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How to get started in podcasting: capturing the audio

Dan Miller | April 3, 2014
Once you've decided on a format and focus for your podcast, it's time to get down to some nitty-gritty: Figuring out how you're going to capture the audio. That means choosing a microphone (and maybe other hardware) and recording software. It means figuring out a recording workflow. And, if you're going to include guests who can't be in the same room with you, you have to know how you're going to record them.

He, too, uses Skype for remote guests. ("I always hold my breath when a new OS X or Skype release emerges," he says, because that so often breaks the software.) As long as guests have decent bandwidth and microphones ("at least a Blue Snowball"), he finds captured Skype audio to be adequate. He doesn't sweat the audio quality that much, as long as there are no echoes, no interference, and no drop-outs.

 

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