Before you Start a Podcast: 5 TipsBefore you start your own podcast, there are a few things you should do. I started my own podcast to help better understand the industry. I produce professional podcast intros and outros, and I felt I could do a better job if I appreciated all the dimensions of podcasting. I have learned a lot along the way. From my own experience and mistakes, here are five tips I wish someone had shared with me.Read More
Take a listen to the Blue Yeti USB microphone in action in my latest video.Read More
Starting Your Own Podcast #6: Analytics
Starting your own podcast? There is a lot to learn. Honestly, the most important thing to think about is your content. You have something to share with the world, and you need to think about how you are going to share that message. However, your podcast is going to need a place to live, and there are many details to consider when choosing a podcasting host.Read More
Starting Your Own Podcast #5: "How much space do I need?"
When starting your own podcast, how much space do you need from your podcasting host? Buzzsprout, Libsyn, PodBean, SoundCloud, Anchor, and others offer differing amounts of storage and bandwidth.Read More
Starting Your Own Podcast #4:Top Free Podcasting Hosting Services:
If you are going to start your own podcast, you need to find a place for it to live, or a host. If you already have a website, you may be able to host it there. However, the experts recommend using a dedicated podcast hosting service. These are uniquely suited to handle the specific demands of podcast hosting.Read More
Starting Your Own Podcast #4: Hosting and Syndication
Understanding hosting and syndication can be one of the trickiest parts of starting your own podcast. In this post, I hope to clear it up.Read More
4 Podcasting Software Options: Getting Started with Podcasting #2b
Recording and editing software is an essential element of producing a podcast. Here are four options to make you podcasting workflow easier and your audio sound great.Read More
Podcasting Software: Getting Started with Podcasting #2a
Podcasting software is an essential element of producing a podcast. Before selecting your software, it is good to understand what it does.
If you are getting ready to start a podcast or considering taking the one you have to the next level, there are three essential components to consider" You microphone, software, and podcast host. I covered microphones in the last post of this series. This time, I will write about software.Read More
Podcasters: Who Doesn't Like a Little Free Promotion?
I am looking for a little help and would love the chance to mention you on my new show: Pro Voice Guy Podcast.
I am not asking much. I would just like to record a short audio clip with the name of your name, the name of your podcast, and a little bit about your software and equipment.
If you are thinking of starting your own podcast, good for you! It won't take long to get yourself or your organization up and running. Before you get started, you will need to get a few things in place: a microphone, software for recording and editing, and a place to host your podcast. Once you have all of that ready, there are a few best practices to help you sound great. Today, I will cover one of the most essential things for a great podcast, your microphone.Read More
There was a time, not long ago, that access to professional quality voice talent and production was limited to people with big budgets. I remember when a simple :30 radio spot produced at a "mom and pop" studio was at least $200. For anything with top-notch talent and elaborate production, the cost would bump that into the thousands.
These days, you can get someone to produce a :30 spot for $5. As I mentioned in my last post, there are times when experienced, professional voice talent is worth every cent. However, there are also times it might be worth shopping the vast offerings of the internet for something a little less expensive.Read More
Technology has changed everything. The world of audio is no exception. When you listen to music, commercials, podcasts or when you hear the sound behind movies, television shows, and YouTube videos, you are experiencing the digital revolution in sound.
In my last post, I wrote about how much audio has changed during my career. From expensive analog gear to cheap digital gear you can buy online, the barriers to entry into the world of sound have been lowered tremendously.
The impact of these changes is massive. However, I want to focus on what all of this means for you if you are a business or organization looking to purchase voiceover services. In short, everything has changed, and nothing has changed.Read More
The first time I recorded my voice I was about ten years old. I was using a microphone my dad bought me at Radio Shack, and it was plugged into the cassette recorder I plugged into my parents’ stereo.
From there I was hooked. I studied communications in college and worked at the college radio station. While still in college, I found on-air work at a few small, local radio stations. After college, my radio career took me to Mount Pocono, PA; Allentown, PA; and Austin, TX.
I love the live on-air work, but I was always drawn to the more technical work of producing commercials, on-air promos, and other production elements. There was so much more to be done with sound when working in a recorded format.Read More