Noise from ventilation systems, cars driving down the street, keeping yourself warm with a heater or even the hum of flourescent lighting – these are all sources of background noise that can make or break your audio quality. Having a constant hum or buzz in the background can be very distracting and cause people to turn away from your podcast. Fortunately, the Audacity audio editing app can help you get rid of the noise in a few… not quite so straight forward steps. Not to worry, though – while the 2 step process may be a little bit odd when you first see it, it is not difficult to understand or accomplish.
I have my own equipment list, my how to get started and more info on this blog. It’s the place where I’m putting toghether info from my experiences and experiments, to try and help people that are new to podcasting get up and running quickly. But there’s also a ton of other resources out there, from other podcasters. I’ve oftend looked at these blog posts and page for equipment ideas, how-to info, and more. And I wanted to share some of these so that you could also benefit from the knowledge and experience that I’ve been able to benefit from.
There’s not shortage of people and websites claiming that they have “the right equipment” for you to get started with your podcast. Even this blog has an equipment list. And there seems to be a constant clammor for more, all around the internet. I’ll make it simple for you, though: start with what you have, […]
There seems to be an common misunderstanding about iTunes. Your subscribers find you through iTunes, right? So, isn’t that where you host your podcast? Sorry, but no – podcasts distribution doesn’t work like that. Instead of uploading podcast episodes directly to iTunes, it’s only a network for finding and subscribing to podcast RSS feeds. You still need your own host, bandwidth for streaming and RSS for your podcast.