« List Week: Best 5 Ways to Promote Your Podcast | Main | Viral Marketing Ain't Cheap »

List Week: 3 Reasons Why Web Recording Studios Will Fail
List Week continues. I've been reading a few articles on web recording studios like Odeo Studio today and I find myself scratching my head at all of them. While these web studios are nice to play with, they'll never be a serious contender.Why?

There's no way to edit the file which means:
  1. You can't cut out your gaffs. This means that you'll have to record your show over and over until you get it just right. How many times do you want to record the same thing? Even more importantly, how many times can you repeat the same thing before it sounds totally scripted?
  2. You can't add clips: Engaging podcasts have intros, outros, bumpers between segments and possibly even interviews. Kiss all of that goodbye when using a web studio. You get your voice and whatever you can play into the microphone along with it.
  3. You can't affect the file size or quality: At what bit rate and sample rate should your show be encoded at? That largely depends on the content of the episode in question. More music - higher quality; more talk - lower quality. You won't get those options using an online web studio meaning that your talk show will be over encoded or your music podcast underencoded.
I'll admit that I haven't looked at every web studio out there, but with such great free tools like Audacity, Wavepad and Garageband, I don't see the attraction of web recording studios for a "real" podcast.

Any web studios out there that address these points?

4 Comments/Trackbacks

I totally agree with you here. Why was Odeo spending CRV's money to build an online version of software that is inferior to software I can download for free?

Boggles my mind...

There's a few products and service out there that mystify me. Maybe web studios are just another way to drive traffic to a site even if they're not all that effective.


You have to be extremely patient to succeed in this kind of studios. If you think you are, go ahead and try it, but I do not think that you will make it. I wish you good luck!

Umm...what? I think this is comment spam but I feel compelled to post it.

Comments/Trackbacks are closed for maintenance.

« List Week: Best 5 Ways to Promote Your Podcast | Main | Viral Marketing Ain't Cheap »


Related Resources

Advertise Here

sponsored ads


What's this?

Prefer Email?
Subscribe below-

Current News


Bookmark this Page
Write for us
About us
Network Map

Support This Blog



Know More Media - Internet / Ecommerce / Online Business

know more media network

View Network Map

Network Feed List (OPML)

  • Business
  • AManWalksIntoAnOffice
  • AnalyzeThisBusiness
  • BIZZspotlight
  • Business Overview
  • CoreCharacter
  • ItsBadBusiness
  • KnowMoreMedia
  • PRNewsBank
  • SistersInBiz
  • Workerette

we support unitus

Unitus - Global Microfinance Accelerator



Influencer: The Power to Change Anything

BizPodcasting is a member of the Know More Media network of business related blogs.

Here are some current headlines from some of our business publications:


  • Smish: The App for Managing Your PC Apps
  • Online Alarm Clock With Rooster Crowing Sound
  • How to Beat Monday Blues: Just Psyche Yourself + 1 Dark Tip


  • Webinar: Maximizing Your Success to Get a Job in the Industry
  • Call Center Philippines: Effects of the US Crisis
  • Foreign Executives Advise Us to Change our Culture





  • Exciting New Site for Brain Based Leadership
  • Are You Old and Tired?
  • Obama’s Top 10 Business Brain Tactics