Julianna Bradley

Here is a non-exhaustive list of things that helped me get started in audio/radio! I am still learning from all of these resources today and I wanted to put them in a place for other's to access. Let me know if you have something you think I should add to the list. 

 

[ Read these first ]

[ Great places to get started! ]

[ Podcasts about making podcasts ]

 

[ Sound/Sound Design ]

 

[ Sounds and music ]

 

[ Recording and Editing ]

Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) aka editing softwares: 

  • Reaper: less expensive, open source, very malleable (I use this and really love it and have a millions reasons why )

  • Pro Tools: expensive, but has a student discount, industry standard (bleh)

  • Hindenburg: used in a lot of journalism, cool shapes

  • Audition: Adobe’s editing software, a lot of student's get it for free

  • Audacity: Free and pretty simple

  • Garage band: free, simple, built into Macs

*The basic editing functions are pretty similar in each software! It’s more a matter of capacity and the extent of sound design you want to include ( you can make something just as good on garage band as on protools )

 

Editing videos/resources

*There are plenty of others online. There are also a ton of music specific editing resources that can translate to podcasting

 

Recording equipment

  • Your phone is great! Expensive equipment is not a necessity for excellent audio storytelling! But, if you are interested I've listed equipment below.

  • Standard field equipment: (Mic, recording device, headphone, windscreen, cables)

  • Standard studio (at home) recording: (Mic, mic stand, pre-amp, headphones, soundproofing)

  • Resources:

 

Recording with your phone

  • Recording during Covid: Scroll down to remote recording

  • Apps:

    • iPhone voice memos: built-in Iphone app, sounds pretty good! easy to use, mp3 files

      • This is how we recording most of the first and fourth episodes of Inherited!​

    • Google voice: people use it, I haven’t! I think it records phone calls and its free

    • AVR Pro: app for purchase, pretty good quality, can record mp3, wav, or m4A

    • TapeACall: yearly subscription, I use this to record phone calls, not great quality, but I have used clips from calls in final pieces, mp3 files

  • Video remote recording

    • Squadcast: Have heard good things and does local (each person talking recording)​

    • Zoom: can use to get face to face but wouldn't recommend using the audio

*non-exhaustive list, I will continue to add to it!

Email me at juliannabradley27@gmail.com if you have something for me to add to the list!