Mistakes To Avoid When Launching and Growing A Podcast

10 Beginner Mistakes Podcasters Need to Avoid

Podcasting takes a lot of work. Even more, if you want to be successful. I saw a lot of struggling shows, as well as ones that managed to fix their beginner mistakes, to finally become hit shows. The 10 beginner mistakes podcasters need to avoid are: Your Focus Is on the Best Equipment You’re Starting Your Podcast Without A Niche Obsessing Over Statistics You’re Waiting for Your Audience to Find …

Acoustic Panels and Bass Traps

Are Bass Traps Necessary and How Many Do I Need?

When you hear your first recording captured in a regular room you quickly want to fix acoustic problems. When I first started recording I also asked myself are bass traps necessary for clean audio. Bass traps (bass absorbers) are necessary to absorb low-frequency sound waves (below 300 Hz) that would otherwise create a bass boom. Bass traps eliminate bass waves by absorbing the sound and changing it into heat energy. Wall …

Audio Interface Tips

How to Connect a Preamp to an Audio Interface?

New podcasters usually have many questions regarding equipment setup. One of the queries they often have is how to connect a preamp to an audio interface. A pre-amplifier converts weak mic-level signals into strong line-level signals. And an interface connects a mic to a computer. You have to connect the preamp to the mic using an XLR cable, and the preamp to the interface using a TRS cable. This connection …

Podcasting Microphone

Best Mic for Recording in Noisy Environment

Recording a podcast sounds easy. It’s only when you get to the task, you realize how seemingly small things make the process difficult. One such issue is recording in a noisy environment. The best mic for recording in a noisy environment will be a direction mic with a low-cut filter. Shure SM7B and Electro-Voice RE 20 excel at this. Regardless of the used microphone, always speak directly to the mic. …

Acoustic Panels and Bass Traps

Are Mic Isolation Shields Effective and Worth Buying?

Are you considering buying a mic isolation shield? Your expert friend has suggested you have one, but you are not that sure. The question that you want to ask is: is it really worth my money? A mic isolation shield isolates your mic from surrounding and greatly improves audio quality. It works as a filter and removes reflections, unwanted noises, and ambient sound. Mic shields are also called reflection filters …

Podcast Tips

Podcast Recording Tips for Beginners (if you start a new show)

Starting your first podcast can seem overwhelming. I also struggled with it, but after years of talking and listening to podcasters, I can confidently give you podcast recording tips for beginners. The single most important podcast tip for beginners is starting a show as quickly as possible and then improving it constantly. Brainstorm an idea, get podcasting gear within your budget, and start recording and releasing episodes. You will learn …

Condenser Microphone

Why is Your Condenser Microphone Too Quiet?

Many people have a common complaint about their condenser mics. They find that occasionally, their condenser microphone is too quiet. Most of us struggle with this at some point. The most common reasons why your condenser microphone is too quiet include incorrectly set gain, lack of phantom power, issues with input, or cable, mic positioning, or incorrect direct monitoring settings. All of those can be tested in 15 minutes to …

Audio Interface Tips

How Much Does an Audio Interface Cost? Best Gear Examples

Wondering how much does an audio interface cost doesn’t need to be frustrating. After you have picked your mic, and the rest of your gear, and you understand your recording needs it is quite simple. The cost of an audio interface depends on your needs. For beginner setup, you can find an interface below $200. An interface with advanced functions costs between $200 to $500. A premium interface, for complex …

Podcasting Microphone

15 Best Budget Microphones for Podcasting & Streaming 2022

Being on a budget with an urgent need to start a podcast is not a comfortable place. Everybody talks about Shure SM7B, but you are only looking for the best budget microphone for podcasting. I know! Looking at all the available mics on the market, the best budget microphone for podcasting for under $80 is Samson Q2U. If you can spend $100, then you should pick Rode PodMic. The best …

Podcasting Microphone

What is the Best Microphone for Podcasting in 2022? Review of TOP mics

The best microphone for podcasting in 2021 in each tech category is: Shure SM7B – best dynamic microphone (overall winner) Rode NT1-A – best condenser microphone (very detailed) Shure MV7 – best USB microphone (super easy to use) Overall, the best microphone for podcasting is the dynamic mic, Shure SM7B. It comes with a great: Quality – dynamic, balanced, warm, top-quality audio Capabilities – flexibility, durability, quiet, shielding, design Future …