Be a Better Podcaster #11 – Using Soundboards to Insert Music and Ads


In what turned out to be a much longer episode than I had planned, I covered the proper mounting of microphone booms and two exceptional soundboard programs for getting music into a show.

One of the best things you can do to make your show sound more professional and engaging is to use music and sound to good effect. In this episode I describe two programs that are used to queue up and play audio clips for your show. With the click of the mouse or push of a hotkey, you can trigger your show’s opening music, advertisements or sound effects. If you ever wanted to know how to get music into a podcast, this is what you’re looking for.

I’ve been trying to keep episodes down to about ten minutes with one topic, but this one ran very long and I was six minutes in before I started the segment about the soundboards. Which format do you prefer? Would you rather I plan the shows and stick to one topic in ten minutes? Or would you rather I cover more than one thing and let it run 30-40 minutes? Contact information is just below, please let me know!

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Published by Daniel M. Clark

Daniel M. Clark is a podcaster and proprietor of QAQN, a writer at, and an all-around cool dude everywhere else. God, I hate talking about myself in the third-person.

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