I demonstrate one way I have used to reduce my work load. I use an Automator to set all the show tags, convert to MP3 then I just have to manually add the album art in iTunes. From there you can copy the file and upload it for your podcast distribution using your normal process.
I demonstrate one way I can emulate a mix minus setup when recording a podcast double ender. This lets the cohost on the other end of skype hear the host and sound fx he plays.
We tweak our Soundtrack Pro podcasting multitrack template. We fix one setting we left in surround sound from the first video and we add a noise gate to our vocals submix.
I cover how I create a base show template using a Soundtrack Pro multitrack project. We keep with our Double Ender strategy and setup a submix just for the vocal tracks. We apply limiters and a fat eq to clear up the voice tracks by default. From this template you can tweak and update it specifically for your show format and usual audio characteristics.
I show how I approach recording a podcast that has two hosts remote to each other and a sound effects track going “live to hard drive”. We still end up with multiple tracks (three) for the ability to enhance each track as needed without modifying the others. I demonstrate the easy trick to lining the tracks back up in sync before editing.
We use Audio Hijack Pro, Soundboard and Mpeg Streamclip in our example.
http://rogueamoeba.com/audiohijackpro/ – $32 USD
http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/soundboard/ – $29 USD
http://www.squared5.com/ – Free
This is the simple way I record just an interview with another person. I use Skype and Audio Hijack Pro ( http://www.rogueamoeba.com/audiohijackpro ) on OSX. This gives me two track files each with it’s own custom preprocessing filters. That reduces work in post edit. Also makes it easy to do later processing on each person without affecting the other.
I wanted to play around with sending video to YouTube. So I put together a few minutes on how I do noise reduction using soundtrack pro for podcast tracks. I use a combination of soundsoap (http://www.bias-inc.com/products/soundsoap2/) and the built in noise reduction in Soundtrack Pro. Alternatively instead of soundsoap another even better and of course more expensive noise reduction plugin is MR Noise (http://wavearts.com/products/plugins/mr-noise/)
It is very well designed. Nothing blocks the dock connector so I can plug in my iPhone without removing it from the chassis. The included mic comes in a nice little velvet pouch and is very sturdy. It just plugs into the headphone/mic jack and a hinge lets you aim it to the front of the unit so your sound comes from where the lens is pointed.
Now to just get myself a nice LED light with the shoe mount that is on top of the Owle.