Doug Payton, from the Consider This! Podcast, joined me once again to talk about Auphonic, an online audio leveling/normalization app that he has been using for the past couple of months. You can hear his thoughts about Auphonic by listening to the show. We also diverge a bit to discuss the Lame Encoder, which the downloadable Auphonic app uses.
Up until I talked with Doug, I had always used Levelator, which was good for what it does. It normalized my audio so that all hosts and guests were speaking at the same level. But when I tried Auphonic, I realized I had been using the Dodge Omni of leveling instead of the BMW.
Auphonic allows me to grab my .wav files and convert them into a myriade of formats. If I didn’t do my own editing and blending of my intros and endings, it would do that as well. It will also do all my tagging and metadata (album art, copyright, etc). I can create a preset of this so that each week, I can just load my preset and not have to retype anything. And one more bonus for me. When I run my SciFi Diner Podcast files through Auphonic, I can export them from Auphonic in various files types and sizes all at the same time. I release a slightly higher quality file in the SciFi Diner feed and share a smaller file with the network that the SciFi Diner Podcast is a part of.
Really, take some time to check Auphonic out. In the long run, it will save you time, something that most of us have in short supply.