A podcast studio is a recording space for producing your own content, and hosting guest interviews. A quality studio will have the equipment you need to record and edit your audio, and a computer that can store all of your files for uploading. You will also need a few accessories to help with your recording, such as a mic stand or boom arm to keep the microphone steady and avoid rumbles and noises from movement. A pop filter can reduce plosive speech sounds and a shock mount to absorb vibrations from the microphone to prevent any interference with your recordings.
What does a podcast studio do?
To produce the best possible podcast, you will need a digital audio workstation (DAW) program to edit and master your episodes. You will also need a few audio plug-ins, such as EQs, clip and pop removers, and compressors, to make sure your podcast has the highest sound quality and consistency.
If you are hosting interviews, it is best to use a headset instead of a regular microphone. Using a headset will ensure that all of your guests can hear each other clearly and will help to eliminate background noise from the other people in the room. It is important to choose a headphone that has a cardioid polar pattern. This will reduce the amount of audio that is picked up from one side of the headphone into the other, which can be a huge time-saver when editing.
For businesses looking to invest in an in-house podcast studio, it is best to work with a specialist company who can deliver the consultation, design, manufacture and installation in one synchronous service. This will reduce costs and avoid any future issues that may arise due to the unforeseen need for additional processes such as acoustic treatment or soundproofing.