Recording a podcast is very simple and does not necessarily require you to purchase any new equipment. As compared to its counterpart, video, audio content creation is way easier and of no cost at all.
Let's break down the devices and software you can use to record a professional-sounding podcast. Keeping in mind the etiquettes of audio recording is also crucial in capturing high-quality audio. Ensure you are in a quiet space before hitting that record button.
Device to use to record?
We recommend using your desktop/laptop to record and edit your podcast on the Hubhopper Studio editor tool. This way you don't have to download and learn any new audio software and can create a professional-sounding podcast within your dashboard itself.
Recommended using an external microphone like your earphone with an in-built microphone.
If you wish to record on the go, you can also look at using your mobile phone. Smartphones these days come with great inbuilt microphones to capture quality audio. You can simply download the Hubhopper studio mobile app on the Google Play Store to get started with your podcast, straight from your mobile device. Recommended using an external microphone like your earphone with an in-built microphone to capture crisp audio. To know more about the mobile app, check this article.
Ensure to the plugin in your hands-free earphone with mic onto your desktop/mobile phone to record to capture good quality audio. These days all earphones come with an in-built microphone and are readily available. A great alternative to professional microphones to start your podcasting journey.
You always have the option to invest in a microphone to up your podcasting game. But it is not necessary to purchase one at the initial stages of your podcasting journey. Microphones do not come cheap. However, if you're using a professional microphone, ensure to add in a 'pop filter' to capture crisp audio quality.
How to record my audio?
Rule number one recording is to always record in a quiet space. The less noise you capture, the less work has to go in your podcast post-production. Hence, ensure you are in a quiet space before you hit that record button. If you are using a microphone, you can also look at using a pop filter to capture crisp audio.
Here are some more tips for better recording:
- Make sure you are recording in a closed and quiet space with no noise or disturbance. (Some episodes of the ‘Serial‘ podcast were recorded inside a closet!) You can also put a blanket over your head and record to cut out the noise.
- Pronounce every word properly and make sure you’re speaking at a comfortable pace. Ensure your script is crisp and engaging. You can use headphones to hear yourself as you record (the recording software will allow you to do this).
- If you fumble or stammer while recording, no need to start from the beginning. Pause and start again. These mistakes can be edited out later.
- You can record your content in parts rather than trying to complete it in one take. This will allow you to be able to revise and maintain flow quality.
- Use a pop filter to cut out the pop sound from the P’s and T’s in your speech.
How to record remotely?
If you wish to conduct an interview with your guest who lives in a different city, there are plenty of online tools that you can use to conduct and record your interview in a jiffy! Check out this blog to know which software we recommend for the best audio quality recording online.