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How to Record a Podcast

Recording on your own, with a group or an online call? Here we'll cover equipment setups, software, tools & techniques which make for top quality and super easy podcast recording.

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A primer for How to Record a Podcast

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Best Tools for Recording a Podcast Online: Interviews, Co-hosting & Groups

Whether you run an interview show, or have a remote co-host, you need a means to record your podcast online.

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How to Create a Silent Home Studio & Improve Your Podcast Audio

Learn about sound proofing, sound treatment, and getting better audio by paying attention to your duvet and your refrigerator.

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The Launch Series: from Zero to Live in Simple Steps

Our 3-part Launch series is designed to hold your hand through the entire podcast launch process, from planning your show to making it live on the web. For a step-by-step, in-detail, no-jargon guide to getting your show out into the world, start here!

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When Is It Okay To Use Poor Sounding Audio?

It’s never been easier for hobbyists and amateur podcasters to produce a high quality show. But there will still likely be times when your audio sounds less than optimal (to put it politely). And you need to know how to deal with that. The good news is that bad sounding audio doesn’t have to mean…

What is Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR)? What to look for & how to use it

Prev Next May 12th 2017 How to Record a Podcast No Comments I’m asked this a lot: what is signal to noise ratio, or SNR, or S/N? It’s a tricky one to describe, so lets go down Analogy Alley for a second. Imagine you’re meeting a friend. You haven’t seen one another in a very…

8 Things I Learned When I Recorded in a Pro Studio

There are many different ways of recording audio drama. I’ve been making my own sound stories since late 2011, and without a doubt the type of setup I have the least experience with is the most traditional – getting a group of people together in a studio. It’s always good to push outside of your…

Recording Skype into a Digital Recorder

Recording an interviewee or co-host remotely is one of the most common practices in podcasting. Though there are many tools and apps that can record calls online for you, some podcasters prefer to put their faith in the trusty digital recorder. So how do you record a Skype call into your digital recorder? Well, there’s…

How to Split Sides of an Ecamm Skype Call Recorder Interview

Ecamm is an excellent Skype call recorder for Mac. It lets you split both sides of the conversation before converting to MP3, so you have more control in the editing process. Here’s how to do it; When you have Ecamm installed, it will open automatically when you sign in to Skype. You’ll see this panel…

4 Top Tips For Getting the Best Audio Quality in an Interview

I’ve recently been working with a business owner on launching their new Podcast, and everything’s going well. We have 3 episodes in the can and more in production. As part of this launch and growth process, I always give a lot of feedback on improving recording quality from episode to episode. Most recently I was…

How to Reduce Intermittent Background Noise in Podcast Recordings

When recording a Podcast at home, background noise like passing traffic can be a big problem.  Let’s face it, if sound control was easy, why would we need hi tech recording studios? This is a pretty age-old question, but I’ve been asked it a few times recently, and spotted a great thread on in via Quora,…

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eCamm Call Recorder

eCamm is a long established recording tool for Skype and one we use regularly to record calls for our own interviews. Get high quality, split-track interview recordings really easily.  eCamm is Mac-only. For PC, try Talkhelper instead! *Both affiliate links, but we write about eCamm because it's great!

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