We received iLife ’06 today! I can now easily podcast and record in general! Beware! BEWARE!
I’ve also had a strong drink – 3 shots of organic vodka + 3 shots of Bailey’s – and am ridiculously excited about this podcasting thing… (See how late I’m up geekin’?) I’ve been recording sweeps for a pal of mine and am beginning to feel the urge to blather on in a little podcast of my own soon. I’m too sleepy tonight, but after playing with Garageband’s new capabilities and loops, I’m feeling a wicked amount of confidence in this stuff now. We’ll see if it lasts beyond the persuasive enthusiasm of alcohol, but it does look promising…
As far as recording podcasts, I guess the hurdle for me has always been noise and technology. I’ve got a great mic but a noisy desktop computer. I have a quiet laptop but a noisy headset/mic for that. So only now do I have the best combination through software compensation (and a big-ass pillow beside my desktop machine under my desk). As with most technologies, if you make it easy enough to use by avoiding tinkering with hardware-software set-up too much, then it will stand a greater chance at getting explored and actually used. Garageband is finally at that blissful point of usage.
I did say ‘beware’ didn’t I?
(Perhaps I’ll post my sweeps after Phil‘s heard them. 😀 )