Free Software Starter-Kits to Trigger Off Your Podcast
Haven’t you ever dreamed of becoming a radio presenter? You think you have the required skills to show the world your personality. Here and now you can jumpstart your forever dream, we’ll guide you through this process, providing the right free online tools you need to help launch your first podcast.
Clipping & Trimming Ideas
Ideas are popping up everywhere not only during researching for the right idea but also whenever you surf the internet. Here are some software tools to help you in the process of brainstorming your ideas.
Evernote is designed for taking notes, organizing, managing tasks, and archiving. It’s serviceable as well when it comes right to put your notes altogether. It works very well during the editing process for putting together the sequential order.
WriterDuet is a professional screenwriting software for writing and editing. Its outlining features help you brainstorm and organize your ideas. You also can use it for discussing the will-be-shown ideas in collaborating with your co-host for its cloud-based availability.
Planning Your Episodes
Planning is always a keyword for success. No doubt that your podcast tells so much about you so you are in need to look neat and well-organized.
Doodle is a free well-known tool when it comes to scheduling. You can create your poll with your available dates and times, and then invite the expected hosts to choose their availability. This helps in coordinating the time that works for everyone.
Audio Recording & Post-Production Editing
Now, you are all set up and your ideas are flying over your head waiting on fire to be expressed. It’s time for recording, simply you can use your PC mic and record directly into your editing program.
Here we’ll list some editing tools in the context of recording and post-recording for detracting and cleaning up your audio file.
Audacity is a digital multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, Linux, and the like.
Garage Band is also a free editing software, which is available for macOS, iPad OS, and iOS users boost creating music or podcasts.
Auphonic is automatic audio post-production software for podcasters. You can enjoy the free 2-hour processed audio per month. It’s perfect for normalizing filtering, reducing humming, reverberation, and echoing.
YouTube Live is totally recommended as a free podcasting tool for anyone doing live streaming. The video is automatically recorded on YouTube, and you can earn money from the ads.
Music & Sound Effects
You must be familiar that you can’t use copyrighted music. When it comes to adding music and sounds to your podcast, here are some suggestions.
Free music archive is your repository of royalty-free music. Most of the music on the Free Music Archive is licensed under one of the popular Creative Commons licenses. it’s labeled as available for commercial use.
Interviewing & Co-Hosting
If you are into hosting other guests to your podcast, you are probably thinking of free software for recording.
Zoom is your safe shelter where you can record your interview via a computer app. Zoom provides two separate files, likewise gives you the opportunity to edit.
Here we go, it’s time for promoting your podcast. WordPress can get in handy for creating RSS feeds for your episodes, they can be added to iTunes automatically. You can also utilize Feed Validator to check your RSS feed and confirm it’s working.
Scheduling & Emailing
Buffer Free allows you to have a basic free plan for managing three social channels: one Twitter, Facebook (page or profile), and LinkedIn account with up to 10 scheduled posts. Plus, you can enjoy a Free 14-day with no credit card required.
MailChimp is an automated email marketing service. You can use their free plan, in which you are capable of sending up to 12,000 emails to 2,000 subscribers.
Designing Your Cover Art
Adobe Spark offers you the ability to create from scratch and use free templates for transforming your ideas into a stunning art cover.
Canva says design everything, and publish everywhere. You can utilize professional drag-and-drop features to create your first quality podcast cover art to inspire your audience.
Podcasting can play both your gangway to escapism and your little investment. Above some free software tools can help you jumpstart your kingdom.
This post was authored by our wonderful interns who joined us on November 1, 2020 to learn from and help Podcast Inc grow. The author of this article is Gihad Ahmed from Egypt.