All right, what is Auphonic? It may look like a misspelled audio-type word, but it’s not. It is an online (and offline) utility for enhancing and polishing your audio file for consumption.
Not long ago, during my podcasting presentation at Go Georgia, I mentioned a service website at Auphonic.com. I want to expound on its benefits and uses, as well as introduce it to those who were not there.
What does Auphonic do?
Auphonic sweetens, normalizes, or limits the overall loudness and mix of an audio file or a podcast. It will become more palatable and enjoyable to the listener. That’s the jest of the online utility. How does this relate to you as a church podcast producer? Well, it’s easy and free. Just upload your file. Click a few settings and in a few minutes later, you will get an email that the file is finished and ready to download.
There are some premium downloadable apps for repeated and batch use, but they are not necessary to accomplish what you want. You get two hours of free production per month with a free account. You don’t have to be an audiophile to make your podcast sound better, and it is easy to put into your production workflow.
In the online upload form, you can save a template that will automatically add an intro and outro to your podcast, metadata, and sound chapters. You can also choose a file type and publish to your podcast host. This is a great timesaver for weekly production. There are other features you can take advantage of, but these will cost. The two hours of free monthly project time will be enough for most weekly sermon podcasts.
Have you tried this online tool? Let me know what you think!
Feel free to peruse the rest of my presentation from Go Georgia by visiting our Communications Ministry Facebook Group.