Today Jeff Byer (@globaljeff) talks about using Descript to record this episode and its impact on podcast production, he reviews a new agency website built with Nuxt.js, and he discusses more JAMstack options he is considering for his customers.
Descript podcast software
[00:00:00]Jeff Byer: [00:00:02] Welcome to digital rage, the podcast about all things internet and the people that make it great. My name is Jeff Byer, and today we have a special episode because I am testing a new tool. So, this will be a podcast about podcasting and, the technology that I'm using to record podcasts.
[00:00:29] So. Today, we're using D script and I am recording directly into D script. I added my intro music and did a little volume editing and envelope editing there, but, now I'm recording directly into the app. So this feels a little strange. What I'm. What I use for all the previous episodes is I have my, my hardware setup, which I described last time.
[00:00:58] Is my microphone plugged in [00:01:00] to a Scarlet to it, to USB interface. And this now is me talking into my microphone directly into the D script app to downloadable app. they have a great tutorial that teaches you how to go through and get started recording a podcast episode. And editing the text.
[00:01:23] We'll edit the audio, which is really cool. So, as I'm recording this, I don't know exactly how this is going to turn out, but we're gonna go through and, see if we can produce a whole episode within the D script app. Okay. So previously here was my production process. I would set up the microphones.
[00:01:44] So there was a digital input, which had been, internet based, mostly Skype, sometimes Hangouts, and sometimes an actual telephone call through FaceTime. Then that would record as two separate tracks [00:02:00] into logic and logic is a pro audio. A nonlinear editing system or software pro level software for Mac.
[00:02:12] And that's what I use to record a lot of music and music production, things like that. So, I'm familiar with all the pro level tools and I do a minimum amount of pro level audio editing within logic. Very little effects, anything like that. It's mostly raw. I didn't want to, I wanted to make the production of the podcast as simple and smooth as possible so that it wasn't a huge production.
[00:02:40] Time-suck which most podcasts, producers all agree is the best, the best, philosophy, which is make it simple, keep it simple and try and automate as much as you can. So the biggest benefit to D script is that it does a [00:03:00] automated transcript as you'd go. Ah, I can't see it as I'm talking, but it does process it on the backend, and then it will, provide it into this project so that I can edit, once it's all done.
[00:03:14] So back to my old process in logic, I would record both tracks. The one track would be me, the other track would be anything from external resources. So that's where my interviews would show up. And what I usually do would do is do record the intro. Break the audio, put a music over the break so that it introduces the next segment, which is the interview.
[00:03:44] And then we go into the interview. So I have music playing in the intro, music playing at the transition to the section, the new, interview section, and then a outro. Outro music with [00:04:00] my voiceover of, where to find podcasts, notes and things like that. And then I would bounce the whole thing to an MP three file and post it in Dropbox.
[00:04:13] From there. I log into WordPress and create a new episode based on, you know, our naming convention. That's now just the episode number guest, and then a highlight topics, which I, I somewhat use as keywords. And then, upload it into WordPress. WordPress automatically sends it to cast dos, which is our, audi