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fun with podcasting

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Our first podcasts just for fun: bdshowchickens and chickens convention, pod1.mp3 

 
 
What we used:
  1. laptop
  2. two really good microphones plugged into a bridge which is then plugged into the computer
  3. Audacity recording and editing software available at http://audacity.sourceforge.net
Note:  It is possible to use any microphone. Your voice will sound far superior with good quality microphones. The specific hardware we used costs less than $300.
 
What we learned: With two microphones we each spoke at one, but then each microphone corresponded to a different speaker channel, so depending on what speaker channel(s) broadcast on your computer, you may hear either one of us faintly. If we did over we would each take turns talking directly into both microphones.
 
Tips:
  • Have rough notes of what you want to say or ask.
  • Select music to add before and after the voice portion; see resources below. Note: If it doesn't say you can use it, for free, don't! 
    Click here for links to information regarding sound recording copyright issues.
  • If possible, record in a small room with padded or absorbent walls.
 

Free royalty free and Creative Commons music - a selected eclectic webliography:

 

Definitions from Wikipedia

 

Royalty Free Music

http://www.royaltyfreemusic.com/

Select FREE MUSIC from the menu bar to get to

http://www.royaltyfreemusic.com/free-music-resources.html

 

Free Royalty Free Music Loops and Sound Effects

http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/pir/free_music_loops.shtml

See also a list under Free Royalty Free Music at http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/midi/index.shtml

 

Incompetech

http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/

Original music by Kevin MacLeod in Wisconsin. Browse by Genre, Search by Feel. He asks for credit and donations.

 

Internet Archive Open Source Audio

http://www.archive.org/details/opensource_audio

 

Flying Hands

http://www.flyinghands.com/cat-free_music_clips.html

 

Musopen

http://www.musopen.com/

Recordings of classic composers, entire piece, so some files are large.

 

Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project, Dept. of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara

http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/index.php

 

Sound Snap

http://www.soundsnap.com/

Includes sounds as well as music.

 

CNet Download

http://music.download.com/

Select the number before FREE MP3s

 

 


 

 

P.S. What's a podcast?

 

Definition from Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast

A podcast is a series of digital-media files which are distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and computers. The term podcast, like broadcast, can refer either to the series of content itself [this is our meaning on this site] or to the method by which it is syndicated; the latter is also called podcasting. The host or author of a podcast is often called a podcaster.

 

Examples:

 

CLRC Meet the Directors Podcasts

http://clrc.org

 

Radio Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:RADIOWP

 

NPR Podcast Directory

http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_directory.php

And many of their programs are podcast

 

Public Radio Exchange

http://www.prx.org/

 

Denver Public Library

http://podcast.denverlibrary.org/

 

Dowling College Library

http://www.dowling.edu/library/newsblog/podcasts.asp

 

Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/podcasts/

 

LibriVox

http://librivox.org/

free audiobooks from the public domain

 

New York Public Library Small Business Video Seminars and Podcasts

http://www.nypl.org/research/sibl/smallbiz/video.html

 

New York Public Library Turn It UP! NYC Teens Talk Out Loud

http://teenlink.nypl.org/turnitup.html

 

Mann Library

http://mannlib.cornell.edu/podcasts/

 

Liverpool Public Library Newsletter

http://www.lpl.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=164&Itemid=202

 

Brentwood Public Library Oral History Project

http://brentwood.suffolk.lib.ny.us/oralpodcasts.html

 

More on podcasting:

 

Podcast Alley

http://www.podcastalley.com/index.php

 

Podcasting News New Media Update

http://www.podcastingnews.com/

 

Podcasting 101 for K–12 Librarians, by Esther Kreider Eash

http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/apr06/Eash.shtml

 

Creative Commons Podcasting Legal Guide

http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Podcasting_Legal_Guide

 

 


 

 

A few words on audio file formats - too many!

 

Audacity

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/manual-1.2/fileformats.html

 

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_file

 

A guide to Web Publishing for Starving Students (and other financially-challenged people)

http://artbytes.net/webpub/formats.htm

 

 

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