The 6 Best Apps and Software for Recording Podcasts

MakeUseOf | 3/21/2019 | Grace Sweeney
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If you’re thinking about starting a podcast, you’re far from alone. We’re so deep into the “golden age of podcasting” that the phrase itself has already become cliche.

Anyone can create a podcast, but you’ve got to have the right tools. Recording in a studio is the best option, but that might not be possible for podcasters yet to secure sponsorships.

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Even if you’ve got a killer angle, the first step in becoming the next big hit is choosing the right tools. So here are the best apps and software podcasters of every level should be using.

Audacity is a free podcasting app that does pretty much anything a podcaster would need. While this is a bare-bones option, it’s one of the best podcasting tools for beginners looking to test out the medium.

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The open-source software runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux and you can easily hook up a USB microphone and start recording.

The main window serves as your dashboard. Here, you can access all editing tools, mix audio tracks, and monitor recordings. Beyond the basics, Audacity includes a handful of sophisticated audio-processing effects that remove unwanted coughs, static, or other distracting sounds.

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The software doesn’t support MIDI or instrument plug-ins, so this isn’t the best choice for someone who wants a tool they can use for music and podcasting.

Once you’ve played around with the app, you can learn how to streamline your podcast production using Audacity.

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Streamline Your Podcast Production in Audacity With 3 Easy Tips

Making podcasts is fun, but the post-production stage can be time-consuming. If you're using Audacity to edit your podcasts, these three tips can help you save a lot of time.

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If you have a Mac, GarageBand is a free digital workstation (DAW) that is a solid option for amateurs and podcasting veterans alike. Getting started is as simple as opening...
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