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Podcast about podcasting for podcasters

Dan Clayton is an acoustics consultant and host of the podcast Noise Busters, which...
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Analyze your podcast feed to ensure its working properly. The site will then let you know if there are any issues with it.
Remote podcast recording with 4k video recording, screenshare, live streaming, 48k audio and listener call ins.
Software that functions as a virtual audio device and mixer. This allows you to send audio from one source to another.
Preview what your podcast cover art will look like on multiple platforms like Apple Podcast, Pocket Casts and Tunein

Remote Recording

Multi-track, multi-party live audio and remote recording using only a browser. Record high-quality audio on separate tracks for editing.
Record your podcast remotely with guests, transcribe your audio, edit like a word document and upload straight to spotify or download the file.
Remote interviews recorded locally for uncompressed audio and high-rez video. Participant files are then auto uploaded to the cloud for access.
Record remotely, edit and create podcasts with continuous uploads, and a platform that allows you to connect with anyone, anywhere.
Web-based service for podcast production. Podcasters can record their guests remotely with separate tracks and lossless wav files.

DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)

Audio tool for professional podcasting, beat making, editing, and mixing are built around a modern interface. For use with mac only.
A fully equipped podcast studio right inside your Mac with a sound library. Built-in audio filters include reverb, echo, distortion and more.
An audio workstation that includes multitrack, waveform, and spectral display for creating, mixing, editing, and restoring audio content.
Using REAPER with your PC or Mac, you can import any audio and MIDI, synthesize, sample, compose, arrange, edit, mix, and master.
Free multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, and linux. Can be used for post-processing of all types of audio.

Hosts

Host that allows you to create multiple shows under the same account for no extra fee and includes detailed analytics
No expiration of episodes hosted. Comes with an app for recording and publishing. Pricing based on bandwidth and storage.
Started in 2004 and has approx 5% of the market. Their pricing structure is based on how many megabytes you can upload.
Offers the ability to create multiple shows at the base price of $7/month. Each plan comes with dynamic ad insertion.

Guides

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.
zoom podtrak p4 review
In this post I'll answer questions about the device that were submitted to me on reddit. Video walkthrough included.
remote recording podcast
Recording podcasts remotely is something you'll need to do often. Learn the different options and best practices
how to start a podcast guide
The definitive guide for starting a podcast from scratch. This includes everything from developing a concept to marketing.
comparison of podcast hosts
Review the different features and prices of the main podcast hosting platforms. find the best one for your podcast
pitch your podcast to a network
Learn what you need to know and do in order to pitch your podcast to a major network and how to contact them
guide basic podcast tips
Some basic tips from a podcaster who spent hours reviewing people's podcasts and put together this list of advice.
how to monetize your podcast
Learn some insights on how to monetize your podcast in a realistic way. Information on the right partnerships and deals

Tutorials

Setting the LUFS (loudness units full scale) Level in REAPER for correct loudness of your podcast

Recording, importing and editing in the timeline. Then mixing, mastering for loudness and exporting.

Learn how to use Loopback combined with Cleanfeed to record high-quality audio directly into your recording software.

This is how to make your voice sound better in Audacity for gameplay commentaries, when singing, performing a voice over and more.

In this video, you'll learn how to remove unwanted background noise using Audacity.

In this video, you'll learn how to record, edit, and export a podcast episode using Audacity

Learn how to properly use a noise gate with Mike Russell.  He shows how to find the correct threshold using the average rms amplitude.

Dramatically improve your audio by recording in a space that's treated for sound. All the tools, materials & instructions needed.

How to Create an Audio Spectrum and Visualizer in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects for more engaging social media content

Mixing and mastering in reaper. I also share a number of podcast workflow tips and tweaks that save me a lot of time in my process.

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
headphone holder desk mount
$12
Hang your headphones from a simple desk mount to save desk space and prevent dropping them. 2 different options listed
motu-m2 audio interface
$170
Usb-c audio interface with built in loopback for recording and mixing computer output. It has 120db of dynamic range and lcd meters.
Behringer MICROAMP HA400 Headphone Amp
$24
The compact Behringer HA400 headphone amplifier can power up to 4 pairs of headphones and up to 4 independent volumes.
sennheiser e935 xlr podcast mic
$180
Cardioid dynamic mic with excellent build quality and high frequency response. Also recommended for musicians.
InnoGear mic stand
$50
Microphone arm stand is suitable for any mic up to 4.4 lbs. Made of iron. Movement is solid and smooth without any metal noise.
sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone
$90
Ideal for sound monitoring in recording studios, podcasting, radio, film production, video, electronic news gathering.

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
Type of compressed audio file used to submit your episode
Boosts the gain and reduces the louder parts
Ad that can be adjusted without changing the file
Ambient sound your mic picks up when you're not speaking
2 audio tracks. One for the left and right channel.
Single audio track that plays the same in every speaker
Attenuates audio lower than a set frequency
Cuts off audio at a specified level
Distortion that happens when audio is too loud.