🎬 Audio software

You need software that can record the input from your microphone. The good thing is you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars for top-of-the-line digital audio workstations. There are a couple of excellent, free options you can use whether you’re on Windows, Mac or Linux. Here are the top, free choices for many podcasters: Audacity  Audacity is a full-featured, open source and cross-platform audio editing software. It may look intimidating at first, but as the saying goes, don’t judge a book by its cover. It’s not as pretty as other software, but I promise it works exactly as advertised. You can record your entire show on Audacity, and then edit it later. If you want to add your intro and outro, you can also do that on the software. You can add various effects to your recording as well. If you want to uncover everything that Audacity has to offer, you can check out their site. Browse YouTube as well because there are tons of tutorial videos from people who use Audacity on a regular basis! Garage Band  If you’re on a Mac, then you don’t need to look any further than Garage Band. This awesome software comes pre-installed on Mac computers, so you shouldn’t need to download this anymore. However, if for any reason, you lost your copy, then simply click on the link above and download the software. As with most things Apple, Garage Band is a looker. Audacity doesn’t come anywhere near its looks, but then again Audacity isn’t marketed as eye candy. Garage Band, on the other hand, doesn’t just have a beautiful interface, but it’s also fully functional. You can easily create your intros and your outros on this software. To sum up, Garage Band is user-friendly, intuitive, and best of all, it’s free.