Hi there guys, let’s talk about podcasts today. Hey, but what is a podcast by the way? A podcast is the sporadic sequence of audio or video files in a digital format which one can listen, and the user can download it.
Designing, encouraging, and dealing out the podcast to stretch out to the audience online which accounts for people in millions is comparably easy as it sounds.
Translating a blog article into podcats is very simple action, especially nowadays with all of the available online solutions out there.
How and when the podcast gained popularity?
A podcast is becoming much more well-liked and favored as nowadays. Most of the bloggers prefer to an online radio show to convey some relevant information out or a product launch or something like that.
Is it time-consuming?
No, not at all it is not time-consuming and takes a couple of minutes to spread and get the message in the air. Roughly speaking not more than 5-10 minutes is more than what a person requires to share a podcast.
What all required for a podcast?
The things required for a podcast is as follows
- Recording equipment (Mike, other audio devices, etc.)
- Internet Access
- The enthralling topic which you can’t stop talking
- Regulate the nature of the broadcast
This pointer covers on what should be the title of the content depending upon which the subject of the content of podcast is chosen. So I prefer to write it down so as not to forget the title. Fabricate and design a layout or plan to keep track of what needs to discuss and promote. There are numerous samples along with the podcasts which exist already.
I always prefer by picking up the most famous and renowned podcasts for a much better view on what to choose and move forward with as the favorite podcasts are successful for a reason, so I pay close attention just to come across that one factor for it being liked so much. Try to draft an outline of the podcast online to get over with the blackout moments. But instead of drafting an outline online you will need the same thing in a scripted form.
- Select the product you will be using to a podcast
Majority of the podcasts work people do with a mike whether digital or analog, a mixer for sound capturing and editing purposes along with a computer or laptop which will be useful for adding the minute details in the podcasts to make it better. I have hovered over dozens of websites, and I came to know that numerous podcast starter packages are costing approx 1000$.
Don’t prefer using a low-quality mike which will eventually degrade the quality of podcasts. Instead, I recommend to use the mike that came along with the mike> For best results I have wandered a lot on the website for recording a microphone which has the one-directional design with dynamic kind of microphone will be a good choice.
I recommend you to go for the Radioshack as it sells the one’s not so costly while delivering the best.
- Select the Program for podcasting
A mac user may most probably need Garageband. Multiple variants could suit your need if you are looking for free software for podcasting then you should go for Audacity and paid software like Adobe Audition. According to me, the list is also supported by the most premium software namely like Sony acid and Sony Acid Pro which ranges somewhere between $50 to $200. A few mixers along with microphones are in packing and are free to use the software.
According to me going with Adobe Audition, an individual could get a free monthly subscription via Adobe cloud that provides the complete Adobe website with comparatively lower prices. Apart from that Lynda.com has an efficient video tutorial that might long for nearly 5+ hour on Adobe that could enable the user with a free month subscription which one can dispose of at any point in time.
(A) Fabricating the content
The recommendation is that an individual may wish to combine the scripts all which one can require at the start of the show. When an individual may shift from one part of the story to another, it is advisable that the content is put in the right order all together that could be used to read down the entire list.
Does not matter at all be sure to enjoy it to the fullest. An individual may turn rich from this act, therefore spending time over the discussion of advertising and promoting the same with regards to something you care about, the prize will be in the absorption of the data/ humor/music to others or the prospect subscribers of the podcast.
(B) The audio recording for the Podcast
The record of audio is a vital step as without the voice the podcast does not have an existence. According to me what we require is reasonable pace while demonstrating the passion so try to go through the scripts and remember to keep in mind to show your gratitude to the people for their contribution of the show.
A user may avail the perfection in the podcast being delivered, but in some cases the technical malfunctions are the reason for being responsible for running the show, running the show with hard work. But this time you start the real recording session, take a few examples to run a check on the functionality of the software, try to make some adjustments with the volume controls, and see that everything is working just fine.
(C) Make sure to save the audio file on the disk drive
Always make it a habit that the file you are trying to save is in MP3 format, a bit rate of 128KBPS is possibly more than enough to support a talk-show podcast. However, the podcasts supporting audio will require a bit rate of nearly 192kbps. But make sure to avoid using the special characters just like (*,%,$,#), etc. for renaming the file.
Allow it to open up on your sound editor and make adjustments on some background chaos or prolonged silence period. A person can add the intro and outro music as an addition to the background as per preference. No doubt an individual could always save it in a WAV format which provides an edge to avail the backup work just in case the situations go haywire.
(D) Make sure to tag it with additional information (Artist, Genre, Year, Album art, etc.)
Prefer doing it yourself or getting some free images and copyright free art on the website or ask a friend who is an expert in doing so. Pay close attention while renaming the audio file which would help the podcast naming along with the date of publishing to be more precise in regards to the episodes. Also, the ID3 tags editing is done for the MP3 file to support and provide a helping hand to the users or subscribers to look out for the products or the podcast catalog
(E) Production of the RSS feed of the podcast
The fabrication of the RSS feed is as essential as creating the file for a podcast. It needs to meet the numerous industry standards for the acceptable 2.0 with full detailing and closures. Attempt by considering an all-around solution and services like Castmate, Libsyn, and Podomatic. For publishing or uploading the permission for longer duration podcasts, you need to pay a comparatively smaller fee.
The most convenient way to get over with it is through blogging. So an individual should get on to blogger.com, WordPress.com and start blogging with the title of the podcast. Avoid creating any posts yet. Just in case the host has limitations on the extent of the bandwidth you could use. The additional charging may be done for using if the podcast is a success and is trending then it might exceed the limit, so we don’t want that.
A feed is nothing but just a carrier for the MP3 format file which guides the cumulative feed programs where to look for new episodes, which one could do with some XML coding which is somewhat relevant to the HTML which could help in replicating the RSS file and utilize the template to make the required changes
- Pushing the RSS feed of podcast on the Internet
Now it is about time you push the RSS feed of the podcast on the internet. Then rush to the Feedburner and feed the URL of the blog and select “I am a podcaster!” The screen which will be next visible on the screen will help to readjust components that run the podcast. These elements are the ones which are directly relevant to the podcast. Then get to the hosts that you could find first and sign up! Now, this is going to take a while. Let it run while you go the files and select the MP3 which you want to upload.
- Create a post on the website/blog
It is now the perfect time to make a post on the website/blog. Also, make sure that the title of the post should be the same as the title of the podcast. The whole thing after compiling will be visible as “Show Notes” or also better seen as “Description.” Try to add up something about your personal view on the subject when you are about to put up some words for it on the global platform. And conclude by adding up a link which directs towards your media file.
- Let it sink in, spare some time
After a few minutes, the Feedburner will be able to include the file to the feed and congratulations you. The idea is to either submit it to iTunes or share with some known. Associates from the same interest which would help in the better promotion of the podcast you just uploaded. And most of all be patient as it takes time for everything
It is entirely reliant on the nature of the podcast created and uploaded. Whether it is for business which is a bit costly or you did it for your passion. In case of creating a simple one, small investments for microphone and licensed version to work more efficiently for modifications on your very own podcasts is up to you.