My typical editing process includes:
- Compilation and time alignment of multiple spoken word and music tracks.
- Custom processing for each unique speaker or track. Processing includes noise reduction and tonal balance as needed.
- Audio mastered to AES loudness standards for podcasts or optionally to ITU/EBU/ATSC loudness standards for commercial broadcasts.
- Edited audio file delivered to a folder in the cloud storage service of your choice.
Any cloud storage service will do. I recommend Dropbox or Google Drive. Contact me via Fiverr for the email address with which to share a folder.
If you're just getting started, I'd recommend a basic USB mic like the Audio-Technica AT2005USB. Go ahead and get a pop filter and a taller stand to hold the mic in a comfortable position. If you have a little more money to spend, the Miktek ProCast SST is a good all-in-one solution.
There are many options, both free and pricey. Here are some really basic free options. Mac: -QuickTime -GarageBand Windows: -Windows Voice Recorder -Audacity