Audio for a Web Site Really is Easy

Posted by Marty Dickinson on May 18, 2007

More than two years ago, I attended an Internet boot camp where a guy by the name of Mike Stewart presented how easy it was to record an audio file and put it on the web. He was offering a package deal at the boot camp for $1000 or something where you would get all the equipment and software to do it yourself. The smarty pants “closet musician” that I am, I figured I’d just go down to Guitar Center when I get home and buy all the stuff myself and save some money.

Well, I found I could “save a little more” if I didn’t buy “exactly” what Mike had in his package offering and our struggle began. Since then we’ve spent a cumulative of probably 300 hours with audio and have produced only maybe a dozen sound files.

At the BigSeminar a few weeks ago, the same guy presented. This time I bought everything he was offering. I think I spent about $2500 because there were some other specific hardware items I knew he had that I wanted to buy and whenever hardware is involved, the numbers go up.

Anyway, I made my first audio file yesterday using HIS system. From the moment I began installing the software and connecting the microphone to the computer and installing the driver, I produced my first audio file and put it on the web in 2 hours and 12 minutes.

The important thing is that I did it all by myself. Want to hear it? Visit Best Domain Name Reseller Program. It’s one of my websites that I promote to web designers and other people in the Internet services arena.

But, more importantly, if you are even THINKING about getting into audio and video for promoting yourself, your business or your website, take it from someone who’s been through HELL with audio. Don’t take any shortcuts.

Besides getting the RIGHT software and hardware the “first time around” the true secret is within all of Mike’s step-by-step walk through video tutorials he’s made. Anyone (and I mean anyone) can walk through those videos and within an hour or two have a thorough understanding of how to produce audio for the web. I’ve been told Mike will even help me by phone or email if I run into trouble but I haven’t need that support yet because the video walkthroughs are so well done.

My next challenge will be video but I already know how easy that will be because I’ve already watched the tutorials and can hardly wait to get started!

Alright. So, this is supposed to be a blog post, not a manifesto. Hopefully you can hear my enthusiasm for Mike Stewart in my words. Soon, I’ll be using audio and video within these blog posts.

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I have to say, that I could not agree with you in 100% regarding Audio for a Web Site Really is Easy, but it’s just my opinion, which could be wrong :)

August 7th, 2007 | 12:03 am

Hi Daniel and thanks for the comment. I guess, true, I had to spend a thousand bucks to make the audio process so called “easy” so using that term might not be entirely accurate. At the same time, there are really really easy ways to record audio, convert the files to mp3 and just stick them on your website.

Phones have recorders, digital recorders are available at radio shack for $30, even calling certain phone numbers and just leaving a message that gets posted on the web are examples of really really easy ways to do audio.

Is the quality as good as a pro recording going with some of these cheapy ways? Probably not, but I’m just to the point now where I believe everyone needs to start someplace with audio (and I’ll include video in there too) and add complexity and better quality as time goes on.

August 14th, 2007 | 10:42 pm
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