Recording Podcasts with Audacity


Article from Issue 66/2006

Create your own podcasts with the free and easy Audacity sound editor.

Podcasting is a popular technique for delivering radio-style content to Internet users. Podcast programs are easy to produce, and the RSS- based podcast delivery process offers convenience with minimal overhead. Aspiring performers, interviewers, and analysts who would not have had the time or resources to broadcast a program through more conventional technologies are finding a ready, wordwide audience for their podcasts. In this article, I’ll show you how to create your own podcast audio file using the Audacity sound editor. A true podcast is delivered directly to the user through an RSS feed. Several web hosting companies offer podcast hosting. The podcast hosting service attends to the technical side of maintaining the RSS feed, which means you can concentrate on the creative side of the broadcast. Of course, you also have the option of configuring and maintaining your own RSS feed if you would prefer to manage the RSS feed yourself. In either case, the details of the RSS configuration may vary depending on your situation. In this article, I’ll concentrate on the audio content. I’ll show you how to create, edit, and tag a podcast audio file.

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