Saturday, March 19, 2011

CUE 2011 - Podcasting 101

Today I attended a session called iLife Bootcamp Featuring GarageBand '11 with Beth Corwin from the Digital Media Academy, and brushed up on my podcasting skills using GarageBand.

Let's make a podcast together!

  1. Open GarageBand from your Applications folder
  2. Select Magic Garageband
  3. Select a musical style: funk, reggae, blues, etc.
  4. Make an opening music riff for the intro/exit of your podcast with Magic GarageBand. This makes a new piece of music that is uniquely yours, and you don't have to worry about copyright issues! If you save it with an iLife preview the other iLife apps will be able to access while it is still a work in progress. Export your new musical riff to iTunes so you can use it in your podcast.
  5. Close your Magic GarageBand project after you have exported your song to iTunes.
  6. Select "New Project" on the left side of the opening GarageBand menu.
  7. Select Podcast and click "Choose" to begin a new podcast project.
  8. Name your project.
  9. Record your podcast by selecting a voice, male or female, and recording your script. Begin speaking by saying "3, 2, 1..." so that your recording begins smoothly. On the right side of there are various effects you can use to change your voice such as mouse voice, epic diva, etc. Select the "track info" icon on the lower right to find these other options:
  10. Add sound loops such as sound effects, jingles, or stingers, as desired, to enhance your podcast: These loops are located in the "loop browser" menu by clicking on the "loop browser" icon next to the "track info" icon:
  11. Add the music you created earlier. You will find your music in the "Audio" section of the media browser. Click the "media browser" icon next to the "track info" icon:
  12. You are able to adjust the timing of each segment by dragging the recorded sections along the timeline.
  13. You are able to edit a track by trimming a segment on either end of the recording.
  14. You can adjust the "track volume" of any recorded segment or sound effect. Just click on the arrow on the right of the track description:
  15. You will now export your podcast as a .mp3 so that you can share it with others. Click "Share" in the menu bar at the top of the screen. Drop down to "Export Podcast to Disk", change the encoding to .mp3 so that any computer can play your podcast, and save it to your desktop so that you can find it! just created your first podcast!!


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