Hacking Learning Podcast Demo – Take 2


Ok, here’s the second pass. I’ve changed the set up slightly and done some basic editing.

I’ve also spent all day messing around with this as I’m finding it pretty exciting in terms of potential. So, if you’re waiting for me to get some marking done, you’ll just have to wait another day.

Here’s the set up and procedure in a nutshell:

  1. Plug my Blue Yeti USB Mic into the back of my Mac Thunderbolt Screen which is running off my MacBook Air. I’ve had this mic for a while now and I’ve used it to record audio for screen capture work I’ve done with Camtasia 2.
  2. Use Audio Hijack Pro to record audio. I already had this software as I use it with iTunes to compensate for loud music versus quiet speaking when we’re watching movies.
  3. Use Fission to edit the audio. This was new software. It’s made by the same people who make Audio Hijack. I read a couple of reviews, downloaded it, had a play, then paid the US$32 for the licence.
  4. Dragged the audio track into Garageband 10. I downloaded the latest version. It’s free. I read a bunch of reviews saying how Apple had taken away podcasting capability from Garageband, but I’ve used it for music production and was already familiar with it in a basic sense so I dug a bit deeper: It still works just fine for podcast production from what I can see.
  5. In Garageband I added some audio loops from the loop library for intro music and a few sound effects then exported the song as an MP3.
  6. The only other step was to upload it into WordPress.

Next steps: One thing is that I need to see if I can record a Skype Interview, and another is to figure out how to get a series of podcasts listed in iTunes. I’ll keep you posted.

If you have any ideas on content that you’d like to hear us discuss, or people that you’d like us to interview let me know in the comments.

Author: Graeme Smith

Education, technology, design. Also making cool stuff...

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