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Top tips for better podcast audio!

Updated: Nov 23, 2022


A lot of podcasts suffer from poor audio quality. They're recorded on Zoom or microphones that aren't that great. So what can you do to improve your audio quality?

Here are some tips and tricks I've picked up over my time editing podcasts and recording voice overs.



1. If you're recording an interview, make sure your guest is wearing earphones (and you!). This limits the bleed into the microphone from the other speaker and makes for an easier edit and cleaner outcome. Also, if you're recording on Zoom, it tends to mute one speaker when it hears overlap, so this will prevent that.



2. If the audio still isn't great, see if you and your guest can record separately at the source rather through the internet. One of my favourite DIY techniques is to use a phone as they usually pick up better sound than laptop microphones. Obviously if your guest has a professional microphone go with that. Then send the files to your editor and have them do the rest!



3. This ones a no-brainer but - record in a place that's free from distractions! If you have access to a room with minimal reverb that won't pick up random sirens or babies crying, that would be ideal. Or get yourself a cosy cupboard/wardrobe with your microphone and record in there. Many of the greats have to record like this from time to time - think Adam Driver from The Rise of Skywalker!



Any questions? Let's chat!

Email me at megantuckaudio@gmail.com


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