Podcasting Studio Built Into New GarageBand

As expected, there’s lots of interesting things being revealed at Steve Jobs keynote at MacExpo, and in parallel at the BBC, where Steve Kennedy is embedded for us.

Among the things that grabbed us is big news for Podcasters. Apple are expanding GarageBand to include a podcast authoring studio.

Included are 200 royalty-free sound effects and 100 jingles. While other audio such as music is playing, the volume will automatically reduce once the host speaks.

Apple are also including a speech enhancer, which, without extra detail, I’d imagine is an audio compressor.

This kind of move by Apple will have a serious impact on companies offering podcasting software like Odeo.

Another great addition, which may hit Skype slightly, is the ability to carry out remote interviews using iChat.

More details soon. We’d imagine, once Steve gets off the stage on the Apple aite.

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