By Daniel Brusilovsky
Podcasting is EVERYWHERE on the internet. Start by going to iTunes. Seeing podcasting in action will do a MUCH better job getting the idea across than our words can.
Our 3-page technical introduction may also be helpful. Read Podcast FAQs. Then check out these sites or podcasts about podcasting. Go to Podcast Academy or Podsgod.com. Or this great blog at Podcastgearguy.com. Also, Apple has produced several cool videos on podcasting with the audio equipment up close and demonstrated. Apple Podcast Seminars.
Now that you know what it is, here’s what you need to know to create your own podcasts…
How Do I Podcast?
- Create a program that you would like to podcast.
- Podcast it. (For specific help, we strongly encourage you to grab the book “Podcast Solutions” by Michael W. Geoghegan and Dan Klass. It will take you from square one to wherever you want to be. I can help with the tools you need for creation. Whether you are going to be working on an audio-only podcast or a video podcast, you are going to need to sound good.
About the Audio Gear for a Podcast
While you COULD use the microphone built into your computer (or camcorder), it helps immensely to have some higher grade equipment. This will greatly improve the sound quality of your audio. This equipment should include, at minimum, a decent microphone, a small mixer or USB audio interface, a good set of headphones, audio editing software, and a microphone stand. A basic setup like this can be had for under $225.00, and as you progress, you can add a quality mixer, some processing software, an upgraded mic or two, desktop monitors, and some more professional stands.
As a podcaster, I relay on my microphone and my recording equipment to get my word out! Start podcasting today!
Daniel Brusilovsky blogs and podcasts at Daniel’s Blog covering Apple computers and techology. He is a sophomore at Aragon High School in California and co-President of the technology club, Mousesquad.