Alitu is a podcast recording and editing platform created by Colin Gray, a podcaster, who understands intricately that the processes involved in creating podcast content can be cumbersome. As such, he designed Alitu to simplify the process.
Alitu makes podcast recording and editing as simple and easy as possible. It has an intuitive interface that makes it suitable for people with no audio recording, editing, and podcasting publishing experience.
The minimalist design has high-level functionality and automates several parts of the editing and publishing process. You can use it solely for creating your podcast episodes or alongside other tools
Below is a look at how Alitu works, its features, pros, and cons. We also cover steps to get you started on Alitu to create and publish your podcast episodes.
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How Does Alitu Work?
Alitu allows you to perform 3 main podcasting tasks:
- Recording. Alitu delivers high-quality sound so you do not have to spend thousands of dollars in equipment and audio engineering for your podcast.
- Editing – It takes out the cumbersomeness of editing with features that allow you to automate editing tasks such as removing background noise and silence. You can upload recorded audio or record audio on the platform for editing. It has a simple user interface that enables you to slice, dice, and drag and drop various parts of the track. As such, it cuts editing time significantly.
- Publishing – Once you have edited your podcast, Alitu allows you to upload it automatically to your podcast hosting provider. It is compatible with the most popular hosting providers.
Alitu Features Overview
Below is a look at the key features that make the Alitu podcast maker outstanding.
The call recording feature allows podcasters to easily record their shows. It allows you to send invite links to your hosts and interviews ahead of a recording session. Once you start the recording session, the guest or interviewee can join in through their invite links. Once the call is complete, Alitu cleans up each guest’s audio, levels it up, and joins the tracks into a single track for easy recording.
Automated Audio Clean Up
In the editing process, Alitu automatically cleans up your audio by getting rid of background noise and fillers such as hums and eehs. It also levels up the volume of your voice to improve audibility and consistency. It leaves your audio crisp, making the next editing steps easier.
Drag and Drop Feature
This tool enables you to edit your tracks easily. It allows you to highlight parts of the audio and move them from one part to another or delete them.
Alitu automates branding your podcast episode. It allows you to set and forget your intro and outro, and it will appear on all episodes edited and published through the platform.
Free Music Library
If you do not have an intro and outer yet, you can utilize the Alitu free music library to create them. You can also use the music to set the mood for your episodes as background music or transition and to add sound effects.
Whether you are in the process of launching your first podcast or you are a novice, Alitu provides unlimited resources to keep you learning and growing. They offer a wide range of free courses and tutorials. They also have an invite-only group for podcasters to network and support each other. Also, Alitu regularly hosts podcasting events with experts.
Alitu Pros and Cons
- Enables you to record your show even with multiple participants in different locations
- Delivers high-quality sound
- Easy and simple editing and recording interface
- Significantly cuts down on editing time
- Saves you the costs of sophisticated recording equipment and editing software
- Lots of resources to keep you learning and growing
- Helpful and friendly customer support
- Enables you to integrate with your podcast hosting provider
- Limited editing features compared to other audio editing software. It does not provide audio editing features like batch processing, live audio recording, virtual instruments, virtual mixing, speech synthesis, and spectral analysis.
- Some people find the editing interface is oversimplified.
Alitu Pricing Plans
Alitu has a monthly plan ($32 per month) and an annual plan ($320/year). The annual plan saves the cost of two months if you use the monthly plan. They also have a 7-day trial on both plans.
The plans offer the following features:
- Solo recording
- Remote recording with guests
- Merge double-ender recordings
- Automated audio clip clean-up
- Multiple recordings upload
- Trim your recordings
- Cut out mistakes in your recordings
- Ability to create your theme music
- Ability to add music to your episode
- Ability to fade music or your choice in the recordings
- Option to add id3 tags to your files
- Access to Alitu courses and live events
- Access to Alitu Facebook group
How to Create, Edit, and Publish an Episode for Your Podcast with Your Alitu
1. Record a New Episode
- To create an audio recording for your show, you need to use the “record a call” feature.
- Click on “Record Call” on the left side of your Alitu dashboard. A pop-up will come to the browser asking you to allow access to your microphone. Click on “Allow”.
- On the window on your left, provide your screen name and choose your microphone from the drop-down menu.
- If you are doing a solo recording, click on the “Start” button to start your recording. Otherwise, click on “Invite People” to generate unique links for your guests or co-host to join the recording. Copy the link provided and send it to the guest or co-host. Once they have joined the recording session, click on the “Start” button to start recording.
- There is a call chat box that you can use to message your co-host or guest as the recording session is ongoing.
- If need be, you can mute yourself during the session by clicking on the purple microphone symbol. You can also lock the recording session to keep other people from joining if people other than your guests for the particular show have the call session link.
- Once you finish recording, click on “End call”. Your audio files will be processed and added to your Alitu library. You can then add the episode in the episode builder to create a new episode for your show.
2. Create a New Episode Page
First, set up the episode details. Click on the “Add Episode” link and fill in the following details:
- Episode name
- Episode number (optional)
- Hostname (optional)
- Episode description (optional)
Then click on “Save Details” to complete setting up the episode.
3. Upload Your Audio Recording
If you already have an audio recording from a different platform, drag and drop it from your computer to the upload window. If you have recorded your episode on Alitu, upload it from your library.
Alitu allows you to upload split audio recordings too. Upload all the relevant split recordings if they are synchronized, and then link them. To do so, click on the link icon on each uploaded split file. The icon should turn purple.
As the recordings upload, Alitu undertakes noise reduction and dynamic leveling as the file uploads.
4. Put Your Episode Together
Alitu will take you to the episode builder page, where it has laid out the various parts of your episode in order.
If you already set up the intro and outro, they will be added to your new recording automatically. If you want, you can also add new clips between existing clips of the episode. You can also add transition music from the Alitu free music library.
The episode builder also allows you to edit your episodes. Once you click on a given clip, it will open up the track in an audio editor. You can zoom in on the track and choose respective sections with a simple drag. You can also scroll the track sideways to access the various sections, and play to preview. You can split the recordings or delete some parts.
5. Publish to Your Podcast Hosting Provider
Once you have edited the episode to your liking, you can then export it or publish it. Before publishing, listen to the converted file to ensure all is as expected.
The episode is published to your integrated podcast hosting provider. If you don’t have one yet, you will get a list of hosting providers Alitu is compatible with, including Captivate, Buzzsprout, Libsyn, Podbean, Spreaker, Transistor, and Costos. The integration process involves login into your hosting provider account.
Publishing is not final. You can always go back and edit as need be. You also have the option to download the episode.
Alitu allows you to create an audiogram-style download video for your episode that you can use for promotion on social media or publish on YouTube.
Creating a podcast can seem like a complex process with too many moving parts, including research, recording, editing, audio quality control, and publishing. Alitu aims to make the process of making a podcast as simple as possible.
The web-based app offers an intuitive interface for creating and editing your podcast, automates some editing functions, and integrates publishing with your hosting provider. It cuts out significant time from your podcasting workflow, allowing you more time to grow your podcast.
What Kind of Users is Alitu Suitable For?
Alitu is suitable for both beginner and seasoned podcasters. The platform’s features allow you to record, edit, and publish whether it is your first or 1000th episode. It is suitable for use by individuals, small organizations, business owners, and enterprises as long as you want to create a podcast or an audio recording.
Can You Record a Video Podcast with Alitu?
At the moment, Alitu does not provide an option to make a video podcast. They only offer the option to convert your final audio recording to an audiogram video.
Can I Use My Computer’s Mic to Record on Alitu?
It is best to use a good quality microphone suitable for podcasting when recording on Alitu to ensure high-quality sound.
Choose from the different podcasting microphones, depending on your audio recording setup, preference, and budget. Options include XLR mics, lapel mics, lavalier mics, USB mics, and wireless mics.
Once you have connected the mic, ensure to “Allow” it on your browser when setting up to record. Also, run a mic test before beginning the actual recording to ensure that it is working properly.