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How to Record a Podcast (Tools and Best Practices)
How to Record a Podcast (Tools and Best Practices)

Learn the Best Recording Tools, Best Practices for Recording, and How to Prepare Audio for Resound

Updated over a week ago

There are more ways than ever before to record audio for a podcast or spoken-word audio. In this article, we’ll show you how to record a podcast and the best practices to prepare your audio for Resound.

Can I record audio or video in Resound?

First things first, can you record in Resound? Unfortunately, you cannot record audio in Resound. We believe in radical focus. And we’re hyper-focused on building the AI audio engineer of the future, not building a recording platform.

If you want to record a solo track, we recommend using Resonate’s free online voice recorder. If you’re recording 2 or more people, we recommend using Riverside.

How to Record a Podcast

  • 🗣 For solo podcasters: We recommend recording on your computer with a tool like Quicktime, Windows Sound Recorder, or Garageband.

  • 👥 For podcasts with multiple participants: We recommend a tool like Squadcast or Zencastr (Free) for recording high-quality local audio in sync, over the internet.

  • 🎥 For video podcasts with multiple participants: We recommend

Other Recording Options

Learn More: Dive deeper into the best recording methods and best practices read our blog on How to Record a Podcast in 5 Easy Steps.

Best Practices For Recording a Podcast

  • Use a USB mic for higher quality. Avoid using computer speakers or phone speakers. The Samson Q2U or Audio Technica AT2005 cost roughly $50-$100 but will dramatically improve your sound quality.

  • 👥 Record with separate tracks for the best results in mixing. Remote recording tools like Squadcast do this automatically, but if you’re using Zoom you’ll have to manually go to Preferences > Recording > Record a separate audio file of each participant.

  • 💻 Record audio locally on your computer for the best quality. Zoom is convenient, but the audio quality is poor. If you conduct interviews over Zoom, Google Meet, or Skype ask all participants to record a local recording on Quicktime or Windows Sound Recorder, then have everyone send you the files afterward.

  • 🤫 Choose a quiet recording location. Find a room or walk-in closet with lots of sound-dampening materials like carpet, pillows, and curtains. Turn off A/C units, mini-fridges, or fans that cause background noise. Silence notifications.

  • 🎧 Wear headphones to monitor the recording in real-time. This prevents sounds from your computer speaker from bleeding back into the recording, allows you to hear any clipping or distracting sounds which are more subtle on a speaker, and can sometimes let you hear your voice through the mic too.

  • 🎤 Learn proper mic technique. Make sure you know your mic well, understand the best place to point your mouth at the mic, and speak with about 3-6” (one fist’s distance) between your voice and the mic.

  • Record with the highest quality possible. We recommend recording at WAV, 24-bit, 48 khz. Using a tool like Squadcast or Riverside can help guarantee you automatically get a high-quality format every time.

How to Prepare Audio for Resound

  • Record high-quality audio for the best results. Follow the best practices above to give us a high-quality file. Files with lots of background noise or a super quiet voice may lead to less accurate results.

  • Edit with Resound before mixing and mastering. Avoid adding EQ, compression, and other processing to the audio files before uploading.

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