The rise of podcasting has been one of the most exciting developments in popular media over the last decade. Podcasts are so easy to produce that even non-creatives can put something out into the world and learn as they go along. Additionally, audio storytelling can be done on a shoestring budget.
But there’s still a lot to know about how to make your voice sound professional and how to tell engaging stories through words alone. Read on for some tips on what you need to do if you want your podcast to sound great!
Audio quality will determine whether or not your podcast is successful
If your audio is distorted or difficult to hear, people will quickly lose interest in your show. That’s why it’s essential to take the time to make sure your audio is clear and loud enough for people to hear.
Audio equipment should be of excellent quality, with no distortion or hissing sounds leaking through!
Make sure to use a good microphone, noise-canceling headphones, a quality audio recorder, and an audio editing program to clean up any unwanted sounds in your recording. By taking the time to set up quality audio equipment, you’ll be sure to create a podcast that sounds great!
Use an audio editor to have professional quality audio
Audio files can be edited in an audio editor like Adobe Audition. With Audition, you can improve the sound quality of by removing noise and distortion on your audio tracks. It is crucial when recording interviews to record the audio on separate tracks. Using an audio editor, you can ensure that your podcast sounds professional and polished.
Paying attention to where you record
Audio quality will depend on your recording location. So understanding what type of environment is optimal for your podcast is crucial. For example, recording an episode in a conference room at the office might sound awful. But recording in a soundproof room, closet, or even a car ensures that your audience will hear you.
When conducting interviews, I don’t suggest using Skype, Zoom, or Facetime as your primary audio recorder. These programs tend to prioritize video quality over audio quality. Zencastr concentrates on exceptional audio quality. You will be able to video chat with your guest while having 2 separate audio recordings.
Reasons to invest in a professional audio production service
Podcast production services are affordable for getting professional-sounding audio for your show. They can help you with everything from editing to music licensing to promotion. They can help you find guests, book studio time, and create promotional materials. So, you can focus on what matters most—producing your podcast and creating engaging content!
If you need podcast editing services or podcast management, I am ready and waiting to partner with you to create a successful podcast strategy. Let’s chat about your goals today!