Podcast by Ruta N Medellin CC by 2.0
I’m writing this mostly as a way to remember the steps I took to create a simple podcast on SoundCloud for the Online Blogging and Communication techniques subject at Deakin University. I decided to record my podcast onto the voice recorder on my Iphone. This was pretty to do and easy to edit. I recorded the introduction and the main body of the podcast on two separate recordings. Recording small sections at a time. I spoke as clearly as I could and if it didn’t sound right I recorded it again until I had around five minutes worth of material. I should note that I recorded this in my car, in the garage, so the surrounds were very quiet.
Once I had completed this I emailed both sections to myself! I then downloaded it to my computer. Then I uploaded a music clip intro from CC Mixter to Audacity, then the recorded voice intro then another music section and finally the main voice recording.
I uploaded all parts in this order. I didn’t try to edit and move things around on Audacity because I had found from previous experience that this was not particularly easy to do.
Next I converted the file to an MP3 file. This was done by downloading software for free that converts the file. It’s called LAME from audacityteam.org and also FFmpeg. I also looked at lame.buanzo.org. I’m not sure which site I used, but you need these programs to convert the Audacity files. Then when the file is converted to MP3, you can upload it easily onto Soundcloud.