Compression for podcast

Compressors are perhaps the most misunderstood and misused of all the tools podcasters have at their disposal to edit podcasts. They’ve been on every single episode of a big name podcast that you’ve listened to, yet you are probably a little shaky on what they’re doing, and when to use them. Today we’re going to […]

De-Essing For Podcasts

A de-esser is a podcaster’s best friend. It reduces the sibilance (words with “sss” or “shh” sounds, like ship, chip, sip, zip, or jump) of phrases so that they don’t jump out in listeners’ ears. It is literally a de “sss”er.  Once you start listening for sibilance, you’ll never be able to unhear it, and I apologize […]

Multiband Compressors for podcasts

Following up on our article about de-essers, today we look at multiband compressors. Both are frequency-specific (a la EQ), compressors, but whereas de-essers only reduce sibilance, multiband compressors can be used on any part of the spectrum. For podcasters there is one great and simple way to implement multiband compression on our vocal tracks. This is to bring […]

EQ for podcast

An equalizer is a plugin we use in our digital audio workstation to modify the frequency response in our audio. It’s the most basic of all the building blocks to make our voice start sounding professional. We can accentuate parts of our audio, or correct flaws caused by our room. Anytime you start editing a […]

The Best Microphone for <span style="color: #FFBB00">Podcast</span>

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Let’s look at Microphones. So now that we’ve done software, let’s look at microphones. We touched on them briefly in our guide to podcast recording, but today we’re going to break down the different aspects of microphones and hopefully inform you enough to look past the marketing and make informed decisions on mics based on […]