Oh. My. Stars.
It’s not that I thought a podcast would be simple. I mean, I’m a writer. On demand, I can imagine some truly vivid worst case scenarios. Seriously, even my fevered imagination did not do justice to this effort.
First, I spent a couple of days figuring out the GarageBand was going to be just fine. (It was not at all obvious to me from the info on the Apple site!) I quickly discovered that using just the mic on my computer left me sounding like a child screaming into a tin can on a string in a cave with a serious echo. Enter the Blue Yeti microphone. I suppose there is a way to make it less obvious when I press and un-press the mute button – so far this eludes me. Likewise cutting the audio and re-taping a portion. If I were in charge of the audio for a film, the entire cast would sound like they had a bad case of the hiccups. I hasten to add that I am not blaming this on the mic. It clearly took care of the problem of sounding like a child with a tin can.
Now that I’ve invested days in this endeavor, I have a 10-minute podcast. I honestly am excited about it – I just wish it sounded more professional. I know how to get it into my iTunes. Next up for today is how to get it onto the iTunes store and add a link to my blog.
Fingers crossed, it will all work out just fine.
Mar 2, 2013 at 4:55 PM
You are a marvel – I don’t know how you keep up with all this technology.
Mar 2, 2013 at 5:02 PM
Not so fast! I can hear my podcast if I put the link in my browser myself. Unfortunately, iTunes doesn’t want to know about it!
Mar 2, 2013 at 5:34 PM
Argh. I have a file up in WordPress. I can play the audio if I put that link in my browser. Does the iTunes store or iTunes like this link – of course not. They are saying my m4a is not an audio file.
So I made xml to get it right. But where do I put the xml for iTunes to find it. I’m SO glad all of this is easy now days!