The Advantages of Asynchronous Audio Creation

The key to a successful podcast lies in publishing quality content on a consistent basis. The problem is that podcasts can be time-consuming and expensive to produce. Could asynchronous audio be the solution?

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March 15, 2021
Your recording process has never been simpler.

Did you know that podcast interviews can be face-to-face, remote, or asynchronous? That’s right; there are plenty of ways to create audio content, whatever your budget or location. 

The key to a successful podcast lies in publishing quality content on a consistent basis. This can be a challenge, however, as podcasts can be time-consuming and expensive to produce.

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Avoid scheduling calls and meetings

  • Record in your own time
  • Interview multiple guests with ease

Increase content quality

  • Better informed answers
  • Zero-pressure environment
  • Use different host voices
  • Re-record questions and add follow-up comments

Little to no post-production

  • Recording audio in segments is the key
  • Reorder and delete segments easily

Create multiple episodes in one sitting

  • Duplicate question templates
  • Translate questions into other languages

A big community with a bigger audience

  • Improved accessibility
  • Access hard-to-reach guests

Summary


Avoid scheduling calls and meetings

Record in your own time

Asynchronous audio recording eliminates the need for scheduling a specific time and place to record your interview together.

After writing and recording your questions, guests can reply at their convenience. By recording asynchronously, the host and guest(s) can record and answer the questions according to their own schedules. This saves time for everyone involved.

Interview multiple guests with ease

Recording a live conversation with more than three or four people is very difficult to manage, and a poor use of everyone’s time. In contrast, sending asynchronous questions to a large number of guests is very efficient, allowing you to collect a range of opinions on a subject while minimizing the time investment from each participant.

Increase content quality

Better informed answers

Asynchronous audio recording provides you with better content. It allows your guests to take their time and perfect their answers, leading to more complete answers.

Zero-pressure environment

The Asynchronous setting also has none of the pressure of a live interview, reducing the risk of the guest sounding nervous.

Use different host voices

It also allows you to use different voices for different audiences; for example, you can easily swap-out the host voice in post-production, for more targeted branding purposes.

Re-record questions and add follow-up comments

You can also re-record the questions to better match the guest answers (as many podcasters do), and add follow-up comments based on what the guest said.

Little to no post-production 

If you’ve ever created a podcast episode, you know that the struggle lies in the editing phase that comes afterwards. This can be costly if an external editor is doing the work or very time-consuming if you’re doing it yourself.

Recording audio in segments is the key

Post-production can be draining, but not if you record asynchronously. This is because the audio is recorded in segments, which can easily be reordered or deleted.

Reorder and delete segments easily

You may want to add a jingle, some sound effects, and effects such as  fade-ins/outs, but that’s it. Asynchronous audio software like Rumble Studio lets you delete and rearrange the audio sections with a simple swipe. 

It not only saves you time, but also a lot of money. 

Of course, you still need to come up with some questions for your guest... 

Create multiple episodes in one sitting

Writing specific and detailed questions for all of your guests can also be time consuming. Fortunately, asynchronous tools help here too, saving you even more time and energy when creating great content!

Duplicate question templates

One way to make the most of your questions is to duplicate a conversation and send the same questions to another guest. You never have to worry about running out of content; just repurpose your previous interviews for new guests to generate an unlimited number of conversations.

Translate questions into other languages

You can even translate your questions into multiple languages and interview people abroad - yet another way to reuse your questions.

If you’ve hesitated in starting a podcast because you felt it was too much work, or if you’ve found it challenging to continue publishing audio due to time constraints, asynchronous audio may be the solution to maintaining an audio presence over the long term.

A big community with a bigger audience

Asynchronous podcasting can be the solution to other problems, too. We all know that having a podcast can give you a voice, but some people struggle to take part, for various reasons. 

Improved accessibility

For instance, deaf, mute, and physically challenged people can ask and answer questions by using technologies such as text-to-speech to generate speech audio, then upload this audio into an asynchronous audio platform.

Access hard-to-reach guests

This type of software also makes it easier to access hard-to-reach guests. You can interview people who would otherwise be too busy to sit down for an hour with you, or people that are too shy ever to consider participating in a live recording. 

Summary

Recording audio conversations asynchronously requires less time, money, and effort, allowing you to create excellent content consistently over the long term, and enjoy all the benefits that come with this. Asynchronous audio creation is especially beneficial during this pandemic since everyone is working remotely on different schedules, and people are listening to more audio content than ever before.


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