How to Record a Podcast
Subject:   Don't compress MP3 twice
Date:   2005-01-26 14:24:27
From:   jimheid
Very nice tutorial, Glenn!

One way to get better audio quality is to NOT record your original interviews in MP3 format. By recording in MP3 format and then compressing to a lower-bitrate MP3, you're compounding lossy compression. (It's analogous to compressing a heavily compressed JPEG.)

Record in uncompressed AIFF format at 44.1KHz. Edit and tweak, *then* encode your final product into MP3.

And archive those AIFF originals so you can rerelease them on CD someday!

Jim Heid