Podcast Training Products

Since, 2005, I’ve personally produced well over 3,200 podcast episodes on my own at gspn.tv and I have helped thousands of podcasters through one on one consulting and my Podcasting A to Z Coaching Course.

After years of answering the same questions over and over and teaching people how to do exact same thing week after week, it occurred to me that I should create in-depth tutorials that would contain all the in-depth information that I share in my training sessions which would allow for the added benefit of rewatching the training material as often as desired, all at a fraction of what it would cost to hire me one-on-one to provide the same information.

I encourage you browse through the list of training materials below to see if there is a tutorial that will help you take your podcasting efforts to the next level.

WordPress For Podcasters: Create A Podcast With WordPress

WordPress For Podcasters Training
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In this video training tutorial, I take someone who had no domain name and no web hosting account and set them up with both, installed WordPress, explained required plugins for podcasting, installed them, and configured them. Also, I configured all the other necessary settings within WordPress as well as set up the rss feed with FeedBurner. I demonstrated how to upload the a podcast episode and release it as a podcast within WordPress. I even used the placeholder audio recording to submit the podcast successfully to iTunes. All of this took place within 90 minutes and was captured in full glory with both high quality audio and video so that you can follow along and do the same thing. I’ve been told by many people that I should at least double the cost of this training product.

Adobe Audition 101: Learn How To Edit Your Podcast In Audition!

Adobe Audition 101
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This is the program I use to do all my audio editing. There are a few features that this software has that is found in no other alternative software. Also, there is a certain “process” that you can run on your audio files that turns your recordings into something that sounds like they come from the best of radio broadcasting stations. In this video training product, I walk you through EVERYTHING you would need to know as a podcaster and even share my “Secret Sauce” for the settings of the “Multi-Band Compressor.” This course will take what appears to be a very intimidating software and make it as easy to use as a Fisher Price child’s toy.

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Audacity 101: Learn How To Edit Your Podcast With Audacity!

Audacity 101
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This is a video training tutorial on everything you need to know to produce an audio podcast using Audacity, which is available to download for free for Windows, Mac, & Linux . This is not the program I personally use to do all my own audio editing. However, this is software I used when I first started to podcast and is a great place for most people to get started with podcasting. In this series, you’ll learn all the basic editing techniques, including how to insert audio into the front and end of your podcast.

Roland Digital Audio Recorder Tutorial

Edirol R-09HR Video Training TutorialThis is the Roland Digital Audio Recorder Tutorial for the Roland R-05 and Edirol R-09HR . In these tutorials, I share everything a podcaster needs to know to get perfect audio levels 100% of the time. I’ve recorded well over 3,000 of my own podcast episodes onto these devices and have never had an issue with my audio levels and I’ve never lost any recordings due to crashed software.

The tutorial, recorded in full HD quality, will walk you through every button and menu setting on either of these units. The best part is that you will be able view these videos from my website or download them to your computer for reference anytime in the future at a fraction of what it costs to hire me for one on one consulting/coaching to teach you the same information. (Click Here To See A Sample)

Note: This tutorial now includes a bonus video tutorial that demonstrates six different options for doing interviews out in the field with the Roland recorder.

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Inside The Studio: Equipment Setup & Podcast Workflow Tutorial Bundle

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When it comes to podcasting equipment and actual podcast production, I’ve come a long way. Back in December of 2005, I started podcasting, as a hobby, with a cheap (less than $40) Logitech headset with microphone off to the side and free recording software running on my laptop computer. Back then it took me hours to produce a single podcast.

More often than not, I was plagued by improper audio levels, hums and hisses in the background, or hours of lost content due to software issues.

Today, I’ve produced well over 3,100 of my own podcast episodes and I am happy to announce that out of the last 3,000, I’ve only lost one single episode. Not only that, but I’ve learned how to get perfect audio levels 100% of the time and I typically have my podcast episode online within 10 minutes of the end of the recording.

I have well over 10,000 hours of my life that I have invested in getting all this down to a science so that I can do the most important stuff like building relationships with my community! Hundreds of my clients have paid me $300/hr to teach them the exact information found in the tutorials included in Inside The Studio Tutorial Bundle.

As of November, 2013, I have updated the Inside The Studio Tutorial Bundle to include a tutorial called “Equipment Options For Every Budget” as well as a brand new tutorial called “Mixer Basics & Equipment Setup.” I’ve updated my Podcasting Workflow Tutorial that shows exactly how I produce a show with little to no post production required.

Podcaster’s Guide To Recording Co-Hosts, Guests & Podcast Interviews


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Things covered in this tutorial:

  • What is the difference between a Co-Host, a Guest and an Interviewee?
  • What are the different audio quality levels that are acceptable coming from each of these people that we may bring into our show?
  • Recording in the same studio – Equipment setup options for doing so.
  • Tips for recording in studio.
  • ISDN Audio Codec. What is it and who would use it?
  • Skype To Skype Connections – Tips for getting the best quality from Skype.
  • What equipment are the equipment options for the person on the other end of Skype need?
  • Skype to Telephone Connections.
  • Recording Skype Calls On Your Computer.
  • Equipment options for you if you are recording Skype calls into software on your computer.
  • Recording everything, including Skype, into your digital audio recorder.
  • What is a MixMinus and how does it work?
  • What is a Digital Hybrid (Telephone Interface) and when might you need it?
  • What is a Double Ender and how does it work?
  • The free Telephone conference call recording option.
  • In the field recording and interviews.


    Passive Income Strategies For Podcasters
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    I am very excited to offer the Passive Income Strategies For Podcasters Training Series. In this video series, I teamed up with Internet Marketing Strategist, Pat Flynn. Pat is a 27 year old guy from Southern California who makes a living on the internet. Best of all, the income that Pat generates online is all passive income.
    Check out his blog and podcast at SmartPassiveIncome.com.

    My favorite thing about Pat is that he does not consider himself to be an online marketing guru. He will openly tell you that his techniques are not secrets and what he teaches is not a “get rich quick” scheme. If you’re looking to get rich quick – then Pat’s message and this training series is not for you! Earning a passive income online takes hard work, some patience and a little bit of luck too – but if you’re determined to change your life and you work hard at what you want to accomplish, you WILL get paid for it. The cool thing is that the average podcaster has already done a great deal of this hard work.

    Pat and I actually performed this video presentation live in front of an online class in October of 2010. Since then, most everyone that attended this session has reported that they are already starting to see an income coming in after implementing the steps that we laid out in the series.

    While I have been running my own online business for several years now, the material that Pat shared inspired me to implement a few things differently and my income just half way through the month of November 2010 was already DOUBLE the income that I had earned from the entire month of October 2010.

    Every podcaster that has already attracted their first 50 podcast subscribers should get this training series if they have any interest at all in monetizing their podcast!


    ScreenFlow Basics Tutorial

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    The ScreenFlow Basics tutorial was originally recorded as a Podcast Mastermind Success Seminar to in response to members who asked if I could demonstrate how I use ScreenFlow to create the digital tutorials and other various videos that I have made available.

    I have decided to also make this tutorial available, for purchase, for those who are not Podcast Mastermind members, as this has been one of the top requested training products from my Podcasting A to Z students over the past few years.

    This tutorial contains a total of 99 minutes of me showing some of the basic editing techniques that I use with ScreenFlow and it also includes many tips about resources that can help you take your videos to the “Next Level.”


    Behringer MDX-4600 Setup Tutorial
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    The Behringer MDX-4600 Compressor/Limiter/Gate is the only piece of equipment that I had purchased and did not put to immediate use. I was immediately overwhelmed by trying to figure out how to set this unit properly. As someone who hates to read owner’s manuals, I simply allowed this to sit and gather dust for months.

    When I finally learned how this one piece of equipment could eliminate 100% of the static in the background of my my telephone interviews when my interviewee was not talking, as well as help keep my audio levels from peaking, and make my voice sound a little more “powerful,” I decided I would finally dig in and figure this thing out. After a few hours of reading the description of every function of the unit and how every knob and button on the device affected the audio signal, I finally found the perfect settings that allowed me to do everything that I wanted to do with this unit.

    While there are many other Compressor/Limiter/Gate options out there. This is the only one that I’ve taken the time to learn out to set up. As a result, many of my clients end up purchasing this exact unit just so they can copy wiring setup as well as all my knob and button settings. Now, instead of hiring me for my minimum hour of consulting to help you set this up, you can simply buy this video tutorial that I put together that walks you through the entire setup process.

    Evaluating Your Podcast:
    Evaluting Your PodcastIn the past, I had offered a service where I would review and evaluate their podcast. When I did this, I reviewed two or three episodes of their podcast, their entire website, their iTunes listing page, and more. In this digital training product, I share with you everything I looked at when I did these podcast evaluations. I have had podcasters who have been podcasting for years tell me that I had helped them become aware of many items that they had overlooked and that were able to use my feedback to help them take their own podcasts to the next level. Whether you are just starting out or have been podcasting for years, I believe that you would benefit from knowing these nearly 100 items that I looked at when doing those reviews. Note: This is an informational product, intended to give you a list of the right things to look for in a self-evaluation of your own podcast.
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    Social Media 101: Learn To Build A Personal Brand!

    Social Media 101 Training
    Social Media 101
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    This is a two hour video training product broken up into five, 20 to 30 minutes video sessions. In this training, I share how I have used social media to build my brand and to build a community with those who listen to my podcasts. There are far too many items covered in this product for me to list here. However, the following will give you just a hint as to what is included:

    * How did I build my audience?
    * How did I promote my brand online?
    * What is community and how do we build it?
    * The importance of owning your own “Home On The Web.”
    * Why I choose WordPress for my home one the web.
    * Why I do audio podcasting v/s video podcasting.
    * How I build relationships with the use of email and a voicemail hotline.
    * How live shows with a chat room help foster community.
    * When to add an online discussion forum, and when not to.
    * The value of comments on your blog.
    * How I “join the conversation.”
    * How and why I use Twitter.
    * How I stay connected with those on Facebook, even though I only log on once a week.
    * How I promote my social media profiles online!
    * I’m not kidding when I say AND SO MUCH MORE!!!

    Quotes From Just A Few Satisfied Clients

    Thanks again!! That was probably the best 2 hours I’ve spent in a long time! Thank you so much for both climbing the learning curve before me and imparting such great knowledge – really helpful!!
    -Nicole H

    Thank you for the great webinar last night. You spent more time and provided more information than I expected. Worth so much more than you charged!
    -Stephen C

    I’ve paid hundreds of dollars, even closer to $1,000 for certification classes at the local tech school and they were not as good as last nights webinar. Don’t get a big head but seeing the stuff on my on screen, hearing and having you show us why you liked or didn’t like something made all the difference.
    -Patrick G

    THANK YOU for putting this together – I really loved the session and found it to be worth the money and more!… Thank you so much Cliff for taking the time to do this – Not only do I feel like I can do this, I am EXCITED to do this and I credit you for instilling that passion in me about it. You really are doing great things for so many – I am very thankful to have found you, Steph and GSPN!!!
    -Alison L

    Thank you so much for the webinar yesterday. Apart from all the specific knowledge I gained about podcasting, the experience helped rekindle my desire to start podcasting and to share my experience with the world.
    -Seth W

    • BenGreenfield1

      Cliff…who does your audio commercials? I seem to remember in the past you had a service you recommended. Thanks!

    • BenGreenfield1  Ben, that would be Mike & Izabela Russell from Music Radio Creative.  I have an exclusive package with them at http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/audio

    • Cliff Ravenscraft thanks so much Cliff! BenGreenfield1 hello 🙂

    • JohnMillstead

      Cliff, Thanks again for all you do. Is there a special WP plugin (or something else) you use to unlock pages for paid subscribers?

    • JohnMillstead Not that I use.   WordPress has built in password protection on pages.

    • TrevorKimball

      Thanks for your fantastic resources!

      In the past, I’ve recorded Skype audio interviews using my Heil PR40, Audacity (for my voice) and an old mp3 external audio recorder (for my guest). It’s worked okay.

      I want to improve the quality and setup and, in addition to the PR40, have a Behringer UB1204FX-pro mixer, and Zoom H4n recorder. I’m considering replacing the mixer with a smaller one (Behringer xenyx 1002 or Behringer Xenyx Q802USB) for portability.

      I’ve picked up a little knowledge about audio along the way but want to do things “right” this time and make good use of my equipment.  

      Your videos look great but I’m using different equipment so I’m wondering if they’ll give me all that I need. What do you think?

    • TrevorKimball  I just looked up the Behringer Xenyx Q802USB and see that it is very similar to the layout of the mixers that I use to demonstrate everything in my tutorials.  Both my Inside The Studio tutorial set and my Podcasters’s Guide to Recording Co-Hosts, Guests & Podcast Interviews would work fine for you.

      Know that I don’t recommend using the USB, the FX SEND is the same as AUX SEND that I talk about on the mixers and the 2 Track Out is the same as TAPE OUT on the mixers.

    • TrevorKimball

      Cliff Ravenscraft Do you know if my Zoom H4n is similar enough to the Roland R05 that you use for me to be able to set it up using one of those tutorials? 

      Also, will I need an external sound card?

    • TrevorKimball It is not.  I do not have a tutorial for the Zoom H4n

    • BernardAnderson

      I remember you mention that you know people who make professional logos. Is there link to there contact info I can get?

    • BernardAnderson  Yep… http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/artwork.  She’s booked through May 2nd right now due to my Podcasting A to Z course.

    • BernardAnderson

      Cliff Ravenscraft BernardAnderson Thanks Cliff! I will reach out to her soon. One thing I thought it would worthy to point out. On the Passive Income Strategies ForPodcasters tutorial( when you and Pat were talking about becoming affiliates), 
      I wanted to mention that not everyone is eligible to become an affiliate based off where you live.
      Like me, I can’t sign up for affiliate programs from amazon or audible because of Illinois internet tax laws. I can’t remember what other states that couldn’t. I just figured it would be something that the community would want to know.

    • BernardAnderson.  Actually, I think it is more accurate to say that not everyone is eligible to become an an affiliate with Amazon/Audible due to particular state tax laws.

      Audible is owned by Amazon.   It’s my understanding that Amazon is allowed to offer you the affiliate program, however, to do so, they would be REQUIRED BY LAW to charge SALES TAX to everyone in your state that buys products from their site.

      You see, if Amazon has a “physical presence” in your state, they are required to charge sales tax.  If they bring you in as an “affiliate” then, under your state’s tax law, they consider Amazon to have a physical presence in your state, just the same as if they had a distribution center / warehouse.

      At least that’s how it was explained to me years ago.

      At any rate, I’m sure that there are many companies out there, even in your state, that will allow you to become an affiliate.

    • BernardAnderson

      Cliff Ravenscraft BernardAndersonThanks for all the info. I will look for other companies.

    • dg3478

      Cliff, I had a podcasting setup that was able to conduct interviews over the phone. I could talk to the person on the line through my Rode Procaster. The device I was using was the JK Audio AutoHybrid. Then I moved, and sold my equipment before I left. Now that I’m settled in my new place, I want to get back into podcasting again. My phone line is a PRI Exchange, and I don’t know if the AutoHybrid can be used on my lines. Do you have any advice?
      The other equipment that will be used is a small board/mixer, two Rode procaster mics, the Behringer Compressor you list on this page, and my computer. Thanks for your help.

    • dg3478  I don’t have any recommendation for phone hybrids on digital lines at this time.  You may want to contact the sales department of JK Audio. They are super helpful over there.  Their number is 800-552-8346.

    • BernardAnderson

      Hey cliff I have a problem my feed wont show up. I was watching the “wordpress for podcasters” Training product and I saw that you typed in balancedlivingweekly.com/category/podcast/feed, your feed popped up. I tried the same thing and mine didn’t. Any ideas? Here is my website


    • BernardAnderson  In the tutorial, I am using the FireFox browser.  If you were to look at that URL inside FireFox, it would look like it does in my tutorial.    I’ve made a note to mention this in the next revision of the tutorial.  Thanks

    • AlanKlima

      I think on another page or comment stream on your site you do not recommend the Behringer MDX-4600
      I am a little confused about this now. Maybe I did not read it right.

      Love your site by the way and I’m definitely going to order multiple tutorials.

      I am going to do a “radio call-in show” podcast and want to invest money in high production. I already have a small tribe but only do instanteleseminar calls with them which as you know is not usable audio for podcasting.

      My main thing is wanting to have multiple callers on the line and speaking with them, and minimizing the crappy sound from their phones and cellphones. I will go through your tech set ups but want the best mixer for this job. I hope to have several people on the line at once but not sure how I can do that.

      Any help with the mixer question is much appreciated. My own phone line is a DSL from a regular old phone line.


      ps I am on a big marketing membership site currently pushing podcasting and will link to your site from their forum!

    • AlanKlima  There are better built compressor/limiter/gates out there than the MDX-4600.  However, they are all at least twice if not three times the cost of the MDX-4600.   At the time I got mine, I couldn’t afford those more expensive units.  I can today, but even if I needed to replace the one I have or get another, I’d still get an MDX-4600 because I simply know how they work. 😉

      As for the mixer question, I encourage you to think about purchasing my Inside The Studio tutorial series on this page.

    • 29E6

      Hi Cliff, I am interested in the screenflow tutorial.  In particular, I was wondering if the screenflow tutorial includes guidance on how to use some of the audio editing features such as the AU Effects addins, etc.  I am trying to get a little more depth to my audio, and maybe take out some of the ‘s’ sounds (I know I should have used a pop filter, doh).  Any thoughts?

    • 29E6 The ScreenFlow tutorial does not go over any sort of advanced audio techniques.  It’s just a “basics” tutorial showing how I use ScreenFlow to create the video training tutorials that I make.

    • BernardAnderson

      I see that you updated the word press tutorial. Do you plan on updating any of the others? If so, which ones and when?

    • BernardAnderson Yes. I plan to updated Audacity 101 and Adobe Audition 101 before my next session of Podcasting A to Z starts on Monday, January 12th, 2015.

    • jnmariec02

      @Cliff Ravenscraft
      Hi Cliiff,
      You are doing a great job. this is a ministry.
      I have an Internet Radio (Paroledelivrance.org). On this site my webmaster uses ‘Joomla’.
      i would like to know if I buy your WordPress Video to create a Podcast, after that can I put my podcast on the site of Internet radio that is using ‘Joomla’.

    • Jan Mueller

      Should I monitor the mixer or the audio recorder during recording? Why not output via main mix?

      Hello Cliff and thanks. I just purchased several of your video tutorials and found them very helpful. Two quick questions:

      I’m wondering if one should not monitor a recording session via the recorder instead of the mixer. Most people it seems monitor the mixer but what the recorder is receiving is what actually matters.

      Relatedly, I had been outputting via the main mix ports on my Mackie 1202 VLZ Pro mixer, but I see you use the tape out instead in all your videos. Is there a reason for that? What’s the difference?

      Thanks, Jan in Michigan

    • Thanks for your purchase. The most important thing is that your end result is that you get good recording levesl. I always attempt to get the levels between -12db to -6db on my digital audio recorder. Tape and out and Main out will produce approximately the same results from what I hear. However, I’ve always used Tape Out because it’s the first cable configuration I tried and got great results since that time.

    • Hi Cliff, I’m wondering if you have a tutorial or a suggestion for software for video capture and edit. Adobe Audition seems to do only audio. What are you using for your video blogs of the same podcasts?

    • For the video capture of my live show broadcast, I’ve been using Ustream Producer Pro. For editing, I use Screenflow – http://gspn.tv/screenflow