Episode 8

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16th Jul 2020

Recording Etiquette

How can we ensure consistent and optimal sound quality in every one of our episodes? On this PodOn episode, we chat about the recording etiquette every podcaster should follow before they sit down and start rolling. If you’ve ever struggled with audio during post, or have had to throw away some of your best pods because of poor audio, this episode will cover several key points you can cover before hitting record. Listen now to learn all about the industry’s handy tools and spot the best recording environment — so you don’t have to do an episode in a restaurant with a handheld recorder.

Jump straight into:

(00:56) - Starting right with what you have - “I think first and foremost, is understanding the type of equipment that you have and what you have access to.”

(02:29) - Recording from a closet and evaluating environments - “Microphones can only do so much, it’s more about the environment that you are recording in.” 

(03:25) - Achieving the right energy will do wonders for your show - “Really, just don’t go in cold.”

(05:39) - Remote recording and anticipating technical difficulties - “Try to do a test run before if you can, it doesn’t have to take more than five or ten minutes.”

(08:16) - Why re-recording isn’t a podcasting taboo -  “Don’t put anything out there that you’re not happy with.” 

(10:22) - Always double check! - “It’s not live, remember you do have the magic of editing on your side.”

PodOn is hosted by TJ Bonaventura and Julian Lewis, founders of the full-service podcast company based in San Francisco, StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, you can reach us at http://studiopodsf.com, send us an email at info@studiopodsf.com or contact us through our social media channels as @studiopodsf. Music by GaryOAKland.

StudioPod also offers an AirBnB Experience, where you can learn how to podcast; to learn more or to book one of our amazing courses, go to https://studiopodsf.com/courses.

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About the Podcast

PodOn Podcast
Created by the founders of StudioPod to share their best practices when podcasting.
Welcome to the PodOn Podcast! We launched to help you, the curious and scrappy podcaster, learn what it takes to launch, maintain, and grow your podcast. We provide best practices in 15-minute episodes, complemented with interviews of industry experts and podcasters across all genres. If you’re a podcaster, we would love to hear your story and your feedback. If you love this podcast, please subscribe and share it with your friends.

PodOn is hosted by TJ Bonaventura and Julian Lewis, founders of the full-service podcast media company based in San Francisco, StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, check out our website (http://studiopodsf.com). You can also send us an email (info@studiopodsf.com) or contact us through our social media channels (@studiopodsf).

About your hosts

TJ Bonaventura

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I began my podcasting journey in 2016. A friend and I tried to launch a podcast and I couldn't believe how much went into creating a show...crazy right?!? For the last 4 years, I've jumped headfirst in podcasting and have made it my passion and livelihood. Since opening StudioPod in 2018 I've helped companies, writers, professional athletes, doctors, and many others produce their podcasts.

Julian Lewis

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Working ~15 years in digital media and teaching a media course, I thought launching my own podcast would be easy. Overwhelmed, I outsourced production and editing to StudioPod, allowing me to focus on what I'm best at, the content and promotion. I joined forces with TJ to help make podcasting easier for the masses, as he did for me.