Podcast editing is a tricky art form. It’s not just about cutting out the bad bits, it’s also all about smart placement and timing to make sure you have enough content for your listeners.
In order to edit properly though there are two key topics that need addressing: firstly how can we control our level of expertise within audio production software? Secondly what steps do you take when creating an edited podcast episode from start to finish including choosing where cuts should happen or adding music etc.?
The editing process of a podcast is complicated and not easy for beginners. The artistic side, the scientific one as well as other important skills are utilized when you’re working on your own show to make sure it sounds great with minimal effort from the start-finish line.
The creative process begins by using an app or website where all episode files reside so that each can be edited separately from any others–which helps avoid making changes across multiple episodes which could jeopardize everything else going forward if something goes wrong later down the road(s).
Post-production is the work that happens after you hit record. It can be broken down into a few steps:
- First, you need to understand the big picture. Editing is an important and underestimated step in podcast production because it involves research before recording your script then editing afterward with careful attention paid towards voice tone as well as content flow so that everything comes together smoothly at home or on the go when listening back through later for quality assurance purposes.
- Sound Design: It’s the creative process of adding podcast music and sound effects to your story, evokes emotion by speeding it up or slowing down for a more intense experience.
- What’s the best way to mix your podcast? This guide will help you adjust all of those different parts so they sound good together. You may have heard about it, but there are actually three steps in mixing: recording audio and adjusting its levels; editing out breaths or pausing for silence between segments with cutting tools like scissors-and now we’re onto mastering.
- Your podcast is ready to air when you have an audience and are able to get it on their devices. We’ve promoted the show here in great detail, so let’s talk promotion.
When you want to record a perfect conversation or maybe use some background music that sounds great with your voice, there can be an incredible amount of work involved in getting the mix just right.
While balancing levels and correcting noise might sound easy on paper, they’re actually quite difficult when trying them out for yourself! In this article, we’re going over how loudness affects everything from dialogue volume – which would make things more difficult if someone said something soft-spoken verses louder -to making sure everyone’s listening at exactly 100% engrossment level… even though nobody has ever been able to do THAT before.
The first rule to get a good result is to start with clean raw ingredients. Try not to just assume you can “fix it in the mix” and don’t use an old microphone if possible, because there will always be background noise associated with its tone that cannot be eliminated unless all other sources of sound are removed as well beforehand (e.g., turn off or remove fans).
Remember: some amazing software may reduce unwanted noises but these effects are never perfect so before recording yourself make sure no one else’s voice could potentially mingle into your own via air conditioning systems, refrigerators, etc… Turn off colleagues who have been interviewing during our sessions too.
It’s important to choose the right audio elements for your message. If you’re going over music, avoid vocals or saxophones that sound similar and will protest when repeated in unison with what’s said; these can make it difficult to understand words being spoken by someone else. The same thing applies if using any type of environment sounds like a noisy background effect such as crickets chirping at night while camping out under the stars (which also happens sometimes).
1. Levels and loudness:
The most important part of getting a great mix is keeping your audio levels consistent. This can be difficult, but there are some technical aids that will make it easier for you! Many people have gotten into the habit of “normalizing” their sound files by maximizing volume on each clip and hoped this would equalize everything out evenly – unfortunately, though, traditional normalization doesn’t always accomplish this goal either so keep trying until something works.
2. Automatic leveling:
The Hindenburg Journalists have built-in loudness normalizing, which is implemented in two different ways. The first way it adjusts the level of individual clips so they match what’s set as a preference for you or your team – but if not turned off automatically when working on projects with them open (unless otherwise specified).
So what are your thoughts? Do you have any podcast editing tips to share with the rest of us? We’d love to hear them. And, if you’re looking for someone who can help edit your podcasts or create a new one from scratch, we’d be happy to work with you! Drop us an email and let’s chat more about how our team can help take your content marketing strategy up a notch.