Equipment & Software Tips for you PodcastAug 08, 2022
Why it’s Worth it to invest in equipment?
We all know that the equipment you’ll use will be your backbone in the Podcasting journey. A good setup of a studio, good pair of studio headphones, and a microphone can make your life in Podcasting easier!
Podcast recording equipment can be confusing to wade through and choose if you’re just starting.
There is a lot of podcast gear you can get but that doesn’t mean you need to get it all – and you can always expand your list of podcast equipment over time.
The essential podcast equipment you will need in 2022 are:
- A computer
- A microphone
If you have multiple people recording together, you will want to avoid USB mics, which means you’ll also need an audio interface or mixer to hook up multiple XLR microphones.
Here are some Essential in your Podcasting
Invest in a good microphone
Audio quality is key in the podcast world. Your listeners simply won’t be patient with you if your sound is tinny, full of background noise, or otherwise compromised. This is one area you don’t want to skimp on.
They allow you to hear what’s being recorded & catch background noise as it’s happening and fix it or adjust your position if you’re too muffled or distant.
They’re also important in Skype interviews and in the editing process.
You can go top of the line, but there are also several inexpensive, quality headphone options out there.
To help with editing, you’ll need quality podcast editing software. Like a microphone, good recording software will make a massive difference in audio quality. Some software even possesses advanced editing features.
is a recording and editing software for podcasts. Record and edit audio for videos as well.
- AI features that will automatically enhance your audio and save you time.
- An intelligent sound check that helps determine the recording environment.
- It will present warning messages to ensure you position the mic correctly and adjust the input level.
You can also manually edit the audio. But the drawback is that it doesn’t have a lot of advanced editing features. It’s more of an audio trimmer.
Best for: Amateur podcasters new to recording and editing audio.
A free audio recording and editing software worth trying. It has many features that you only get with paid software.
- It lets you record live audio with a microphone or mixer.
- A level meter that monitors volume levels during and after recording to ensure you maintain consistency.
- Add music from its library.
Best for: Podcasters on a tight budget.
It has several advanced editing features that help you identify and fix flaws. All these features come at a high price, and it can take time to master the software.
Best for: Professional podcasters who want an advanced podcast recorder and editor.
As a new podcaster, you’ll be tempted to keep the podcast focused on yourself. After all, you’re the host, right? You might be excited to interview your guest or talk about your topic because you’re interested in them. But don’t assume something is universally interesting just because you think it is.
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