Step-by-Step: The Podcaster Survival Guide
Record, fix, edit, and mix your podcast like a pro.
by Durin Gleaves
posted on 05-13-2020
During these extraordinary times, people are launching podcasts at an unprecedented rate. According to ListenNotes.com, almost 183,000 new podcasts have gone up since the beginning of the year, with the last two months accounting for a significant majority of those. If you’re just getting started, interested in hopping on the bandwagon, or celebrating your 100th episode, Adobe Audition is the best software you can use to create your podcast.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting some resources to help navigate the world of audio content creation. In this post, we’re featuring the Podcaster Survival Guide series on YouTube from Mark Edward Lewis of Cinema Sound. I love that he broke the tutorials into short, topical episodes within four distinct workflow chapters: Record, Fix, Edit, and Mix. I hope you enjoy these as much as I have.
The full 50-video “Podcaster Survival Guide” playlist can be found here.
Mark starts off with a primer on recording in chapter one:
- What mic should I use?
- Condenser and ribbon mics
- Making our first recording
- Why do we care about polar patterns?
- Phone, camera recorder, and settings
- What headphones do I buy?
- Connecting mics to DAW
- AKG Lyra Polar Patterns
In chapter two, Mark goes deeper with recording and advanced tactics:
- Where do I put podcast mics?
- How do I deal with noise?
- What’s the best mic for run-and-gun?
- How do I mic multiple talent? (part 1)
- How do I mic multiple talent (part 2)
- Which podcast mics reject noise best?
- Podcast recording review
Chapter three covers everything you need to know to fix audio:
- Setting up to mix in Adobe Audition
- Adobe Audition basics
- Basic cleaning
- Destructive Denoise in Adobe Audition
- Solve bad room sound in Adobe Audition
- Fixing noise, artifacts, and bogies in Adobe Audition
- Advanced noise fixes in Adobe Audition (part 1)
- Advanced noise fixes in Adobe Audition (part 2)
- Batch denoise in Adobe Audition
- Advanced denoise in Adobe Audition
- Fixing plosives in Adobe Audition
- What speakers should I use? JBL
Next up, chapter four dives into editing:
- Cutting dead time and Adobe Audition basics
- Editing breaths in Adobe Audition
- Editing bad takes in Adobe Audition
- Custom key commands in Adobe Audition
- More Adobe Audition features
And last but certainly not least, chapter five is all about mixing:
- Getting great sound using EQ plugins in Adobe Audition
- Killer sound with secondary grade EQ in Adobe Audition
- Control sound with compression in Adobe Audition
- Control sibilance with DeEsser in Adobe Audition
- Secret weapon: Multiband compressor in Adobe Audition
- Match different mics in Adobe Audition
- Protect your mix! Limiting in Adobe Audition
- Handle breaths automatically in Adobe Audition
- Adding music in Adobe Audition
- Mixing music in Adobe Audition
- Music editing automatically in Adobe Audition (Remix)
- Auto ducking in Adobe Audition (Essential Sound panel)
- Sound effects: Ambience, foley & hard
- Automation in Adobe Audition
- Choosing right loudness in Adobe Audition
- Win the loudness war in Adobe Audition
- Final output in Adobe Audition
Now, that’s a lot of content — but if you want even more, Mark has some tutorials that can be found right in Adobe Audition. With the desktop app open, choose Help, then Adobe Learn in the drop-down menu.
Have fun creating! We can’t wait to hear what you make. #AdobeAudition
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Topics: Video & Audio, Creativity
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