Creating consistently high-quality podcast content is challenging and requires careful planning. To ensure that you are getting the most out of your podcast it is important that the audio quality of your podcast reflects the quality of the content. If this is an area that you would like to improve there is a number of steps that can be taken to optimise the audio. These include assessing microphone placement, changing recording location, editing audio and upgrading equipment.
Read more for some further information on some of the steps you can take to get the most out of your podcast audio.
The first step in recording high-quality audio is choosing a recording location with limited background noise. Ensuring that the audio you record does not include excessive background noise will provide the best opportunity to optimise your audio at the editing stage.
Mic placement can make a significant difference not only in audio quality but also in comfort throughout the recording process. The best option for mic placement will depend on the equipment you are using for your podcast. Condenser microphones should typically be placed around 6-10 inches away when recording speech.
Whilst choosing to upgrade your equipment can lead to improvements in audio quality there is often scope to get more from existing equipment by experimenting with different approaches to recording. Many phone microphones can provide a good recording quality so trying a few short audio recordings at different distances and recording locations can be a great time investment in achieving high audio with existing equipment.
Once you have a high-quality audio recording there is a range of audio editing steps that can help achieve professional quality. Using a program such as Audacity or GarageBand can be invaluable in improving your podcast audio. DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) such as Logic, Cubase and ProTools provide significantly more scope to edit audio efficiently and are frequently used by professionals. Effects such as EQ, compression, reverb and gain can all help get the most out of your podcast.
At Listening Dog Media we offer a high-quality podcast audio editing service to help ensure you are getting the most out of your podcast. For more information on the range of podcast editing services we can provide get in touch with our team today by calling 0345 366 9759 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.