I've never used Propaganda. I have used Audacity, and have found it
great for editing individual audio clips, but it is not very good when
used as an audio sequencer, which is what you are wanting to use when
you compile (mix and render) the clips for your podcast.
I used Cubase LE for over a year, which came "free" with the Alesis
USB mixer I bought back in 2007. It's a great tool. I am checking
out Reaper, which is free for unlimited duration evaluation and is
only $50 for non-commercial use. So far I proclaim it as "awesome",
in part because I can both edit clips and do the full job of aligning
clips, cross-fading clips with bumper music, applying plug-in
compressors and EQ and such. You should try it at
--- In email@example.com, "morvenwestfield" <morven@...> wrote:
> I currently use Audacity to record and do post-production on my low-
> budget podcast. I don't have a background in audio and just learning
> Audacity well enough to do the podcast was a lot for me. (I have a
> background in computers, but not audio.)
> Now I want to streamline. I like Audacity for the recording/editing
> part, but when I'm "assembling" the pieces of my podcast, I find
> Audacity a real pain in the butt.
> On Downloads.com, I saw Propaganda 1.2 (by MixMeister) mentioned and
> logged on here to see what people had to say about it. I found a
> comment by Dave J (School of Podcasting) that said that the version
> he tried was crap. I don't know if that's because he tried an earlier
> version or because he's more skilled in audio and music than I am. He
> suggested MixCraft, but I think that's overkill for me.
> I'm looking for something basic to help me with assembling the bits.
> My podcasts are rather basic: Me reading news, me interviewing
> people, and brief intro/outro/intersection music. Oh, and it's all
> mono, even!
> From the comment I found by Martin, below, it sounds like Propaganda
> might work for me. Since Dave and Martin's comments were in 2006, I
> thought I'd ask what people think now or if there is something else
> out there that might help me.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Martin McKeay <Martin@> wrote:
> > I use Propaganda (never used their FTP option) and I like the
> > ease of use. Many of the basic clean up steps I had to do
> > manually in Audacity. There are a lot of things I can't do
> > in it or that happen automagically, but it's easy to use and
> > convenient. If you've got no
> > podcasting background and want to give it a try, Propaganda's okay.
> > Personally, I think I'll be outgrowing it a month or two more,
> > but it was decent to start with.