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

    1. Glenn Kerr February 16, 2018 at 6:36 pm #

      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.

      • Pat Flynn February 17, 2018 at 7:46 am #

        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!

    2. Ravi Sekhar Veenam February 17, 2018 at 6:09 am #

      clear explanation…thanks!

      • Pat Flynn February 17, 2018 at 7:40 am #

        Thanks Ravi!

    3. We Make Ideas March 23, 2018 at 7:49 pm #

      I searched “how to edit garage band” your video popped up first! GOOD WORK!! – Jase

    4. Fuel Your Hustle March 29, 2018 at 4:10 am #

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

      • Pat Flynn March 29, 2018 at 4:16 am #

        Awesome! Glad it was helpful!

    5. Genevieve Spicer April 5, 2018 at 10:56 pm #

      Excellent tutorial. So clear and informative. Bravo!

    6. Lindsey McBride April 24, 2018 at 9:34 pm #

      Thanks Pat Flynn! Perfect little intro!

    7. Chris Spade May 19, 2018 at 4:21 pm #

      This was so helpful to me. Thanks so much for sharing. I really appreciate it. Cheers!

    8. googol o July 21, 2018 at 2:12 pm #

      wish i could give this video 1000 likes since it helped so much

    9. K-12 Clothing January 28, 2019 at 9:11 pm #

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

    10. Kessley McCormick March 5, 2019 at 3:27 pm #

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

    11. Matthew Webb March 17, 2019 at 2:47 am #

      This really helped, Thank you for sharing your content for free.

    12. Brian Queen March 28, 2019 at 5:40 am #

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

    13. Arlene Gonzalez April 18, 2019 at 2:07 am #

      Such a fantastic instructional video, thank you!

    14. Klaudia Jurewicz April 27, 2019 at 4:07 am #

      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.

    15. Daena Winston May 16, 2019 at 1:03 am #

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

    16. Matthew Wireman May 16, 2019 at 3:33 pm #

      Incredible work. Thanks Pat!

    17. ZACK 254 June 12, 2019 at 9:09 pm #

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

    18. Neil Mossey June 25, 2019 at 10:57 am #

      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.

      • Pat Flynn June 25, 2019 at 2:31 pm #

        Nice work Neil! You got this!

    19. Konstantin Zander July 17, 2019 at 11:20 am #

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

    20. Priscila Menjivar July 26, 2019 at 8:48 pm #

      What should I do if I get a lot of white noise in the background?

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