The Podcast Directory

Craft your podcast

Guides

podcasting pitch deck host bio
Here's a free pitch deck template I made in photoshop for your podcast. It has all the info needed to pitch your show.
how to start a podcast guide
The definitive guide for starting a podcast from scratch. This includes everything from developing a concept to marketing.
diy acoustic panel guide
Detailed tutorial on how to build acoustic panels to treat a room for reverb. Includes a cost breakdown, measurements and links.
remote recording podcast
Recording podcasts remotely is something you'll need to do often. Learn the different options and best practices

Plugins

dpmeter5 plugin
dpMeter is a precise digital audio multi channel meter including RMS, EBU R 128, Dialog gated and TruePeak measurement.
$ Free
izotope rx 8
RX is a standalone plugin and VST to work in your DAW that repairs and cleans up audio. It really is an excellent piece of software.
$ 300
youlean loudness meter
A plugin for measuring loudness of your podcast. This is something most new podcasters ignore.
$ Free
waves vocal rider automation
Adjusts vocal levels automatically saving you the need to draw level changeS in your DAW or ride faders.
$ 48

Remote Recording

Remote podcast recording with 4k video recording, screenshare, live streaming, 48k audio and listener call ins. I...
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Recording platform that allows the creation of podcasts with only the need for a desktop computer and...
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Soundtrap is an audio editing platform that allows you to transform spoken word into text and edit...
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Record remotely, simplify editing and create engaging podcasts with an intuitive platform that allows you to connect...
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DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)

Creative tools for professional podcasting, beat making, editing, and mixing are built around a modern interface that’s...
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GarageBand is a fully equipped music creation studio right inside your Mac with a complete sound library....
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Audition is a toolset that includes multitrack, waveform, and spectral display for creating, mixing, editing, and restoring...
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Using REAPER with your PC or Mac, and no other software, you can import any audio and...
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Tutorials

loudness lufs
The volume of your podcast should be measured in LUFS (loudness units full scale)...
mic technique
Some good practices to use while recording your podcast. I didn’t say it in...
Peak Normalization, Compression, and Hard Limiting
I’ve had quite a few questions about how to use certain processes for voice...
how to use audio compressor compression
Understanding compression and how to hear it is an essential mixing skill. In this...

Gear

SSL2+
$300
Really low noise level for an affordable audio interface. Comes with a free channel strip plugin. I use this one personally.
Zoom Podtrak P4
$200
Zoom's new portable recorder is their most appealing device for podcasters. All the functionality of a Rodecaster pro for 1/3 the price.
gator frameworks deluxe desk mic boom bm3000
$130
High-quality desktop mic mount with built-in XLR cable. 360 degree articulating, spring loaded arm. Made with powder coated steel.
blue baby bottle sl podcast equipment microphone
$400
Although it's a weird looking mic, the sound is neutral and rich in the mid range, making it an ideal microphone for recording vocals.

Glossary

Attenuates audio above a set frequency
Ads that stream after an episode finishes
Setting up your recording space to reduce reverb
Attenuate audio that registers below a threshold
Ads that stream before an episode begins
All your tracks combined into one audio file

MP3

Type of compressed audio file used to submit your episode
Boosts the gain and reduces the louder parts