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How to set up your podcast

Before you hit the record button, there are a few final steps you need to take to prepare your podcast. Once you’ve set up your podcast hardware and software, it’s time to plan how you will prepare before connecting to the host (if applicable) and recording the podcast.

While the equipment for launching a podcast is important, always remember that a good presenter includes some preparation, even if the environment seems very fluid. Setting up a podcast professionally will obviously help you get started confidently right away, but you can also start small.

The bare minimum includes a podcast microphone, shock absorber, microphone boom / boom, and a pop filter. USB mics like Blue Microphones’ Snowball start at $ 60.

Most of the podcast equipment buying advice you read about podcast microphones is to buy a dynamic microphone that points forward with good deflection, which means it picks up your voice clearly without the unwanted sounds you record everywhere. If you opt for a stand-alone microphone, you can always pick up a separate set of headphones – even the ones you have – and you might also consider buying or making a microphone stand to keep you comfortable with your podcast.

To start a podcast, all you need is a USB microphone, pop filter, headphones and a computer. This is always the most difficult to satisfy, but you can most likely start your podcast with a simple tool you already have or can easily find, such as a headset with a built-in microphone. If you are looking for a cheaper microphone option when setting up a podcast studio, check out this cheap microphone for under $50.

Sound quality is important, but it doesn’t take a lot of money to get a good quality podcasting microphone. Most laptops have built-in microphones, but if you don’t want your readers to hear you breathe or hear a floating tone, you should invest in a decent podcast setup. Choosing the best podcasting setting can be confusing, especially if you don’t have a history of audio recording.

To create a podcast, you will need some hardware, software, and some knowledge of how to use them. In this section, we’ll go over the hardware and software required to run a podcast. We walk you through the basic equipment you need to run a podcast, a few tips, and how to stand out as a podcast host. Before we talk about podcast hardware and equipment, it’s important to be clear about the type of podcast you want to start.

As an entrepreneur, you should consider learning how to create podcasts to reach this growing audience and grow your business with content marketing. We have a bonus section below that gives you tips on how to create your new podcast [after you’ve done this for your brand, we also recommend that you watch Launching YouTube Channel and TikTok Account to make money.

Take your notebook or whiteboard with you at any time and start planning your podcast like a professional. With your thoughts, avatar, and niche, it’s time to start brainstorming how your podcast is different from other similar podcasts.

Your podcast is in its infancy, and as a result, the concept of your show will likely change a bit when you record your first few episodes. Before we get started, it will be much easier to create a template that you can reuse every time you record a podcast episode. Keep in mind that it will look different depending on the format of your episode – create a podcast template that works for you. I just open the template, click File -> Save As and save the file under the name of my episode (i.e.

It’s also a great way to enhance the show’s note pages by giving your listeners the ability to hit the play button while they read the notes.

On your podcast page, people will be able to see your current episode feed. Also, set up a FeedBurner podcast feed that you use to submit your show to iTunes and Stitcher. Share these audio files in an RSS feed so they can be redistributed via Apple Podcast and downloaded or streamed to any device on demand.

If you want to podcast with guests or guests, this is a good choice (see below for more details). You can start recording a podcast using just your iPhone and headphones. When recording a podcast, you just need to plug in a USB microphone and open the recording software on your computer. How to record and edit podcasts Now that you have connected your microphone to your computer, you will use audio editing software to record and edit episodes of podcasts.

After you finish recording, editing, and creating a podcast, you can upload it to hosted sites such as Libsyn, Soundcloud, Anchor, and Transistor. They will generate your RSS feed for you to send to Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other players. The most popular podcast listening applications make sure you submit RSS feeds to these podcast players. As I said, apps like Overcast and Castbox clean up the Apple Podcasts directory, so if you submit to Apple first, you will end up there too.

After you finish setting up your RSS feed and download multiple episodes, Google Podcast Publisher will post your podcast in multiple locations over the course of a few days. It’s important to make sure that the podcast host can host each of your shows on a separate RSS feed and that you can manage them using your control panel. Your podcast’s RSS feed is what will connect you to your audience, so it’s important to choose a podcast hosting service that suits your needs.

For more information on how podcast distribution works, please read this guide. I have a separate guide on how to submit your podcast to iTunes, but in Buzzsprout, just click on Apple Podcasts under the Contents tab and follow the instructions for putting them together. If you are just starting out, you can try to publish your podcast on Anchor or Soundcloud for free. You need to use recording software on your computer to record your show. Fortunately, the programs used by top podcasts are usually free.

This may be more than necessary to edit a podcast, but if you are using a high-quality mixer and hardware, then it may also be a good idea to try Adobe Audition. At the same time, Adobe Audition is the digital audio workstation used by many pros. Both companies provide free versions of software that allow you to record live audio, edit files, change the speed/pitch of the recording, cut and merge, and send your podcast to a digital audio file – you have the choice.

32 thoughts on “How to set up your podcast”

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    That’s pretty helpful. I actually just set up my own podcast after having listened to Joe Rogan and others for a while as I believe it’s a great way to reach people these days.

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    I’m interested in doing podcasts. The information contained in this blog is beneficial. I know how to make podcasts and tips and tricks to make more engagement from the listeners, such as posting our podcast on many platforms: Tiktok, Youtube, and Facebook.

  3. Nattaya Rattanaekkawin

    Thank you for your information to creating a podcast. I planned to record the podcast with my high school friend after the midterm, and I used to think that creating a podcast is easy, but now I need to change my mind🥲 (maybe because I’m not good at understanding some technique to record the sound or use software and hardware). If I have issues while recording podcast, could I ask you for some advice please🥺

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