If you read yesterdays blogpost you’ll probably know that todays post will be about how to start producing your very own podcasts. After you’ve planned your show and made a nice outline (a simply type of script) you are almost ready to start recording. The first thing you should do is to get your gear ready. Here is a little check-list of the podcasting gear you need to get started:
-A computer (mac or pc)
-A microphone (a headset for example)
-A recording and mixing computer software (i.e. Audacity)
Most of these things are probably already in your house, otherwise a headset, for example, can be found at a low price in computer stores. Audacity is a free recording and mixing software that will cover your basic recording needs. When your gear is ready you should find a good recording place. If you don’t have the space or money to build a soundbooth, your closet is a good budget tip. The clothes will dampen the echos and noise when recording, try it out (Orden, 2008).
Here’s a checklist to see if you’re ready to start recording:
-Have you stated to yourself why you want to podcast?
-Do you have a theme for your show?
-Do you have a name for your show?
-Have you written an outline?
-Have you downloaded/recorded all the sound effects you need for the show?
-Do you have the basic gear?
-Are you thrilled to get started?
So go ahead and do your own podcasting!
van Orden, Jason (2008) How to podcast; the defenitive step-by-step guide on how to podcast without breaking the bank[electronic] available:<http://www.how-to-podcast-tutorial.com/00-podcast-tutorial-four-ps.htm>[2+11-05-01]