Jason Van Orden , podcasting consultant, has asked his audience for their #1 podcasting tip learned in 2007. I answered him and added it here for you.
TIP: Clean up every aspect of the process. Simplify, simplify, simplify. Think speed and efficiency. 90% is good enough. Get it out the door. If you get bogged down in too many steps in your process, you will find it harder and harder to bring yourself to record another show. Re-evaluate ALL the steps to see which ones can be dropped or combined to simplify the overall process.
The biggest combination of steps for me was to move the compression and EQ process to the front end, before everything goes into the recorder. Purists will say that I’m losing the ability to selectively clean things up in post-production. That’s the whole point. I don’t want to spend the time “doing it in post-production.” My ideal show would require no post-production. I want it out the door.
On TheDivaCast, I record five women. We spend some time in the show planning process with the goal of recording it all in one take requiring no post-production. Over time, we have cleaned up our process and moved some tasks around for the better. Just so you know, we have recorded one show so far, where we did no post-production. It’s still a goal…
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