Jun 13, 2015
@SATTpodcast has a unique production workflow.
And in this episode of Social Audio Think Tank we take you through
a step-by-step guide to how we produce the show currently, and why
we believe that if you invest in process and order, you can move
beyond production worries and let the content shine! So feel
free to cheery-pick what you think will work for your Podcast
workflow, and leave out what you think won't - send your questions
to the contacts below and enjoy the flow.
OK let's do this.
The Step-by-Step of SATT's podcast production
- Josh L (MXL USB.009 mic > REC in Audacity) and
Josh A (ATR2100 USB mic > REC in Audacity). We record a
Double-Ender in .wav (we aim for a recording level between -20
and -12 in Audacity).
- Josh A then uploads his side of our show to
wetransfer .com in .wav and Josh L downloads that .wav file within
- Josh L then puts both individual .wavs through the
desktop version of the Auphonic App. (See below for the settings
Josh L is currently using). We then output to .wav
- From Auphonic both processed .wav files go back
into Audacity for basic content edits incl. aligning the
Double-Ender, removing coughs, sniffles and keyboard strokes, and
finally we hard EQ (a bass cut at 180db and below) any Plosives in
the file. We then output to .wav as a finished voice edit.
- The voice edit .wav then goes into Audition for
further post-production - firstly we apply the male-voice DeEsser
pre-set (to remove ssSibilant sounds) and then we run a track-wide
80db and below bass cut. (See the exact 20 band Graphic EQ Josh L
- Music is then added to the fully processed
track and then outputted as a .wav file.
- That final .wav file is then converted to a
128kbs .mp3 in iTunes, and the iD3 tags (.mp3 meta-data) is
added and the .mp3 file is drag and dropped onto the desktop.
- The final step in the process is to take the
finished .mp3 file and upload it to Libsyn - #SATT uses Libsyn as
the shows primary RSS Feed so episode titles and full show-notes
and links etc are added to the Libsyn backend.
- Once the show is published Josh L listens to the
whole show in Castro for iOS, and then checks that the Podcast is
syndicating properly to iTunes Podcasts, Overcast, Stitcher and
- The final step in the process is for Josh L to
manually upload the finished .mp3 file to Soundcloud and Spreaker -
copy and paste is a savior here for show notes and meta-data. The
Soundcloud player for that latest episode is then embeded into the
episode post on the #satt wesbite - with the text content of the
post coming from Soundcloud also. Note: copy/paste might not be
great SEO here, but it's definitely great for JOSH L's
Thanks so so much for
listening. Now go get after it!