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14th-Apr-2014 01:07 pm
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So, just say I was considering making a podfic what recording program should I use? And how would I go editing it (because I know I'd make lots of mistakes). I have Audicity. Would that work?

Any advice (including tips!) would be most welcome. :)

(though I'll probably chicken out before posting anything, but I'm on holidays, with a little bit of extra time on my hands, so I thought I'd have a play).
14th-Apr-2014 05:12 am (UTC)
Yes, audacity absolutely works! I'm not a pro podficcer or anything, but you can record directly into Audacity and then use the program to take out background noise, splice clips together, add music, etc.

Also, I've been perusing the podfic_tips comm whenever I have questions.
14th-Apr-2014 05:34 am (UTC)
Awesome! Thank you. :)
14th-Apr-2014 08:08 am (UTC)
Yep, audacity. I tend to record some "silence" at the beginning and end of each recording, so I can use it to replace any obvious breathing or anything annoying I find when editing. If I can help, feel free to ask. Podfic_tips is awesome! You can peruse their memories too. :)
14th-Apr-2014 05:43 am (UTC)
yes Audacity is great - thats what Amy and I use to edit our podcasts.
14th-Apr-2014 06:02 am (UTC)
Yay. I'll just have to figure out how it works now. :) I haves used it before - but not to record.

14th-Apr-2014 06:12 am (UTC)
Oh record is as easy as "push record button"!
14th-Apr-2014 05:54 am (UTC)
Yay podfic! Audacity is perfect, it's what I use to record and edit and it works awesome for me.

If you need any more help, check out podfic_tips, they have tutorials and tips and you can post questions if you can't find a post that addresses what you need help with! I have links to tutorials if you need them :D

Podficcing is awesome and you would be amazing! I love when people decide to try podfic, you'll rock it!
14th-Apr-2014 06:04 am (UTC)
I've juste friended that comm. It looks very useful. Thank you. :)

I figured that as I enjoy performing, I might actually enjoy podficcing. I might be able to scratch that itch in a fannish way. :))

Thanks for the support! <3

14th-Apr-2014 12:10 pm (UTC)
I record in audacity but edit in premiere because I'm too lazy to figure out how to edit in a new program. I guess it's kind of stupid because there is a quality loss but if you are tryinh it out and just want to see how it works, that might work for you.

Actually I think you can record in Premiere too.
14th-Apr-2014 12:19 pm (UTC)
Hmmm..I've just got Premiere. I haven't used it yet (not sure I'm prepared for the learning curve), but I could probably edit in Final Cut if I can't work out Audacity - or Premiere.

What format do you save the audacity file in? MP3?
14th-Apr-2014 05:15 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you're considering this! I really do think you'll enjoy it, and I know we'll all enjoy listening.

I use GarageBand, so I don't have any Audacity tips for you. I'd be happy to serve as a beta listener for you if you'd like, though.
15th-Apr-2014 02:09 am (UTC)
Hee! It was your comment that sparked the idea. Still not sure it's for me, but I have the programs to record it in (and a mic!), so I may as well play. I even have a story I'd like to to try.

I'd be happy to serve as a beta listener for you if you'd like, though.

That would be awesome! I'll definitely take you up on that if I do make a recording. Thank you!
15th-Apr-2014 10:29 am (UTC)
Ha! Should read on, before commenting, ay?
Also happy to lend ears ;)

Edited at 2014-04-15 10:31 am (UTC)
15th-Apr-2014 01:09 pm (UTC)
Podfic is certainly more of a giant rec to a fic than anything that's going to gain a lot of feedback and interaction with people - but I enjoy doing them. Even if I'm not a 'performer'. I'm one of those who is merely interested in creating an audio version of a fic because I liked the fic.

I use Garage Band and edit as I go. From what I understand is NOT the way most do it, but it seems easier for me than figuring out editing afterwards. It came with my mac, so I'm all into starting with the freebies. The podfic_tips comm has a few posts about using it and it's wicked easy

15th-Apr-2014 01:18 pm (UTC)
Podfic is certainly more of a giant rec to a fic than anything that's going to gain a lot of feedback

I was thinking this actually. The couple of fics I want to read are ones that I think are great stories (which means I really don't want to stuff it up!).

I played a bit with Garage Band today and I couldn't figure out how to go back and edit. If you say you do it as you go it makes sense because I'm not sure you can go back and edit. Actually, editing as you go means you'd save a lot of work afterwards. Hmmm...I hadn't thought of that (the post edit was freaking me out a bit. I might try doing it as I go also).

Thanks! I had all sorts of trouble with producing something loud enough today. My in-built laptop mic seems to work better than my external mic (or I just need to work out how to adjust that).

I was listening to one of your recordings today - so I could get a feel for the pace. I'm sure I'm reading too fast atm. :)
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