Adobe has a new tool out in BETA right now. Adobe Podcast is a platform for organizing, creating, and publishing podcasts. It allows users to create audio content wherever they are, and bring it into the editor to cut out the ums and ahs.
It’s still in BETA right now, but already it’s a powerful tool for editors. Even I am thinking about bringing back some of the podcasts I used to do because the edit process is a thousand times easier.
All at Podcast.Adobe.com
How Adobe Podcast Works
Previously called “Project Shasta”, this program is an online editor that allows you to record or bring in audio files, converts to text, and as you edit your text, it will adjust the audio to match.
If your show contains a series of pauses, or an interviewee says “Um” and “Ah” a lot, Adobe Podcast can highlight, and edited out with the tap of the delete key.
The program has some basic intros, outtros, and mid-show music you can put in. You can have it run independently, or set the music behind the audio. Trim the length so it matches the segment you have created.
Mic Check and Enhanced Speech
Two tools are available right now for everyone to use at Adobe Podcast. The Mic check allows you to find out how loud your microphone is, along with how much room echo you get when you record. You can then make adjustments to improve the sound even before the computer records it.
The Enhanced Speech tool takes the audio and removes all background noise and echo – ultimately improving the quality. The sample podcast is one from Mark Webster and Sam Anderson – leads of Adobe Podcast – where they recorded their parts without mixing, and used Enhance Speech to fix the audio.
When you check out the “Welcome to Adobe Podcast” sample, you can toggle the Enhanced Speech on and off to see the difference.
Price and Availability
Right now, Adobe Podcast is in BETA. You can ask for an invite at this time. No pricing or public availability has been set yet.
To see more, check out Podcast.Adobe.com