Podcast editing is all about creating the most enjoyable experience for your podcast listeners. It makes the difference between a knockout podcast and one that leaves your listeners underwhelmed. Whether you’re editing your podcast yourself or hiring a podcast editor, here’s why it’s important to edit your podcast.
Why should you edit your podcast?
You need to edit your podcast for these reasons:
- So you can even out the sound levels
- Have you ever listened to a podcast where you constantly need to lower and raise the volume on your phone or in your car because it’s so inconsistent? Maybe the intro is SUPER LOUD but the main interview is so quiet it fades into irrelevancy….It’s annoying and can even be painful to listen to. Edit your podcast so you can keep each part of the episode at an appropriate sound level.
- So you can eliminate background noise
- Let’s say a loud truck drives by your home while you’re recording an episode. If you publish the interview without editing, your listeners might be tempted to look left and right for the loud truck passing them. Edit your podcast so you can silence out background noise and make it “invisible” to your listeners.
- So you can remove major mistakes
- Okay, you don’t need to take out every mistake. In fact, a lot of slip-ups can be pretty funny and help keep that natural feel. But taking out some obvious “umms,” mispronunciations, filler words, and stutters can go a long way to polishing your final episode. Edit your podcast so you can clean up mistakes.
- So you can eliminate long pauses
- Ah………………………………………………………………………………pauses. Did that make you uncomfortable? It’s good to keep pauses in your podcast every now and then, as they can cause a bit of discomfort and add drama – which can be great. But sometimes there are long pauses that just aren’t necessary. As you listen back to the recording, think about whether each pause makes the episode better or worse. Edit your podcast so you can shorten loooooooooooooong pauses.
- So you can smoothly add in your licensed music, intro, outro, and ads
- Editing in your music, intro, outro, and ads makes your podcast complete. It’s amazing how adding these elements transforms your podcast episode from a basic recording to an engaging episode. Edit your podcast so you can bring it to life with music and extras.
Edit your podcast
Editing your podcast gives it the finishing polish it 100% deserves. It makes the difference between solid and outstanding podcasts, and keeps your listeners satisfied – not pissed off. Whether you’re editing your podcast yourself or hiring a podcast editor, remember to normalize sound levels, eliminate background noise, remove mistakes, eliminate long pauses, and add in your music and extras.
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