Your company and brand will benefit greatly from podcasting if you recognize the significance of content creation. Launching a podcast opens yourself up to a new audience of listeners who would never have discovered or consumed your long-form material otherwise.
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How to Start a Podcast
1. Find a podcast subject matter.
It would be best if you first decided on a topic to get your podcast off the ground. When you do this, you should write up a minimum of 15-20 episode subjects, along with what you’d talk about and who you’d question if you were doing an interview.
You need to conduct a stress test to avoid running out of concepts before your podcast gets off the ground. A solid foundation is essential for every concept you have.
When deciding on a subject for your podcast, ask yourself whether you’ll still like recording fresh episodes on it in two years. Make a decision that you’re enthusiastic about. When the going gets tough, you’ll be able to stay focused on your goals because of your enthusiasm.
2. Create an identity for your podcast
After that, we’ll discuss how to build a podcast brand. Giving your podcast’s branding some thought is important since it’s the first thing new listeners notice about your show.
It’s time to be creative with the name of your podcast
Consider the importance of a person’s first name. You and your listeners should be able to relate to the name of your podcast. Listeners should be able to deduce the podcast’s topic simply by looking at the title.
Consider the following while deciding on a name for your podcast:
- Make it a maximum of four words.
- Be concise while yet retaining interest.
- To avoid using “Podcast,” do not use the phrase “The.”
- Spell and pronounce it correctly.
- Take your time and choose a name that makes you happy to utter out loud.
- Keep an eye on the competition.
Many podcasting services include a “hook” or a summary of the episode with the podcast’s name. However, don’t become too attached to this. If you want people to discover your podcast, use terms that will help them, but don’t overdo it, or you might get punished.
3. Select a subcategory
You may pick from various podcast genres, such as politics, sports, entertainment, and much more. If you’re looking for new podcasts, you’ll need to select a genre that correctly reflects your show’s subject matter.
Your show may be deleted from certain directories if it’s classified in a genre that is wholly unrelated to its content.
In the description of your podcast, make sure to include the following:
- Get people interested in it
- What should I do before this?
- Make a case for why your podcast is worth listening to
- Keep in mind that podcasting platforms serve as both indexes and indexers. Include keywords that will help people discover your podcast while looking for new podcasts.
5. Make a podcast recording.
Podcast recording seems to be more difficult than it is. The following procedures are necessary for a successful podcast recording.
Look for a place with a good sound system.
Decide on a location where there will be the least amount of noise. Consider the potential sources of noise in your immediate surroundings. Is your computer equipped with a fan? Refrigerators? Cellphones? Cats? Dogs? Is that a TV? It will be much simpler to work with a recording that has been cleaned up.
If there is wooden flooring or many windows on your property, you should endeavor to reduce echo. You are not required to spend a lot of cash on audio treatment straight first, even if you’re a professional. Mover blankets are an easy way to eliminate echoes. A clearer recording is made possible by the sound-absorbing properties of soft things.
Make changes to your computer systems.
Make sure your microphone is connected to the computer by changing the settings in your system options. When utilizing a condenser microphone, make sure the phantom power is on.
When you’re done with the program, please open it and alter the bars and rhythms to match the music. For podcasts, bars and rhythms aren’t necessary since we’re not listening to music.
Set the recording volume to a moderate level.
A record at a lower volume. Excessively loud audio should never be recorded. If you speak too loudly, your audio will sound distorted, and you won’t be able to make it louder afterward.
To ensure that the volume never exceeds 0 decibels or goes “into the red,” test with a loud laugh or an expressive remark.
Make an audio recording of excellent quality.
Audible sound distortions called compression artifacts accumulate over time. As a result, it’s important to begin with, a premium WAV or AIFF file while recording. 24-bit, 48 kHz resolutions are fantastic. Even though you’ll most likely distribute your podcasts as audio files, you should record them in a high-quality AFF file at the beginning.
Maintain a steady vocal tone and mouth positioning
When speaking, give heed to where your face is positioned with respect to the microphone. Your volume levels should be consistent. Position your mic to the side to avoid the diaphragm being hit by air bursts.
Don’t place it at an elevation that goes against the directional microphone’s pickup pattern.
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Our Studios for Podcasts
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You’ll find everything you need in our studio, whether recording, shooting a movie, or doing a podcast.
A four-person podcasting crew may use this equipment.
- Mixer Rodcaster Pro
- Mics and headphones from Shure MV7X.
- 75-inch flat-screen tv
- The Use of Aperture Lighting
- Backdrop Lighting in RGB Colors
- Integrated Video Switching
- Three 4K camera systems