How to Make a Podcast
Setting up a podcast is one of the best and most effective ways to present information to your audience. Don’t be afraid of starting your own digital radio show, digest, or serialized audiobook – creating them is not difficult, even if you do it at home.
For producing good podcasts, you’ll need to get proper sound capturing equipment – most importantly, a microphone and headphones. Plus, any podcast creator needs reliable software for making and editing audio tracks. Try Movavi Screen Capture Studio: it’s functional, fast, and very simple to use. It will help you to become a podcast producer in no time: just capture your voice, add some music, and edit the result so it’s just how you want it. Screen Capture Studio, as its name implies, is much more than just a podcast generator; it’s also a powerful tool for capturing and editing streaming video and screen activity, saving Skype calls, ripping webinars, and a whole lot else besides.
To learn how to start a podcast with Screen Capture Studio, just download the appropriate version to your PC or Mac below and follow this short guide to podcast creation.
1. Install the Program
Launch the setup file you’ve just downloaded and follow the instructions on your screen. Once the installation process is complete, the program will open automatically.
When the program launches, you’ll see a start window with different options. To capture your voice track, you need to open the screen video and audio recorder. To do this, click Record screen.
2. Capture Your Voice
Click anywhere on your screen to open the recorder interface and set the audio preferences: click the Microphone button to activate voice capture and select your microphone from the drop-down menu above the button. You can set the volume level using the slider to the left of the button. Make sure you've deactivated the System Audio capture if you don't want to include system sounds. Click REC when you're ready to start. If you use Windows, you can also start capturing your voice by pressing F10 once; press F10 again to stop the capture. On a Mac, press ⌥ ⌘ 2. Alternatively, you can click Stop in the capture interface to finish recording.
You can review the recording in the preview window once it's finished. To export it as an audio file, click Save As... and select MP3 on the quick access panel in the export window. If you want to save the file in a different audio format, expand the More presets list and choose the desired format on the Video and audio tab. Then click Save to export your audio file.
3. Edit the Podcast
Go back to the start window and click Edit video to open the built-in editor for video and audio files. In the new window, click Add Media Files, select the previously saved audio file, and click Open. Now you can adjust your track however you wish: delete unwanted elements, set the audio volume and speed, even add background music behind your voice.
To edit the audio track, select it on the Timeline.
If you want to cut unwanted elements, place the red marker at the beginning of the segment you want to cut out and click the scissors button. Then move the red marker to the end point of the unwanted segment and click the scissors again. Now you can delete the separated piece by selecting it and clicking the trash can button. The remaining parts will be joined automatically.
If you want to link up another track or add background music to your digital audio show, click the Add Media Files button again and select the desired audio file. It will be linked automatically to your voice recording. Click and drag it down to create a separate track and use the additional audio as the background music.
To access the complete set of audio editing tools, select the audio on the Timeline and click on the Audio Properties button. This will open the Tools tab, where you can change the Volume and Speed of your recording, normalize, denoise, or reverse it, and even apply special effects.
4. Save the Result
If you’re satisfied with the result, save your audio track by clicking the Export button. In the new dialogue window, open the Save only audio tab and choose the format, folder where you want to save the file, and the filename. Finally, click Start. Congratulations! You’ve just produced a podcast, and now you can do whatever you want with it: share it with friends, upload it to your blog, or add it to a popular website and wait for it to become popular!
With Movavi Screen Capture Studio, podcast production is really easy. Just try it and you’ll soon be a skilled podcast maker!
Movavi Screen Capture Studio
The perfect way to record from your screen
- Capture video from your computer screen
- Grab sound from multiple sources
- Tweak videos with the built-in editor
- Save videos in any popular format
Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Capture Studio does not allow capture of copy-protected
video and audio streams.