Many different programs exist to help you create podcasts; some samples are below. For more ideas, visit Brian Smokler's, Division of Public Affairs, blog: http://briansmokler.blogspot.com.
Audacity is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to:
* Record live audio.
* Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs.
* Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, and WAV sound files.
* Cut, copy, splice, and mix sounds together.
* Change the speed or pitch of a recording.
* And more
You can download it here.
LAME is a plug-in centered around the creation of MP3 content. It's useful for when you are done editing your sound files and you want to export them from Audacity to an .mp3 file. You can find out more about it and download it here.
Garageband is a Mac-only application which is part of the iLife suite of software and comes installed on all new Macs. You can purchase it through Vanderbilt's Apple store. Members of the Vanderbilt community receive a 10 percent discount on their purchases.>
ProfCast is a Mac-only application that creates 'enhanced podcasts' in the m4b format. These are audio files which contain chapter markers where you can include titles, images and web links. The images in these files can be viewed on an iPod with photo capabilities or video capabilities, through iTunes or even in QuickTime.
You can download a trial version of Profcast here.
Portions of this content were contributed by Penn State University.