Descript’s Podcast Studio launches: we try it out
September 19, 2019 · 2.3 minutes to read
Descript has released Podcast Studio, a podcast editor that works like a word processor. It’s free for the first three hours of transcription - and today’s episode of Podnews’s podcast is edited using it: see me trying it out for the first time on YouTube. (Opinion: it’s astonishing).
- Descript has also launched Overdub, a way for you to “correct your voice recordings by typing”, using artificial intelligence to reconstruct your voice. It’s worth giving the demo a go. It’s a carefully-designed tool that only works on your own voice, not other people’s - so you can’t use it for deepfakes of the US President saying ludicrous things, for example.
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InBox has returned with Season 2! — Audioboom Original podcast Inbox challenges guests to offer up access to their digital correspondence and allow their personal lives to be mined for comedy gold. Each week, hosts Nicole Drespel (Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer) and Matt Stroup (Emmy Award-winning sports TV writer) look over the shoulders of comedians, performers, actors and anyone willing to explore all the buried treasure of embarrassment their inbox has just waiting to be discovered!
Wisebuddah and Acast have announced the winner of the UK’s first ever podcast talent competition, LaunchPod. Surer and Saredo Mohamed, from On Things We Left Behind, will now have an entire series professionally produced, launched and marketed.
What’s the best microphone for podcasting? 1,372 podcasters have contributed to this WhatPods survey - the one we use is #7.
PodcastGuests is celebrating over 15,000 users. The service launched three years ago and connects podcasters with expert guests for their shows.
Maggie McGuire, the CEO of Pinna, an ad-free children’s audio network, talks to Podcast Movement. They advertise themselves, though: “We’re running advertising across audio networks including Spotify, Pandora, and NPR, and across podcast networks like Megaphone and Midroll.”
Amy Eason, a podcast producer at CNN, describes how they use 'audiograms’ - short visual clips of podcasts - on social media.
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- Podcasts are great for advertising because people trust the voices they hear, says Sophie Harding in Mediatel.
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