Introduction to Podcast Technology
What you'll learn
- Discover exactly what gear is needed to create a pro-quality podcast
- Learn how to capture high-quality recordings
- Understand how to apply key audio production techniques
- Discover how to prepare a master recording for upload to a media host
- No prior knowledge or hands-on experience is required.
What Podcasting 'Gurus' Don't Tell You
(But you absolutely must know before starting a podcast...)
One podcasting authority suggests "Technology isn't important." Another sums up the entire podcast creation process in a four-minute video. A third insists you can podcast without money, gear, or experience. None of them take the time to explain what the buttons, dials and lights all mean. They leave you to figure out the "techie stuff" on your own.
Introduction to Podcast Technology is different. It acknowledges that technology is not the most important aspect of podcasting. But instead of trying to convince you everything is easy, the course guides you through each stage of the podcast creation process in detail and offers precise, step-by-step instructions on the essential tools and techniques you need to record, produce, and launch a podcast.
Here are just a few of the topics covered in Introduction to Podcast Technology:
✔ How to instantly tell the difference between a good recording room and a bad one (and how to avoid wasting a ton of time and money trying to make a bad room sound better.)
✔ Two types of microphones commonly used in podcasting (and which type helps you avoid 80% of the most-common recording problems.)
✔ How spending money upgrading your recording gear can actually result in lower quality recordings (strange but true!)
✔ Two ways to get pro-quality audio data into your computer (and which to choose if you're on a tight budget.)
✔ Five must-have recording accessories... including one that can make the biggest, instant improvement in the quality of your recordings. (You’ll be surprised how cheap this one is.)
✔ Four distracting mouth noises you'll hear when you record your voice (including which ones you should ignore, and how to fix the ones you shouldn't ignore.)
✔ Five Digital Audio Workstation software options (including 3 you can download and use today absolutely free.)
✔ The two most critical audio filters (and why you should apply both to every podcast you ever record.)
✔ The *secret* production technique that ensures listeners can hear your podcast clearly in any listening environment. (Professional audio engineers use this to produce vocals on hit records!)
✔ How to perform two simple (but critical) techniques that solve 90% of the audio editing problems you'll ever encounter.
✔ A collection of 30 audio plugins you can download and use to produce your podcast absolutely free. (All 30 are fully-functional with no nag screens and no strings attached!)
✔ A process that ensures your final "master" podcast recordings sound consistent, polished, and professional from beginning to end (Ignore this and your show can sound like a collection of different segments held together with duct tape.)
✔ A free software tool for converting podcast recordings into the highest-quality MP3s. (There's a good chance it's already installed on your computer!)
✔ MP3 encoder settings that produce the best possible balance between size and quality. (Use these settings to save money on hosting AND reduce your subscribers' mobile data charges. It's a win-win.)
✔ The importance of "meta data" and how to embed it in your MP3 files (Plus, the FREE software that makes tagging child's-play-easy!)
✔ What to look for (and look out for) when choosing a media host (including the one option a newbie podcaster should never consider!)
✔ How to determine the size of the hosting plan you need. (Even a 5th grader can calculate it with this simple formula.)
✔ The most effective method to get your show listed in the iTunes podcast directory. (Follow this step-by-step process to avoid approval delays, rejections, and re-submissions!)
Look over the instructor's shoulder as he breaks down complex podcasting topics including: equalization, compression, MP3 encoding, navigating a media host's dashboard, and much more.
Whether you're an aspiring podcaster who’s intimidated or overwhelmed by technology, or an experienced professional looking for new production techniques, Introduction to Podcast Technology offers exactly what you need.
Don't let technology stand in the way of sharing your knowledge, passion and voice with the world. Click the Buy Now button and enroll in Introduction to Podcast Technology today!
Who this course is for:
- This course is ideal for anyone with a desire to learn the technical aspects of recording, producing, and launching a podcast.
David Power is an author, filmmaker, podcaster, and online course instructor. In the past decade, he’s made close to 100 short films spanning the comedy, music video, documentary, and narrative genres. As host and producer of the Sure-Fire Podcast, David documents the making of an independent comedy feature film called Sure-Fire. David’s books Introduction to Podcast Technology and The Entrepreneur's Video Tool Guide are available on Amazon and Audible. When he’s not writing, David spends much of his time applying the latest and greatest in digital production techniques across both the audio and video domains. He is also an out-of-the-closet lover of rap music, and incorporates dope rhymes into his educational materials at every opportunity. David lives in Brooklyn, New York with his beautiful wife, Cara.