Chapter 3

Building Your Podcast’s Digital Workstation

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Trying out inexpensive software

check Going for broke: Big-budget software

check Creating an RSS feed

check Finding a host for your podcast

After you have your recording equipment in place, plugged in, and running, it’s time to look at audio-editing software packages. These are the applications that help you take that block of audio marble and chisel the podcast hidden within it. (If you are looking to branch into video podcasting or incorporating video segments into your podcasting feed, see Chapter 9 for information about video-editing software.)

As with digital photo editors, DVD-authoring software, and word processors, software for audio comes in all sizes and all costs, ranging from free to roughly an entire paycheck (or three). Like any software package, the lower the cost, the simpler the product and the easier it is to understand, navigate, and use for recording. However, as the software grows more complex (and expensive), the features that offer advantages for pro-level work become abundantly clear. In this chapter, we ...

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