Mar 4, 2005
So, in case anybody is wondering, I used Apple's Garageband to record this here show, which allows me to do all the multilayering of voices and create decent music as backdrop elements. If you want to use this method in Garageband (this method may aslo work in Sony's acid, but I'm not familiar with the newer versions of that program or how it relates to iTunes, which is an essential component of how I work), here's a recommendation for sketch comedy specific recordings. Create each sketch as a seprate song file and export it to iTunes with a file name indicating which podcast it belongs to. When you've got all your files done, create a new song file in GB, and open iTunes with all your show files in a playlist specifically for them (or the default that GB creates will do). Put ITunes and GB's windows right next to each other, and drag the song files from iTunes to GB's track window. Put each of the files in their own new track (just drag and drop them one under the other). Doing this will allow you to easily put sketches in a new order and drop new material in without having to shift everything (espicially the volume controls which don't move when you shift the loops and elements...APPLE, yeah I'm talkin' to you!). Then do all your post production, and do a new mix and export to iTunes and then make an MP3 for up load.