17 tips to get quality sounding podcast

Let's see 17 or more tips and tricks before you start to record your podcast. Please take my advice, everything on this list is very important to get a good sound quality podcast at last that is ready to podcast mastering. Please, feel free to ask more in the comment section below.


  1. If it's possible record everything with professional microphones (avoid cheap and built-in mics)
  2. Use popfilters on mics
  3. Stay away from walls and corners (if you have acoustic  treatments, you can sit closer to them).
  4. Turn down the volume of your speakers to zero(!) while recording, and use headphone (including your guests)
  5. Forget MP3(!), if you have space on your hard drive, record to .wav (on windows) or .aiff (if you are on mac)
  6. Set the sample rate to 44kHz/16bit or if your soundcard is good enough, choose the 44kHz/24bit depth option, minimum
  7. If you don't have space on your hard drive, choose the FLAC format to compress your audio files or use the mono recording option (the human voice is a mono source anyway)
  8. If now you have a lot of MP3's, after the cutting/ trimming/ mixing processes don't save back them to MP3 again (avoid double compress), use lossless file formats (as I marked above: .wav, .aiff, .flac)

  9. Use quality microphone cables, such as Mogami's Quad cable or Mogami neglex 2549. If you have USB mike, nothing to do, use the USB cable bravely
  10. Take away the power supplies from audio cables
  11. Keep your microphones away from your monitor display
  12. Don't use external hard drives to record to it directly (only if it has USB3 connection) it may causes glitches on your records
  13. Record the mics to separate channels in your recording software, it will help in mixing it separately

  14. Turn off the built-in sounds of softwares such as skype (etc.) while recording
  15. Turn off the system sounds of Windows (or OS X's)
  16. Turn off the screensavers
  17. Take out or switch off your mobile phones

Happy podcasting!

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