Podcast Editing Tip: How to edit out “LIKE”

You are in the middle of a podcast interview. You get excited. You begin to speak faster and are on a roll – and so are your crutch words. That’s what happens to one of my awesome clients, and the word “like” begins to be uses too often. As a podcast editor, what do you…

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Weird Hack to Quickly Replace Original Audio in a Destructive DAW

I don’t know how to explain this other than showing you in a video. Audacity is a destructive editor – meaning the changes you make are permanent past a certain point. For example: You make a change 5 minutes ago, then realize you needed to keep that piece in. You could CTRL-Z / CMND-Z (aka:…

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Using Levelator? Split the tracks before leveling the audio

I’ve been asked if I level the audio before or after editing. I always run audio through a normalizing, compression and leveling process BEFORE editing. My reason for this is so I don’t have to go through the project a second time if the process increases the volume of breaths between sentences. I always use…

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How to Quickly Reduce Gaps Between Sentences using Truncate Silence in Audacity

Slow talkers, guests who compose their answer before speaking, and what I call “Skype Lag” can leave long pauses between the conversation in a podcast. What’s a long pause? Well, I consider a long pause a gap between sentences that lasts longer than necessary – usually a second or more.   Truncate Silence in Audacity…

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De-Reverb like MAGIC with iZotope’s RX 6

Many of my clients interview book authors and professionals who have never purchased a microphone. The result is an echo-chamber of sound that can get on your nerves after a while. A few members in my Podcast Editors’ Facebook Group were raving about how magical iZotope’s RX 6 was – so I had to give…

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