1. Computer

Mac or PC

Test your existing computer to see how it handles large audio files. You don't want wait for files to load and process.

2. Microphone

Ditch the built-in computer mic

Take your microphone selection seriously. The podcast represents your business and brand. A Shure MV7 is a great investment. 

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3. Studio Headphones

Monitor your work

Even if you’re not editing  it yourself, it’s necessary  to have a great pair of headphones to monitor  the sound as you record.

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4. A Quiet Space

Give your listeners this gift

If you’re struggling to find a space without echos and distracting sounds, it’s not unheard of for people to record shows inside a closet.

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5. Software

Podcast recording & editing apps

If you’re intimidated at the prospect of editing your own audio AND from a budget standpoint, you need to do your own editing, go with Alitu or Descript.

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6. Hosting

Add your podcast to Apple, Spotify, etc.

Podcast hosting is where you upload your audio files that connects you with podcasting platforms. Go with Buzzsprout or Captivate.

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7. Canva

Podcast artwork and social graphics

Canva makes it easy to create podcast cover art, social media graphics, and other podcast-related artwork.

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8. Zoom

Use Zoom for podcast interviews

In a few clicks you can set up your Zoom account as a stable place to record podcast interviews (and videos for YouTube). 

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