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Audio Monitoring | The PodCraft Podcast S11 E05

Hosted by: Matthew McLean

Matthew is an audio drama writer and producer who enjoys talking about podcasts. He makes the tea at The Podcast Host, and is a loyal servant of adopted house rabbits.

Podcast listening isn't exclusive to podcast listeners. Podcasters need to listen to their own audio too – both whilst it's being recorded, and whilst it's being edited. We call this type of creator listening “monitoring”, and that's what we'll be discussing on this episode of PodCraft.

Key Considerations

  • Listen through headphones (even a cheap pair of earbuds) whilst recording audio to pick up on any issues in Real Time.
  • Use headphones or speakers with a flat frequency response. Don't use gear that'll add extra base that doesn't exist in your source material, for example.
  • Use a headphone splitter to give guests their own headphones whilst recording.
  • When choosing headphones, consider things like comfort, isolation, sound leakage, as well as cable length and type.
  • Headphones are great for mixing voice, but switch to speakers to mix in your music if you have that option in your setup.

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Written by:

Matthew McLean

Matthew is an audio drama writer and producer who enjoys talking about podcasts. He makes the tea at The Podcast Host, and is a loyal servant of adopted house rabbits.

May 8th 2019