TPS Ep. 039 – Audio Editors, Virtual Cart Machines, and Using Analytics to Track Success

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Adobe Audition is now out for the Mac. Find out what I like about it, what I think you could use as an alternative and the effects I use when using Audition to process my audio.

Also discussed on this episode are virtual cart machines (soundbyte, pod producer, etc). These apps and programs allow you to bring other audio clips into your podcast recordings by easily organizing them into a push button display. Easily bring in intros, outros, sound effects and any other audio clips you want to load into the software.

I discuss the advantage to using the new “like” button for facebook and how using Google Analytics to set “funnels” can help you to achieve your desired conversion goals for on your website.

Also find out why I think you can stand to profit by giving away all of your knowledge and content for free! The more content you produce and publish in your niche, the more you establish yourself as an expert in your field. The best way to achieve this status is by making sure anyone and everyone interested in your content can consume it. By giving it away for free you are not only inviting everyone to view it, you are drawing people to your expertise and opening up the possibility for anyone to hire you or pay for other products you sell surrounding your content.

download this episode (46 min|mp3|44.5 mb)

Links mentioned in this episode:
Adobe Audition for the mac beta – free (until the beta is over).
Facebook Social Plugins – for installing a facebook like button plugin on your wordpress site
ID3 editor – for putting metadata into your mp3 files
Google Analytics – for website statistics
PodcastHelper (Ray) on facebook
sound byte for ipad – for inserting audio clips into your podcast recordings

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Full-time podcast producer and host of The Podcasters' Studio and Podcasters' Roundtable, I enjoy sharing my ten years of experience making podcasts to help others improve or start their own show.

Comments

  1. Hey Ray,
    In this episode I thought I heard you said that Ubercaster as a virtual cart machine was free. I went to their webpage to see if they had a free download, or if they were creating an app for iPhone or iPad. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any free downloads, or info of the program acting like cart machine. There was a price of about $79, but if you clicked on the Buy Now that was crossed out a message popped up saying the uber store was unailable.
    Thanks, Karin

    • Karin,
      Last time I downloaded ubercaster, it was free. It's a little weird cause it was a demo version I guess and now when I open it up it says it's expired and I have to purchase but if I just hit cancel I can still use the software as a cart machine, loading my audio clips into the program and then playing them back.

      If their store is down then it sounds like something might be wrong with their site but im going to go there and check it out and see what I can find out for you. Thanks for listening and commenting and nice to meet you.

      Ray

    • Karin,

      I went to the Ubercaster website and re-downloaded the Ubercaster software with no issues. I installed it again on my computer and it's working great. When it opens up you get several options, the default should be demo mode. You simply use this mode every time for the free version.

      Simply go to http://www.pleasantsoftware.com/ubercaster/ and click on the download link at the top of the page. It looks like the "buy" link is no good because I suspect they are going to stop developing the software. So get it while you can;) Here is the direct link to the download page http://www.pleasantsoftware.com/ubercaster/downlo
      Let me know how it goes.

  2. I've been using Soundbyte on the PC for about two years. When Black Cat Systems released the remote control for the iPad I used that. When I saw the Soundbyte app I was excited and purchased it right away. I have not had a lot of luck with it. It doesn't play most of the clips I've loaded… both mp3 and wav alike. I emailed the author and he says it's probably a limit of the iPad itself… but I don't think so.

    • RayOrtega says:

      Hey James, awesome to see you here, you have a great podcasting show. That's too bad you are having issues with the soundbyte ipad app. I haven't run into the same issues yet but I haven't put it through its paces yet either. I've only used the clips I normally use on my show which isn't that many but they have all worked fine thus far.

      Lame that the developer just pushed off your concerns to the ipad. Even it that is the issue he should be concerned that his app isn't working properly. We are after all paying him;) It shouldn't matter whose fault it is just that his app is not working well with the device it's made for. If I run into similar issues I will shoot him an email too.

  3. Karin, Last time I downloaded ubercaster, it was free. It's a little weird cause it was a demo version I guess and now when I open it up it says it's expired and I have to purchase but if I just hit cancel I can still use the software as a cart machine, loading my audio clips into the program and then playing them back. If their store is down then it sounds like something might be wrong with their site but im going to go there and check it out and see what I can find out for you. Thanks for listening and commenting and nice to meet you. Ray

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