Welcome to episode 18 of the Audacity Bootcamp podcast. Are you thinking about starting a podcast? What kind of hardware and software will you need and how much is it going to cost? Do I need to sink hundreds of dollars into microphones and other hardware? Do I need to spend thousands of dollars on a studio quality room? How about software training? Am I facing a huge expenditure for software training? These are great questions that need to be asked when taking on any new project and podcasting is no exception. It’s also the subject of this podcast episode. Links to things I talk about in this episode:
Today I released a new episode of the Audacity Bootcamp podcast. I’ve decided to revert the name of the podcast back to the Audacity Bootcamp and I explain a few reasons why in this episode. I also talk about my minimalist approach to recording and editing audio for my podcast and for my videos, and the new version of Audacity (3.0.4) that’s been released.
Podcasting doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. If you’re just getting started in podcasting, you don’t have to sink a lot of cash into what you’re doing. You can get inexpensive hardware and Audacity is free. The most important part of your podcast is the room you record in. You can get great audio with inexpensive gear if your initial recording is free of echo and room noise. That’s not hard to achieve. Some blankets, pillows, moving blankets, and closed curtains will add immeasurably to the quality of the audio in your podcast. I’ll be talking more about that in the next episode.
Audacity has announced the release of a new version. Audacity version 3.0.4 was released on August 24th. It’s a hotfix which means it was released to fix bugs in the previous version. There was a problem in version 3.0.3 with control points when using the Filter Curve and Graphic EQ effects. With this release I also got to test the update notification that was part of the version 3.0.3 update and I’m happy to say it works!
In this video I’m going to show you how to start GarageBand without opening the last project you worked on. If you use GarageBand you already know that when you start it each time, it opens the last project by default. But you may not want that to happen each time. In this video I show you how to get around that and open GarageBand to a blank screen.