Podcast Editing Technology Issue
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…is where I share heaps of podcast editing business and technical information; my own audio, and podcast video editing experiments; as well as timely conversations I'm having in the space.
There are two themes for the newsletter and they run on alternate Mondays: podcast editing technology AND podcast editing business. When there’s a 5th Monday, I'll cheer in textual silence.
It’s cold, dark, and rainy here in Bucharest and I’m enjoying it. Summer in Spain kicked my butt and I’ve got my arms wide open to cold and dreary. I’ve also kept myself super busy by participating in National Podcast Post Month. It’s 30 days of episodes, 1 each day all month. There are only 9 days left! Hurrah.
We’re planning our return to Split, Croatia for mid-December and finally back to Italia after that. More so, we’re getting a feasible plan together to STOP moving around so much. I’ll fill you in a bit more in the premium section below. I really think 2023 will be a time of planting some roots down, finally!
Oh, and I’m playing with how to make frothy coffee at home again. I had to take time off after the Moka pot disaster. Okay enough about me, let’s get you info drenched!
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😖 FEATURE: The difficulty of explaining what we do
If there's one thing that's become clear over doing daily episodes talking to entrepreneurs about podcasting from a non-technical perspective it's that, well, it's hard.
I’m technology-adjacent, right?
On the technical or non-technical scale, I've always thought of myself as being technology-adjacent.
I studied engineering at university but it was business engineering (half business classes, half engineering classes).
I used to be an early adopter of many consumer technology tools. In fact, I was such a huge fan of open-source tools like Open Office that I stopped my then-boyfriend (now husband) from buying Windows Office back in 2006. He ended up going down a very long Linux rabbit hole.
In fact, he put Linux on my computers and I used it, but I didn’t usually install my own programs. I've not had the patience for such things. Until podcast editing.
A technology middlewoman
With all this in mind, prior to starting this month's National Podcast Post Month daily episode challenge, I thought I was already an in-between person. A middlewoman of sorts. I was explaining many podcast editing technical nuances to podcasters online and in video calls (consults, discovery calls, coffee chats, etc). I've been listening in on many editing conversations for a few years and although I understand a lot of what's being discussed, I can't necessarily replicate it in a DAW yet. Or I don't need to for the client work I'm doing. So, yea, I’m tech adjacent, right?
Then reality set in
During the first few days of the November episodes, I thought I was rocking it. I had my monthly topic outline segmented out by pre-production, recording, and post-production contexts. If nothing else, using those terms throughout the month would create a language bridge between podcasters and editors. I thought.
It was then that I had a coffee meet and greet video chat with Dan from Podspike. It was supposed to be a quick call but extended in the way that meetings do when you've found someone who gets what you're doing and vice versa.
I must have shown him the November content schedule at some point because I remember him saying something like, “you’re still talking to editors with these terms”.
A complete reframing
BAM, it hit me instantly. He was 100% right. I made some immediate changes in the titles, promotions, show notes, and of course the terms I was using in the episodes themselves to talk about that day's focus.
I already knew that….
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☕ Technical Espresso Shot: Screens for DAW Pleasure
I haven’t had a second monitor during the past year and it’s been hard. Boo hoo, privilege complaint admitted but really, being able to DAW edit while keeping an eye on other things is really useful. Not to mention playing pure joy videos on one screen during administrative tasks. Lifesaver.
So when I saw the below screen post from Avid on LinkedIn I started to drool. To be honest, the maximum amount of tracks I’ve played with so far is maybe 8 but the usual amount is closer to 5 or 6. Knowing that this screen is not made for the podcasts I usually edit, I dug into the comments on this post to see what other editors had to say. Points and perspectives I had not thought about. Well worth a scan.
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I am Stephanie Fuccio, podcast editor, podcast writer, and generally podcasting-obsessed human being. Although I write this newsletter, it has become the cornerstone of the larger GPE community and in fact, paid subscriptions fund many of our events.
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