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Everything You Need to Know About…Podcast Equipment

Looking for everything you need to know about podcast equipment?

Podcasting is a great way to share your ideas and stories with the world. But before you can start sharing, you need to have the right equipment.

But just what is that “right” equipment? Well, there are actually a lot of variables to consider, from the obvious, your budget, to aspects like your show’s format.

So, the question remains, how do you find the right equipment for your set-up? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! We’ll give you the rundown on all the essential gear and a whole lot more that you need to get started with your very own podcast.

We’ve been in the podcasting space for quite a few years. And during that time, we’ve shared all our insider trips and tricks with you via our blog.

We’ve covered all kinds of topics! But we wanted to make it easy for you to access all the content you need, especially when you’re after insight into a specific topic.

So we’re sharing some of our top posts covering specific topics.

And I’m sure you’ve guessed what today’s focus is…podcast equipment!

We’ve got posts covering equipment overviews, including editing software, cost break-downs, and best practices for equipment set-up. There are even posts covering all you need if you’re looking to branch out into video podcasting.

So take a read through the headings and intros, and you’ll see we’ve covered all the bases!

And to make it even easier, we’ve organized the posts under the following categories, so you can jump around to find exactly what you’re looking for!

Podcast Equipment

Equipment Set-Up

Video Podcast Equipment

Podcast Equipment

Best Tools for Your Podcast Recording Process

When it comes to getting a great podcast out there to your audience, there is a lot more that goes into than just getting a microphone and a pair of headphones. Of course, it’s entirely possible for you to start your podcast using a simple app on your smartphone. But once you’ve established your podcast and have a few loyal listeners then it might be time for you to upgrade your recording process.

Or better yet, start out with a great process so that you know you’re hitting it out off the park right off the bat! The more your audience grows the more they will start to appreciate the extra effort you go through for them, like buying the right tools, professional editing, and publishing on a consistent schedule. 

To ensure that you are using top of the line equipment, the best option for recording your podcast (without a massive initial investment) would be to find a podcast recording studio that you can book for your recordings. However, if this is not in the cards, then there is no need to start stressing yourself out just yet! There are many great alternatives out there! Including helpful software, and easy-to-start equipment recommendations that will fill your podcasting toolbox and get you on your way to producing a great show!

So let’s take a look at what exactly you should be putting in your toolbox and how these tools will help you in your podcast recording process.

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How Much Does Podcasting Really Cost? (Breaking down the expenses)

Ideas are great things. They form the foundations of everything we love, from businesses, to songs, from governments, to plays. Both that delicious cake you enjoy, and the very oven it’s baked in started out as ideas. And the best thing about these beautiful seeds of greatness is…they’re free! Ideas are 100% free of charge, but it always costs something to execute on that flash of inspiration.  

If you’re an aspiring podcaster with a great idea for a new show, we want to help you by laying out everything you will need to launch your own podcast.

Take out time to count the cost of your idea, to invest into a plan, and set aside a budget for the necessary resources and you’ll be well on your way to sharing your idea with the world.  

In today’s practical article we want to explore the question: How Much Does Podcasting Really Cost?

We list all prices in USD, and give pretty accurate approximations for the year 2021. Read on, and let’s break down the expenses together so that the expenses don’t break you!

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13 Free Tools for Starting a Podcast on a Budget

So, you want to start a podcast? GREAT! But you’re on a budget? No problem! Creating a high-quality podcast on a budget is a totally-achievable goal! 

There are some basics that you will need to initially invest in. Good quality microphones, earphones or headphones, perhaps a pop filter and a sound mixer, depending on your set-up. These are vital to getting that high-quality audio you’re after and are worth every cent!

But now that you’ve invested in the equipment, you may find that your remaining budget is very limited. What about everything else that goes into starting and running a successful podcast? The recording? The editing? And what about the hosting?

We’ve got you covered with amazing tools to help you make your podcasting dream a reality for the high cost of free! Yip! We’re sharing 13 top free tools to help you succeed each step of the way on your podcasting journey!

There’s no time (or money!) to waste! Let’s get right to it!

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8 Top Interview Softwares for Recording Your Podcast Remotely

If you haven’t recorded a remote interview before then the first time might be challenging. But no matter the challenges it shouldn’t stop you from recording high-quality content! Of course, the best types of audio quality can be achieved by recording together with your guest. However, we know that’s not always possible! 

The best way to record great quality remotely is by using interview software that’s up to the task and has all the features you’ll need.

We’ve put together a list of the top 8 software for recording your podcast remotely. Remember that there’s no such thing as a perfect remote recording solution, only the perfect fit for you.

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Starting a Podcast in 2022? Here’s What You Need to Know

A new year means New Years Resolutions (well, for however long they last) and new dreams! And if one of those dreams is to start a podcast, then you’re in luck! You’ve come to the right place! Today’s post is all about the key insights you need if your dream is to start a podcast in 2022.

We’ve got all the basics, but we’re also sharing the specifics you need to achieve podcasting success if you’re looking to get into the podcasting game this year.

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Overview of the Best Podcast Editing Software

A great podcast is made up of many components working together to make a phenomenally-sounding final product. From crafting stand-out content, to recording crystal clear audio, and promoting your show across various channels, a successful podcast really depends on accomplishing a whole lot of smaller tasks well.

And one of those very important parts is the editing process. The editing process brings your ideas to life by weaving together the narrative you want to tell. And it helps fine-tune that delivery through the removal of anything that detracts from the core story. There’s no two ways about, editing is a vital part of the podcasting process.

And this magical editing process is only made possible through editing software. But with so many software options available, how do you pick the right one for you and your show?

We’re taking a look at 7 of the top editing software you can use to turn your podcast into an audio masterpiece. We’ve got options no matter what operating system you favor, your skill levels or your budget, so we’re confident the perfect software for you is in this mix! 

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Equipment Set-Up

How To Create a Home Podcast Recording Studio

Podcasts are so versatile! They are a great outlet for your personal thoughts, hobbies, or niche interests, and could even be a really fun activity to do with your family! But starting a podcast can also be really great for business. More and more, businesses are using the podcast medium to build their brand, reach a bigger market, as well as using them as a channel to foster more personal relationships with their customers.  

But you may be thinking that you are unable to tackle this project as you don’t have a fancy recording studio in your spare room. Well, then today’s post is definitely for you! We’ll show you just how easy it is to create a home podcast recording studio that will have you recording professional-sounding podcasts right from the comfort of your home.

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If you’re looking to use your equipment for the best sounding podcast, check out this post!

Best Practices for Recording Your Podcast [A Pre-, Mid-, and Post-Podcast Recording Cheat Sheet]

As a podcaster, you aim to create a great podcast episode each and every time you sit down to record. That’s obviously the goal, but how do you make that happen? How do you ensure that you get the best out of each guest, or ensure that when you’re flying solo, you’re hitting it out of the park?

As it is with most things in life, it’s really the small, consistent things that end up making the most difference in the longterm. And the same is true for your podcast, there are a few seemingly small checks or practices that you can implement that can help you achieve great success.

So today, we’re going back to basics by sharing some best practices for recording your podcast. We’re dubbing this your pre-, mid-, and post-podcast recording cheat sheet as these sneaky little tips often go overlooked. But are really key to helping you reach podcasting success!

Let us help you nail the basics with these insider tips which will see you ace every recording! 

Let’s dive right in!

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Lastly, we’ve got everything you need to know about the equipment you need for a video podcast.

Video Podcast Equipment

The Whys, Whens, and Hows of Video Podcasting

Podcasting may be synonymous with audio, but did you know that there are also video podcasts? Also known as videocasts, vidcasts, or vodcasts, video podcasting can be a great next step in your journey to podcast glory. And while audio podcasts are great companions while you drive, exercise, or tackle household cleaning, video podcasts have their own unique perks.

Not only can they help attract a whole different audience, but they can strengthen your relationship with your existing audience, build your authority, and they can amp up your show’s value factor, depending on the type of content you are covering. So the question is, should you turn your podcast into a video podcast?

But before we can fully answer this question, let’s look at some of the reasons why starting a video podcast might be an amazing idea…

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7 Steps To Launch a Video Podcast

Right out the gate, we’re hitting you with some mind-blowing stats! First up, did you know that YouTube has over 2+ billion users? That staggering number equates to almost one-third of Internet users.¹ What’s even more impressive is that people watch more than a billion hours of video on YouTube every day.² Every. Day! 

But how is this relevant to podcasters? Well, because we think these stats are a pretty compelling reason to launch a video podcast! But don’t just take our word for it! In a recent interview on Fox Business, Adam Carolla, a hallowed name in the podcast space, along with LiveXLive CEO, Robert Ellin, stated that they believe the future of podcasting lies in video!

And they could very well be right! According to this survey conducted in 2019, 43% of monthly podcast listeners say they went to YouTube for podcasts that year, ahead of both Apple (34%) and Spotify (23%).

So if you are seriously considering branching out into video, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got you covered with a simple step-by-step guide for launching a video podcast.

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Next, we have…

How To Create a Video Podcast From Home

We recently shared a post with all the hows, whens, and whys of video podcasting (you can check it out here!) It’s full of some handy guidelines to help you navigate the world of video podcasting, And it also covers all the basics you’ll need to get a video podcast up and running. But as it is with everything at the moment, we’re having to find alternative ways to accomplish our tasks from home, and this includes video podcasting.

So if you’re wanting to start a video podcast, but are wondering just how you’ll accomplish this while in quarantine, well, wonder no more! Today, we’re sharing some how-to strategies for creating an incredible video podcast from the comfort and safety of your own home. 

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How Video Conferencing Apps Help You Host a Great Video Podcast

Big news! Podcasting is no longer an exclusively auditory experience! Some of the most successful podcasts out there have developed and cultivated their following by providing a video component to accompany their already engaging podcast in its traditional format. 

Most experts agree that 70 to 93 percent of communication is non verbal, and as a studio engineer, who has recorded and hosted podcasts at one of our studio sites, I can attest to this deeply human phenomenon. It always struck me how much communication, how many cues, how many subtleties were not carried over through the captured audio. Introducing a video camera will take your podcast content to a whole new place. And give a much deeper level of connection for those emotional creatures who just so happen to consume your content. (Ah, humans…they tend to be wired that way!)

It’s clear to see that video podcasts are a worthwhile investment. And the goal of expanding your current audio-only experience into an immersive video experience will do wonders for your listeners’.

Right about now you’re probably asking questions along these lines…

“So do I need to buy new camera gear? How could I possibly make this work if I can’t meet with my guests in person!?”

Superstar Podcaster, do not fear! We hear you. Video gear can be pricey and sharing your content across a new medium comes with a whole new set of learning curves. And we’re totally aware of the changing landscape of social interaction!

We have you covered with 5 Ways Video Podcasting Apps Make it Possible to Host a Great Video Podcast in 2021.

Read more here!

Conclusion

And there you have it! Everything we have on offer concerning podcast equipment, your recording set-up, tips for using your equipment correctly, and even what you need if you’re looking to branch out and launch a video podcast!

Not finding what you need?

Reach out to us and we’ll do our best to help you out!

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