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Welcome to Podcasting with Aaron! If you're interested in learning about podcasting, this show is for you. My goal for this show is to share what I've learned about podcasting so far and introduce you to other podcast producers and people working in the podcasting industry.

Podcasting with Aaro‪n‬ Aaron Dowd

    • Design
    • 4.9 • 118 Ratings

Welcome to Podcasting with Aaron! If you're interested in learning about podcasting, this show is for you. My goal for this show is to share what I've learned about podcasting so far and introduce you to other podcast producers and people working in the podcasting industry.

    93: Good Sound Part 5: On Recording Remotely

    93: Good Sound Part 5: On Recording Remotely

    Options for recording remote guests and co-hosts • The pros and cons of recording everyone to a single audio track • The pros and cons of recording an audio track for each person and putting them together later

    • 12 min
    92: Good Sound Part 4: Your Room

    92: Good Sound Part 4: Your Room

    Last episode I talked about mic technique and how to set gain levels. This week I'm going to talk about how the room you're recording in might affect the quality of your sound.

    The most important thing is to pay attention to how you sound in your room.

    The room you're recording in is probably only going to cause problems if there are a lot of hard surfaces that reflect your voice back enough to make it hard to understand what you're saying. If you hear an echo that bothers you, figure out how to address it.

    • 4 min
    91: Good Sound Part 3: Mic Technique and Setting Input Gain Levels

    91: Good Sound Part 3: Mic Technique and Setting Input Gain Levels

    Last week I talked about how to connect your microphone and headphones and make sure you're ready to start recording.

    This week I'm going to walk you through the basics of microphone technique and how to set the input gain levels (or recording levels) so you can sound good anytime you want to record some audio.

    Just a heads up: If you're listening to this episode in a podcast app, I'd recommend switching over to the YouTube video, as I believe it's easier to understand mic technique and input gain levels if you can see what I'm doing and talking about.

    • 11 min
    90: Good Sound Part 2: Connecting Your Microphone and Headphones

    90: Good Sound Part 2: Connecting Your Microphone and Headphones

    Last week I talked about the importance of getting good sound for your podcast. I talked about why good sound matters, what it means when something sounds good, and why you should get yourself that nice podcast microphone you've been looking at.

    This week I want to talk about something that might seem basic to you if you've been podcasting for a while. I want to talk about connecting your microphone and headphones, and making sure you have your microphone (or audio interface) set as the input source for whatever recording software you're using.

    • 11 min
    89: How to Get Good Sound for Your Podcast, Part 1: Why It Matters

    89: How to Get Good Sound for Your Podcast, Part 1: Why It Matters

    Does it really matter how good you sound? What does it mean to sound good? Can you sound good if you don't have money for expensive recording gear?

    What do you have to do to sound good? Is it possible to sound good even if you don't know all the technical terms that audio engineers use?

    I'm answering all of these questions and more in this series I'm calling: How to Get Good Sound for Your Podcast.

    • 23 min
    88: How to Start a Podcast (2021)

    88: How to Start a Podcast (2021)

    My goal for this episode is to give you a big picture roadmap for how to start a podcast. You give me 30 minutes of your time, I'll tell you everything I know about starting a podcast.

    This isn’t meant to be an exhaustive guide that covers everything you’ll need to know (that would take awhile longer and I'd like to keep this pretty short), but my hope is that it gives you enough information to help you start making progress on starting your own podcast.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
118 Ratings

118 Ratings

Ktulu72 ,

Gold

Sometimes, the algorithm gods recommend the right channel at the right time. I was looking for Logic Pro X tips and discovered Aaron’s YouTube channel which also led me here. I feel like I struck gold, and really happy to find Aaron sharing his knowledge.

SuperDave007 ,

Lot of Fluff, little useful info.

This is not a how to podcast. I listened to half of the first 50 podcasts and it’s 80% fluff and very little actual info. The podcast had no direction, heard about “show notes” for hours before ever mentioning how to upload a podcast or what site to host it on. No one cares about notes. It’s clear to me he made this podcast for “the community” he mentions every 10 minutes, and constantly mentioning of some kid named Shawn West that people outside the community don’t know. I’ve googled his name with every variation of Sean and couldn’t find anything about him. If the show was about helping people start a podcast it’s a failure. But it seemed more about impressing this Shawn kid and trying to fit in with the “community”. I found another show and got more info in 3 episodes than I did in 25 of this one. He even says, don’t waste your listeners time, which is exactly what 80% of this show is.

LewisG ,

Best First Steps To Learn Podcastin

Huge fan since the prior versions of his podcasting series. So far it’s helped me figure out a number of things about my podcasting ideas and getting out there to produce something. Looking forward to more episodes and learnings.

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