Transcribe your own podcasts – In Real Time!

google docs voice to text recorder transcribe your own podcasts in real time

Finally! I’ve been wanting this for the last two years, ever since I started podcasting. Google Docs has been phenomenally helpful as an online resource for everything I do podcasting wise.

After using Google’s speech-to-text engine (or voice-to-text, or voice recognition, depending on who you ask) in Google searches with great success, I’ve been wanting it to come to Docs.

It’s here! [Read more…]

How To See Your iTunes Podcast Reviews From All Over The World in WordPress

If you use WordPress for your website (and why aren’t you, if not?), and would like an easy way to see your podcast’s reviews in iTunes, both locally and internationally, get this plugin:

Here’s a screen shot: [Read more…]

Convert Youtube Video to MP3 Audio in Four Easy Steps

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This will be the shortest article I’ve ever written because there’s really nothing to this process. If you want to convert a youtube video to an MP3 audio, all you need to do is:

  • Copy the URL of the video
  • Go to this site
  • Paste that URL in the field provided
  • Click Convert Video

That’s it! However, my virus scanner has picked up infected ads on this site before (it’s rare, but some infected ads can appear on occasion), so just keep your virus protection up to date and you’ll be fine. [Read more…]

Removing the Mouth Pops and Clicks from your Podcast in Post Production with Audition

Frequency Spectrum Analysis Adobe Audition Clicks Pops and Smacks Recording 1For about a year, I lived with the pops, smacks, and clicks that emanated from my mouth while recording episodes for my podcast. I just assumed there was nothing I could do about it… until I realized that I could remove any noise above a certain frequency in Adobe Audition. What this means is that any sound above the frequency of my choosing will be eliminated.

Since my voice typically hovers below 8000 Hz, and those smacking, popping noises are usually present at higher ranges, I can essentially remove all data above 8KHz.

The “Spectral Frequency Display” above shows the most common areas of concentration of my voice. When I hear a smack or a pop during the post-production editing process (typically the result from saliva on the tongue or lips), I can either remove that noise by itself, or simply wipe out the entire frequency range.

Here’s how I do it (screens from the PC version of Adobe Audition ver 3. Your version may be slightly different): [Read more…]

Overview of Libsyn Stats for your Podcast

There are multiple companies that will host your podcast, including Soundcloud, Blubrry, Podbean, Podomatic, and even Amazon S3. I personally use Libsyn as it was highly recommended to me. And now, after using them for almost 3 years, I can say they are a dream to work with and well worth it. If you choose to go with Libsyn, make sure to use the promotional code “brain” and you’ll get the rest of this month, and the entire next month free! 

Anyway, here is an overview of the stats that Libsyn provides:

Total downloads by month and all-time:

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