[Editor’s Note: This piece is part of our series on Podcasting Basics. You can find the the rest of the pieces in the series here.]
In our first column about podcasting, we discussed microphones, and the other accessories required to record voices for a podcast. The next crucial technical element is software: for recording into, and for editing and mixing a final production.
Transom has many articles about different audio editing software, and any of these may be helpful in choosing which one is right for you, or in providing details about using it. In this column, we’ll concentrate on how the various software is more or less appropriate for podcasting.
Of course, a podcast is not fundamentally different from any other audio production, and so the sophistication level of your content will help determine what software is best for you. Many podcasts are structurally fairly simple, based around one or two voices, perhaps with cutaways to music or clips of other audio,…