Top 10 Mostly All Free And Open Source Podcast Creator Tools

Wonder what software we use to produce Here you go. Click on the application name to go to their website.

  • Zoom – Be sure to turn on “Original Sound For Musicians”. Also turn on recording to separate audio tracks. I recommend turning off any extra processing in Zoom like echo cancellation, too.
  • Audacity – This is used to improve sound and reduce noise.
  • Shotcut – This is used for video editing.
  • Podbean – We use this for audio storage and distribution.
  • YouTube – We use this for video hosting and distribution.
  • Blender – To make our logo.
  • GIMP – To edit images, like our logo.
  • Soundtrap – To make our intro/outro music.
  • Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) – This is a tool that will let you set up video scenes for desktop screen recording or webcam captures. You can even set up a virtual camera to use in other tools like Zoom!
  • Canva – This is useful to make marketing images, thumbnails, etc very quickly.

Audacity, Blender, GIMP, and Shotcut are open source. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

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