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PODCAST PRODUCTION

What you should know

RECORDING EQUIPMENT

While the subject matter of the podcast is the most important thing, the right equipment will give it the polish that it needs. Listeners associate high quality sound with professionalism and high quality content, so your recording setup goes along way towards ensuring the success of your podcast. Exactly which gear you should use depends on your budget. I've run through several options in my blog post <here>

RECORDING TECHNIQUES

When it comes to sound quality, your recording environment is nearly as important as your equipment. While the ideal location would be in a sound studio, we don't all have one of those. It's important to find the right balance between comfort, noise and reflections. I've written a detailed explanation in my blog post <here>

RUNNING THE RECORD SESSION

First of all, set up your equipment. Take the time to check that all your mics are working as expected, that you don't have any unwanted noise, and that your levels are set. Once your levels are set, you're ready to start rolling. There are some other things to think about during the session, which i go into <here>

HANDING IT OVER TO THE EDITOR

Of course the best person to ask about this is your editor, but it's useful to have an idea about the editing process so you can make their life a little easier, and ensure that they're doing all they can for your project. I've gone into more detail in my blog post <here>.