How to Podcast with GarageBand 10

How do you podcast with GarageBand 10? Thanks to Apple removing the nice little podcast button, it looks like we are on our own to figure this out. While, I haven’t spent too much time digging deep into the GarageBand 10 software, but I have figured out how to do my podcast with it.

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The good thing is that Apple was nice enough to keep, and probably add a lot more, all the functionality that you need.  So, instead of the Podcast icon we had before, you know how to click on the “Empty Project” icon.

1. Select Empty Project.

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2. Next you will select the microphone picture which says “Record using a microphone or line input device”.  In the bottom right corner you can select the recording source, or you can do it later in the GarageBand Preferences.  If you do select the source now, a window will popup. After selecting your input source,  click the “Create” button.

3. By default the track has two irritating things selected, well for me anyways.  The two purple icons in the below screen shot. The “count in” and the “click” sound.  For musicians these are probably helpful, but for me they just get in the way. So if I were you…I would turn them off.

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4. Click the record button, and if everything is setup correctly you will be recording your voice.  If you don’t see the levels moving, then you probably don’t have the correct input source selected.

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5. To stop the recording click the stop button. (duh) (^_^)

6. Double click on the track you recorded to have it display in the bottom of the window, which makes it big enough to edit, if you need to remove a cough or sneeze or “ummmmm”.

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7. Now Share it.  Share—>Export Song to Disk is what I use.  You can change the format by using the Quality drop-down menu.

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8. GarageBand outputs .m4a audio files as you can see in the screenshot below.

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9. After opening the .m4a in iTunes you can right click and convert it to an MP3.

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10. Lastly, I will do a video showing these steps in more detail, but for now this will get you started in the right direction.

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