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Take Control of Podcasting on the Mac, 3rd Edition by Andy Williams Affleck

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Record Your Podcast

Ultimately, recording a podcast is about capturing audio. You may record your voice, include a song, interview somebody over Skype or Messages, or play sound effects. No matter the source of the sound, it has to be captured and recorded by software on your computer.

In this chapter, I start with good microphone techniques and using audio plug-ins and effects, and then walk you through several software programs that I recommend for audio cap­ture: GarageBand for Mac and iOS, Audacity for Mac, Voice Record Pro for iOS, Audio Hijack Pro for Mac, and Ecamm Call Recorder for Skype on the Mac.

Use Good Microphone Techniques

Before recording, let’s talk about a little physical reality: setting up and speaking into a microphone. ...

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