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Podcasting with Audacity

I hate it.

I really, really, really, really, really, REALLY wish Adobe made a Mac version of Audition. THAT was the best audio program I have ever used. Audition was intuitive. Audition was money well spent. Totally worth it. Didn’t mind the high price.

Audition lives up to “you get what you pay for”. I no like.

For instance, I have a nice wav file of my podcast’s first episode. Converting it to an mp3 in Audition is a breeze.  In Audacity, no matter which setting I use (96-210kps), I sound like I have a cold. I had to resort to copying it into iTunes to convert it to a 96kps mp3. Maybe I’ll try 128 to see if the file size increases much.
Everyone seems to rave about Audacity. I just can’t see why.  Though, I’m open to being enlightened, I really need to fork some money over for a real audio program.

As for my podcast, actually, there are 2! And a 3rd in the future.  The first one is a revival of SpudCast which I faded last year. I’ve redeveloped into talking about my adventures in writing, drawing and publishing a comic book. I also plan on talking about my other drawing and online branding adventures.

The other podcast is called The Laughing Podcast. I’ll talk about that in a future post once I have my first episode uploaded.

And the third will be revealed once I get content!

I’ll list the rss feed and stuff in my next blog post.

[tags]SpudCast, Audacity, Audition, podcasting, podcast[/tags]


  1. admin
    admin June, 2007

    Ah yes, Garageband. I completely forgot to mention that program. The problem is, I didn’t want to spend money on upgrading to iLife 6 and I think I needed to also upgrade to Tiger. So while I’m waiting for Leopard to come out, I’m stuck.

    Well, ok, yes, I’ve brought this all to myself. Don’t you just love the transparency in blogging? ;)

    The current version of Garageband does not really support podcasting like the latest one. Or at least I couldn’t figure out how on earth to load a wav file (or at least an aiff). As I write this, I am remembering that once I did do that– hm… all the egg on my face is begining to drip all over my keyboard…

  2. daryl cognito
    daryl cognito June, 2007

    My first 30 or so shows were done on garageband 2. Loved it, They only extra features that I find useful in GB 3 are the “ducking” and the present vocals features. As for .wav, the only files I have trouble with are k7 .wav because they are 8 bit (I think).

    However, I do completely support waiting for the next version of ilife and garageband 4

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