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Spreaker releases Spreaker Studio for easy podcasting power; we review using Spreaker Studio

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Podcasting and live-audio platform Spreaker has released Spreaker Studio, an application for Windows and Mac computers. The intent is to provide an easy-to-use software environment that replaces a four-channel mixer in a podcast studio. Or, in the words of Francesco Baschieri, Spreaker founder and CEO, “to make podcasting as easy as blogging.”

For podcasters whose studio consists of a smartphone, Spreaker Studio is a huge step upward, and is offered free of charge. Even for more sophisticated recording rigs, this application neatly solves a couple of challenges faced by many home producers. (Download page here.)

We used Spreaker Studio meta-style to record a short review of Spreaker Studio:

The program furnishes an interface to Spreaker’s two main program offerings: live streaming, and offline recording of traditional downloadable podcasts. A built-in sound effects library provides 10 effects of varying usefulness — the main feature there is the ability to expand the library by adding recorded effects owned by the podcasters.

Perhaps most important, certainly to some producers, is Skype integration — it allows phone calls to be handled inside Spreaker Studio. Call-ins represent a daunting challenge for many podcasters. Generally they must be recorded separately and edited in later. Putting calls into the recording environment can be a hallelujah feature for budget podcasters who conduct interviews.

Our impression is that Spreaker Studio is well thought-out, polished, has outstanding usability, and contains a few essential features (especially Skype integration) that could drive podcasters to try it.

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  1. Stay away from Spreaker. They began deleting data from free accounts on June 28th with NO WARNING. If you visit their help page, you can find numerous people complaining about this sudden change in policy.

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