HOW TO SETUP THE BEST PODCAST STUDIO
Are you a freelancer? A business? Or a marketing manager? If so, you might have identified podcasting as a great way to build an audience, and provide your customers and target audience with valuable and entertaining content. In this article, we’ll walk you through everything you need to have the best podcast studio setup.
Soundproof recording podcast studio
If you want to have good quality sound in your podcast your need to add some sound treatment. Every step you take to improve the sound quality of your recordings means less time spent editing the imperfections later.
Soundproof foam panels are the best solutions for a podcast studio setup. Their purpose is to absorb sound so it doesn’t bounce all over the room and hit your mic.
These Studio Soundproofing Wedges are Fire Resistant and great for spot treating sound on walls in your studio or office. The panels help reduce reverb, flutter echoes, undesirable acoustic reflections, unwanted noises and are best for small to medium size rooms, theater rooms, recording studios, churches, or offices.
It is easy to shape and cut to size, altering won’t affect performance.
Laptop o Computer?
You will need a computer to record your podcasts, and somewhere to house, all your raw interviews and tracks. You’ll also need it to upload your episodes, write show notes, and market your podcast. The Apple MacBook Pro with Intel Processor gets you up to 10 hours of battery life and features an eighth-generation quad-core Intel Core i5 processor for hyper fast and reliable recording. A really good laptop for your podcast studio setup.
The 13″ model is super thin and lightweight (just over three pounds/1.37 kg), making it easy to tote around on location.
Headphones for studio set up
Headphones are essential to hear what the microphone picks up, rather than your voice in the room. They allow you to self-regulate your volume and tone during your recording
For a true noise-cancelling pair the Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless Headphones give you studio-quality audio with more accurate sound transmission. Choose from three different Active Noise Cancellation modes, depending on your recording environment. The Sennheiser Smart Control app lets you control your settings and equalizer from your phone — great for on-the-go recording.
It has exceptional comfort soft ear pads and a headband crafted from genuine leather to insure exceptional wearing comfort during long sessions!
A good microphone is a must for a good podcast studio setup! This is probably the one you’re going to want to spend the most time on as getting a decent sounding microphone is essential to getting your podcast off to a good start.
A mic stand or boom mount gets the mic up off the desk and closer to your mouth. This is important because the vertical alignment impacts the sound of your voice.
The Heil PR 40 represents completely new dynamic microphone technology designed for a wide range of professional applications such as sophisticated recording, live sound, and commercial broadcast. Producing the widest frequency range available in a dynamic microphone.
Audio Interface for podcast studio setup.
Not all computers have an audio-in port these days. Macs, for example, have not had it for quite some time.
To record audio to your computer, connect your mics, and other gear, you will need to use a dedicated audio interface.
The Focusrite Scarlett Solo is one of the best performing mic preamps the Scarlett range has ever seen for podcast studio setup , with switchable air Mode to give your recordings a brighter and more open sound. A really good audio interface for the best podcast studio set up.
It includes Pro Tools and high-performance converters that enable you to record and mix at up to 24-bit/ 192kHz.
Get yourself a sturdy desk or table for your computer, microphone, and other audio equipment. You also want a comfortable chair (but not too comfortable) and whatever else you need to sit through you’re recording sessions.
The Casaottima L Shaped Desk is perfect for having all your stuff around that you will be using during your recording. The desktop is long and wide enough for 3-4 monitors and many other working or studying items.
The desktop is waterproof, scratch-resistant, heat safe and designed into fine texture, beauty and durability. It also has a 3 year warranty!
As you can see, it doesn’t take much to build the best podcast studio setup. It doesn’t take much time either and you don’t have to spend a lot of money!