How to start a podcast: 5 top tools

ID3 Editor
An often overlooked part of the process is tagging your MP3 files. Not only will the software allow you to record audio and video, it will also allow you to split the audio and video tracks as well as separate your track from the other parties on the call. Adobe Audition
Adobe Audition is a great way of editing your podcastPost production is the most important aspect of having a successful show. Creating a show and adding new episodes only takes a few minutes. Skype
Skype makes conducting interviews a cinchThe obvious choice for remote interviews. We choose to export in WAV format and then convert it to an MP3 for publication. 04. You’ll also be able to add the basics like title, track, and artist. Let’s face it… no one will know about you unless you tell them, right?! And, I suppose… even Facebook. You can have fantastic guests, great banter, killer artwork, and top-notch marketing, but if your audio/video quality is poor, those things won’t matter. We also decided to let Libsyn host our audio and publish our feeds. 03. 01. The only drawback to Adobe Audition is that sometimes it can lag. Words: Tammy Coron
Tammy Coron is an iOS developer, backend developer, web developer, writer, and illustrator. What’s nice is you can try it free to make sure it’ll fit your needs. (Yes, zombies). And the best news is, there’s nothing stopping you from launching your own. Call Recorder for Skype
Record your podcast interviews using Call Recorder for SkypeOur favorite recording software is Call Recorder for Skype by the folks at ecamm. I would have given this a 10/10 if the software could separate the tracks for all callers; sadly, it cannot. At this time, it only separates the host track from the other callers. Disclaimer: Felipe and I use Adobe Audition CS6. It’s also OK to use these two resources to ask for help, conduct research, and of course… marketing. The interface, while at first overwhelming, follows the same “structure” as other Adobe products. But, still, this works great. Their support is great and we’ve had zero problems with Libsyn. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. Libsyn
Now that you’ve completed and recorded your interview, finalized it in post production, and tagged the MP3 file, you’re ready to publish. The worst that can happen is you’ll be out a few hundred bucks and some time. As an added bonus you can even add Artwork. One of my favorites is Entrepreneur On Fire. Mac and Windows are the two most widely used, and both work with video calling. It comes with some predefined filters to help boost the sound quality, but it’s also engineered in such a way that tweaking these filters, or creating your own filters, can be accomplished with ease. Things are laid out intuitively and I had no problem picking up the basics on how to use it. Our first order of business was to assemble our tool kit. Yes, Twitter. But, Adobe Audition is available within the Creative Cloud. So, you see… there isn’t much to getting a podcast started; a few tools and you’ll be well on your way. Another great feature is its ability to cut and splice together audio tracks. Although there are many ways to go about doing this (iTunes, for example, includes a way to tag your files), ID3 Editor by Pa-software is our top choice. And, of course, you can have multiple audio tracks from various sources. I’ve only ever had one occasion where it was so bad that I had to exit the app and restart it. Prior to the launch, the only podcast experience we had was working on The Ray Wenderlich Podcast, a series of podcast tutorials for developers and gamers. Other resources
In addition to the basic tools one needs for a successful podcast, there are a number of resources available on the net. Check out her podcast Roundabout: Creative Chaos, her blog Just Write Code and her iOS game, Crow’s Quest – it’s free to download from iTunes. Running your own podcast is a great way of getting yourself known in the industry as well as offering the opportunity to meet your design heros via podcast interviews.

Updated: 05.12.2014 — 00:52