It takes time to create podcast. Last time I gave you a brief introduction on podcasting and its use in the blogosphere. In this installment, I will give you the tools for creating podcasts. These podcasting tools will help to create podcast, distributeing, marketing and other related factors.
Before I give you the tools to create podcast, read this detailed legal guide on podcasting from Creative Commons.
Tools to Create Podcast
- Microphone with ‘noise-canceling’ feature
- MP3 recorder
1) Audacity – Free tool with an easy-to-use audio editor and recorder. It can be used with Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.
2) Ardour – Free tool with non-linear and non-destructive editing tool and unlimited plugins. It can be used with Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.
3) Blog Talk Radio – Free tool which can create podcast as well as work as a social networking platform to create on-demand radio.
4) Evoca – A paid tool (4.95 USD) to record and publish podcast through microphone and/or Skype.
6) Hip Cast – A paid tool (9.95 USD) to create audio and video podcast using cloud technology. The broadcasts are automatically submitted into directories.
7) Liberated Syndication – The tools offers heavy podcast storage space with unmetered bandwidth and syndicates other podcasts seamlessly.
8) Pod Bean – A free tool to create podcast and publish without any technology curve. The published podcast can be shared on social media sites like MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and others.
9) Pod-O-Matic – The tool offer a basic (free) version and a paid version for 10 USD per month. The basic one has 15 GB bandwidth with 500 MB storage.
10) Propaganda – A paid tool (49.95 USD) to create professional podcast with easy-to-use effects tools. Only available for Windows.
11) Snap Kast – A paid tool (79.99 USD) to create podcast, edit and share with its easy drag and drop publishing button. Only available for Windows.
12) Sound Cloud – A free tool to record on the fly and share with social networks.
13) Web Pod Studio – A paid tool (89.95 USD) to create podcast in audio and video mode. It is very useful for novice people in podcasting. Only available for Windows.
14) Wild Voice Podcast Studio – A free tool with excellent sound effects to create podcast, edit and broadcast.
15) Talk Shoe – A free tool with which bloggers can create podcast, schedule them or go live.
Take your pick among these wonderful tools. All the tools allow embedding feature to connect with your blog and RSS feeds.