Starting a Podcast, Will QuickTime Suffice?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ace2617, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. Ace2617 macrumors regular


    Mar 16, 2016
    Hey everyone,

    I want to start a podcast with a few friends, but none of us have any experience with it. I tried to search online, but most of the stuff I found was outdated and mentioned podcast apps that are no longer bundled with Macs.

    Could I just use QuickTime to record (File->New Audio Recording?)

    Once I have the file, how would I go about editing? I'd like to use iMovie, but I don't know if this is possible. I was thinking perhaps with an image on the screen for the entirety, and then I can edit the audio. Not sure if that's possible though, I am assuming Garage Band is more realistic?

    Does anyone have any other general advice for starting/running a podcast?

  2. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    I would use garageband if not only because it lets you use multiple inputs a lot better, and each for their own track.
    Leveling these tracks, dealing with syncing and spikes, effects, etc is a lot easier.
    Quicktime also wont help you with dealing with noise or dead-air, etc.
  3. Ace2617 thread starter macrumors regular


    Mar 16, 2016
    Thanks, I will try it out.
  4. Toutou macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2015
    Prague, Czech Republic
    And if you ever needed add some advanced features, there is this open source audio editor called Audacity, that is pretty capable, but rather user unfriendly.
  5. Ace2617 thread starter macrumors regular


    Mar 16, 2016
    I will check that out. Thanks, I appreciate it

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