Before you start recording, you should scope out a good place to set up your recording equipment. Your ideal space should:
DIY and at-home podcasters tend to use a couple of methods to create this ideal recording space: recording in a closet or under a blanket. Let's look at some pros and cons of each of these solutions.
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Once you know what you need in a recording space, you can start putting your at-home recording space together. Go to the DIY a Recording Space page to get some ideas.
This page will help you set up several different DIY recording space scenarios.
A recording cube is a portable tool you can use to capture high-quality spoken audio. You can buy a recording cube, but they are often both expensive and not very durable. This video shows you how to you can make your own recording cube.
You can check one out from the Studio along with a microphone or audio recorder!
A DAW or Digital Audio Workstation, is a computer software that you can use to record and edit audio, including podcasts. There are an array of them but this guide will focus on the ones available in the UTC Library Studio, if you would like help with these softwares please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This software is free for everyone and with streamlined capability offers easy entry to recording. Because it is free, it is very popular with podcasters.
Adobe Audition is a great intermediate audio editor, and offers more options and effects than Audacity. Audition is commonly used by professional podcasters.
GarageBand is a program that comes free with all iOS devices. It offers great help tools and may have come with your computer or phone but is designed for making music, not podcasts.