Making file size smaller

hey guys, i mainly use the program for recording a podcast and normally my shows are about 15 mins long, and i want to be able to make my audio files smaller. Do you guys have any tips on how to make the files smaller. My process to do a podcast is usually pick a mp3 song file, crop the song to about 30 seconds and then use it as an intro and then record my voice after it, just wondering if the imported mp3 has to do with anything with the file size?

<<<just wondering if the imported mp3 has to do with anything with the file size?>>>

No, but the export parameters do. In 1.2, you can reset the MP3 export bit rate in the Preferences window. In 1.3, it’s part of the export dialog. Totally convert the show to mono for an automatic reduction to half and then keep reducing the bitrate until you sound gargly or talking in a barrel. Then put the last number back.

If you’ve been using the default bitrate number on a stereo show, this will give you a startling reduction in file sizes.

Koz