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How to Podcast #1: Recording

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Podcasting is hot. Bottom line. These days, podcasting is the newest language of the emerging generation. If your ministry isn't doing it, you're missing out on the language of the day. Podcasting is just one more step to "being all things to all people, that they might be saved".

So, then the question becomes..."How do I podcast?" We're here to help.

This week, we start our series and talk about the basics of recording your podcast. We talk about planning your podcast length, location and type. We chat about recording over skype or iChat, and about why you should use headphones when recording.

We give the lowdown on USB mics and headsets, and talk about using GarageBand or Audacity to record your 'cast. We also talk briefly about using hardware recorders instead of software and setup suggestions for recording a live sermon or bible class and podcasting it.

But, before we dive into all that, we chat about how to help missing and exploited kids, some latest stats on friendship, and about how Rob's GSM phone may be making him dumber....

It's a fun filled episode...don't forget to call us with your questions about podcasting on the Geeks and God voicemail so we can use your question on the show...call (202) 984-3694 now!

Thank You

Thank you for doing a show on podcasting.. this was totally needed even tho I am behind on your podcast.. I do the podcasting for my church for both the Young Adults & adults and we reach a far more bigger audience then we would in our chruch. I just wish I had found this podcast before I started podcasting.. I would have been much more ahead then I am now.

I do have to laugh.. When MF mentioned a cd only in his car.. I don't even have that anymore.. First I don't drive but secondly I buy a cd and right away put it in my computer and never look at the cd again until I start to make a backup of my mp3s/wma/audacity project files.

For a good laugh.. My mothers car still has a tape player.. how funny is that.. well.. just wanted to make you laugh. Thank you again for this.. All the best with the new website.

Be Blessed!
Matthew Dykstra

Visit These Great Websites
www.embassyonline.ca (Young Adults)
www.theembassyofgod.com (Main Site)
www.embassyworship.com (Worship Teams)
www.durhamhop.com (Durham House of Prayer)
www.geeks4god.web44.net (My Site)

Visit These Great Websites
www.embassyonline.ca (Young Adults)
www.embassystudents.ca (JR & SR High)
www.theembassyofgod.com (Main Site)
www.embassyworship.com (Worship Teams)
www.durhamhop.com (Durham House of Prayer)
www.matthewdykstra.site90.com

Audacity

Audacity ROCKS!,

Like I mentioned before my church has two sancuaries and we record both ways that you talked about Audcaity is the best way of recording from the mix to a computer.

We also have a recorder in the new sanctuary that will record the sermon to a card just like you would use in a camera with a db limiter that helps from peaking and distortion of the sound. and every 5 min creates a new wav File and we can then burn them in nero with no pause between tracks.. Then I use audacity to edit the files I need to and use a freeware program called shuangs audio joiner to make all of the WAV files into one mp3 that I then fix the tags add the image and upload to our site www.theembassyofgod.com/sermons/

In the old side I use a computer P4 with Audacity to do all of the recording and editing. This is the easiest way for us to spend little money. But I don't record off the house mix.. that would be to easy and 5 different ministries use that side of the church during the week and have levels that go from distortion of the board becuase we hit top levels to little to no levels because it is a keyboard, drums and singers

So what I did to combat that was I used AUX 3 & 4 and did what I call a sub mix meaning I mix the house sound first then the AUX for recording. AUX 3 handles all of the vocals from Lead singer to Back singers. Then AUX 4 is the instruments and then when it comes time for the word I put the speakers mic into both 3 & 4 for the remainder of the service still leaving the keyboard/instruments in aux 4 so when you listen back to the worship time you will hear Left side singers and right side instrumentals.. sometimes

I will use the Nero WAV editor to mix both sides into each other and then have the same on each speaker. But most times I don't because then we can isolate the singers and how they are doing and the instruments on how they are doing.

You should try it some times it can be fun to work with and you can get some amazing instrumental cuts.

Audacity is a great tool becuase I can edit individual sides (Left and right) or both as a whole.. For a free tool it rivials or is even better then the nero wav editor. Our church now uses it to do all the editing in the service. I am excited about it and would never want to use anything else. Nero Wav editor was always my choice until I found this one. Thanks for recommending it.

Be Blessed!

Visit These Great Websites
www.embassyonline.ca (Young Adults)
www.theembassyofgod.com (Main Site)
www.embassyworship.com (Worship Teams)
www.durhamhop.com (Durham House of Prayer)
www.geeks4god.web44.net (My Site)

Visit These Great Websites
www.embassyonline.ca (Young Adults)
www.embassystudents.ca (JR & SR High)
www.theembassyofgod.com (Main Site)
www.embassyworship.com (Worship Teams)
www.durhamhop.com (Durham House of Prayer)
www.matthewdykstra.site90.com