Podcast Like A PRO

By Brit

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Hey guys. How’s it going?  Our phone has been ringing off the HOOK!! I noticed we have been getting SO MANY emails on podcasting recently. 

Podcasting is the hottest thing to do right now - seriously like 30 MILLION podcasts exist this second.  Crazy right?!

Podcast can benefit recording artist, songwriters and producers in a major way too.  Podcast interviews are essential for today’s Electronic Press Kit (EPK). It’s also an accelerated way to market your brand, expand your reach and find new fans.

Podcast listeners love listening religiously because they can go about their day, run errands and learn something interesting and new at the same time. 

Surprisingly, it’s not “hard” to record DIY Home Studio style either.  Literally anybody can hop on board tonight and be a podcaster instantly.  

Most great podcasts start after an amazing conversation with a friend, one too many cocktails or daydreaming up a killer concept.

After finding your theme, all you need is a bit of audio equipment.  High-quality audio is pretty much LORD when it comes to podcasting - so make sure you invest in the right tools.

You can go the professional recording studio route or the DIY Podstudio style (or a combination of both!) but whatever you choose here’s a list of recommended, tried, tested & true best bets for setting up, starting and launching your own podcast at home.



PODCAST EQUIPMENT ESSENTIALS 

Headphones

In my opinion, the M50x are the best for podcasting. They capture your true voice, so what you hear is what your audience will too.

♡ lightweight & comfortable, ergonomic design

♡ around the ear design with padded ear cups Dynamic, closed-back headphones 

♡ great customer service! Easily replaceable parts like ear pads, headband padding, & audio cord so they are basically guaranteed for life.

Microphones

♡ condenser microphones for high-resolution recording

♡ smooth frequency response, vocal filtering from the nations best microphones 

♡ gives a warm, intimate tone for close-up vocals

♡ mixing software available for editing vocals on-site (subscription optional. Additional charge)

Mic Accessories

♡ shock mount cuts down on movement noise

♡ pop filters reduces all those yucky, non-sexy sounds like ‘singers spit’, exhales & wind

♡ boom mounted microphone can be positioned on the left or right side.

Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface

♡ compatible with Mac or Windows and recording directly into desktop

♡ included Pro Tools First and offers super-low latency monitoring

♡ two natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamps with plenty of even gain; two instrument inputs, 1/4-inch balanced jack outputs to connect professional studio monitors; one headphone output with gain control.

♡ class-leading conversion & sample rates up to 192kHz / 24 bit; super-low roundtrip latency for using your plug-ins in real time without the need for DSP.

♡ perfect for recording 2 mics at once

Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), Editing Software

♡ i swear by Logic Pro X & Pro Tools when editing at-home or in-studio.  My colleagues love Audacity or Reaper.

Royalty Free Music Intro, Outro & Background Music

♡ Check out audiojungle.com for quick non-exclusive music

♡ For the creative types, find a musician or a recording studio and make a CUSTOM on-brand sound for your intro/outro

That’s it! From the pros to your own door.  Those are my recommendations on how to start your own podcast from home.  If you have any questions please let us know because we take time to answer them.  If you already have a podcast, or a favorite one to listen to share in the comments so we can all get hip.  

One last tip when podcasting just go for it! Start strong, consistent and adjust to your consumers. You got this!

Don’t forget to check out Behind-the-Scenes with Brit Fox Studios podcast.  Coming Soon! Every week we release new episodes. You can expect to hear from Cleveland recording artists, singers, rappers, producers and songwriters.  We also take you behind the board with production process, tips & tricks from great musicians who excel in their field.

COMING SOON!

x, brit

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