Podcasting, the basics – Science Journalism Forum

Recently I gave a podcast 101 at the Science Journalism Forum. It was a nice experience, and the video is online on their website!

Unfortunately you cannot see the virtual classroom. This makes some of my remarks a bit weird. I suppose it is pretty clear when I’m in conversation with the people in the chat!

Source: Podcasting, the basics – Science Journalism Forum by Science Journalism Forum

Some of the links to the applications I talked about.

Editing / recording applications laptop/desktop:

  • Audacity Free, open source. Very long running project, lots of information online. Runs on: Windows, Linux and Mac
  • Reaper Free for 60 days, runs on Windows, Mac and Linux (beta)
  • Ardour Open source, free and runs on Windows, Linux and Mac

Editing / recording apps for phones:

  • Lexis Audio Editor (free) for recording and editing, with time line
  • ASR Voice Recorder (free/2,99 (depends on location)) easy for very quick recording. Records in many different formats

Microphones and headphones

  • Use a headphone (or earphones when no other options). Any type will do, but best is to be able to close off from the outside world as much as possible. Keep them on during the whole recording session
  • Microphones. There are many mics for many different budgets. In general condenser mics are a bit better, but pick up more noise from surroundings.
  • USB Mics: when you want to use the USB port of your phone, you need a USB microphone or a converter from XLR to USB (expensive) There are a few USB/XLR microphones on the market, like Samson Q2U. Or a USB condenser mic like Audio Technica AT2020USB or Rode Podcaster.