How To: Guide To Podcast With MV7
We've created a brand new podcast guide just for you! Learn how to get professional sound for your podcast with just a few simple steps.
Recording your first podcast sounds daunting but it doesn’t have to be. What is podcast and what audio equipment set up would you need?
Read on for some podcast tips and product recommendations to get started on your first podcast.
First Impression Counts!
The first thing you will need is studio-quality audio equipment because listeners usually judge the quality of a podcast based on how they sound, even before even listening to the content. Podcast is all about audio and fuzzy sounds can prove to be a turn off for audiences.
From your first episode, distinguish your podcast by making sure you record with the best audio possible.
Know Which Audio Equipment To Choose
You don’t need to be an expert in audio to know. As a beginner, all you need is the right microphone depending on your recording space.
The type of microphone you use depends on your recording space and how you want your voice to sound - a crisp clean sound or a more intimate and warm tone?
For a crisp clean sound, opt for Shure MV51 Large Diaphragm Condenser USB Microphone.
Condenser Mics are more sensitive which gives condensers a crisp, detailed sound; however it can be challenging for spaces with high levels of ambient noise.
For an intimate and warm tone, go for Shure MV7 Dynamic Podcast Microphone or the Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone.
Dynamic Mics are less sensitive and produce a warm and rich sound. Capable of handling high sound pressure levels, this also means that they help to reduce pick-up of background noise.
Our Recommendation: MV7 Dynamic Microphone simply because it was built for podcast
Recording A Podcast
After you select a mic, what’s next? Select the device you plan to use to record.
If you are using smartphones, use Shure MOTIV Audio App and the MV51 or MV88+ Video Kit, you can record, edit and export files all in one place, opening up countless possibilities and opportunities for you to record.
Our Recommendation: Mobile Recording for ease of use
Let Your Mic Do The Work
Need some post-production edits? If you are not sure where to start when it comes to audio levels and post-production, the easiest way to ensure top quality, consistent audio in all your recordings is to use the MV7 via USB with ShurePlus MOTIV Desktop App.
Extra Tip: MV7 comes with Auto Level Mode, allowing the App to select best choices for your recording. Achieve professional sound with ease by simply adjusting a few basic settings.
Publishing Your First Podcast
Congrats on your first podcast! Remember to listen back to your recording post-editing to ensure it still sounds clear and natural.
With thousands of shows out there, having top-quality sound can set you apart from the rest and show the world that you’re ready to podcast like a pro!