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Podcast metrics 101: Crunch the numbers to improve your show

Having hard data on your listeners’ habits can give you a sense of what’s working and what’s not — and help you set realistic goals for yourself and the show going forward.

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Podcasting

5 tips for managing your media consumption

It pays to be deliberate about media consumption — and to tailor your media diet. We talked to a couple of accomplished podcasters about how they manage it; their insights are just as relevant for video creators and anybody who’s serious about creating good content.

Podcasting

How to mix podcast audio that's studio quality

All raw audio can be improved substantially with some simple steps, which can give your podcast a much more professional sound.

Video

How to plan a video production

It’s important to make managing your video production as simple and efficient as possible so it doesn’t break down and kill your burgeoning video channel.

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YouTube transitions that will level up your video
Almost every piece of media we consume has some kind of transition, whether we notice it or not — and not noticing is usually the goal.
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Podcasting resources from experts we love
We’ve collected how-tos and resource guides from creators, industry experts, and podcast companies all across the web to help you create the best podcast possible.
Using ambience and sound effects for podcast soundscapes
There are a range of ways to think about and implement sound effects for podcasts. Here's where to find that music and how to use it in a way that benefits your show.
Podcast metrics 101: Crunch the numbers to improve your show
Having hard data on your listeners’ habits can give you a sense of what’s working and what’s not — and help you set realistic goals for yourself and the show going forward.
How to mix podcast audio that's studio quality
All raw audio can be improved substantially with some simple steps, which can give your podcast a much more professional sound.
Replace script track: a new way to create scripted content
Now you can swap out your script track — ie, your voiceover — and Descript will automatically align the new version with all your music, visuals, and effects. We call this “Replace script track."
Descript Storyboard: What's new for podcasters
Descript Storyboard release is focused on video, but it also contains some exciting new features for podcasters and audio creators
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