Amateur mistakes: Edit overload

Editing software is one of the tools that podcasters usually use when preparing their podcasts. This software can give great benefits to podcasts by giving it a professional sheen because of the professional sounding editing. Unfortunately, being amateurs, some beginner podcasters get a little crazy with editing software.

These podcasters act like children in a brand new sandbox, trying out all of the nifty effects that come with the software. They’ll use special audio effects without thinking if it’s really appropriate. What they do not realize that going overboard with the unnecessary effects will usually leave listeners with a auditory overload. They’ll be too distracted by everything else that’s happening that they’ll forget the meat of the podcast, which is the content.

When using editing software, try to be minimal. Always ask yourself if you really need that fancy effect and if it would enhance the content. If it doesn’t, then don’t use it.

Originally posted on October 29, 2009 @ 12:34 am

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