Downloading and installing the software

GarageBand is available for free from the Mac App Store

Setting up your project

Recording directly into GarageBand

Importing external audio into GarageBand

Bringing in external audio into your GarageBand project is as easy as dragging an audio file from your Desktop, into the timeline in GarageBand. GarageBand will make a track for the audio file, if one is not already created for it.

Moving clips around in the timeline

Click on your clip, and move it to where you'd like it to be positioned in the timeline

Manipulating audio

Sharing your finished Mix

After you've added all of your audio elements and mixed them according to your preference, you are ready to export.

Go to the 'Share' menu and choose 'Export Song to Disc'. Name your podcast and choose an audio format: AAC or AIFF for full quality, and MP3 for slightly lower quality but more manageable file size. You can share your audio on sites like SoundCloud, services like iTunes, or create an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed of your own, so listeners can find and subscribe to your podcast.

For more information and inspiration

Here is a visual diagram to help you think about some of the structural elements that are often a part of a typical podcast

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