WEB TIPS: Recording your podcast

February 10, 2010   by Andrew Shedden

What are your options for recording a podcast onto your computer?
Well, at the risk of upsetting many of you rabid computer fans, my advice is don’t record onto your computer.
While you can record a perfectly adequate podcast on most computers, achieving true sonic excellence requires a highly optimized computer system.
Computers are very noisy inside so it can be a major pain trying to take all of the steps to make your recording sound great. If you are technically adept or can afford an expensive system you can get a very clean recording, but why bother?
I use a Marantz PMD 661 digital recorder that records a very high quality podcast and makes it available with virtually no post-recording production to “clean up” the sound.
You hit the record button, set the levels and you get awesome hiss, crackle, and pop free recordings. After all, your focus should be on creating highly valuable content, not being a sound engineer.
I recently recorded a short audio podcast on how manufacturers can effectively position their companies as the only logical choice. It’s called Power Positioning and is available by clicking here.

Andrew Shedden is the president of Broadfield Communications, a company that helps manufacturers improve their marketing and selling results. For instant access to over 75 articles, tools, tips and other resources that will improve your industrial marketing visit: http://www.broadfieldcommunications.

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