I’m testing both Garageband and Audacity to determine which one is better for creating podcast. So far Audacity is winning.
With the new Mac operating system, the help files are stored online and not on the Mac itself. For people connected 24/7 to the internet, this might be okay. For me, not so much. While living on my sailboat, I’m often not connected and can’t get access to the help files.
This is particularly frustrating when learning a new software program like Garageband. So on the advice of my fellow blogger, Kirsten at A Scenic Route, I tried Audacity.
The help files come with the program, so I don’t have to have internet access. The noise reduction function works very well. The help files give tips on how to speak into a microphone. The basic functions are easy to learn.
So, Goodbye Garageband. Hello Audacity.
On the proofreading side of things, I discovered creating a podcast of written text helps find errors. A lovely added bonus when trying to perfect work.
Thanks for reading . . .
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I’m so glad I was able to help. Garageband has a lot of functions that you might not need for a straightforward recording like yours, and so it might be easier to learn.
Have fun recording! 🙂
Hi Kirsten, I bought new headset with microphones to make the sound even better. Writing adds so many fun ways to spend time. Now, I need to make sure I don’t get too distracted.