There are a number of benefits to podcasting. Podcasts can be used to share information on a particular subject, and they can also be used to promote products and services. If you are a blind or visually impaired individual who is interested in making a podcast, you’ll find the top 3 low cost and free podcast software to be of great interest.
Audacity is a very accessible audio recording and sound editing program that works very well for recording podcasts. This program can be controlled solely through the use of the keyboard, possesses a number of special effects, such as a multi-track layout, a vocoder, and other professional effects that production artists may want to use, and the sound quality is outstanding. I have recorded a number of podcasts using Audacity, and I was very happy with the quality. I also received compliments from others who listened to my podcasts. Audacity is an open source program, so you can have a lot of input concerning future developments (Source Forge).
There are several versions of Audacity that are in constant development, but 1.2.6 is not accessible, and it will never be because there will be no future developments for this version of the software. Audacity 1.3 and higher is accessible, and at this present time, the latest build is 1.3.12 (Source Forge).
WavePad is also free (There is a free version of the software for noncommercial use, and the professional software normally costs $80, though, it can be purchased at a discount of $69.), and it can be operated solely by using the keyboard, just the same as Audacity. WavePad also contains all of the features that are found in Audacity and much more. Some of the awesome features that are found in WavePad are CD rippers, tools for file sound conversion, and advanced editing tools (NCH Software).
Goldwave is one of my favorite audio recording software for a number of reasons, and I use it along with Audacity, depending on what I’m doing. While Goldwave does not possess many of the features that production artists want to use, such as a vocoder and a multi-track layout, it does possess some neat effects of its own. One effect that I thought to be very interesting is that you can be made to sound like you are in a number of rooms, such as a concert hall or a small room. That was the effect that I used the most. Goldwave also has a neat variety of echoes, and it enables you to have crystal clear audio. GoldWave also possesses tools to make editing easier, and it allows for file conversion. Goldwave can be purchased at the very low cost of $40, and Goldwave is worth every penny (GoldWave® Inc.).
So, the next time you are thinking o doing a podcast, you’ll want to try out these 3 low cost or free podcast software. You will have a professional sound, and it will contribute to your good image before others.
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