How To Add Chapter Markers to Podcasts In Logic Pro X with Forecast

How To Add Chapter Markers to Podcasts In Logic Pro X with Forecast


Hey There YouTube and anyone
else who happens to watch this. I got a question sort of indirectly
from looks like Macho Man Randy Savage actually. Anyways, he asked it responded to Chris
Coyier he was tweeting about how he does podcasts and stuff and asking how I do
– how he does and how we do the chapter markers and accompanying images for shop
talk show and or maybe codepen radio. Not sure which one he listens to but so I
thought I’d record a quick video showing how I do that. My editor of choice my DAW digital audio
workstation of choices logic, there’s probably other ways other apps you can do
this in but I’m just going to cover the way I do it while I’m recording or
editing a podcast or a I use the marker functionality inside of Logic Pro X. So if you don’t see that already, you
might have to choose this little drop down here sometimes by defaults
all of these other. Things are turned on. So if you set up a templates inside of
Logic, that’s the best way to do this so you don’t return these off each time. Because it’s kind of handy just to have
the ones who don’t actually add signature markers and transposition
markers along the way And so this particular episode I’ve
finished editing and has chapter markers in it, but I would just basically go along
I would choose a spot where I want to add a marker hit marker and put this is a
marker or whatever kind of description and whatever I put there is what’s going to
be listed on the podcast player for a chapter. You can move them around in here as well
If you need to adjust later, it’s also important to notice note that
some just gonna delete that one. So don’t screw this up that if you select
say a bunch of if you use command shift no shift of command F. What is it shift of yeah shift if it’s
a grab everything to the right of your cursor and you move some audio around it’s
going to move the chapter markers with it, or should you just want to make sure
that it does actually select that. Let’s undo. There we go. Now when I export I’m going to bounce. The projects or selection. So in this case, I’m doing the
entire project and wav format. I use you could use I think you can use
AIFF, but I use WAV with those settings default settings, I believe and then so
just to skip a step here that then gives me a nice simple one. One file everything bounced. I’m not going to cover audio
leveling and all the kind of stuff. That’s all part of what I did in the
episode but just for chapter markers sake so that file in itself now has all the
chapter markers inside of it so I can then I use a program called Forecast made by
Marco Arment creator of Overcast and I’ll just drag this into. There it’s actually going to encode
it as an MP3 while I do this. Does it really fast. And because I have I’ve been using
the same file naming formats Real Talk Javascript this case – and then the
episode number it fills in because I’ve done this before the podcast title
automatically episode titles that could change this to whatever the actual title. Of the episode is supposed to be as well
as the description of the episode goes here and then you can see down here, I’ve
got all the chapter markers that I put in inside of Logic Pro X ready to go. You can adjust things if you really want
it to I generally don’t because I don’t want it to mess up what I did in Logic. One nice thing that using Forecast will do
is it’ll actually notice if there’s a gap so in preferences for forecast here. You can choose obviously the
MP3 encoding message method. I’m using all of processor cores. There’s a sponsor chapter prefix. So you’ll notice here. I’ve got sponsor: and progress so then it
knows that that’s a sponsor spot and I can do use an export. I’ll show that in a second, but what’s
neat about Forecast is there’s a check basically where it checks for it alerts
you if there’s any amount of Silence in the track just because you know, maybe
move some audio around and you left a gap by accident. It’ll catch that if there’s
no music nothing talking. You know nobody talking etcetera. It’ll catch that and give you a little
warning just so that you don’t upload MP3 with like a big gap of
audio of blank airspace. The air check part is where it adds five
seconds before and after each sponsor. So then I can go up to file and Export
sponsor air checks and just throw it on the desktop that will give
me you can see here I’ve got. two mp3s files created which are just
the sponsor spot from this podcast. So if you wanted to be able to send just a
sponsor spots to a sponsor for preview or just for verification that you include
them or whatever besides doing any sort of timecode stamp and stuff that gives you
the way just to get that audio right out of there very quickly. So that’s super cool. Another thing you can do inside of
Forecast is throw a link in here, so I don’t have any link handy,
but whatever it was. For that sponsor spots and then also you
can add an image so there again if I go just grab lets you shop talk
logo for fun subscribe that. drag that in and then that’s how an image
would appear so I could also I grabbed this off UnSplash could throw this on a
different chapter and then when I save this now, Save it to the
desktop and it’s done. I can then using Mojave – Mojave’s
preview mode you can actually see the chapter markers inside of the preview
and so you can see the images are there sponsor image? They’re etcetera. the preview doesn’t actually show the
image in here, but it does in the podcast player. So and then for bonus marks if you want to
also include that those chapter markers on your website, so like obviously having
them in the embedded in the MP3 is great – but if your website supports TimeJump or
linking directly to timecodes your podcast player app may vary in terms of its
supports but if you go in Logic Pro X here, I can go to open my
marker list that over here. I can highlight them all and command C to
copy that text and then actually got a guy from from CodePen Radio. Sorry. He’s on CodePen, and he created this
little pen I think for me to automatically create nice markdown list of show notes. So then you can copy that obviously into
– convert that to HTML if you want or you could paste it right into a markdown
supported editor and then the website of your your podcast also has all this
time codes and short codes and stuff. So that link for this CodePen pen will be
in the show notes or in the shorts in the description below the video and of course
you can also if you’re so inclined check out my website lemon Productions.ca,
if you want to hire me to do a podcast consulting. I work for you. I just recently worked with a couple of
folks one of them who found me through YouTube just giving them an hour of like
just consulting time on how to figure out what they should do next with their
podcast, one guy was applying for a podcasting job and talked with him about
that ideas and things further to help them do a better job and it’s job interview. So yeah. Happy to help you out. If you are so inclined reach out to me
this contact form obviously right there and get in touch or follow me on Twitter. I’m iChris on Twitter and happy to make
silly videos in response to questions from people like macho man. Thanks for watching. Please like subscribe
and do all the YouTubes. Thanks. Bye.

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