Podcast Ep. #1 – Transferring

Podcast Ep. #1 – Transferring

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What went well:

What went well was being able to use the Roadcaster Pro sound board to record the audio with my friends for the podcast. The board was really easy to set up, to use, and to dismantle. I liked how user friendly the soundboard was and it was easy to show my friends that I was recording with how to use the board if they wanted to. One of my friends was particularly interested in the sound board because at the time of recording, he also had to do a podcast but for an environmental class at UNE.

What went wrong:

There were many things that happened during the process of recording and editing the podcast, however, majority of the problems that I ran into came through the editing portion of the project. I first imported the files from the SD card into my desktop computer since it has higher-quality parts over my laptop that I use to edit on. I then imported the files into my video editing software, Davinci Resolve. I chose originally to use Davinci because I’m more familiar with video editing rather that just sound editing, so it came a little easier to me than Audacity. Unfortunately, after I’ve made progress on the podcast in post-production, I tried to edit more the following day and the audio for the project didn’t work (may have gotten corrupted somehow, I’m still unsure). After another attempt at Davinci and more errors appearing, I decided to install Audacity onto my desktop and edit that way. I didn’t enjoy using Audacity because to me, it felt old and clunky and the editing controls didn’t feel that intuitive.

For Next Time:

I have a few goals for next time to make the process of recording and editing as a whole more efficient and reliable. First, I will continue to use the SASC commons to record my podcast episodes at night. Being able to record in the empty SASC room at night allowed us to lock the doors so nobody could come in and interrupt our recording. We also didn’t have to worry about being too loud since we had the whole room to ourselves on a late night. Second, I’m going to connect my laptop rather than record all audio onto an SD card because I can then utilize different audio channels per person. This would allow me to precisely edit audio for each individual on the podcast and make the podcast as a whole sound significantly better. Finally, I will also find a better editor to use for post-production. I didn’t like Audacity and I felt like I lost some features that should be common for editing audio while other features for audio editing on the software confused me and made me question the choices of the developers.

One thought on “Podcast Ep. #1 – Transferring

  1. Hi Isaac!
    Good work on your reflection! I think Garageband may be a better match from the Rodecaster, but we also need to find a cloud-based solution. Maybe Spotify’s new Podcaster (https://podcasters.spotify.com/ ) will be our next useful tool. Also, please add the link to the finished project. I look forward to listening!

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