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  1. Alien

    Alien Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking to create some free podcasts on one of my sites.

    Has anyone got any experience with this kind of thing and do you use any particular kit? Or is it as easy as having a mic and a computer + software?!

    Thanks. :D
     
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  3. woopwoop United States

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    It really is that easy (I think). If you have a Mac you can do the whole thing within Garage Band which is software which comes with the computer.

    You may want to buy a better mic than the internal one (there are usb mics and even mics which are completely portable with internal memory card).

    I can't remember all the technical details but there you will need to host the audio file somewhere and have some kind of rss/xml feed that will keep track of new 'episodes'.

    You can consider getting them in iTunes and other directories. Also look into having some visuals with your podcast (even though it's an audio file, some people/devices can view images on their devices as the audio is playing).

    Hope that helps a bit, I can learn a lot from this thread so hope others reply with info.
     
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    There must be some "how to's" out there on how to create a podcast, have a look at Youtube etc..

    On the topic of Podcasts.. An amusing Podcast with forum member Dougs can be found here:

    l.me.uk/s/TJEWW
     
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  5. Alien

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    Thanks both, very interesting indeed. :)

    Looking at some USB podcasting kits around now to make a choice - they range anywhere from £40-£200 or so I've seen and I like the look of the Behringer Podcastudio USB (about £80 this one).

    I'd want to make available via the site and also submit to iTunes for free use (anyone done this, is it tricky?!). PR possibilities are endless though it seems with these. :D
     
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    Have a word with GoldDiggerGuy. He does podcasts and videos on humber.tv.
     
  8. Alien

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    Thanks again! :D

    Just ordered a Behringer Podcastudio USB - looks good.

    Will report back on my virgin entry to the podcasting world....! LOL.
     
  9. WigWam Singapore

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    I'm having some voiceovers & podcasts being professionally made for my soon to ready payday loans site. You can hire a agency to record 'x' amount of voiceover time by different voiceover artists at very reasonable rates. They really do sound good :)

    WW.
     
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    What are you hoping to achieve with that?
     
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    I've never actually created a podcast myself, but I did come across a nice tutorial on About.com for anyone looking to create one. The link leads to a list of podcast-creating services, but the tutorial starts on the previous page.
     
  12. Alien

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    Well, it's been a learning curve! :cool:

    First podcast created with hardware received as posted earlier (really good set up BTW for the £), edited using Audacity, converted to MP3, online using a nifty player and just submitted to iTunes (who have strict XML requirements!).

    I'm no longer a virgin podcaster, lol! ;)
     
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    Has anyone got a Podcast into iTunes? If so, how long did it take you? (There gumph says can take 2 weeks). :)
     
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    I'm trying to design a payday loans site more of a human touch.

    Cheers,

    WW.
     
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    Why don't you let him continue without continuously trying to trip him up?

    Maybe the time for questioning his reasons is when you hear the finished product. Jeez.
     
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    Could I ask how much they cost?
     
  18. Alien

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    Yay, we're now published on iTunes, there's a first! :cool:
     
  19. WigWam Singapore

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    Depends on who makes them (voiceover actors with a bit of "fame" will charge a good deal more - also independent artists tend to be a bit less expensive than corporates), length of podcast, number of artists, broadcasting rights, dev time, music rights, editing complexity ect.

    Cheers,

    WW.
     
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