When Is It Time to Change Your Editing Software?
As podcast editors, we realize that the software we use is important. In fact, it might be the single most important piece of software we own.
But when is it time to consider changing?
When is it worth it to change?
What should we think about when we're considering a change?
If you've been editing podcasts for a while, you've probably considered those questions (and more). Listen to hear from the community - our thoughts, perspectives, frustrations, hangups, and more for the software we usually love and sometimes hate.
Join the conversation to share your thoughts and questions.
Listen to Discover
- What DAWs your favorite Yetis use
- What it would take for us to go looking for another DAW
- Why you might not want to change DAWs
- What DAWs we would use if we couldn't use our favorites
- What you should do if your favorite DAW isn't popular (hint: we can't tell you what to do...)
Links And Resources
- Ableton - A member of our live audience asked if anyone uses Ableton to edit podcasts. None of the Yetis do, but we do know that some other editors do.
- Ferrite - Carrie mentioned that she sometimes uses Ferrite for quick edits while working on her phone.
- Podcast Editors Club | Facebook - Join a community of over 8,000 other podcast editors on Facebook.
- Reaper for Podcasting - Want to get up and running in Reaper for podcasting? Daniel can help.
- Global Podcast Editors - Carrie mentioned that Stephanie documented her process of transitioning DAWs.
- LUNA Recording System - Analog Sound at the Speed of Light - One of our listeners suggested Luna as an option if Hindenburg wasn't.
- Podcast Editors Club DAW Poll - Find out which DAWs are the most popular for podcast editing (within the Podcast Editors Club).
- Descript | All-in-one audio/video editing, as easy as a doc. - Carrie uses this when she's working on scripted podcasts. Bryan sometimes uses it, but doesn't trust the "de-umming" edits.
- RX 10 Background Noise Removal & Audio Cleanup Software | iZotope - if you are a professional podcast editor, you probably need this software (or something like it) to fix bad recordings before yo ustart editing.
- Audio recording and editing software | Adobe Audition - Carrie and Jennifer use Adobe Audition.
- DaVinci Resolve 18 | Blackmagic Design - DaVinci Resolve is what Bryan uses when he needs to edit videos.
- Studio One | PreSonus - Studio One is one of the DAWs Bryan has considered from time to time.
- Podcast Editors Club | Poll time! What is your main DAW (for editing audio podcast recordings)? | Facebook - Find out which DAWs are the most popular among podcast editors (you might be surprised).
- Hindenburg - Hindenburg is Bryan's favorite, but it's not the only one he usues.
- REAPER | Audio Production Without Limits - Daniel uses Reaper. Bryan sometimes uses it too.
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This episode of the Podcast Editors Mastermind was edited by Alejandro Ramirez. You can find him on Facebook if you're interested in talking with him about editing your show.
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Your Yetis Are
- Daniel Abendroth | Roth Media
- Carrie Caulfield Arick | YaYa Podcasting
- Bryan Entzminger | Top Tier Audio
- Jennifer Longworth | Bourbon Barrel Podcasting
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