Sound Byte

A Proven Podcast Workflow

by Cliff Ravenscraft on July 18, 2013

Many of you know that I teach a four week Podcasting A to Z course where I have helped hundreds of folks launch extremely successful podcasts.

I wanted to share a quick video tutorial that I created for my Podcasting A to Z students. In this video, I show you my step-by-step podcasting workflow.

When you see me demonstrate my process for step 2 (Record Audio), you will see how I eliminate most of the post production work of including the audio for my intro and outro by simply recording those elements directly into my audio file.

Please know that it took me a lot of practice to get it down just right. If I made it look easy here, understand that I’ve literally done this THOUSANDS of times. Don’t give up if it takes you some time to get it down just right.

Here’s the video showing my Podcast Production Workflow.

Many people have asked about the application I use, on my iPad, to queue up my audio clips. I use the iOS application called Sound Byte. There are many different versions of Sound Byte applications out there. If you want this specific application, I recommend that you click here. (Not an affiliate link)

Here’s are the steps I shared in the video
1. Show Prep
2. Record Audio
3. Post Production / Editing
4. Save As An MP3
5. Tag Your MP3
6. Upload To Libsyn & Get Direct Download Link
7. Log Into WordPress & Add New Post
8. Add Title
9. Add Show Notes In The Post Area
10. Choose Podcast Category
11. Paste Libsyn Download Link & Click Verify
12. Click Publish

Note: A lot of people who see this video ask me about the software used on my iPad.

For playing audio clips from my iPad, I use a program called SoundByte. You can purchase this application by going to http://gspn.tv/soundbyte. There are several applications that go by the same name, so it is important that you get the one that I’ve linked to here.

Now using this application is not exactly what I would call intuitive. Also, the company that created it must win the Ugliest Website On The Internet Award every single year. With that said, they do have a FAQ that teaches how to use the iOS app at http://gspn.tv/soundbytefaq.

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