Creating a DJ Podcast
If you've been working your craft as a DJ for some time and you'd like to promote your mixes and music to a larger worldwide audience, then it might be time for you to create your own DJ podcast. Almost every DJ in the Top 100 DJ polls has their own podcast that's broadcast on a regular schedule. Its a great way to build and maintain your fan base. You can also use a podcast to promote your music, events and other DJ-business related activities and break exciting new unreleased tracks. Creating a regular DJ podcast requires time, effort and a music library that's continually being updated. If you really love your craft, its a fun project that will pay off for you down the road, and your happiness (and fans) will increase as you start to see your episodes pile up in the Podcast accounts .
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Before you begin to create your own DJ podcast, its important that you listen to a few reference podcasts, so you have an understanding of what a great podcast sounds like.
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Most DJ podcasts feature a killer intro that uses a combination of the DJs hits, sound effects and voice-over work. It's best if you can use some parts of your original tunes to create the intro, or create something short and catchy. For the voice-over shout-outs, if you have some friends with good voices, ask them if they will help you to record some shout-outs for your show. If you have the money to spend, then you could also search online for individuals who offer voice tags (yes, they do exist!) but if you're just starting out then its probably best to be creative and find some buddies to help you out.
If you're really struggling with the intro, there is always the option of hiring a producer or production house to create an intro for you. If you don't have a lot of your own material yet, ask to see if you could feature another local producer's music in the intro, or another option is to launch the series without an intro and create one once you do have a few more productions under your belt.
Stitching It All Together
Next in your DAW, you'll have to edit together the podcast. If your vocals are on a separate track, you'll want to spend a bit of time cleaning up your audio. On the file itself, you can manually remove problem areas by cutting them out and/or using a noise gate. Next you may want to use a little EQ; cutting the low end below 80–130 Hz can help to clean up the audio. You also may want to boost the Hi frequencies using a shelf filter, or the mid-range frequencies between 2 and 4 kHz. Lastly, add a bit of light compression on top to finish your vocal track off.
Mastering Your Podcast
Since you're creating a top notch production, it's a good idea to have a professional mastering engineer master your finished podcast, including the intro. As a rule, I always out-source my mastering as this frees up my time to focus on musical activities. If you're on a budget, find a good up and coming mastering engineer to work with; there are plenty of mastering houses that have some great engineers who are learning their craft who could help you to work on a DJ podcast series at a rate that's affordable for you.
Stay tuned for Part Two of this article, we'll look at the technical details of where to host your podcasts online, and how you can easily upload them to All good podcast platform
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