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  Podcasting with ePodcast Producer and ePodcast Creator in 3 Easy Steps

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a basic audio podcast with sound effects accompanying your spoken dialog. Links are provided to more detailed tutorials.

Be sure to set up a microphone before you begin.

You will be using the sound effects that are included with the program.

The information in this tutorial is applicable to both ePodcast Producer and ePodcast Creator.

1. Record Your Audio Podcast

Open the podcasting software.

In the Welcome window, choose Record a New Podcast. If the Podcast Wizard opens, click Finish.

Click Locate Music in the upper right corner of the main ePodcast Producer screen. Find the Sound Effects Set 1 folder that came with the program. It is saved by default at C drive>Program Files>Blaze Audio>Sound Effects Set 1. Click OK.

The folder name will appear in the Locate Music window. Double-click on the folder name to view the files. Drag and drop three of these files to F1, F2, and F3 on the main screen. Click on the buttons to hear the files.

Plan what you want to say in your podcast, and where you want the music to fit.

Click Voice and Music in the Recording box on the left side of the screen. If the Podcast Wizard opens, click Finish. Click F1 to start the music. Begin speaking. Both the music and your voice will be recorded just as you hear it. Click F1 again or press ESC to stop the playback. Click F2 and F3 when you want to add more music or sound effects. Click Voice and Music again to stop recording.

To listen to your recording, click Voice, Music, or Mix in the Playback box in the upper left corner of the screen.

Save the voice track and the music track separately. Choose Wave Files from the Save As Type drop-down menu.

To learn more about recording options in ePodcast Producer, Click Here.

2. Edit Your Podcast

To give your podcast professional recording studio polish, edit the completed Voice and Music tracks separately, then as a Mixed Track.

To edit the Voice track, click Voice under the Edit Track heading on the left side of the screen. The Editor opens with the Voice track displayed. Select sections by holding the left mouse button down and dragging the cursor across the section to be selected. The selection can be cut, copied, or modified with effects. The same procedure can be followed with the Music Track.

When you are satisfied with your tracks, save as a mixed track by clicking Mixed under the Save Track heading on the left side of the screen. To edit the Mix, click Mixed under the Edit Track heading.

To learn more about editing in ePodcast Producer, Click Here.

3. Upload Your Podcast

To publish your podcast online, click Upload Podcast and enter your host information as directed. ePodcast Producer leads you step by step through the process and uploads your podcast for you to the host site of your choice, including iTunes Podcasting Directory, the largest Podcasting Directory in the world.

Some host services allow you to drag and drop your completed podcast directly into their websites, eliminating the need for this step.

To find the right host for your podcast and learn more about posting podcasts, Click Here.

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Podcasting Software

ePodcast Producer

The most complete integrated podcasting tool available. All-source recording, full DSP editing, on-screen teleprompting, live radio-style mixing, quick and reliable uploading.

ePodcast Creator

One award-winning program records, edits, makes overdubs, creates iTunes tags & RSS feeds, then uploads.

ePodcast Express

Uploads any audio file as a podcast. Creates RSS feeds, uploads, generates tags to list with iTunes directory.

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