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How to Record a Podcast Effortlessly: a Step-by-Step Guide

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Jun 24, 2021• Proven solutions

If you are looking for a guide on how to record a podcast, you are on the right platform. If you are still looking on whether to start a podcast or not, this is the right time to discover a less competitive yet high potential niche.

Start developing new skills before anyone else could and be pro within no time. A podcast creation is the journey of many stages, including selecting the topic, name, podcast cover art, equipment, intro/outro audio, recording/editing equipment, and the promotion strategy. Thus, you must select the type of content beforehand to start recording the podcast effortlessly.

On the other hand, don't get too complicated, especially when you are a beginner. This post is going to be an ultimate guide on how to record a podcast effortlessly. Without further introspection, let's get started with the initial preparations.

How to Prepare for Recording a Podcast?

To know how to record a podcast remotely, you must note the initial steps of preparation. And that is going to include content selection to choosing the right recording equipment.

Plan the content

The very first step is to plan the content of the podcast. Also, make sure that the topic or niche you will select must be up to your knowledge. It should be a topic for which you can discuss 100+ episodes. Invest the right amount of time in planning the content of the podcast.

Choose co-host (optional)

You can pick up a co-host if you want. A Co-Host will further help you get the conversation going smoothly and quickly. It will also look engaging to the listeners. Overall, it is better to pick up a co-host to change your decision, later on, to continue the conversation individually.

Select the format, style, and length of the podcast

After planning the content, you can select the length, style, and format of the podcast. Even if you want to go for a long-duration podcast, make it easy and straightforward to understand to avoid distracting the audience’s attention. You can then choose among the most popular podcast formats, namely the Interview Shows, Educational Shows, Conversational Podcasts, Solo-Casts, True Stories podcasts, or Podcast Theatre narrating fictional stories.

Consider Podcast Recording Equipment

Don't think of investing in a fancy podcast recording studio, especially when you are starting. Professionals even say that the outdoors is useful when you are confident to speak in public. It will also offer a preview of the background hustle, which further looks attractive and engaging to the listener.

You can even start from a phone with a good microphone setup. It’s better to invest in a good-quality microphone and have your little format ready all by itself. Try looking for an audio mixer if you have gone a bit advanced in podcast recording.

Recording Software

The last decision before recording is the selection of recording software. As a beginner, we'd like to recommend Audacity, a free tool when working on audio podcasts. Or, you must check out Wondershare Filmora X to beautify your video podcasts.

How to Record a Podcast on PC?

Wondershare Filmora X is the best option if you want to know how to record a PC podcast. It consists of some great features newly launched to make podcast creation super easy for beginners. So, let's reveal the ultimate steps to do so!

Step 1: Create a New Project

Create Podcast Project

After launching the new Wondershare Filmora X, hit Create New Project and import an image or any free stock video file. For reference, we are importing an image.

Step 2: Start Recording

Add or drag this media file into the timeline and start recording by clicking the Record button. Select Record Voiceover from the options.

Start Record Podcast

Step 3: Set microphone

Set the Microphone device and hit the big Red Circle to confirm voiceover recording.

Set Mic For Podcast

Step 4: Continue Recording

Continue Recording up to where you want it to record the podcast. Press the Ok button to proceed.

Continue Record Podcast

Step 5: Export audio

Hit the Export button to download your project.

All in all, it’s pretty easy to create a podcast with Wondershare Filmora X using the Record Voiceover feature after setting the Microphone device.

How to Record a Podcast on the iPhone?

Garage Band is the ideal option if you want to know how to record a podcast on your iPhone. It is the best DAW to be used on a Macbook or iMac version. Given below are steps on how to record a podcast with Garage Band.

Step 1: Create a Template

Select custom recording template after choosing the 'Empty Project.' You can select the + icon to create templates for multiple tracks. At last, save the recording template to your desired location of the hard drive.

Create Template Podcast

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Step 2: Start recording

Select from either a single track or multi-track recording in Garage Band. However, the single-track recording setup for a solo host is at default. To set a multi-track recording, go to Track> Configure Track Header and tick the box Record Enable to have it in each Track.

Start Recording Garageband

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Step 3: Edit

Now, you can trim, split regions, and automate the podcast audio. Go to Mix> Show Automation to apply volume automation. The Split Regions at Playhead tool is another essential editing feature in the Garage Band. It will split the selected region into individual regions to move and trim etc. You can also use royalty-free music tracks of Garage Band while editing the podcast.

Edit Podcast Garageband

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Step 4: Audio Mixing

First of all, arrange all the clips to use its inbuilt audio mixing feature. Then, you can set EQ and Compression, etc., for sound mixing. To mix your tracks effectively, use the podcast's original audio level as a baseline and then arranged for things like sound effects and music, etc.

Audio Mixing Garageband

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Step 5: Export

The last step is to click Share> Export Song to Disc> Export after naming your file and selecting the destination.

How to Record a Podcast Remotely?

You should also know how to record a podcast remotely, precisely when in the interview format. Record a zoom call and make an awesome podcast out of it as follows.

Step 1: Set a new Zoom Meeting and send a Meeting ID or Invite Link to your guests.

Step 2: Allow the participants to record the meeting and turn on the Original Sound.

Step 3: Start recording and tell your participants to do the same.

Step 4: End the meeting.

Step 5: Zoom will automatically save the recordings on both your and your participants' system.

Conclusion

So, that was all about how to record a podcast effortlessly. We have discussed step by step guides on recording a podcast on PC, remotely, and on iPhone devices. Even a child can determine the easiest of all three methods mentioned above, i.e., recording a podcast on PC via voiceover recording. It is the most convenient method, specifically when you are a beginner.

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Benjamin Arango
Benjamin Arango is a writer and a lover of all things video.