How to Record & Edit a Podcast in Garageband (Complete Tutorial)

In this video, I'll teach you how to record and edit a podcast in Garageband so that you can create a professional sounding podcast episode.

Garageband is a software that was primarily built to record music for those using a mac computer, however it's become an easy to use software to create and edit a podcast, too!

In this tutorial, I walk you through all the steps you need to take in order to make this simple, especially moving forward after you get a few episodes under your podcasting belt.

Please note that this is a lesson pulled from my premium podcasting course, Power-up Podcasting ( ), so if you hear references to other videos or lessons in the course, that's why they are there.

That said, if you've found this video and you have yet to set anything up or plan your podcast, I recommend checking out the 1st video in this playlist (link below) to start your podcasting journey the right way with the latest and most updated material:

Cheers, and good luck on your show!

Note: For PC users, I'd recommend using Audacity. It's powerful, and free, and if it's not already linked to within this video, a tutorial from me will be available very soon.

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    23 comments
    Glenn Kerr says February 16, 2018

    Thanks Pat! This is great. I know a lot of people use different utilities, but I have Garage Band and this is very helpful in giving me a place to start.

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      Pat Flynn says February 17, 2018

      Thanks Glenn! It’s definitely a great place to start since it’s low-cost (nothing for most), and it’s relatively user friendly. There’s definitely more powerful software out there (which demos will come for later, like Audition) but this is what I used for years for my podcast before switching, and it’s great!

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    Ravi Sekhar Veenam says February 17, 2018

    clear explanation…thanks!

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      Pat Flynn says February 17, 2018

      Thanks Ravi!

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    Fuel Your Hustle says March 29, 2018

    You are the man Pat! This just helped me design my workflow to cut down editing time.

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      Pat Flynn says March 29, 2018

      Awesome! Glad it was helpful!

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    googol o says July 21, 2018

    this helped so much! thanks

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    Brad Lehl says July 31, 2018

    Thank you! Really well done. Thankfully there are people out there like you making up for Apple’s increasing disregard for simplicity and “just work”.

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    jpblackbelt says January 28, 2019

    This video has been tremendously helpful for me, thank you so much! One question: I have some clients that I burn my interviews onto a CD for. Is there a way to break a 50 minute interview into tracks for their CD players? (rather than having one LONG track on the CD?)

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    K-12 Clothing says January 28, 2019

    Just wanted to say thanks Pat. This was very helpful.

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    ojoyful1 says February 14, 2019

    Helpful video! You showed how to delete at the End of his recording. How do you edit/delete a measure from within the recording?

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    The Flytrap Diaries says February 24, 2019

    Thanks man. I am working on starting up my own podcast and I am not overly familiar with garageband. Your videos have been helpful. I am rewatching the video you did for creating a podcast template

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    Kessley McCormick says March 5, 2019

    OMG thank you for teaching this!!!!!!!! So appreciate you Pat!

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    Brian Queen says March 28, 2019

    Finally, someone who explains audio editing plain and simple! Nice job, Pat!

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    Miguel Ramirez says April 17, 2019

    Tip for using Levelator: If you have Intro/Outro music, first edit and export only the vocal track without the Intro/Outro and put it through the Levelator. Then add the Intro/Outro music to the vocal track from the Levelator and export in your desired format. If you export with the Intro/Outro music and then put it through the Levelator it might distort the sound of the music. Hope this helps.

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    Klaudia Jurewicz says April 27, 2019

    So glad I found your video tutorial. Great job. Learning step-by-step how to record podcast. I’ve noticed that my sound wave is a flat-line (I still can hear the track but it shows flat-line). I connected mic to Yamaha MG10XU mixer and that to the MacBook.

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    Daena Winston says May 16, 2019

    This is a helpful half a tutorial. What about compression or mixdown?

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    Matthew Wireman says May 16, 2019

    Incredible work. Thanks Pat!

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    ZACK 254 says June 12, 2019

    Thank you so much for this, I plan on launching my podcast this November and this has helped me alot!

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    Neil Mossey says June 25, 2019

    Thank you. I am completely new to this and already by 4:00 in I’ve got GarageBand set up and ready to go.
    Thanks again for taking the time to make this.

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      Pat Flynn says June 25, 2019

      Nice work Neil! You got this!

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    Konstantin Zander says July 17, 2019

    hey thanks for the video! My Garage Band still adjusts the levels automatically… any clue why that might be? I use a blue yeti

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    Chris Ramondetta says July 31, 2019

    This. Was. AWESOME!!! thank you so much Pat for this and the rest I’m about to watch

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