Podcasting best practices

Podcasting Best Practices Guide 2020 – 23 tips to implement NOW

Podcasting best practices are a set of guides we have listed out and developed to help creators of podcast shows to have immediately a better starting position when working on shows. Our goal here is to increase the odds of the show to become successful by building in tried out and proven behaviors and techniques. Part 1. The first impression – make each episode a statement about the quality of …

Improve sound of your podcasting room

7 tips to improve podcast audio in a bad room

Even if you are recording your podcast from a room with big acoustical conditions there are still ways you can quickly improve room’s audio: Perform basic insulation to windows and doors, Use large and heavy curtains and carpets Use pillows and portable shield booth to dampen the sound even further. Many people don’t have the luxury to work in a very silent and noise friendly environment recording a podcast. However, …

Podcast audio quality improvements

Podcasting room acoustics – how your room impacts your audio quality?

In this article we will cover: Sound basics – sound wave behavior, frequency, pitch and loudness Sound waves interactions – reflection, transmission, diffraction Reverberations and diffusion Understanding how sound behaves in our podcasting studio is an essential first step to appreciate the value and importance of soundproofing and implementing acoustical treatment. Both will improve your audio quality, make you sound like a professional and help to build a larger audience. …

Best XLR cables for podcasting

Best XLR and USB Cable Choices for Podcasting in 2020

In this article we will focus: Basics of analog audio XLR cables Features differentiating premium cables feature vs. standard cable How to choose the right analog audio cables for recording podcast XLR best audio cables for podcasting recommendations Is upgrading to premium audio cables worth the investment? In this article, we will consider if there are enough reasons to go from $5-10 cable to premium cables and spending an additional …

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Podcasting without a studio – 8 key areas to focus on

Key areas to focus on when podcasting without a studio for better overall podcast quality are: Noises mitigation – schedule, environment Basic soundproofing – choosing the best room, permanent actions, ad hoc actions Equipment – good setup will solve some problems Vocal quality, great content, value for the audience When you don’t even have a homemade studio to work on your podcasting recording you will be faced with sound quality …

Podcasting silent home studio - soundproofing & acoustical treatment

7 Steps for an Easy Home Studio Soundproofing

To improve the sound quality of your home studio we focus on: Soundproofing – limiting and stopping all the external sound sources Acoustical treatment – controlling disturbances which can be caused by your own voice in an untreated room The importance of room acoustics can’t be underestimated if you want to perform effective home studio soundproofing. It is easy to think that most high quality is achieved through the superior …

Podcast legal background music

Can I Use Music In My Podcast? Clear and Easy Answers

In general, music is protected by copyrights. Don’t infringe them. There are no exceptions for short or heavily remixed samples. There is a Set of Principles in Fair Use for Journalism. Many free samples available under Creative Commons license Professional samples can be purchased inexpensively. An effective podcast episode needs to have music samples. We have covered this in our article containing planning tips for podcast episodes. In this article, …

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How to publish a podcast in 4 easy steps? (Beginners guide)

Record, edit and save your podcast Choose a media host (like Podbean) which will store your files and serve them to listeners Get an RSS feed link from your host (a web feed allowing to access updates to online content) Submit your RSS link to directories where users search for and listen to their podcast How a file should be formatted correctly before publishing a podcast? Given the nature of …