptop or use a lab machine
- Why Audacity?
- Open-Source, X-Platform, Free, Multi-Language Support
- Record audio to single tracks
- Multi-track editing/mixing
- Output to .wav (native) or .mp3 (with add-on)
- Not going over audio input today, just editing!
Download Files (from Poynter lesson)
Covert to MP3 using Zamzar
- 60 Second Shakespeare (BBC tutorials)
- Audacity-Sanctioned Tutorials
- Re-Working Voice Recordings
- How To Build A 10-Minute Podcast – Eric Rice
- Podcasting 101 – cNet
- Converting Stereo Track to Mono With Audacity
With Windows, you can use Sound Recorder to capture any audio playing on your computer. Ditto Garage Band for the Mac.
There are many tools for creating and recording samples for your podcast. Hardware, such as computers, digital audio recorders, turntables, CD, DVD and Mp3 players, and microphones can be borrowed from the Communication Department, but your mobile phones, PDAs or laptops may have all the recording capacity you need.
- Apple: Audio Gear For Rich Media (two parts)
- Apple: Field Recording Techniques (two parts)
- Apple: Telling Stories With Sound (two parts)
- Apple: Tricks of the Mix (two parts)
- BBC Training: Interviewing For Radio
- BBC Training: Microphones & Sound For Radio
- Poynter: Telling Stories With Sound
- The Call of Story (TV special)
- Visual Edge: Sound In The Story (pdf)
UW Digital Journalism Workshops