The Podcast Directory

Craft your podcast

Apps

Software for creating podcasts

Tutorials

Learn how to make a killer show

Gear

Browse the equipment you'll need

Guides

It's not that hard. Read these guides.

Plugins

Compress your wallet with these plugins

Glossary

The terms of the trade

Guides

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
comparison of podcast hosts
Review the different features and prices of the main podcast hosting platforms. find the best one for your podcast

Plugins

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 your vocal levels automatically, saving you the need to draw each level change in your DAW or manually ride faders.
$ 48
gulfoss
Gulfoss is a dynamic, intelligent equalizer that can be used to tame harsh frequencies and boost ones for the best listening experience.
$ 200

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...

Hosting

Podcast hosting platform that allows you to create multiple shows under the same account for no extra...
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No expiration of episodes hosted. Comes with an app for recording and publishing. Pricing is based on...
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Libsyn has been around since 2004 and has approximately 5% of the market. Their pricing structure is...
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Offers the ability to create multiple shows at the base price of $7/month. Each plan comes with...
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Gear

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.
Shure SM58-LC podcast mic
$100
This is one of the best microphones you can get in the $100 price range. It’s durable, doesn’t require phantom power and tailored for 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