When creating the intro for my podcast, I wanted something a simple with a fun, upbeat track in the background. I wanted the track to sound a bit indie rock yet still be fun and I wanted it to give off a feel that what I will be talking about in the podcast are things that no one talks about. I wanted the track to be instrumental so as not to distract from the parts where I speak but I still wanted it to be intriguing enough during the parts where I’m silent so as not to bore the listener.
The first thing I did was write my script and record my voice using Audacity. I was already somewhat familiar with Audacity but still had some trouble figuring out the software. It tooks about two tries to get my voice the way I wanted it. As someone who hates listening to themselves on tape, I wanted to get the actual recording done as quick as possible. You can even hear me almost laugh in the audio as well as I feel like I’m speaking rather softly due to my roommates being in an adjacent room and I was afraid they could hear me talking to myself. Overall though, despite the flaws of the audio, I liked the way it turned out after such few takes. I thought the part that sounds like I almost crack up really shows who I am and how I want the podcast to be fun and a bit carefree. I want to be able to be myself in a podcast and not worry about creating a persona for my listeners. I want the podcast to express how I feel about certain topics and shows but still be authentic to me.
I then added a track I found on freemusicarchive.org called “Scottish Indie” by Scott Holmes. I went into “effects” to add a fade in and fade out as well as lowered the volume so as not to have it overpower the voice track. I eported the file once I was happy with it and added it to my soundcloud. Really excited to see how the rest of my poscast turn out.