- [Instructor] Mastering is a crucial step, again, that will help your listener have a pleasant listening experience, without any difficulty. And as I said earlier, mastering is the step where you get the final file at a format that is usable in most platforms, and also, at the podcast standard level of loudness. Mastering also takes many years to learn how to do well. So luckily we have a tool called Auphonic, if you can go to Auphonic.com.
This is essentially a service where, up to a certain number of minutes per month, it's actually free. You upload your final mixed file, again, you want to do as much editing and mixing as possible, before you send the file to Auphonic, and they will process it. It uses algorithms and things like that, to do things such as leveling, loudness normalization. It will actually reduce any noise and hum that you still have in your file. It's an easy way to get a broadcast standard level of loudness from your file, in the format that you need it, and I highly recommend using Auphonic to master all of your files.
- Identifying your audience
- Choosing a title, format, and length
- Buying recording equipment and software
- Recording and editing your podcast
- Mastering your podcast episodes for distribution
- Publishing your podcast
- Measuring your audience
- Promoting and marketing your podcast