Thursday, May 16, 2013

Creating Your First Podcast

Today you will begin creating your first podcast. You will create, name, and save this podcast, and you will continue to edit until your podcast is complete.

  1. Now you are ready to create the podcast! Select "New Project" on the left side of the opening Garage Band menu.
  2. Select Podcast and click "Choose" to begin a new podcast project.
  3. Name your project: LastName+FirstName+Podcast
  4. 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:
  5. 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:
  6. 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:
  7. You are able to adjust the timing of each segment by dragging the recorded sections along the timeline.
  8. You are able to edit a track by trimming a segment on either end of the recording.
  9. 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:
  10. If you save a Garage Band project with an iLife preview the other iLife apps will be able to access while it is still a work in progress 
  11. 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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