By Anna Lee Eden & Gale Lintecum February 26, 2007 VSTE Podcasting can be done on a Mac or PC. On a PC you can use Oleo or Audacity to create an audio Podcast. There are other programs other than GarageBand3 that will do a podcast, but all that have been tried only do the audio. Not all MP3 players will view video. This is why it’s suggested you use an iPod and GarageBand, which will do both audio and video.
You need the following to create a podcast: 1. Computer, preferably with Garage Band 3.0. 2. Headphones, preferably with an attached microphone (you can use your iPod with TuneTalk connected to it and the computer. TuneTalk turns your iPod into a stereo microphone.)
First synchronize your headset by doing the following: 1. Plug the headset into your laptop. 2. Go to system preferences on the dock or under the apple. 3. Go to sound. 4. The device should show up in the system preferences. It should show up under output and input. Choose this device in both areas. 5. Close the system preferences.
Recording Audio for your Podcast:
1. Open GarageBand by clicking on the GarageBand icon on your dock. If it’s not on the dock then go to the menu bar at the top of the Mac screen. Under Go, drag down to Applications and click. Now click on GarageBand. (If it’s not on your dock you may want to drag it to the dock.) 2. Double click GarageBand to open the program. 3. Select New PodCast Episode.
By Anna Lee Eden & Gale Lintecum February 26, 2007 VSTE 4. Use a file name that relates to your podcast and is unique. (Don’t change the extension.) Click on create. This puts your podcast in the GarageBand folder inside the music folder. 5. Click on the first dot next to the voice track, male or female voice track as appropriate. Make sure you have your headphones on! 6. If you wish to change the volume of a track then click on the triangle next to the padlock. Clicking on this turns the triangle down allowing you to see a track where you can adjust the volume. 7. Before recording, highlight what you want as your script. When you are ready to record click the large round red recording button below the sound tracks. 8. To stop recording push the space bar. To get to the beginning of the recording you may either use the triangle at the top or use the left arrow to the right of the record button. 9. Record audio file for your podcast using your prepared script. • Speak loudly and clearly. • Rewind your recording by pushing the arrow pointing left beside the record button in order to listen to the playback. Congratulations! You have completed your audio file for your podcast!
Enhancing your Podcast with Photos:
**For this demonstration we are using a pre-made CD of pictures. You may get pictures for a podcast off the Internet or use ones you have taken. Put the CD into your computer and drag the folder into iPhoto. 1. Open media, which is the icon on the left that has musical notes. 2. Drag and drop photos into the Podcast Track in GarageBand. If one picture becomes too large, you may shrink it by clicking on the photo, then put the cursor to the right side where you will get a dark line. Push it in or pull it out to resize the photo. You may only select one photo at a time. 3. You can easily rearrange the photos in the podcast timeline. Just drag them to where you want them placed or in the podcast window in the bottom half of GarageBand move them up or down. In this way, you can match photos to your audio track. 2
By Anna Lee Eden & Gale Lintecum February 26, 2007 VSTE 4. If you do something you didn’t plan to do, go under edit and drag down to undo. Continue this process for as many “undoes” as needed.
Matching photos to the audio:
1. If your audio is too long, you can highlight the voice track so it’s purple then go to edit and drag down to split. When finished, click outside the audio track, so it not highlighted, then click on the one you want to delete to only highlight this part of the track and push delete. Find the purple triangle at the top of the podcast and move it to the end of your podcast. This ends the podcast. Be sure to save periodically, by going under File and dragging down to Save.
1. Clicking on the “i” allows you to see a preview of your podcast and gives you episode information. Click the rewind arrow and then push the play button. A preview of your podcast can be seen in the window on the right. Episode information can also be entered in this area. You must click the play button that is the arrow that points to the right. If you don’t want this preview area you click on the "i" and it will go away.
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1. Go back to media browser and click on audio and click iTunes. If you have a GarageBand song, then click on GarageBand and choose your song. If you have not made a song then go to GarageBand Demo songs and choose a song. Listen to the songs. When you find one you like, drag it over and it will make it’s own track. You may drag it out or in to fit your podcast. On the track, click on the arrow by the lock. This brings up an area that to increase or decrease the volume. Click on the music track, which puts a little 3
By Anna Lee Eden & Gale Lintecum February 26, 2007 VSTE dot. You may raise or lower the volume by moving the dot up or down. In order to fade in or out, you must click on the track where you want the fade to begin and where you want it to end (two dots) and then lower the dot where you want the music to fade. 4. Play with the music to fit your podcast. When you are satisfied, bring the purple arrow to the end of your podcast. Save your work!!
Adding ”Album Art”:
If you are in the preview mode you need to go back to your media browser. 1. Select the “PodCast Track” by clicking on it, then click on the scissors icon to the left of the record button for the track editor. Drag a photo from iPhoto into drop area for “Episode Artwork” on the left side of the window. This is the photo that will be displayed in iTunes next to your podcast information. This photo will also show in any empty areas of your enhanced podcast.
Adding Chapters and Web Links:
1. With the video Podcast track selected, open the editor (scissors). It automatically puts chapter markers at each photo. You may just type the chapter name. You may change the chapter marker by putting the playhead where you want the new chapter and clicking on the “Add Marker” button. Type the chapter name in the chapter title area. Adding a marker in the middle of the picture, splits the picture and deletes the part from the new marker over. You will need to drag in a new photo or it will automatically throw in your episode picture. To delete a marker. Highlight the chapter title or marker at the top and push delete. If you would like a link to a website pertaining to your podcast. You can add website names and links by typing the information in the fields next to the chapter titles in the URL title.
By Anna Lee Eden & Gale Lintecum February 26, 2007 VSTE 4. Save
Congratulations, you have just completed creating your enhanced podcast. A podcast is just an MP3 or audio file. You must wrap this file into a format that can be displayed on the web.
Publish to iWeb:
1. Minimize your Podcast and Open iWeb (bulletin board on your dock) or go to the applications folder and open iWeb. You must be a member to sign in. Choose your template. Complete the Welcome page. By changing the words and pictures. Click on file and drag down to new page. Choose podcast page. Maximize your podcast. Go to Share and Send to iWeb. This may take some time. Close GarageBand. Edit the podcast info on the podcast page to reflect your new podcast. Click publish (on the bottom left of the window) when you are ready. This may take some time. Do not do anything to your podcast while it’s publishing.
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Publish to iTunes:
1. Go to Share in the menu bar of GarageBand and select “Send Podcast to iTunes. It will take a few minutes to collect and mix the information-be patient. Initially, it will be added to your music. Eventually, you will see it under your Podcasts list. Sync it to your iPod.