Live Podcast Recording Tips
Successfully building an audience is the top priority for any podcast. But what happens after growing an audience? For many podcasters, taking their show on the road is an excellent way of generating additional revenue and rewarding their fans; however, a live audio podcast comes with risks not faced in a studio. Here are some remote podcasting tips to help you with your live setup.
How To Do a Live Audio Podcast
A live podcast recording eliminates the security of a pause button, enhancing the importance of proper planning. Make sure you and your guests are properly prepared for the event. Have a series of topics available to eliminate awkward silences and rehearse intros and outros before the show to reduce mistakes. Keeping small white boards at the ready to write notes to co-hosts or guests can allow non-verbal communication that keeps things flowing smoothly.
Have the Right Equipment
The key to a successful live podcast streaming event is using the right equipment. While recording from your studio provides peace of mind knowing you’ll deliver high-quality sound, a live event requires careful consideration to make sure you enhance your audio. Take note of how many people you expect to attend your show and research the room’s acoustics. These details help determine your live recording setup. Also, make sure you have a professional-quality microphone. Broadcasting remotely increases the likelihood of background noise; preventing environmental noise from bleeding into your broadcast improves the listener experience.
Find the Right Venue
If a venue can host a band, it’s capable of hosting your podcast. Research venues and try to find one conveniently located for your audience. Consulting with the FOH engineers at various facilities determines which location is best suited for your event.
Listen to Other Live Podcasts
A live podcast streaming event may seem intimidating, especially if you’ve never done it; researching other live shows eases your anxiety. Several podcasts record live regularly, so you have plenty of examples to draw inspiration from. Take note of how these shows change their format for remote settings; some of these new features may include:
Many podcasters use live podcasting events as an opportunity to increase fan participation. Consider introducing a Q&A segment, or play a game with the audience to maximize the live show experience.
Some podcast hosts use live events to promote local bands and talent. This allows them to fill time before a show and between segments while keeping the audience energized and engaged.
The most important tip to remember for your live broadcast is to have fun. A lively audience and engaging content is a great recipe for an engaging event, and a well-executed live podcast episode is a great way to grow your podcast.
Are You Thinking About a Live Podcast Recording?
Your live podcast streaming’s quality starts at the mic. Check out our Podcast page or contact Heil Sound today to learn more about our high-quality podcasting microphones.
Maximize Your Live Podcast Recording With Heil Microphones
Equipping your live podcast streaming set up with a high-quality microphone is critical for enhancing the experience for your fans. Heil Sound has earned the respect of podcasters by offering professional-quality mics that maximize audio. Heil mics feature industry-leading rear noise rejection, making them the perfect choice for recording live podcasts in noisy environments. Our selection includes:
Using a microphone that’s suitable for professional studios improves your live podcast. Heil’s PR 40 microphone is perfect for video podcasting because it features a wide frequency response that reliably produces a warm and articulate sound in any situation. These mics also eliminate the need for extra processing, meaning they’re ready to use when you take them out of the box.
The PR 30 is perfect for any podcaster looking to deliver a modern dynamic sound. This mic provides a clear, articulate sound and offers a mid-range presence ideal for female voices. With qualities that allow it to capture voices of all kinds, the PR 30 instantly enhances your live podcast audio.
Podcasters taking their show on the road need a microphone that enhances their sound and is durable enough for travel. Our PR 37 is the quintessential workhorse microphone for live applications. Its frequency response delivers an ultra-clear sound that allows any voice to shine, and the rugged metal body enables it to withstand the rigors of travel. The PR 37 represents the next step in the evolution of our microphones.
Our team is ready to help you with your podcast sound, because they have experience as podcasters themselves. Contact Heil Sound today for more live podcast recording tips.