Cool Tools for Your Radio Station From the Podcast World

James Cridland

There are several great tools for podcasting from the pages of Podnews which can make a podcast even way better in a blink of an eye. For instance, transcripts, hardware, fixing audio, making adverts, packaging audio, archiving it well, and even critiquing it afterwards! Even though the tools are built for podcasting, radio can utilise and benefit from them as well.

  1. Transcripts

A free podcast transcription tool has been launched, It runs entirely on your own local device, for the highest privacy and security.

  1. Remote recording

The most common platform ls could be Zoom, Skype and so on. To highlight the remote recording tool, Riverside has now raised $47m in total. 

  1. Microphone

Shure MV7 or MV88+ can connect directly using USB-C (no XLR interface needed) it also allows on-board dynamic compression, limiting and EQ which can be set by software. Also, another tool which is Derby podcast AI, it is free and it’s effective in cleaning up audio, cancelling noise and making it sound fantastic. 

  1. Stem splitting

LALA AI can extract local accompaniment and various instruments from any audio and video for producers. 

  1. Enhancing audio

Auphonic has the ability to make speech recognition, noise reduction and most importantly, making audio sound consistent.

  1. Descript where nobody transcribes like Descrpt. It allows transcribing and modifying the script. Also, Hindenburg Pro which transcribes the audio using its audio editing system to empower storytelling. 

  1. Live podcasts

The podcast: Live Item Tag has been formalised, allowing podcast apps to alert you when your favourite podcast is available in a live stream. It allows a schedule, as well as instant messaging that a livestream has started.

  1. Advertising

Adthos has announced a self-service, 100% AI-generated audio ads generator. The company “will generate a script, adding AI voices, sound effects and music, resulting in a fully AI-produced ad that’s available to be played out instantly” 

The world of podcasting and radio are colliding, and podcast tools are more useful than ever for radio broadcasters. Keep an eye on podcasting: you never know what tool might be useful!

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