January 16

How to edit your podcast with Adobe Audition – A 6-Step Tutorial

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How to edit your podcast with Adobe Audition - A 6-Step Tutorial

If you ask around what people use to edit their podcasts, you will get a handful of many answers. From garageband, audacity, and many others.

However, one of the most consistent programs that we hear over and over again from those who take their podcast seriously is Adobe Audition.

Adobe Audition is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite and yes it's a paid program ($20.99USD/Month - https://www.adobe.com/ca/products/audition.html)

Since it's the most popular and the one we use for editing our own and our clients podcasts, we wanted to teach you how to use it for yourself.

We've broken it up into 6 steps

  • Getting Familiar with Audition
  • Importing and Recording
  • First Step Cutting
  • Assembly
  • Mixing
  • Final Master

Below are each of these steps.

Getting familiar with Adobe Audition


Adobe Audition is essentially broken up into Waveform Editor and Multitrack Editor.

Importing and Recording


You have the ability to record your audio directly into your adobe audition program from a connected USB microphone, mixer or the built in computer microphone (this one I don't recommend). In addition you can record externally and import your files (like a handheld recorder or zoom).

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First Step Cutting


Your not perfect and that's ok. During recording things happen and people stumble. This is a critical first step to help you clean up and tighten up the production of your clips before you start assembling.

Assembling Your Show


This is where you start to see the fruits of your labour as you put together the different elements of your show in the multitrack.

Adjusting Your Mix Levels


As you begin laying track over track the audio will mix and become hard to distinguish. Here you will begin to adjust individual levels so that the show sounds much better.

The Final Mixdown


This is the last step of the process where you take all the tracks in the multitrack and mix them down into one MP3 file. I'll show you how to use compression, set the final level and add your ID3 tags.

Conclusion

Producing your own podcast doesn't have to be hard, in fact it should be fun. But we know that for some people the idea of technology can be scary.

If you have any questions about the process or you're looking for help with your podcast, please contact me at 902-300-3030 or email me shaun@bluecowmarketing.ca and I'd be happy to help.

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Shaun Whynacht

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