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Series 2: Podcasting Equipment

Podcast Listening Apps – and should you be listening to LESS podcasts!? PodCraft S11 E09

A bit of a bonus episode to bring down the curtain on our Podcast Equipment Series.  You put a lot of work into creating your episodes, so let’s have a chat about where (and how) your end product is actually consumed.  This episode starts with a discussion about why you should consider listening to less…

Video & Live Broadcasting | The PodCraft Podcast S11 E08

There are a few good reasons why you might want to broadcast the recording of your episodes live – and maybe even film them too.  Doing live episodes can help build and harness community, as your listeners can feel more directly involved with your content. And the content itself can benefit from that immediate feedback.…

Audio Editing Software for Podcasting | The PodCraft Podcast S11 E07

In this episode we’re looking at Audio editing and production software, commonly know as ‘Digital Audio Workstations’ in the audio production industry. We’ll look at the most common options out there to give you an idea of which one might suit you. A Digital Audio Workstation (or DAW, for short) is simply an audio editing…

Podcasting Cables, Mic Stands & Pop Filters: the Bits & Bobs | The PodCraft Podcast S11 E06

Cables, stands, jacks, plugs, pop filters – the less glamorous, but still utterly essential part of the podcasting equipment pantheon. It’s common for podcasters to spend three figure sums on both their mic, and their recording device, then link the two together with a cable they’ll spend $5 on. On this episode, we look to…

Audio Monitoring | The PodCraft Podcast S11 E05

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…

Mobile Recording with Smartphones or Tablets | The PodCraft Podcast S11 E4

You most likely already carry an expensive recording device around with you everywhere you go. We’re talking, of course, about your smartphone. In this episode of PodCraft we take a look at the different gear and options available for turning your phone or tablet into a fully functioning podcast studio. Mobile Recording Gear Mentioned Rode…

Do I need a Mixer for Podcasting? If so, Which One? | The Podcraft Podcast S11 E3

On this episode of PodCraft we’re talking Mixers – when and if you might want one. It’s not cut and dry by any means! Let’s look at the arguments. And you can also check out our Best Podcast Mixers roundup if you’re already won over to the idea of getting one. We’ll be mentioning some…

Choosing a Digital Recorder for Podcasting | The Podcraft Podcast S11 E2

In this episode we’ll cover why you might want to use a digital recorder in your podcasting efforts, and how to choose the best one for you. We’ve discussed digital recorders in the past, and in fact you can find  current definitive guide here: The Best Digital Podcast Recorders on the Market. This episode discusses…

Exploring the world of Podcasting Mics | The Podcraft Podcast S11 E1

In this episode of Podcraft, we’re talking microphones.  We cover the best microphones for podcasting, and how to choose the right one for you. For the full info, listen to the episode below. Or, you can always read our popular article on the subject: The Best Podcasting Microphones For series 11, we’re looking at your…

Audio Monitoring for Podcasting: Headsets vs Speakers & How to Choose | Podcraft S2EP4

In this episode I’m talking about Audio monitoring. That means everything around how you listen to yourself when recording, and how you monitor your editing efforts. There are two broad ways to do this: Monitor Through Headphones Monitor Through Speakers Whichever way you go, you’re always looking for equipment which is labelled ‘monitor’ or ‘studio’…

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