How To Start Podcasting 2019 Tutorial Equipment, Software, Tips and Tricks

How To Start Podcasting 2019 Tutorial Equipment, Software, Tips and Tricks


Podcasting is a powerful marketing tool
and its ability to fit snugly into our busy lives gives it a lot of potential. Your audiences can listen to it during their commute, at the gym or even at
their desks. Listening to a podcast is a very connecting experience and it can
establish a strong connection between you and your listeners and that’s why in
today’s video I am sharing the best software, hardware and other services
that will help you record edit and publish your podcast quickly. That’s
coming right up! Hi I’m Pramod from pramodgeorge.com
and I want to help you build an online presence quickly and in today’s video
I’m talking about how to choose microphones, audio recording and editing
software and online publishing services so that you can focus on your
content and getting your podcast started! I’m sharing tips and tricks that I
learned the hard way so that you can build on my experience and save a lot of
time. Make sure you stick around to the end because I’m going to share two free
podcast hosting sites for your next podcast. Remember that links and discounts to everything that we discuss in today’s
episode will be available in the video description so make sure you take
advantage of them. If you’re new to podcasting here is the quick summary a
podcast is an audio file that can be downloaded and listened to by anybody. Some people like to think of podcasts as radio shows on demand. Podcasting has
become so popular today that people have created podcasts on every topic
imaginable. So enough of the history lesson, let’s get to the most important
part of podcasting and that is of course the microphones. Remember in podcasting audio quality is as important as content. It’s so simple to create great quality
audio that audiences will not tolerate podcast with bad quality audio. This
is unfortunate because even though you might have something valuable to say
people won’t take you seriously if you don’t
take yourself seriously first and invest in some good hardware. Here’s how you can choose a good microphone. The first thing to remember is that most mics are built
for a very specific purpose and they behave differently in different
circumstances knowing this is the key to buying a microphone that works for
recording podcasts specifically there are two things about these mics that you
need to understand their type and their pickup patterns there are two types of
mics in the consumer market right now they are the condenser mics and the
dynamic mics the condenser mics are designed to be super sensitive to all
frequencies of sounds and intended to capture high-quality sounds like that of
the vocals of a singer there these are the mics that you see in professional
audio recording studios unfortunately because they are so sensitive when you
bring it into a normal room like yours or mine it picks up even the oddest of
noises like the echoes in the room or the cat screeching on the world outside
your house and that is why condenser mics are often used in rooms which are
soundproof like recording studios the dynamic mic however is more robust and
picks up sounds only near the mic dynamic mics are the ones you see
singers use at a concert I leave a link to a video that explains the differences
between the two types of mics if you want to learn more however I always
suggest you get the dynamic mics for podcasting specifically because most of
us don’t have a soundproof environment the second thing about microphones that
you need to know is the pickup pattern the pickup pattern will tell you from
which directions the mic will pick up audio signals now let’s put all this
together and find out which is the best microphone for podcasting which is my
recommendation the best value for money mic that you can get is the audio
technica area 2100 so here’s why I love this microphone so for starters it’s a
dynamic microphone so like I told you a few minutes ago I prefer dynamic mics
over condenser mics for podcasting the second reason I love this microphone is
that it’s got a cardioid pickup pattern which means that it picks up sounds well
from when the sound is in front of it but it rejects or suppresses sounds when
the sound is coming from behind it and that is good when you’re in a non
soundproof environment like your room so when you’re talking into your microphone
it’s going to pick up your voice much better than it’s going to pick up the
echoes in your room that’s coming from behind it or the sound that’s coming
from outside your room the third reason why I love the audio technica idea 2100
is that it’s built really well and it’s got great sound quality and last but not
least another reason why I really love this microphone is because of the
connector types that it has it has an XLR output a USB output and a 3.5 mm
audio jack now if you want my full review and all my thoughts about the
audio technica idea 20100 and just why it’s such an amazing microphone check
out this other video which I made it’s a full length video that’s going to focus
only on why the audio technica idea 2100 is so great now every microphone
requires some accessories to make it convenient to use here is my
recommendation for the absolute required accessories for microphones number one
is the pop filter a pop filter or a pop shield is a noise protection filter for
microphones it serves to reduce or eliminate popping sounds caused by
saying closes like the letters P’s bees which is caused by the mechanical
impact of fast-moving air on the microphones diaphragm additionally a pop
filter can also protect against the accumulation of saliva on the microphone
elements a salt in our saliva can actually be corrosive to the microphone
so using a pop filter may improve the life span of your microphone so
essentially a pop filter reduces the plosives and gives you cleaner audio to
work with now there are two types of pop filters one is the form pop filter and
the other is a nylon windscreen pop filter both do a great job but I have
found that the foam pop filter is more practical for everyday use also if you
want to learn more about the differences between a nylon windscreen and a form
pop filter I made a separate video for that as well and I recommend you go
check it out I’ll leave links in the video description or in the video right
around this area another accessory that you probably need is a microphone stand
the audio technica area 2100 and some other mics mostly come with a foldable
table stand while they work for best results I would recommend that you get
yourself a scissors boom mic stand with a shock absorber there are two main
advantages of having your mic mounted on these stands when you mount your mic on
a table stand noises from your table hand mouse movement and keyboard typing
travel through the stand and into your recording you don’t want that having
your mic mounted on a boom stand reduces this problem to a great extent and if
you choose to add a shock absorber it will remove the problem entirely this
stand also allows you to move your mic freely around your workspace without
getting in the way of your other devices really great advantage if you should ask
me there are many companies that provide great quality scissors boom stand and I
will leave some links to the best ones for your perusal as for me I use the
newer stand which I have been using without any problems for the last three
years links to the exact stand that I use is mentioned in the video
description okay now that we’ve got all the hardware we need let’s talk about
software to record and edit your podcast audacity enough said next topic
audacity is a free open source software and does a fantastic job of recording
editing and even editing your mp3 metadata and is the go-to software for
millions of podcasters you can download audacity by going to audacity team.org
you can find downloads for Windows Mac and Linux and once you’ve downloaded it
all you need to do is open it up set your primary microphone and start
recording it’s as simple as that now once you’re done producing your podcast
you will need some place to host it while your first start would be to host
it on your own server or website that might not be a great idea while you can
publish your podcast on your website it’s always best to keep your podcast
stream separate because traffic from your podcast can affect your website’s
performance or vice versa hosting with a dedicated podcast hosting service will
provide you with an RSS link which you can later share with iTunes stitcher or
any of the other popular podcast search engines so that people can find your
content easily now there are many paid services out there that do a great job
and honestly you don’t need my recommendation because they are all
great a quick Google search will tell you which ones but I suggest a free
service that does it in a slightly better job and the two of them are
podcast comm and anchor dot fm and they are two surprisingly free podcast
hosting services that give you free podcast hosting with unlimited bandwidth
and storage you might want to check these two services out before you pay
for an account with services like Lipson or soundcloud well that’s it from me for
this video I hope you liked it let me know in the comment section if you are
ready to publish your podcast or if you we have one make sure to leave a comment
telling us in brief about your podcast and if the brief is interesting I’ll
take a look at it if you have any specific questions please let me know in
the comment section and I would be happy to answer them for you
don’t forget links and discounts to everything we discussed in today’s
episode will be available in the video description so make sure you take
advantage of that so and finally if you like this video let me know by hitting
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that’s coming your way and if you didn’t like the video let me
know in the comment section why you didn’t like the video
did I miss something perhaps well that’s it from me for today’s video until I see
you next time with another great episode this is for all the creative

5 thoughts on “How To Start Podcasting 2019 Tutorial Equipment, Software, Tips and Tricks

  1. This is great! Been wanting to start a sports podcast and this pretty much gave me everything I needed to know to get started. Thanks, Pramod!

  2. Man your videos are so helpful and easy to follow along with, can’t believe you don’t have 1mil subscribers yet but I know it’s just a matter of time till you do and I will still be following and leave those random comments reminding you of your 1k days 💯👍💪 thanks for all your helpful tips, time and afford.

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