So you've gone through the steps of creating a compelling podcast content and have recorded your first podcast. Now comes the most time-consuming task- editing your podcast. Well, it won't take much time if you do it in an organized way. We are here to guide you with some cool hacks that will save you time and make your editing experience better.
Here we go...
You need to follow this tip before starting your editing work. While recording, keep few important points in mind and you will be able to save a lot of time in the edit. If your podcast is an interview format or you have multiple people on your show or a co-host with you, make sure you are not sharing one microphone. There must be one microphone per person for a consistent and even recording. Ensure there’s no potential noise at the place where you’re recording. Use headphones while recording. It will be helpful in preventing the echoes on a remote interview. If you're not wearing a headphone, your microphone will catch even the smallest noise that you can hear, which is not good.
So the ultimate goal is to create a well suited and time-saving method. It might take some time to get on track but once you do it, you'll find the difference. The audio quality will be improved with less recording mistakes.
Keyboard shortcuts, if you know, you win the game. The more you practice keyboard shortcuts, faster will be your editing speed.
Now that your recording part is done, mark your every file with clear names so that you won't get confused later. From recorded audios files to music or other sound effects, keep everything in line by labeling them properly. Giving an extra minute to label all these files will save lots of minutes later. When you'll start editing you'll find each file in place very easily. To be on the safer side, I suggest you keep two copies of each audio file.
In case of a session template, starting from scratch every time will consume plenty of time. It would be better to prepare a template with the music or some sound effects or audio files and plugins which you'll be using in every episode. This will only take a few minutes to set the new files in between.
When you're done with the previous three steps, check your audio by playing it faster than 1x speed. Check the tool or software you are using to edit the audio for this feature. In some tools or softwares, you might have to use the Time Compression Expansion effect and then do the reverse once you're done to get back to the original speed of audio.
You may have heard people how hard and time consuming it is to edit the podcast. But if you follow these simple editing hacks, you'll enjoy your work and save a lot of time.