To understand steps involved in recording your podcast and resources available at Yale.
- Recording good quality sound is essential for a podcast. There are many tools available to use for recording interviews, scripts, and other sounds you will need in your podcast. Read more about these tools here.
- Many of your desired guests might not be able to travel all the way to your recording studio to be able to do interviews. Having a strategy for remote recording is an important toolkit for serious podcasters. Read some strategies for remote interviewing here.
- Having good software to record sounds makes editing a lot easier. We recommend Adobe Audition, which is free to Yale students. Audacity is also free. If you haven’t already, download your software and start familiarizing yourself with it.
- Choosing an appropriate place to record your podcast is essential. Background noises can ruin an otherwise perfect setup. Read about strategies to find good places to record here.
- Determine whether your interviewees will need to be interviewed remotely. Decide on strategies for remote interviewing.
- Hold mock interviews with the team to practice using equipment and troubleshoot before the actual interviews/
- Try to reserve slots at Yale resources mentioned above. If you can’t get slots, decide which other places might be suitable for recording.