Ready to take the leap from consumer to a creator? You might have been inspired by popular podcasts such as the Joe Rogan Experience or the thrilling murder mystery, Serial. Believe it or not, they started with just a few listeners too.
If you have a story to tell, we've got you covered. Get ready to learn how to take your podcast from sounding like it was recorded in a bathroom to sounding like it was recorded in a fancy studio.
Option #1 (Free)
A new AI tool by Adobe was released in early 2023 that can be used to reduce background noise, remove echoes, and improve overall quality. Speech enhancement makes voice recordings sound as if they were recorded in a professional studio.
- Record your audio
- Import clip to podcast.adobe.com/enhance
- Download enhanced mp3
Adobe Podcast BETA website
Option #2 ($30-175)
Depending on your podcast style preference, your budget will depend on the microphone you can afford. If you're looking to have a casual interview style podcast, look into a wireless microphone that can be clipped to a shirt or hold. We recommend the Magic Pop Mic, as dozens of our customers have used it in their podcasts, and sound amazing.
Beyond wireless microphones, there are several other affordable options that the pro's are using in their podcasts. Shure microphones deliver superior sound quality and versatility for podcasts. We recommend the Shure MV7X XLR Podcast Microphone as it doesn't require any additional cables or amplifiers. Just a USB connection.
Option #3 (Free Environments)
University of San Diego offers audio and video recording options for education, including private recording booths. The podcasting rooms are for class assignments and coursework only. However, contact your local college, sometimes they have programs that offer availability to alumni.
Creating a podcast doesn't have to break the bank. With a basic understanding of affordable options and recording techniques, podcasters can sound like a million bucks without spending it. Don't let a limited budget hold you back from creating great content. Embrace what you have and engage with your audience now.