Build your Podcast

All the resources, tutorials, gear and guides to build and grow your podcast.
In one convenient place

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Jack Rhysider started Darknet Diaries with no podcast experience and grew it to 3 million downloads a month. Jack explains exactly what he did to build Darknet Diaries. Music by Pocket Grooves

Resources

Artwork Preview
Preview what your podcast cover art will look like on multiple platforms like Apple Podcast, Pocket Casts and Tunein
Editframe
Editframe is a suite of multimedia creation tools that allows podcasters to convert audio snippets into video for social media
Pocket Grooves
Music from the talented musician Sebastian Phillips. Described as an auditory scrap book, these tracks are perfect for podcasts.
Silverman Sound
Free creative commons stock music library. Created by the legendary Shane Ivers. Credit is required for use in projects.
Audio Hero
A massive library of stock music and fx including over 300,000 tracks. $10/month gets you 50 downloads. Unused downloads rollover.
SoundSource
SoundSource is a mac only application that gives you complete control over your computer's audio devices and levels.
Quest 64
Really nice chill beats for your podcast at $10 a track. Recently bought a couple for my show. Wav file provided. Custom tracks also.
Loopback
Combine audio from different application sources and audio input devices, then make it available anywhere. Mac only.
Podnews
Top news source for podcasters. Get a daily briefing in your inbox every weekday about podcasting and on-demand audio
Transistor
Hosting platform that allows you to create multiple shows under the same account for no extra fee and includes detailed analytics

Guides

How to Pitch 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
Podcast SEO
Now that Google includes podcast episodes in their search engine results page. SEO for podcasts is relevant for growth.
Remote Podcast Recording
Recording podcasts remotely is something you'll need to do often. Learn the different options and best practices
How to Start a Podcast
The definitive guide for starting a podcast from scratch. This includes everything from developing a concept to marketing.
Podcast Hosting Platforms
Review the different features and prices of the main podcast hosting platforms. find the best one for your podcast
Monetize your Podcast
Learn some insights on how to monetize your podcast in a realistic way. Information on the right partnerships and deals
Basic Tips for Podcasting
Some basic tips from a podcaster who spent hours reviewing people's podcasts and put together this list of advice.
Apple Podcast Categories
List of the categories for Apple Podcast. You can select up to 3 of these categories when submitting your show.

Tutorials

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.

Using Sidechain Compression in OBS to mix vocals and game audio, how I process my podcast and how I record acoustic guitar for my reviews

How to remove vocals from a song using the center channel extractor effect with vocal remove preset from the legendary Mike Russell

Sibilance can be very off putting if not controlled. Use your DAW's de-ess effect to reduce high-end harsh sounding frequencies

Free and easy way to create your podcast cover art. We'll use unsplash for free stock images and photopea to add text.

How to make your own seamless 24x48" Rockwool acoustic panels for your home recording studio costing less than $20 per panel.

This video explains how to record desktop audio from an Apple computer using the OBS Studio software without using a paid app.

You can do quite a bit to improve voice over in premiere pro. Learn how using the essential sound panel with Mike Russell

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.
Frameworks 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
$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
$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 Desk Holder
$12
Hang your headphones from a simple desk mount to save desk space and prevent dropping them. 2 different options listed
Motu M2
$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
$24
The compact Behringer HA400 headphone amplifier can power up to 4 pairs of headphones and up to 4 independent volumes.
Sennheiser e935
$180
Cardioid dynamic mic with excellent build quality and high frequency response. Also recommended for musicians.
Mic Arm 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
$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.