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Podcast Pontifications

256 EpisodesProduced by Evo TerraWebsite

Podcasting needs to be made better, not just easier. Because after 15 years, less than a quarter of the population listen to podcasts regularly. While new business models, discovery apps, and content curators will evolve, much of the responsibility --and work-- falls on us, the working podcaster. Th… read more

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How To Make Accessible Podcast Audio In 5 Easy Steps [Episode 215]

In this episode I (finally) stop espousing theory and give you the exact audio engineering steps you should follow to make amazing sounding and accessible episodes of your podcast. They are:

  1. Clean up the noise
  2. Control the dynamic range
  3. Tweak the EQ
  4. Compress to impress
  5. Mix well and export at -16 LUFS

How do you do each of those steps is dependent on your DAW, but I do mention some plugins and services I use, like:

Also, and somewhat uncharacteristic of me, I enlisted the help of some smart and talented audio engineers to vet out my thinking. So thank you, Marcus DePaula, Tom Kelly, Josh Wade and Chris Curran for keeping me honest.

Two things before I go one:

  1. BuyMeACoffee/evoterra is where you should go if you enjoyed the tips and guidance in this miniseries. More miniseries is are coming, and you can show your appreciation to me at buying me a virtual coffee.
  2. The Flick group app for Podcast Pontifications is growing! People are talking about next week's planned episodes as well as talking about this week's miniseries. We’d love for you to join. It’s free!

Enjoy your weekend (because I don't do episodes on Fridays!) and I shall be back on Monday with a brand new miniseries on Podcast Pontifications

Yes, this episode is something you should share. Thank you. Here’s where you can find a re-written in-depth article based on the audio of the episode: http://podcastpontifications.libsyn.com/how-to-make-accessible-podcast-audio-in-5-easy-steps

Podcast Pontifications is published by Evo Terra four times a week and is aimed at the working podcaster. The purpose of this show is to make podcasting better, not just easier.

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