This blog post was inspired by one of my viewers who asked me the question via Instagram: "What tips do you have for someone starting a Podcast from scratch?"
Okay, so this could be a very long, complicated answer and blog post, but of course I am going to keep it short, simple but helpful! First thing is first. When I first had the idea to start my own Podcast, it was just that, an idea, for quite a long time. For me though I didn't want to rush into it and start it too early on. I wanted to first complete a few other goals on my career list and wait for the right time before I spent time and energy into a Podcast, something I knew would require a reasonable amount of time and effort.
Once I knew the right time was getting closer, the first thing I did was begin to setup my "Podcast setting." I purchased a table, a shelf, some seats and then some items to start to style the look of the set. After the furniture was in place I then next invested in two Rode Podcaster microphones, decent microphones so I knew I would be able to record decent audio from my studio. The particular microphones are USB mic's as well, so they simply plug straight into your laptop!
With the room set up and the microphones now in place, the next step was to get my friend Travis Mcilroy aka TRAEC in to help me with the audio tech work. Being a music artist, Travis was already familiar with recording voice audio, had the software required and was super keen to join and be a part of my production team. To learn more about how he records the audio, edits it and uploads it across to my videographer, we will create another blog post soon on that subject specifically!