Podcast Post-Production Packages


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Bronze Silver Gold
Noise Reduction

Noise Reduction


White noise and other background noises can make it hard for the listener to hear what's being said so we want to remove as much of that as possible without distorting the vocals. How much we can do is dependent on numerous factors such as average noise level, noise type, vocal level, vocal quality and many other factors. It's not always possible to recover audio to the point of "Listenability" but you can rest assured that we will do everything we can to make the audio sound it's best!
Dynamics Processing

Dynamics Processing


Dynamics processing is the process of altering the dynamic range of a signal, thereby enhancing the ability of a live sound system or recording device to handle the signal without distortion or noise and aiding in placing the signal in the overall mix.
Equalization (EQ)

Equalization (EQ)


Equalization, or EQ for short, means boosting or reducing (attenuating) the levels of different frequencies in a signal. The most basic type of equalization familiar to most people is the treble/bass control on home audio equipment. EQ, allows us the boost vocal frequencies that are lacking and decrease those that are too strong.
Intro and Outro mixing (Vocals & Music)

Intro and Outro mixing (Vocals & Music)


Most of our clients have an intro and outro for their podcast and the vocals are generally mixed with a great sound bed. We will add those to your episode as part of any post-production package! If you don't have an intro/outro yet, be sure to check out our blog post on How to Produce a Fantastic Podcast Intro/Outro On a Budget!
Vocal Leveling

Vocal Leveling


Essentially, vocal leveling makes the quite vocals louder and the loud vocals quieter so that the listener can hear a whisper while not getting their eardrums blown out by louder talking or shouting.
Loudness Matching (-16 LUFS)

Loudness Matching (-16 LUFS)


Remember how annoying it was back in the day when you had to constantly adjust the TV volume? If you didn't the ads would blow out your speakers and you still could barely hear the show you were trying to watch.

Yes. That was annoying.

To combat this problem in podcasting the podcasting powers that be have decided that the industry standard for "Loudness" is -16 LUFS (Loudness Units Full Scale). Every episode we produce for you will be matched to this loudness!
ID3 Tagging

ID3 Tagging


An ID3 tag is piece of data that is embedded within the MP3 file. This includes info like your Podcast Name, The Episode Title, your website and a variety of other important pieces of info that you want to make sure the listener has access to. You can also Embed artwork within an MP3 file. Most people use their podcast artwork for this but if you want to go the extra mile you can create a new piece of artwork for each episode!
Mixdown to MP3 format

Mixdown to MP3 format


MP3 format is a compressed audio file. Is it the best quality format? No, and that’s the point. The compression of the audio allows for a very small file size and reasonable quality. Here are our recommended settings for a Podcast audio file:

Format: MP3
Sample Type: 44100 Hz Stereo 16-Bit
Format settings: 128 KBPS (kilobits per second) CBR (Constant Bit Rate)
Completed File Uploaded to Dropbox

Completed file Uploaded to Dropbox


I prefer to use Dropbox for file sharing, but if you prefer Google Drive, I can upload/share files there as well.
Breath reduction

Breath reduction


Removing all breaths noises from episodes sounds over-edited and unnatural. That said, there are certain breath sounds that are just not pleasant to listen to. Because of this, part of our Silver and Gold post-production package is replacing, eliminating, or quieting the offending breath sounds. We won't get them all, but it will significantly increase the listenability of the episode.
Mouth noise reduction

Mouth noise reduction


If the mouth noise is constantly showing up in the middle of a word, there isn't much we can do, but we do try to reduce it as much as possible while editing. Like most things in life, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure so it's best to take preventative measures before recording.
Edit Audio (cut errors, reduce umms and ahhs, stutters, false starts etc.)

Manually cut errors, reduce umms and ahhs


As part of the Silver or Gold Package, we listen through every second of raw audio you give us, and take out errors, false starts and reduce umms and ahhs. The key word there is reduce. Some people use umms and ahhs so frequently and in such a way that it would be virtually impossible to get them all, but we will reduce them substantially.
Show Notes: 400 - 600 words

Show Notes: 400 - 600 words


Show notes are a critical part of building an audience for your podcast! As part of our Gold Post-Production package we provide high-quality, SEO friendly show notes for each episode. To learn more about our show notes philosophy please check out our blog post on the topic here You can find some examples our show notes here
Upload and schedule on media host

Upload and schedule on media host


Our media host of choice is Libsyn but we can upload, post and schedule a podcast for release on whatever media host you use!
$10 $10 $10
Format and post to your website

Format and post to your website


Many of our clients love the fact that they can give us raw audio and we will do the rest! If you would like us to finish the job and create a post on your website we would be happy to do so! We now provide this service to over 40 clients a week so it's a popular option!
$15 $15 $15
Social Media Promo Blurb (HOST)

Social Media Blurb (For Host)


A Social Media Blurb is a concise paragraph you can use to promote your episode on social media! In this case, it's written from your (the podcast hosts) perspective. Promoting each episode is a very important part of growing your podcast and social media is one of the easiest and most effective ways to promote each episode. We write one blurb for twitter and one for the other social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn etc.). If you use Libsyn for your media host, we can automatically post to the platforms mentioned above, using Libsyn OnPublish.
$10.00
Social Media Promo Blurb (GUEST)

Social Media Blurb (For Guest)


By far, the most effective way to grow your podcast is to have your guests promote their episode. But... People are busy.. and sometimes lazy. Providing them with a social media blurb that they can use to promote the episode they appeared on ensures they will share their episode, and therefore your podcast, with their entire social media network! We write one blurb for twitter and one for the other social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn etc.)
$10.00
Social Media Trailers

Social Media Trailers


A social media episode trailer is an audio clip (less than 1 minute) with a static pic that can be used to promote an episode before and after publishing. This is a fantastic way to give your followers a taste of what is in the episode while promoting your podcast! There are 3 sizes available to make sure that every social media platform is covered! See an example of Social Media Trailers here.
Starts at $25 per episode Starts at $25 per episode Starts at $25 per episode
Excerpt

Excerpt


An excerpt is a short summary of the episode that can be used for SEO in the "Post Excerpt" box on most website platforms. We can also use it in the iTunes summary field.
$7.50
Pull-Quotes

Episode Quotes


Pull-quotes are transcribed quotes from the interview or monologue. These are a great way to grab the readers attention and convert them into a listener! We will provide at least 5 quotes per episode with this additional option.
$7.50
Time Stamps

Time Stamps


With this option, Time Stamps are added in the "bullet points" section of the show notes. You can find an example of time stamped show notes here.
$10.00
Episode Transcription

Episode Transcription


If you would like a HIGH QUALITY transcription of your episode, we would be happy to provide that for you. The price is $1 per minute of audio!
$1/min $1/min $1/min
Episode Artwork

Episode Artwork


Need Episode artwork? We provide episode artwork including a custom design for your blog post, Facebook/Twitter and Instagram posts. See an example HERE. **You must provide the Title of the episode and other pertinent details.**
$20 $20 $20

The pricing is based on the length of your raw recording (before editing and enhancing). Choose the time that is nearest to the length of segment of your recording that needs to be edited or enhanced. 

Compare Packages

Bronze

  • 01-15 MIN- $25
  • 16-30 MIN- $30
  • 31-45 MIN- $35
  • 46-60 MIN- $40
  • $5.00 per 15 min after 60 Min.
  • What's Included in the Bronze Package
  • Bronze Post-Production Package:

    About:The Bronze post-production package is my basic package. For the Bronze PKG, I import the audio files into my production tool, (Adobe Audition), run the processes needed to maximize quality/listenablility and then mix together the audio clips (intro/outro/music/bumpers/interview etc) down to an MP3 file. If you've provided me with ID3 tags, I insert those, and then upload the completed episode to either Dropbox or Google drive and send you the link!
    **Please note: WE ACCEPT A MAXIMUM OF 4 AUDIO FILES FOR THE BRONZE POST-PRODUCTION PACKAGE***

    The Bronze Post-Production Package Includes the Following:

    -Noise Reduction (if needed)
    -Dynamics Processing
    -EQ- if needed
    -Intro music mixing
    -Outro music mixing
    -Voice Leveling
    -Loudness Matching ( To industry norm of 16 LUFS)
    -ID3 Tagging (tag info must be provided)
    -Entire episode mixed down to MP3 format
    -Completed Episode in MP3 Format uploaded to Dropbox or Google Drive.
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Silver

  • 01-15 MIN- $30
  • 16-30 MIN- $50
  • 31-45 MIN-$65
  • 46-60 MIN- $80
  • $15 per 15 min after 60 Min.
  • What's Included in the Silver Package
  • Silver Post-Production Package:

    About:The Silver Post-Production Package is a big step up from the Bronze. In this package, I do everything listed in the Bronze package like noise reduction, EQ, compression etc, but I also take the time to listen to the entire episode and depending on your specifications I can do things like taking out most of the um's, ahs and false starts, and even reducing breath and mouth noises. You can be confident that when I deliver the completed MP3, it is ready to be consumed by your listeners.
    PLEASE NOTE: ***WE ACCEPT A MAXIMUM OF 6 AUDIO FILES FOR THE SILVER POST-PRODUCTION PACKAGE***

    The Silver Post-Production Package Includes the Following:

    -Noise Reduction (if needed)
    The Silver Post-Production Package Includes the Following:
    -Noise Reduction (if needed)
    -Equalization (if needed)
    -Dynamics Processing
    -Voice Leveling
    -Mouth noise reduction
    -Manual edits to specifications
    -Manually reduce umms and ahhs
    -Manually edit out screw ups/false starts
    -Podcast intro mixing
    -Podcast outro mixing
    -Entire episode mixed down to MP3 format
    -Loudness Matching (To industry norm of -16 LUFS)
    -ID3 Tagging (tag info must be provided)
    -Completed Episode in MP3 Format uploaded to Dropbox or Google Drive.
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Gold

  • 01-15 MIN- $60
  • 16-30 MIN- $85
  • 31-45 MIN-$100
  • 46-60 MIN- $120
  • $20 per 15 min after 60 Min.
  • What's Included in the Gold Package | e.g.

    Gold Post-Production Package:

    See example HERE.

    About:The Gold Post-Production Package is designed for those podcasters that want a quality, consistent podcast but would rather focus on recording great content, then messing with post-production and show notes (two very time-intensive tasks). With the Gold Production Package, I do everything included in the Bronze and Silver package, PLUS I write QUALITY show notes!
    PLEASE NOTE: ***WE ACCEPT A MAXIMUM OF 6 AUDIO FILES FOR THE GOLD POST-PRODUCTION PACKAGE***

    The Gold Post-Production Package Includes the Following:

    -Noise Reduction (if needed)
    -Dynamics Processing
    -EQ- if needed
    -Intro music mixing
    -Outro music mixing
    -Voice Leveling
    -Loudness Matching (To industry norm of 16 LUFS)
    -Breath reduction or elimination
    -Mouth noise reduction
    -Manual edits to specifications
    -Manually reduce umms and ahhs
    -Manually edit out screw ups/false starts
    -ID3 Tagging (tag info must be provided)
    -Show Notes- ≃ 300 Words.
    -Entire episode mixed down to MP3 format
    -Completed Episode in MP3 Format uploaded to Dropbox or Google Drive.

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