I’m working to complete the setup of the podcast that my students have developed this year. Its called Deconstructing Management and I’m hosting with Anchor. I didn’t want the tech to consume us so we recorded in Riverside, edited in Descript, and then assembled the Intro, Episode, Outro in Anchor. I had to rework a few episodes where the editing was really choppy. I am not sure if that was as a result of the students, or a side effect of the filler word remover/studio sound features, or both. Either way, I am relistening to all the episodes out on Anchor to see how they sound. I will be republishing these episodes in order once I know they are all set.
My question for you is that I had one episode where the levels between the speakers was REALLY bad. I think Descript adjusts some of this and studio sound may be also helping other episodes but this one had a lot of different pieces and I thought Auphonic might make it better. This was my first time using Auphonic. I definitely think it sounds better. I might consider running all the episodes through Auphonic but I wasn’t even sure I did this one the best way anyway.
Here were the options I chose based on watching this video. I decided to use the Noise and Hum Reduction because there was a bit in this episode. I would rather output as MP3 since that is what Anchor takes but he recommended WAV so that is what I did the first time but then I had to open it in Audacity again and export it as an MP3 anyway. I also had the intro, episode, outro completely together and Audacity said it exported it as one stereo track.
I may not even have time to do this before my 12/31 deadline but I still wanted to know what people here think is best for options in case I decide to do it and for when I use Auphonic again in the future.
This is the episode I ran through Auphonic. I do have at least one other episode where I think Auphonic would really help as well so I would be inclined to at least do that one.