Author: Robert Kelly

When Is It Okay To Use Poor Sounding Audio?

It’s never been easier for hobbyists and amateur podcasters to produce a high quality show. But there will still likely be times when your audio sounds less than optimal (to put it politely). And you need to know how to deal with that. The good news is that bad sounding audio doesn’t have to mean that your show itself sounds bad. If that sounds like a contradiction, read on… Why Ever Use Poor Sounding Audio? Let’s look at examples of when you might have to use poor sounding audio, and why it’s not always such a big issue for...

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A Beginners Guide to Audiograms: Sharing Audio Content More Easily On Social Media

As podcasters, as people working with audio content, we all have one problem in common: how to get our content shared on social media. Compared with pictures or videos, audio sharing (especially a full podcast episode) is clumsy, often nothing more than someone posting a link and saying “hey, click on this link and check out what’s there.” In an era where video plays on people’s Facebook or Twitter feed without them even clicking on it, this is a hard sell. Apps such as Clammr and Anchor, and even Twitter’s embedded audio function, offer some solutions to this problem....

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Adding Structure, Clarity & Timing Through Music | Music In Podcasting #2

Read the rest: Part 1 | Part 2 So you’ve decided that it’s appropriate to add music to your podcast, and you’ve thought about the genre you want, and the mood and tone you want to set. It’s time then to look at the specifics of how to add music to your mix, and the ways music can be used to add structure to your show. Ducking Ducking is the technique of reducing the volume on a music track so it doesn’t overpower the voice. It’s the first skill you need to learn if you want to add music...

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How to Choose & Use Music for Mood | Music In Podcasting #1

Read the rest: Part 1 | Part 2 Most podcasters want to add music tracks to their show. It’s an instinctive choice – we know that music can make our voice sound richer, or more evocative, and our guests sound more authoritative. We know that the right music can do so much to help create the mood we want for our show, whether that’s a laid back vibe, a jazzy edge, or a professional calm. For the most part, we rely on our personal judgement when it comes to choosing music. This is generally a good approach, and the...

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