Podcasting Tutorial – Video 2: My Top 10 Recording Tips

When it comes to creating a great-sounding podcast, there are a few things you’ll need to know. *** Take my Power-Up Podcasting course: .

When it comes to creating a great podcast experience for your listeners, it’s all about the little things—the finer points.

In this video, I give you my top 10 tips for recording, so you can have a stellar show with great sound quality.

I cover mic distance, optimizing sound levels, finding the right show length, and crafting a great intro and outro—plus using show notes, segments, and editing techniques to make your podcast sound as great as possible.

This is the second in a series of 6 podcasting tutorial videos to help you get your podcast up and running, so make sure to watch video 1 if you haven't already!

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    Clay Lamb says January 1, 2014

    You are great instructor! 
     Thank you for simplicity 

    Marcos Gazzana says February 7, 2014

    Great tips! Thanks for taking the time to produce such a cool tutorial!

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    Up4DsnTV says February 27, 2014

    Great video. Very helpful tips. Thank you for sharing.

    Actualizing Self says March 8, 2014

    Thanks Pat for these tips! Really helpful to get started with our podcast.

    eCommerce Training Academy says September 2, 2014

    Thank you Pat for sharing those valuable tips!

    Rav Holly says November 5, 2014

    Best tutorial on YouTube for Podcasting….nuff said

    Tonya Cummings says November 6, 2014

    Great Tutorial, I love it, and I am so motivated now!!!

    Ashley Bottoms says November 10, 2014

    I have my own radio broadcast, and I am very interested in knowing as much as possible with podcasting.  I find your videos to be very informative…thanks!

    Alec Martin says November 17, 2014

    Really liked this video series. I’ve always wanted to do podcasts and this is really helping.

    Doug Sandler says November 22, 2014

    love your tips…brand new at podcasting and starting from the beginning right now…great tips

    The Portrait Dude says December 19, 2014

    I really dig your style and feel less intimidated about setting up my own podcast now.  Thanks so much for the tips man!

    Plut-OH says February 16, 2015

    I have to disagree with the audio tips portion of this video. Recording as “hot” (not going into red) as possible is an old way if thinking. If you’re running a condenser or dynamic microphone you could record at just about any level and the quality won’t suffer. The reasoning behind recording hot is to keep the “noise” floor down (static white noise caused by circuitry issues). Today’s recording doesn’t suffer from high noise floors anymore (unless your recording from and through analog). You should instead talk about compression. That will insure that your voice remains consistent even when moving away from the microphone. Jus an additional tip from an audio engineer, cheers!

      MinuteFitness says March 19, 2015

      Interesting insight, thanks for this! 

      composed235 says November 10, 2018

      Agreed. It’s so easy to do a little bit of compression in many programs! While you don’t want to overdo it, people are so used to the sound of compression in professionally produced audio that if anything it tends to sounds more polished/professional.

      Bebe says November 29, 2018

      This is correct.

    Jurell Sison says March 8, 2015

    Wow! Very impressive! Have you done a video for what software you are using to teach your videos? I love your notebook templates. Is there a way I learn how to do this as well?

    HowToAnalyst says January 10, 2016

    Tip #9…so hard to do but so true. You can edit yourself forever! Great video Pat.

    Norman Bell says October 18, 2016

    Thank you for these tips and the video series Pat! Very generous and helpful of you.

    Write to Publish & Sell Your Book says December 7, 2016

    Pat, thank you SO much for this series, and for all of the wonderful content you provide. I am so grateful for your work.

    John Castillo says February 19, 2018

    Thank you for these videos. Just subscribed to the page.

    Runner Mix says August 10, 2018

    I know this video is old but the tips ARE so good 🙌🙌🙌 thank U Pat for your hard work and sharing this tips that I need to have with Podcast journey😊✌🏽 Blessings!

    Miss Heather says July 10, 2019

    Great video post! Thanks! Here is a new set of podcasters
    with commentary on pop culture in the comic, gaming, anime and cinematography arena! Give them a look and a like if it’s in your lane! @ 😁

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