Aug 7, 2016
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In this episode Josh shares his thoughts on a great question
that Dave Gertler (@podcastdave on Twitter) asked
inside of the Australian Podcasters Facebook Group.
His Q: "What one tool do you use to make your
Many members of the group jumped straight on this particular
question with answers ranging from Audio Hijack to Beer/Coffee, but
what also came up was the Auphonic Desktop App for Mac and Windows.
This tool is also Josh's "Favourite and most Important Podcasting
Tool" (as of August 2016).
A Few Common Reasons Josh L. (and many others) Love
- The Noise & Hum Reduction tool is so smart it's kinda
- Auphonic is so good at processing entire files (regardless of
dynamic range and noise floor) that it can be used both before and
after content editing. Josh in fact uses Auphonic to pre-process a
lot of his monologue audio segments before he even touches them for
editing - which leads to a faster and more enjoyable editing runs,
as he doesn't have to focus energy on fixing low end rumbles, soft
plosives and inconsistent levels between segments of speech
- If for some reason you need and/or decide to REC your vocal
parts at a slightly lower than suggested level (just say your guest
is openly challenging Darth Vader for the Galaxies heaviest
breather like Josh himself has been known to do) what Auphonic
allows producers to do is to increase spoken word levels without
bringing up a whole heap of the noise floor. So you can get louder
without bringing up heaps of rubbish sounds at the same time.
If Sauron was a Podcaster he'd probably say this about
Auphonic (translated from the Black Speech or Mordor of
"One Tool to Level Them, One Tool to Filter Them,
And in the Noise Reduction Bind Them."