At-Home Podcast Room Setup
Setting up a Podcast Studio
Your podcast recording room is where the real work gets done. It’s where all of your research, notes, and ideas intersect to create quality content that entertains your listeners. Selecting the right podcast room setup helps you produce quality audio, but what if you’re concerned you can’t afford the equipment that makes a good podcast recording room?
This blog will detail the elements that make a good homemade podcast studio and how Heil Sound can help make your dream studio a reality.
Homemade Podcast Studio Checklist
The first step is finding the right recording space in your house. Pick an area with plenty of soft surfaces like carpeting and rugs to limit sound echoing while you record, and avoid any spaces affected by external noise. A finished basement is an excellent podcast recording room because it doesn’t share walls with other rooms. Try recording in a closet if you don’t have a finished basement; small rooms offer an echo-free environment that improves sound quality.
High-quality podcasting equipment enhances your podcast room setup. Focus on these pieces of equipment before starting a podcast:
Your mic is the most important part of your podcast room setup. Take the time to research carefully before purchasing your mic, because it has the greatest impact on your audio quality. There are two main microphones to consider when setting up your homemade podcast studio: dynamic and condenser. Here are some elements that determine which mic is best for your podcasting needs:
- Versatility – Setting up a podcast studio at your house means you won’t have access to innovative setups, making you more dependent on your mics to reduce background noise. Dynamic mics don’t pick up distant sounds because they’re less sensitive, making them ideal for homemade podcast studios and recording multiple voices. Their rear rejection qualities eliminate distracting background noises.
- Portability – Dynamic mics provide podcasters enhanced flexibility because their simplified designs make them very durable. Dynamic microphones provide professional quality sound without the risk of breaking whether you’re recording at home or on location.
- Sound Quality – Dynamic mics eliminate ambient noise around your podcast recording room and provide professional quality sound anywhere. Great podcasting starts at the mic and using dynamic mics in your homemade podcast studio will enhance your content.
You want to make sure you’re hearing what your microphone is picking up while recording. Consider purchasing headphones that completely cover your ears and offer a good balance so you can monitor the sound in any environment.
Having the right accessories in your homemade podcast studio maximizes the performance of your main equipment and increases its durability. These accessories include:
Boom arms make it easier to achieve perfect mic placement and help with posture while recording. With ideal placement, a boom arm captures vocals and ambient noise in a balanced manner that increases a podcast’s sound quality.
Any homemade podcast studio is at risk of having unwanted transmitted noise, such as hands landing on a table and accidental contact with the mic. Installing a shock mount on your boom arm protects your home recording from these background noises.
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Complete Your Podcast Room Setup With Heil Sound’s Industry-Leading Podcast Equipment
High-Quality Podcasting Mics
Heil Sound understands that great podcasts start with the microphone. That’s why we designed our professional-quality mics that deliver articulate sound wherever you record. Our selection of dynamic microphones includes:
The Heil PR 40 is the ideal dynamic microphone for your homemade podcast studio. Well-known for its superior studio-quality sound, the PR 40 eliminates the need for an external preamp or additional processing. It also provides rear noise rejection, making it perfect for recording at home and in areas with limited sound isolation. The PR 40 lets you hear your podcast like never before.
Heil’s PR 30 microphone provides a clear response and midrange presence that excels across several applications. The midrange presence suits any podcaster that’s seeking a clear, articulate sound while podcasting from home.
If you’re looking for a durable microphone capable of providing transparent sound anywhere you record, look no further than our PR 37 microphone. Featuring a rugged metal body that provides structural protection, the PR 37 is widely considered a workhorse microphone.
PL2T Boom Arm
The PL2T boom arm is a professional-quality microphone boom arm that fits any home podcast room setup. Its preset internal spring tension eliminates external spring reverberation and silences movement while recording. Heil’s PL2T also removes cable clutter and velcro straps with a covered cable design.
PRSM Shock Mount
Our PRSM shock mount perfectly suspends Heil microphones and offers a high-quality look that enhances any homemade podcast studio. Its rugged design eliminates table vibration and contact noise while you record.
Our Pro-Set 3 headphones provide the audio clarity, frequency response, and balance you need to carefully monitor your recording. These headphones feature a phase reversal switch that runs speakers out of phase when in use; this unique advantage reduces listener fatigue and allows you to monitor sound in loud environments.
Heil Sound: Helping Audio Professionals Since 1966
Heil Sound has provided industry-leading audio equipment for over 50 years. We can meet the exact needs of our customers because our employees have vast experience as podcasters and engineers. Contact us today if you’re interested in enhancing your podcast room setup with our professional-quality equipment.