Do you lack confidence and feel like an imposter? Have YouTube University and other courses left you disappointed and without the transformation you hoped for? Podcast Editing School is here to make a real difference in becoming a better editor and using post-production tools. Our practical approach focuses on keeping things simple and easy to understand, ensuring you can apply your newfound skills with confidence. We mix traditional course materials with mentorship to help you on your journey to creating a better listening experience for your listeners and clients.
We have 4 different options to best suit what you want to accomplish and how much you are able to spend right now.
We've all experienced it: dissatisfaction with our podcast editing skills, endless hours spent on YouTube trying to learn how to edit a podcast, only to discover the answers just aren't there. But don't let frustration hold you back.
Our approach merges traditional skills-based and experiential training with live Office Hours calls and the invaluable knowledge of our community, providing you with the most comprehensive learning experience possible. You'll see firsthand how to perform tasks, practice them, and receive feedback, all while having access to a supportive network of instructors and peers.
Your membership grants access to our "Podcast Editing: Level Up" course. Learn how to master tools like Izotope RX, compression, EQ, and more to polish, mix, and perfect your episodes. This course is ideal for newer or intermediate-level editors who want to boost their confidence and expertise in podcast editing.Learn More About Podcast Editing: Level Up
Pre-recorded, on-demand content can only take you so far. When you have questions or need quick answers, our live calls and exclusive community spaces offer direct access to our team. Plus, we offer an on-demand video library only available to Podcast Editing School members.
Our community-driven approach combines the best aspects of self-paced courses with live calls and shared knowledge from fellow learners. Get answers to your questions, feedback on your work, and support when you need it most.
Podcast Editing School equips you with education and coaching from top editors, personal feedback, and valuable advice to help you transition from "I didn't learn this on YouTube" to achieving your editing goals. Our comprehensive learning experience includes:
Whether you edit podcasts for yourself or others, Podcast Editing School accelerates your learning process and offers insights to elevate your editing skills, streamline your workflow, and minimize adjustments. With a mix of instructional videos, practice audio, live interactions, and a supportive community, you'll have everything you need to level up.
You do all the work on your show and want to learn how to make it sound better for your listeners
You're new to editing podcasts and want to streamline the learning process by having one place to go to access learning materials and get help from other editors.
You have experience and want to continue to develop your skills or just want to be part of a post-production teaching community.
You manage podcasts and want to hone your audio or video editing skills to provide better results for your clients.
You offer services to podcasters and want to start offering editing services
Let's face it, podcasters are content creators. Post-production is as important for your YouTube channel as it is for podcasters. Learn how to improve the audio quality of your videos to sound better.
Accelerate your podcast editing skills by watching the videos and engaging with our community. Take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions, receive feedback on your work, and practice what you've learned. Remember, there's no substitute for experience, and with Tansy Aster Academy, you'll get out of it what you put in.
We can’t guarantee immediate results. What we can tell you is that you will learn techniques and concepts that took us years of bumpy roads, frustration, books, tutorials, courses and practice to learn. Our goal is to help you avoid our mistakes and learn from our successes. If you’re ready to take your editing skills to the next level, it’s time to commit.
Tansy Aster Academy is AMAZING!!! I can’t recommend it enough. It's like having a podcast mastermind in your back pocket.
The content inside the community is carefully curated and packed with valuable knowledge. It provided me with fresh insights, different perspectives, and practical strategies that I could apply to my work. The wealth of information provided expanded my understanding of podcasting and improved my skills as a podcast manager.
The community is filled with talented individuals who are willing to lend a hand. Whenever I encountered a problem with any audio, I’d add it to the community and get a flood of helpful advice. The support allowed me to handle the issue and encouraged me to grow as an editor. I loved engaging in conversations with other podcast managers and talking about all things podcasting inside the academy.
The demos by Jesse were by far my favorite part of Tansy Aster Academy. Watching Jesse work on audio was not only educational but also inspiring. I gained a whole new understanding of different problems with audio and how to correct them.
Jesse is a patient, kind, and humble teacher. I really appreciate his style of explaining things. He's clearly a pro but at the same time so approachable.
I wholeheartedly recommend Tansy Aster Academy to anyone looking for a community to help you level up your podcasting skills. The supportive community and informative content make it a valuable resource for podcast editors and managers.
Jesse’s course on audio repair explains every aspect in detail with examples to listen to which helps narrow down what area to hone in on. Jesse was also super helpful when I couldn’t work out how to repair some bad audio and actually took the time to record a short video to explain what steps to take, I would totally recommend this course if you want to take that next step in improving your skills and providing your clients with a higher level end product.v
I developed a system over nearly seven years of podcasting…but I wasn’t satisfied. Jesse analyzed my flow and sound quality and then provided a different approach. I incorporated Jesse’s approach to my podcast and the results are:
1. I regained time by editing more efficiently
2. My sound improved,
3. I have a better understanding of post production work.
As someone who is new to audio/podcasting, it's important that I learn the basics and fundamentals of how audio works, and having, not only an expert, but someone who can teach well, is key to a successful lesson, and Jesse checks both those boxes, I highly recommend!"
Tansy Aster has been great to work with on our podcast. The audio quality of the podcast, audiograms and other creative content has been high quality and consistent with our brand and messaging. Their experience and insights have proven to be invaluable as we continue to grow and market our show. Tansy Aster has been a great asset to the team and we appreciate their ability to always provide excellent service even on such incredibly short notice.
“We started working with Tansy Aster Audio after nearly 200 episodes of our podcast. Jesse helped us seamlessly transfer all the files and music so that we’ve been able to maintain the high quality audio production and "virtual recording studio” environment that has been important to our brand. Jesse’s easy going manner has been especially helpful to us and to our guests (best-selling authors and CEOs) as he conducts technology checks and helps us overcome any audio challenges that can happen in the middle of a conversation. His post production work makes the entire episode flow smoothly and we all sound as if we’re in the same room.
Jesse's style and quality of audio production is top notch. He is an elite podcast producer due to his experience, talent, knowledge, production tools and personal skills.
You will learn and develop all the skills needed to edit podcast audio. Our approach is DAW agnostic and focuses on the skills and concepts used for editing audio. The one exception is Izotope RX. We have a complete course on how to use Izotope RX and its modules to clean up all types of podcast audio issues.
It's our course that walks you through an editor's process from beginning to end. Along the way, you will learn how to use Izotope RX, compression, eq, de-ess and other tools to clean up, mix and master your episodes. You will also learn tips and tricks to help your edits maintain naturalness and be invisible to the listener. Best of all, access to this course is included in your membership to PES.
We take an agnostic approach to teaching, so you can expect to learn concepts and approaches more than a "how to do it in my DAW" approach. Demonstrations will typically be made in RX, Hindenburg or Logic depending on the topic.
At first, the primary focus will be on audio editing while we start to build up resources for video editing. There will undoubtedly be some video experts in the community who can chime in with advice in the interim.
Podcast Editing School is a community based learning platform. It combines traditional techniques like instructor led videos, skills based and experiential style learning with live calls and a community to learn from the collective knowledge and experience contained within the group. All video calls and instructional videos will be found on-demand in the Library section and only available to members of the Podcast Editing School.
In addition to the exclusive content above, you will have access to the general Community sections. This is where we socialize outside of school. You will not have access to The Pro Group spaces.
I found that most courses out there are too basic, too specialized, or go too deep into the technical. A lot of editors don't want to be audio engineers and don't care about the difference between an opto, FET, tube or VCA type compressor. They want to know which style is best for podcasting and how to easily set it up. My approach is to teach in a practical method showing how we use it and why without going deep into how it works.
I have spent the last three years learning the ins and outs of podcast editing and came to find there is a surprising amount of bad information out there on how to edit and produce audio for podcasts. Being a self-taught audio engineer, I understand the frustrations with trying to teach yourself. How do you know the person that made the video knows what they're talking about? I've seen videos by people that sound convincing but are giving very bad advice.
On top of that, I realized from research and thinking about my own experiences is that the on-demand, self paced course style fails in one key area: there is nowhere to turn to get your questions answered. Even the most well thought out and designed course is bound to leave most of us with some lingering questions. The community and live calls will help you complete the learning process.