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What are the 10 Ways to Make Your Podcast Sound More Professional?

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We bet your podcast is a success if you have a good idea and can celebrate the occasion. The good news is that getting high-quality audio is now more accessible and affordable than ever. This aspect means that even essential gear won't cost a fortune; you can still manage that part of the puzzle. 

 

What are the 10 Ways to Make Your Podcast Sound More Professional?

You should also remember that podcasting is not just about audio quality. Here are some tips that will help you launch a successful podcast. They will be helpful in terms of sound quality and consistent results. 

 

  1. Initially find a quiet place with plenty of space. 

 Flat, hard surfaces reflect light in the same way as a mirror, and you'll be snuggled up against the flat, hard surfaces of your closet. Random blankets to be used in the bedroom can be considered a treat. Adding to any benefits you might see. 

 

  1. Try placing the indirect microphone 

 Speaking at a 45-degree angle to the microphone means that air does not enter directly into the diaphragm when you speak. This move reduces the number of loud sounds. 

two black headphones on brown wooden table

 

 Don't speak from an extreme angle. Otherwise, you will speak with a zero pickup pattern for directional microphones. As a result, your voice should sound more natural. You can experiment with microphone placement and record test audio to determine which sound best suits your voice. 

 

  1. Don't be too careful with your inputs 

 Speak in an average to loud voice to set a moderate input level. (That's about halfway on most meters) Then you can test the levels by laughing or using an emphatic phrase. This factor will ensure that the level does not exceed 0 dBFS or go "red." 

 

  1. Recording Hi-Res Audio Files

 

You don't want to create an M4A, MP3, or AAC file. They reduce the high-frequency range and cut the frequencies that make the performance sound natural. These artifacts can also be caused by bad encoding. They can get worse over time. Saving a high-quality AIFF or WAV file is the best solution. 

 

  1. Start with a plan, then take your time to create a great presentation.

Editing a script can be much easier than editing audio. It also gives you the advantage of having all your ideas in an easy-to-see format. 

  1. If possible, register remote hosts and co-hosts separately

 Another option is old-fashioned tape synchronization. Sign up and ask your remote host for a WAV/AIFF file to send to you. The files are then synchronized

 

  1. Try to get more insurance subscriptions when working remotely 

 Three recordings are likely to produce usable sound. From time to time, nevertheless, this is not constantly the case. The internet connection may be slow for a second, and they may lose their words. If we hear something important to is, we will ask the person to repeat it, it is insured. 

 

  1. You'll need twice as much time to mix and edit

 

 Podcast production doesn't just include recording and scripting. Editing, mixing, and quality control are also involved. The final step in podcast production is quality control. Your work is exemplary. This action should take as long as it takes to listen to the podcast. As a general rule, you should plan for at least two sets. 

 

  1. The better the mixture, the less you add. 

Podcasts are so rare that it's easier to hear everything you do in the mix. This factor means that extra movements will be heard and leave their mark on the audio signal. 

 

  1. For quality control, take your project to common listening locations

 Listen to your podcast at least once outside of your work environment during the quality control process. You're the only person with your listening environment, so your podcast should sound great to everyone. 

 

 Produce your next podcast 

black and silver headphones on black and silver microphone

 

These tips represent an optimal scenario. This guide assumes you will follow the recording steps above to mix adequately and plan your tempo and other relevant advice. Sometimes you may not control the recording process, and the sound is poor. These situations are why we recommend the following tips. And if you're in control of audio, try to get a professional-quality podcast with these tips. You should too keep in mind that podcasting is not presently about audio quality. We hope you enjoyed reading the tips that will help you launch a successful podcast. They will be supportive in terms of sound quality in addition to reliable results.