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WHAT’S THIS EPISODE ABOUT?

 

Recording Tips for Solo Podcasts 

“Should I wear headphones when I’m recording my solo podcasts?” This is another question from the community that I’ve seen more often lately. And I’ve found that people are getting stopped in their tracks by which option is “right or wrong”. 

So, here is my answer:

IT DEPENDS!

Do you know that your levels are right when you’re recording? Be honest, how long have you been podcasting? Are you confident you’re recording at the right input level?

Solo Podcast Recording Tips

“Should I wear headphones when I’m recording my podcast?” This is another question from the community that I’ve seen more often lately. And I’ve found that people are getting stopped in their tracks by which option is “right or wrong”. 

So, here is my answer:

IT DEPENDS!

Do you know that your levels are right when you’re recording? Be honest, how long have you been podcasting? Are you confident you’re recording at the right input level?

BRAND NEW to Podcasting…

You need headphones if you’re brand new podcasting…

Wait, what? 

Did I just contradict myself? Yes and no. Because I still believe you don’t HAVE to have headphones if you’re recording a solo podcast. But if you are vehemently against headphones (LIKE ME!) then you’re going to be fine.

What Kind of Headphones?

I’m not an equipment snob and don’t have it in my budget for expensive headphones. And honestly, they make my ears all hot and sweaty! (Is that weird? Maybe a little gross? TMI at the very least, right?) Well, it’s the truth! 

I’ve used my iPhone 6 headphones when I listen back to my audio during the editing process, but I DON’T use them while I’m recording.

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What’s More Important Instead…

Instead of investing in expensive headphones or trying to find the “right pair”, here’s what you should focus on instead:

  • RELY ON YOUR TEST AUDIO

    • MUST DO A TEST CLIP!

  • CHECK YOUR LEVELS WHILE YOU’RE RECORDING

    • ARE YOU IN THE RED, YELLOW, OR GREEN?

  • ADJUST YOUR MIC POSITION

    • DO YOU NEED TO MOVE CLOSER OR MOVE BACK? 

Solo Podcast Recordings

To All of You Seasoned Podcasters…

But if you’ve been podcasting and feel like you’ve gotten in the groove AND you don’t like wearing headphones when you record solo…

THEN DON’T!

I don’t when I’m recording my solo podcast episodes.

Now…Interviews…totally different story!

Recap: Solo Podcast Recording: Why You DON’T Need HeadphonesPodfest

  1. Brand New Podcasters
  2. Seasoned Podcasters

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  1. Janice says:

    Thanks soooo much for all the great info!! Such helpful hints!’

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