Want to create your podcast? Here are some tips to get you started on the adventure.

Welcome to this practical guide on creating a successful podcast. If you've always dreamed of sharing your ideas, knowledge, or love for a particular subject, creating a podcast is an excellent way to reach your audience and give free rein to your creativity. In this article, we will guide you through the essential steps to launch your own quality podcast.

Female podcaster in front of a Rodecaster Pro console in a podcast studio. | © Plug The Jack

Making a Podcast: Choose Your Subject and Ideal Format

The choice of subject and format is essential to create a captivating podcast. Think about your passions, interests, and what excites you. Make sure to select a topic that you are truly passionate about, as this will be reflected in your episodes. Next, determine the format that best suits your content, whether it be interviews, monologues, reports, debates, etc. It is important to choose a format that allows you to effectively communicate your ideas.

Create Your Podcast: Get Prepared by Familiarizing Yourself with Podcast Equipment

To create a quality podcast, it is important to master the recording equipment you will be using. Do not hesitate to consult our tutorials on podcast creation to familiarize yourself with the two main tools of our studios: the Rodecaster Pro and Shure MV7 microphones. It’s not very complicated, but a bit of preparation is beneficial before heading to the studio for the first time. Also, plan to spend an extra hour in the studio to get a good handle on the equipment.

You have the option to record your podcast directly onto a memory card or connect your computer to the Rodecaster Pro via your recording software. Depending on your preferences, prepare your micro-SD card or recording software.

Before starting the recording of your podcast in the studio, check the recording settings, such as the file format (e.g., WAV or MP3) and the sampling rate, to obtain the best possible audio quality. By default, our studios' system has settings that suit the vast majority of podcasters

Plan and Structure the Episodes of Your New Podcast

Good preparation is essential for your podcast to be organized and interesting. Before each episode, plan and structure the content you want to cover. Make a list of topics to discuss and create a script or notes to guide you. This will help you keep the thread and avoid digressions, making your podcast clearer and more enjoyable to listen to.

Optimal Positioning Behind the Microphone for Quality Podcast Recording

To obtain a quality recording, it is crucial to position your mouth properly in relation to the microphone. Maintain a distance of about 4 to 6 inches between your mouth and the microphone for a clear and balanced recording.

Avoid excessive movements of your head or body during recording in order to maintain consistent sound quality and be attentive to noises caused by handling or touching the microphone.

Shure MV7 microphone in podcast studio with Rodecaster Pro console in the background. | © Plug The Jack

Launch Your Podcast: Record and Edit Your Episodes

Once everything is ready, it’s time to move on to recording. Follow your plan and don’t hesitate to redo takes if necessary. After recording, it's time for editing. There are many podcast editing software options, such as Audacity, Reaper, Pro Tools, or GarageBand. During editing, you can adjust the volume of each track separately, remove mistakes, add background music, and create a sonic identity for your podcast.

Choose a Hosting Platform and Publish Your Podcast

After recording and editing your episodes, it’s time to share them with the world. Choose a podcast hosting platform, such as SoundCloud, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Deezer, or Anchor, which will allow you to upload your episodes and broadcast them to a wide audience.

Don’t forget to create an attractive description and add tags with relevant keywords to facilitate the search and SEO of your podcast.

Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro headphones on desk in podcast studio. | © Plug The Jack

Now It’s Time to Launch Your Podcast

By following these essential steps, you are ready to create a captivating podcast that will win over your audience. Don't forget to promote your podcast on social media and interact with your audience. Go ahead and share your stories with the world.

Your voice deserves to be heard!