Broken Signal | Coming Soon

So I’ve decided to take up podcasting. I’ve got to admit that it’s in many ways inspired by Michael sorting his one out and me twigging to the benefits or at least the potential of this alternate medium. I’ve been listening to podcasts for a little under a year now, but I never thought I’d jump into this field.

What made me see things slightly differently to be honest was the attention to detail that Michael has brought to his podcast. Maybe I just don’t listen to that many podcasts (which is just as well really) but I had never seen the images, links and chapters being used in a podcast before. It made things look a great deal more better thought out and the whole experience was so much more whole. At least that’s how I felt about it all.

So I ordered my Samson microphone (which cost me an arm and a leg) but that’s cool, I was definitely not disappointed when I saw it. It’s fucking huge and really heavy. In the case of microphones, I’m sorry but SIZE DOES MATTER :). Anyway the real reason for this post is to ask a bit more of a technical question. Now I got some information as Scrivs has asked the same question not too long ago, however I’m going to take it one step further.

What programmes should I be using to edit the final stream of speach I’ve created? I have no idea how to sort out the chapter breaks and add different images at different times for each chapter etc. Is this something I can only do if I’m on a mac? I’ll buy a microphone not change my operating system of choice for an experiment.

With regards to creating the podcast RSS feed and whatnot via WordPress, I’ve downloaded PodPress and think it’s got a lot of potential, are there any other WordPress plugins/goodies I should be looking into?


  1. w00t, one more onboard the money train! Looking forward to hearing what you’ve got to say.

    In regards to editing the podcast, as you probably know, I’m all about Garageband. So I’m afraid I can’t help you out there. I don’t actually know if any tools exist for that on Windows.

    1 Michael Heilemann
    Quote | 29/3/2006
  2. Seems everyone is pretty shy. Doesn’t matter I’m going to have to do a bit of research myself it would seem.

    2 Khaled
    Quote | 29/3/2006
  3. As far as I know, GarageBand is the only way to add in chapter breaks, images, etc. to your “enhanced podcast.”

    Good luck with it - you’ll soon learn it’s a bigger time sink than expected, no matter how simple you try to make it.

    If you’re using Windows, though, I highly suggest the free Audacity editor for recording/editing your sound. It’s simple and easy to use. I was up and running with Audacity in about five minutes. GarageBand still gives me fits.

    3 Augie De Blieck Jr.
    Quote | 4/4/2006
  4. Hey Augie, yeah I realised this after I checked out the apple website, which is a real shit. Audacity is pretty easy to use definitely, I’m hoping to have the first one up and running tonight or something :)

    4 Khaled
    Quote | 4/4/2006

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