Bonus Episode: Behind the Curtain

There is a process that goes on behind the scenes to get a Stueytunes Show episode into your podcast player every week. We’re going to pull back the curtain and give you a glimpse of how this magic happens!

Once a topic has been chosen and research is finished, we schedule a recording session. Capturing good audio on both ends is always the tricky part, especially because we live four hours apart from each other. We have tried a bunch of options, and have settled on a piece of software that balances ease of use with reasonable sound quality. We record our conversation in segments, typically on Wednesday nights.

Next comes the magic part. The audio is downloaded and then opened in a digital audio workstation where I listen to it, edit out any obvious background noises or long pauses, and start putting the episode together by adding all of our segment music. We each listen to this rough draft of the episode to make sure we’re both happy with it, and then it’s time to add the final touches.

Good podcast episodes need to have their audio levelled so that the voices are music are balanced, producing a result that is pleasant to listen to. The rough audio gets run through levelling software, and we listen to it again. If everything seems ready, we then upload it to our podcast host, along with our cover art and show notes. The episode gets scheduled for release, and then it makes its way to you!

In this bonus episode, you’ll get to know us better, and have the opportunity to take an interesting look at what goes on ‘behind the curtain’ every week on The Stueytunes Show.

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