Creating Podcasts with 

GarageBand

Download GarageBand onto your MacBook

GarageBand is an Apple program that can be downloaded for FREE from the "purchased" section of the App store. If GarageBand is NOT available to you in the App store, please check the following:

  • Has your MacBook been updated to El Capitan?

  • Have you accepted the VPP (volume purchase program) invitation in Self-Service?

  • Do you remember how to log into the App store with an Apple ID?

 

Start a New Project

  1. Open GarageBand and select Empty Project to start your podcast.

  2. A second box will open and ask which instrument you'd like to use. Select the microphone.

  3. Decide what type of microphone to use:
    a. If you will be connecting an exernal microphone to record audio, then change the default setting in the "My instrument is connected with:" section. 
    b. If you will be using the MacBook's built-in microphone to record audio, just click Create to start the project.
     

Prepare for Recording

  • Turn off the metronome

  • Turn off the count-in (if desired)

  • Check the sound levels. When you speak, the volume measurement should be green and stretch at least halfway across the bar

  • Reduce background noise. Record in the quietest space possible!

 

Create a Recording

  1. Click the Record button and start speaking once the line begins to move horizontally across the screen.

  2. Click the Stop button when you have finished recording.

  3. To listed to the recording, return the playhead to the beginning of the track and select Play.

  4. To create a second recording, select the Add New Track + sign and choose the microphone again.

 

INTRODUCTION

   - Pose an overarching question
 

MAKE A CLAIM

   - Back up the claim with evidence

   - Include interviews

   - Use transitions between segments
 

SUMMARY/CONCLUSION

   - End with a connection to the world

Check the Project Rubric for more specific instructions!

INTRODUCTION

   - Pose an overarching question
 

MAKE A CLAIM

   - Back up the claim with evidence

   - Include interviews

   - Use transitions between segments
 

SUMMARY/CONCLUSION

   - End with a connection to the world

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SOUNDTRACKS

BenSound

Royalty free music in the following categories: jazz, rock, acoustic/folk, cinematic, pop, electronica, funky/groove, world/others.

Free Music Archive  

"The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America. Radio has always offered the public free access to new music. The Free Music Archive is a continuation of that purpose, designed for the age of the internet."

 

Purple Planet  

Free Collection of Royalty Free Music available for download, composed and performed by Geoff Harvey and Chris Martyn. 
Music can be used free of charge for web-based projects e.g. YouTube (see 'Using Our Music' for more info) in exchange for a link to our site.

Sound Bible  

"SoundBible.com offers free sound clips for download in either wav or mp3 format. We offer free and royalty free sound effects and clips for video editors, movie scores, game designers, and weekend sound warriors."

 

Classical Cat  

Free classical music catalog.

 

Netlabels  

"Welcome to the Netlabels collection at the Internet Archive. This collection hosts complete, freely downloadable/streamable, often Creative Commons-licensed catalogs of 'virtual record labels'."