Audival – Podcasting Tips & Tricks

Cool Tool to Customize Your Video Podcasts

On the internet, there’s so much that you can do and share with people from all over the globe. If you’re into the tutorial thing, you can do podcasts as well as how-to videos. The audio podcasts are great on their own. But since they’re limited to audio, they don’t have much following when compared […]

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Sound Effects You Can Use in Audacity

Podcasts are a great tool for storytelling. When created with the best audio quality, you can be sure to attract listeners online. And who knows, they may be interested in downloading them as well. When recording a story, however, it can be a bit boring if you simply narrate everything. There’s a way to make […]

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Be Smart: Use Podsafe Music

Track music and sound effects are podcast essentials. Without them, chances are that your podcast will sound really flat and lack the oomph needed to capture your listener’s attention during the entire podcast. Anyone who records podcasts know this and so put much effort in finding the right music and background effects for each episode. […]

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Audio lingo: Microphones

While there are more types of microphones, the three useful for podcasting are dynamic, condenser and ribbon microphones. Condenser microphones have been used for all kinds of applications for a long time, and quality varies a lot. They require some sort of power source, like phantom power. Dynamic microphones are often more directional than condensers […]

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Audio lingo: Side-chain

Side-chaining is when you use the dynamic levels of one source to control the compression of your signal. For podcasting ducking might be the typical use for side-chaining. But you can also use it with a compressor and an EQ to create a de-esser, or with a gate and create the opposite effect of ducking, […]

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Audio lingo: Multiband compressor

A multiband compressor is simply a compressor that can be set to operate differently on different frequencies. For instance, you could set it to a ratio of 4:1 on 500-1000 Hz and a ratio of 2:1 on 3 kHz. In the same way multiband limiters also exists.

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Audio lingo: Expander

An expander is in a way the opposite of a compressor. While a compressor uses the threshold setting to reduce the signal above the set value, an expander reduces the signal below the threshold value. This makes the signal more dynamic, and is thus expanded instead of compressed. As with most audio tools, the parameters […]

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