The fantastic thing about podcasting is that someone can form it. It’s a rare medium that’s almost as easy to bring collectively as it’s to spend. And as such, no two other folks form it exactly the identical system. There are a wealth of hardware and system alternatives beginning to doable podcasters, so setups bustle the gamut from NPR studios to USB Skype rigs.
We’ve asked some of our favourite podcast hosts and producers to specialize in their workflows — the equipment and system they employ to bring collectively the job performed. The checklist to this level entails:
This week, it’s a pleasing, in-depth workflow from Mary Phillips-Sandy and Lizzie Jacobs, the host and producer (respectively) of Let’s Voice About Cats. Now in its 2d season, the Acast network uncover sits down with artists, musicians and varied creatives to, nicely, teach about their cats. Most up-to-date interviews contain Trip Doctor Chris Barron and grownup actress/writer, Stoya.
Episodes will seemingly be found on the legitLet’s Voice About Cats web roar materialand purveyors of finer podcasts in each place.
We narrative most of our episodes at our network’s suppose of business in Recent York. They’ve quandary up rather of recording room that Acast shows can employ — it’s useful, and there are constantly adorable canines inserting around. No cats, though.
The Acast home has ElectroVoice RE20 microphones with windscreens on ElectroVoice 309A mounts. Like that heat, fundamental sound. Additionally, I (Mary) am self-conscious about my S’s, and these mics form an even job of controlling them. The headphones are Sony MDR-7506s. They’re… truthful. Over-ear headphones constantly roughly suck for me as a consequence of they squish my glasses. The headphones bustle by technique of a PreSonus HP4 amp, which lets everybody quandary their stages exactly the set they wish them.
The studio board is a Zoom LiveTrak L-12 and the DAW is Hindenburg, which we finest employ for recording. Lizzie edits and mixes the uncover at home with ProTools and her loved Sennheiser HD 380 pros. She must be paying consideration to reasonably a few Cats earlier than her head hurts from the headphones. But she doesn’t set up on glasses.
We strive and steer clear of a ways off interviews. The more we form the uncover, the more we’ve realized that it works easiest when the guest is right here in person. We bring collectively fleet transitions between segments, and one bit (the Cat Quiz) involves handing over a varied prize, so getting that IRL response is required. (Lizzie cutting in right here. Mary’s prizes are subsequent-level. It’s improbable what she’s in a location to win on eBay, Etsy and I don’t even know the set else. The uncover would not be what it’s without them, or without Mary’s analysis skills. Per week she digs up something be pleased a fundamental scent packaged with a cat figurine in a feather boa, or musical theater-themed cat stickers.)
When a ways off is the correct possibility, we’ll form Skype with Ladiocast on the studio pc private computer. We additionally inquire of our company to narrative within the neighborhood with regardless of prosumer or suppose of business studio equipment they are able to bring collectively their hands on — anything to bring collectively their voices sound closer.
This would possibly maybe maybe well also be glaring, nonetheless Dropbox is required to our assignment. Now we maintain a shared folder with Acast the set studio tracks bring collectively uploaded so Lizzie (or Virginia, who helps with manufacturing) can snatch them. We additionally employ it to portion clips and images for social media. Talking of which, we’ve been the employ of Headliner to bring collectively captioned preview videos for Instagram and Twitter. Very useful, extremely counsel. We are not graphic designers, so we employ Canva to bring collectively images for our social accounts and web roar material, which we constructed on Squarespace, the employ of one of our favourite podcast’s promo codes for a good deal.
Scripts, analysis, reserving trackers, scheduling and all the pieces else occurs in Google Power/Calendar, which we’d be misplaced without. In season one we labored with a human for transcription, nonetheless she went assist to grad faculty, so now we employ Otter. It’s not finest, nonetheless it absolutely’s by a ways the finest automatic transcription system we’ve found, and that that you would possibly maybe maybe well’t beat the stamp. I (Mary but again) undoubtedly be pleased taking a whereas to fight by technique of and correct transcripts, as a consequence of it’s an even system to grow to be (a ways more) attentive to your verbal tics. By the fourth “clearly,” you is in all likelihood searching to drag assist in time and slap yourself.