Making a podcast is pretty easy, and you don't need to buy fancy stuff. It's way simpler and cheaper than making videos. Now, let's discuss various devices you can use to record your podcast and some handy tips to make it sound fantastic.
Recording Device: Your Computer
You can use your computer to record and edit your podcast with the Hubhopper Studio editor tool. It's easy, and you don't have to learn any new software. Plus, you can make a cool podcast right from your laptop. If you have earphones with a microphone, that's perfect for good sound.
Another Option: Your Phone
If you want to record on the move, your phone is great too. Most phones have a good microphone. Just download the Hubhopper app from the Google Play Store to start your podcast from your phone. To know more about the mobile app, check out this article. Use earphones with a microphone to make your sound clear.
Plug your earphones with a microphone into your computer or phone for better sound. Lots of earphones have a microphone, and they're easy to find. You can buy a fancy microphone later if you want to, but you don't need one when you're just starting. They can be expensive. If you do get one, add a 'pop filter' to make the sound even better.
Remember, you can get fancier equipment later on. But for now, you've got everything you need to start your podcast! You can also check out our video on how to record a podcast.
Audio Recording Tips
Recording your audio is simple, but there are a few key rules to follow. The golden rule is to find a quiet spot – the less background noise, the less work you'll need to do later. So, make sure it's quiet before you hit that record button.
Here are some extra tips for top-notch recording:
Pick a closed, quiet space for recording. No need for a fancy studio; even recording in a closet (like some episodes of 'Serial') can work. You can also throw a blanket over your head to reduce noise.
Speak clearly and at a comfortable pace. Make your script interesting, and if you wear headphones, you can hear yourself as you record.
Don't stress if you mess up. Instead of starting over, just pause and try again. Mistakes can be fixed later in editing.
You don't have to record everything in one go. Break it into parts, so it's easier to revise and keeps a smooth flow.
Use a pop filter to cut out popping sounds, especially when you say words with 'P' and 'T'.
Here's a video that you can also check out that summarizes this blog as well as gives you additional tips.
Now, what if you want to record an interview with someone far away? No worries! There are lots of online tools for remote interviews, and you can check out our blog for recommendations on the best ones for great audio quality. Recording online interviews can be a breeze!