Are you familiar with podcasting equipment setup procedures? Learn about home or studio setup guidelines in this brief overview.
Did you know there are over 2 million podcasts worldwide?
That means if you are wanting to start one, now is the time before it grows even more!
Maybe you’ve been procrastinating because you’re not sure what podcasting equipment you need or where to even start. Then this guide is for you! You’ll learn all about the podcast recording equipment you need and the equipment setup that you can get from that!
Read on to learn!
If you choose one thing that is the most important piece of equipment for a podcast, it is the microphone.
You need to have a good quality microphone for listeners to be able to enjoy listening to you speak. Without a good quality microphone, there may be static, muffled noises, or even background noise picked up by the microphone.
There are several different kinds of microphones that you can choose from:
- USB mics
- XLR mics
A USB mic is simple because it can just plug right into your laptop. An XLR mic is more complicated because it goes into a mixer or digital recorder.
Whichever you choose, know that the best types of microphones are ones that are front-firing so that it picks up mostly just your voice without the excess noise from wherever you are recording.
If you plan to bring guests onto your podcast, you may want to consider getting a headset as well. This will block out other noises so you can only hear what is going on with your podcast and the guest you are interviewing.
A digital recorder is best for someone who wants to be able to create a podcast while on the go. Sometimes, you don’t even need a microphone if you choose to go with a digital recorder since they have built-in ones!
A digital recorder allows you to do just that – record what you want to say, digitally. The sound quality is much better than on your smartphone, so you can know that the quality of your podcast will be good as well.
If you choose to record on your computer, there are a few different programs and digital audio workstations to choose from. Adobe has a program as well as Audacity.
If you are just starting out and want to just see how it goes, a smartphone may be the best way to go! That way, you can get a feel for it and see how it does before you invest in more equipment needed for your podcast.
Get Your Equipment Setup Today
Once you have your equipment setup ready, you are good to go to start recording for a podcast!
Then all you have to do is continue recording on a consistent basis and watch those listener numbers rise.
If you want help with audio editing, you can trust us to make your podcast as professional as it can be. If you want to video yourself making the podcast, we can edit that for you as well! Just get in touch today.