Chapter 10. The Great Editing Debate


  • Why You Should Edit

  • Why You Shouldn't Edit

  • Listen Before You Upload

"It would be nice if we were all instant 'personalities,' with minds enchanting our listeners no matter what the subject. Unfortunately, we're all too human. If you can imagine a toddler playing violin for the first time, consider your listeners' take on your first broadcasts. Whether or not you want it to be the case, you're going to need a lot of practice. But for now you can edit.

"In times past, editing involved a metal tray, a razor, splicing tape, and tons of time. Software now allows us to shape our shows in ways tape editors never imagined, and precise edits which once took minutes or hours now take seconds. In my opinion editing audio is calligraphy. It is an art! And should be treated as one.

"Aim to preserve a natural feel, but edit copiously, especially at first. Just like the toddler, you will get better with practice and patience. Expect to make mistakes and to learn from themyour audience will appreciate your efforts."

Paul, The PK and J Show

Tricks of the Podcasting Masters
Tricks of the Podcasting Masters
ISBN: 0789735741
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 162

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