PODCASTS PART II


We all know that professionalism is key in any industry. It equally applies when it comes to podcasting. No matter how interesting or entertaining your podcast is, no one will listen to it if it does not a certain measure of quality. In this article, we are going to see a tools that will definitely improve the quality of your podcast.

EQUIPMENT
As long as you have a recording tool and the right software you can start your own podcast. Our phones definitely have the capability, of recording our show and are even able to post the shows for us. The ultimate difference between a professional podcaster and a amateur one is the quality of the equipment they use.

1. Microphones
There are different types of microphones. Our own smart phones have mics. But they is a certain quality needed for podcasts. Depending on the tools you have at your disposal. You can purchase a mic to that effect. There are mics that can be used with the phone and there are others that are compatible with computers.

2. Filters
Filters help reduce the noise while recording your podcast. It is a definite plus when you want your podcast to sound absolutely amazing. Without all the background noises your show will sound really professional.

3. Mics Stands
It certainly improves the quality of your podcast when you avoid moving the microphone around. It certainly helps with to reduce feedback.



4. Mixers
Mixers are key especially when you have more than one microphone (for interviews). It certainly helps to reduce feedback and to equalize all the audios. If you can not afford a mixer some recording software have equalizers that will equalize the voices. But the physical mixer is better.

5. Softwares
For smart phones there are different podcasting software one can download, that have the bits and pieces required for a successful podcast. However for serious podcasting it is recommended you use a computer or a laptop. And for that you will need to download certain application software to do so. There are several software that you can use, basically, all you need from your software is to be able to record, edit, mix and stream your podcast.

WRITTEN BY IAN MUCHINA


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