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How do you edit your podcast? (Really wish Garageband had ripple delete)

February 16, 2018 at 10:56pm

How do you edit your podcast? (Really wish Garageband had ripple delete)

February 16, 2018 at 10:56pm

February 16, 2018 at 10:59pm
I use Screenflow for making screencasts / YouTuBe videos, and love their implementation of ripple delete.
I really wish Garageband had something similar (or... that Screenflow supported MP3 exports, and not just AIFF)
What tool / workflow do you use?
☝️ that's how ripple delete works in Screenflow.
I currently use Audacity, and I'll admit I'm not sure what Ripple Delete is. I just discovered Hindenburg (unfortunate name), and considering giving them a try.
can you explain ripple delete?

February 17, 2018 at 11:56am
Logic Pro X with Varispeed and keyboard shortcuts.
Pro Tools - it has a nice ripple delete feature called Shuffle but I also use Ferrite on iPad for some smaller editing sessions

February 19, 2018 at 12:43am
Someone in another podcasting group I'm in actually uses Screenflow for the editing part of their podcast. You can drop in other audio files, arrange, edit, export to AIFF.. Not tried it myself but I can see how it could work.
Hey Peter! I use Screenflow for most of my screencast tutorials and I could totally see it working.

March 13, 2018 at 10:13am
Great for saving time
cc for the SpecFM stuff
Hey everybody 👋Here's the flow I use for Spec:
prepare yourself it's a little long...
## First Master:
Since I need to edit about 9 episodes per week I usually kick things off in isotope RX5 by running a batch process of all the basics: de-clicks, de-plosive, add in a leveler and normalize it.
To kick off Batch processing in izotope RX hit “command +B” This saves me about an hour of work - highly recommend starting there if you’re working in izotope RX.
## Second Edit:
Once I’ve got the audio where it needs to be I export the file as a .wav and plug it into a logic template all set up with Varispeed and my key command configuration.
The next thing I do to save some time is strip out the silence in each track so I’m not sitting there deleting and fading all dang day.
## Third Bounce:
Once I’m done editing I check the loudness to make sure I’m hitting close to -16LUFS and bounce as a .wav!
I’ll usually then double-check by running Auphonic to make sure I’m hitting close enough to -16LUFS and sometimes even keep that audio file instead of the other depending on the stats I pull out.
I try to hit a -8LU range and -16LUFS with all my audio. There’s some debate about loudness standards but from what I’ve heard is -16 is appropriate for mobile and podcasting.
Love it! How detailed is your editing for each episode? Are you cleaning up mistakes or doing any content editing as well?
mmmmm - it depends on the style of the show, but usually I ask the hosts to let me know if there are spots they need cleaned up so usually I'll hear them say in the audio "thanks Sarah" which means it's something they want edited out... and / or I'll use my best judgement.
The only time I get really granular is when a guest uses a filler word too much "like" or "um" are the most common examples, but even then it's usually every other time so we can keep the conversation sounding true to the way the guest communicates in person.
I don't usually rearrange the audio, because our shows are more interview style or casual conversation about a topic.

August 14, 2018 at 1:37pm
I use Adobe Audition, mainly because of the ripple delete functionality

November 25, 2019 at 12:25pm
This is super helpful. I edit in Logic and also use RX (mainly De-Noise because my co-host doesn't have a very quiet room). I always find though that my final version is either not loud enough or too boomy.
Would love if you took a listen and see what you could suggest.