“If you’re thinking about producing an audio drama (or sit-com, or sketch show) but don’t know where to begin, this is the book for you. Experienced producer Matthew McLean from Yap Audio will guide you through the basics in a funny and accessible way, providing everything you need to know to get your production off the ground. Get this book today, and you’ll be producing tomorrow!” Scott Lamond, GoodPodcasts.com
“Matthew McLean’s ‘How to Create Audio Drama’ has proven to be a very helpful guide for this budding audio producer. From equipment selection and recording tips to sound editing and releasing the final mix, there are plenty of helpful tips and tricks for getting your show off the ground.” Clint Dimick
“The meteoric rise in the popularity of podcasting in recent years has also led to a growing interest in audio drama, a once ‘dead’ form of storytelling that technological developments have brought back to life. Matthew McLean speaks to this growing trend, providing a very clear and practical guide that anyone can use to start expressing their stories through the medium of sound. Sure to be a DIY classic.” Steve Schneider
“Leading carefully through each stage of Audio Drama production, ‘How to Create Audio Drama’ is a great compendium for anyone seeking to begin their own audio drama without any experience at all and convince you easily that even the most unexperienced soul can pull out great results with enough attention to detail. This is not only an essential read for beginners, but also people advanced in the field can find something to learn in this!” Kessi Riliniki
Do you have a great idea for a story? Planning on self-publishing it in written form? An admirable venture, but did you know that there are somewhere between 600,000 and 1,000,000 books published every year in the US alone? So not only will you have to compete with those folks for readers, you’ll also have to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Stephen King, JK Rowling, and Tolkien. Yeah, basically every author who has ever lived and still has a book available.
Think about it, when someone reads your book they aren’t really doing anything else, are they? They’re probably not driving the car, working, doing the garden, or at the gym. That means you’ve got a very small window of time to reach them with your story (if you can get to them before 10,000,000 other writers, that is).
Well, the good news is, there’s another way to get your story out there. Modern Audio Drama is on the rise. Listenership is growing, and they are desperate for new content. With Audio Drama you can reach your audience whilst they are pretty much doing anything. And with the podcast directories now mandatory on most phones, and news stories suggesting they’ll soon be built into most new cars, you’ll soon be able to reach them almost everywhere.
If you’ve never recorded, produced, or mixed a single bit of audio in your life, this guide aims to help walk you through the full process. From recording a piece of dialogue, to getting your show into the iTunes directory.