How I make this podcast
This podcast is an interview between me, Eric, 4Z1UG, and my guest. I record around an hour of audio to make each episode
Dell I7 PC - to edit audio and show notes, email, etc.
Zoom H5 audio recorder
Audio-technica ATR2100 USB Microphone
Audacity - FREE - open source audio editing software
Skype - My interviews are conducted over Skype. If the guest does not have it, I use Skype Out service to call his cellphone or landline.
Auphonic - I level the audio and convert it to a mono-track. It also removes clicks and pops.
Libsyn - the podcast audio is hosted on Libsyn.
My production process:
Make conversation on Skype
Record my voice into the Zoom recorder. My guests voice comes from my computer and is connected to the other channel on the Zoom recorder creating a stereo track.
I listen with headphones out of the Zoom recorder.
I recored the entire conversation
I use Audacity to edit in post production to get rid of background noise, non-usable conversation, etc. I make a point to make sure that me and my guest are not speaking at the same time.
I export to MP3 and upload a stereo file to Auphonic where the track is leveled and converted to a mono track.
The completed audio track is transferred to Libsyn where it is hosted.