Introduction to Podcast Technology
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Introduction to Podcast Technology

Discover the Essential Tools and Techniques You Need to Record, Produce, and Launch Your Podcast
5.0 (3 ratings)
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116 students enrolled
Created by David Power
Last updated 3/2017
English
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I 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
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge or hands-on experience is required.
Description

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 tell the difference between a good recording room and a bad one (and how to avoid wasting time and money when improving a bad room.)

Learn the two main types of microphones and why only one of them is appropriate for most podcasters.

✔ Discover the difference between an audio interface and an audio recorder (and which to choose if you can only afford one or the other.)

Discover the one recording accessory that can make the biggest improvement in the quality of your recordings. (You’ll be surprised how inexpensive this one is.)

✔ How to configure free software (used by a lot of podcasting pros) to convert master recordings to MP3 format.

Learn what to look for (and look out for) when choosing a media host.

✔ Discover the most effective method to get your show listed in the iTunes podcast directory.

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 Take This Course button and enroll in Introduction to Podcast Technology today!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is ideal for anyone with a desire to learn the technical aspects of recording, producing, and launching a podcast.
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
01:59:24
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Orientation
3 Lectures 10:42

In this short video, David introduces himself and describes what to expect in this section.

Preview 00:38

This lecture covers David Power's background and experience, the topics the course will cover, and an overview of the course format.

Preview 05:23

This lecture covers solutions to three very common audio recording problems. Use these solutions and you'll immediately improve your podcast recordings by at least 100%. No exaggeration!

3 Quick Fixes
04:41

This quiz tests your recall and understanding of key concepts in the Orientation section.

Orientation Section Quiz
4 questions
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Record
8 Lectures 39:49

In this short video, David provides an overview of the topics covered in the Record section and discussed why this is the most important section of the course!

Preview 00:34

This lecture covers how to tell a good room from a bad one, what to avoid when trying to fix a 'bad' room, and three ways to instantly improve your podcast recordings.

Room Acoustics
06:39

This lecture covers the two main types of microphones, the pros and cons of each type, and which one is the best option for almost all podcasters.

Microphones
06:02

This lecture covers the the functions and features of audio interfaces and audio recorders, the differences between them, and which you should buy if you can only afford one or the other.

Audio Interfaces & Recorders
05:37

In this lecture, you'll learn:

  • Why a computer is an important component of a podcasting kit
  • The ways in which you'll use a computer in the production of a podcast
  • How to determine if the computer you won is up to the job of recording and producing a podcast
Preview 02:56

This lecture covers the main functions performed by DAW software plus free and low-cost options to help get you up and running quickly and cheaply.

Recording & Editing Software
03:12

This lecture covers five low-cost accessories that will take your podcast recordings from good to great. You'll learn what these accessories are, what they do, and why they're important.

Must-Have Accessories
06:59

This lecture discusses how to solve the majority of microphone problems by being aware of and avoiding the common errors made by most beginners.

Microphone Technique
07:50

This quiz will test your understanding of key concepts and techniques in the Record section of the course.

Record Section Quiz
7 questions
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Produce
6 Lectures 39:38

In this short video, David provides an overview of the topics covered in the Produce section.

Preview 00:39

This lecture covers the importance and benefits of audio editing. You'll learn about two most important types of edits and how to perform them like a pro!

Audio Editing
06:58

In this lecture, you'll learn how to use equalization to solve common recording problems and all about two filters to add to every vocal recording.

Equalization
08:54

In this lecture, you'll learn how a compressor works, its essential parameters, and how to use compression to greatly improve the intelligibility of your podcast.

Compression
07:18

In this lecture, you'll learn what mastering is, why it's important, and how to use mastering techniques to put a final polish on your podcast episode before you convert it to MP3 format.

Mastering
08:12

In this lecture, you'll learn how to configure free software (used by many professional pocasters) to convert your master recordings into size and quality-optimized MP3 format.

MP3 Encoding
07:37

This quiz will test your understanding of key concepts and techniques in the Produce section of the course.

Produce Section Quiz
5 questions
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Launch
4 Lectures 27:30

In this short video, David provides an overview of the topics covered in the Launch section.

Overview
00:47

In this lecture, you'll learn about meta data, how podcast players use meta data, and how to tag your podcast episodes with essential information about you and your show.

ID3 Tagging
06:28

In this lecture, you'll learn about the functions performed by a media host and what to look for (and look out for) when shopping for a host. You'll also learn how to get close to two months of free hosting from one of the top podcast hosts in the business!

Media Hosting
12:27

In this lecture, you'll learn how to locate your podcast's RSS feed, how to validate it, and how and get your show listed in the granddaddy of all podcast directories.... iTunes!

Submitting to iTunes
07:48

This quiz will test your understanding of key concepts and techniques in the Launch section of the course.

Launch Section Quiz
3 questions
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Conclusion
3 Lectures 01:45

In this short video, David congratulates you on completing the course, asks you to leave a fair and honest review, and discusses ways in which you can stay in touch.

Overview
00:47

This lecture consists of a PDF download.

10 Proven Steps to Better Podcast Recordings
00:06

In this lecture, David offers you a 50% discount to upgrade to his Pro Level podcast training package. You'll definitely want to check this out!

Bonus Lecture: $50 Discount
00:52
About the Instructor
David Power
5.0 Average rating
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116 Students
1 Course
Author / Podcaster / Filmmaker / Instructor

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.