Apr 27 2009
The Wizards of Technology gave us an excellent primer on Podcasting, focused primarily on Podcatching (or listening to podcasts). This week, we’ll look at some resources that will help you create podcasts. After all, we are professionals. You could be the polish podcasting is looking for.
The folks at Engadget have put together a nice tutorial on creating a podcast. You may have noticed that Mac Addict nicked it for their current issue.
This free, open source audio application has pro features, and can step in for those of you who don’t have Garage Band. With the optional LAME encoder, Audacity can even deliver mp3 and supports many effects plug-ins.
These two free sound utilities are for juggling audio around your Mac. I won’t go into detail (because the Engadget tutorial does) but Line-in lets your Mac capture audio from applications and SoundFlower creates a virtual sound component.
- mfeeds.com: This site helps you package your mp3′s into feeds
- PodcastTools: More RSS embedding tools
- dircaster: This is a PHP script you can put on your server that builds podcast feeds
- FeedBurner SmartCast: This free feed-management service facilitates podcasting
- Busy Podcaster’s Guide: A How-to with tips on bandwidth management
Podcasting may be just a few months old, but with these tools already in place, there’s no reason you can’t get into it yourself, and for free.