Davidson has its own podcast studio located in the basement of Chambers next to the MakerSpace. The podcast studio is a soundproof room with 2 microphones set-up to record with audacity. Any member of the campus community can book time to use the studio to record a podcast.
Be realistic about time.
Creating a podcast can’t be done in 15 minutes. Prepping, researching, recording and editing can take a lot longer than you think.
Don’t try to get it right the first time. Do some short practice recordings to get a feel for pacing and editing.
Be prepared to edit
Don’t think you can do a one take podcast. Plan to edit heavily. If you go in knowing you don’t have to be perfect, you’ll be more relaxed during the recording. Remove pauses and “uhhs” and “umms” from your recording to make it cleaner. Don’t try and cut corners. Take your time and do it right.
Make sure you’re passionate about your topic.
Pick something you can talk about. This will make the podcast more interesting to the listener than if you’re trying to “just get it done”.
Go in with a plan.
Have an idea written down of what you want the podcast to be. Again, don’t try and wing it. Writing down ideas can take an hour to do but it could save you multiple hours on the editing side and it will make the podcast flow better.
How to record
Selecting the right input/output
removing unwanted pauses and speech disfluencies.
Adding additional tracks
Importing additional audio from other sources
Mastering your volume
Getting consistent volume levels
Exporting your podcast
MP3 settings for exporting
Publish to big three (Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Google Play)
Locate niche directories (i.e. ambient sound podcasts)
Publish to your personal website (Davidson Domains)