The podcast is taking shape! We’re going into our second recording session this weekend, and I’ve been working through the complexities of equipment, software, and other tech requirements. We are settling on a podcast hosting service, narrowed down to four candidates.

Most exciting is we have our first guest interview lined up. We’re recording the guest segment remotely using Riverside’s remote podcast product, which bumps up reliability and is user-friendly. It’s great for recording video interviews, but  easily breaks out audio. I’ve downloaded the app for Android, too, but haven’t tested it, although the actual interview is to be recorded on a laptop.

There are many editing software options, but I’m LOVING Filmora’s audio editing tool. I already owned Filmora Pro, having used it for short YouTube videos, but it’s ease of use makes it amazing to use for straight audio podcast editing. And, more importantly, I already owned it.

I found a type of cheat that we will be using for at least the near future. The Auphonic.com audio service is crazy amazing, automatically handling balancing, noise cancellation and compression of audio in what would have taken me hours manually doing with tools I don’t currently have. You lose the control of a full mixing experience, but if sound design isn’t your thing, the automation of Auphonic is remarkable, and I’m fairly certain my mixing wouldn’t have come out nearly as good. We uploaded a rough test recorded on a Tascam DR-40 four-track with two people using only the built-in condenser mics, and after running it through Auphonic that came out great. We’ll of course be using external mics, but it’s good to know audio recording directly on the Tascam with no mics is usable for easy remote interviews.

The content, however, is what it’s all about, and I’m excited about the topics we’ll be hitting. Check on back for updates on the process!