Podcasting Tutorial – Video 2: My Top 10 Recording Tips

When it comes to creating a great-sounding podcast, there are a few things you’ll need to know. *** Take my Power-Up Podcasting course: .

When it comes to creating a great podcast experience for your listeners, it’s all about the little things—the finer points.

In this video, I give you my top 10 tips for recording, so you can have a stellar show with great sound quality.

I cover mic distance, optimizing sound levels, finding the right show length, and crafting a great intro and outro—plus using show notes, segments, and editing techniques to make your podcast sound as great as possible.

This is the second in a series of 6 podcasting tutorial videos to help you get your podcast up and running, so make sure to watch video 1 if you haven't already!

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    21 Responses to Podcasting Tutorial – Video 2: My Top 10 Recording Tips

    1. easyexplainvideo September 11, 2013 at 9:23 am #

      Great that someone asked about this. This app is really useful and looks great by the way. 🙂

    2. E4ENERGY October 18, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

      Hey Pat really enjoying the Tutorial series. Fairly new to podcasting. Do you have any links or videos on properly setting up a blog/web page. Don’t want to leave a crucial part out of the podcasting experience.

    3. sportmaster92 October 27, 2013 at 5:20 am #

      So what do you do podcast about?

    4. PepitoFernandezTv October 31, 2013 at 10:13 pm #

      Did you make the Garageband tutorial? I am having a hard time trying to get my voice sound pro. I got a good mic, but your voice sounds solid, radio style. When I use the Garageband effects (male radio, podcast, etc) it doesn’t sound close to yours. I have a “bassy” voice on its own, however, when I record, it sounds different.
      In case you are not making the Garageband tutorial… any specific tutorial on youtube you would recommend? thanks

    5. Clay Lamb January 1, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

      You are great instructor! 
       Thank you for simplicity 

    6. denzelswifey86 February 12, 2014 at 5:13 pm #


    7. Up4DsnTV February 27, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

      Great video. Very helpful tips. Thank you for sharing.

    8. Actualizing Self March 8, 2014 at 5:10 pm #

      Thanks Pat for these tips! Really helpful to get started with our podcast.

    9. eCommerce Training Academy September 2, 2014 at 11:24 pm #

      Thank you Pat for sharing those valuable tips!

    10. Rav Holly November 5, 2014 at 5:24 pm #

      Best tutorial on YouTube for Podcasting….nuff said

    11. Tonya Cummings November 6, 2014 at 9:30 pm #

      Great Tutorial, I love it, and I am so motivated now!!!

    12. Ashley Bottoms November 10, 2014 at 12:57 am #

      I have my own radio broadcast, and I am very interested in knowing as much as possible with podcasting.  I find your videos to be very informative…thanks!

    13. Alec Martin November 17, 2014 at 6:19 pm #

      Really liked this video series. I’ve always wanted to do podcasts and this is really helping.

    14. The Portrait Dude December 19, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

      I really dig your style and feel less intimidated about setting up my own podcast now.  Thanks so much for the tips man!

    15. Plut-OH February 16, 2015 at 4:11 am #

      I have to disagree with the audio tips portion of this video. Recording as “hot” (not going into red) as possible is an old way if thinking. If you’re running a condenser or dynamic microphone you could record at just about any level and the quality won’t suffer. The reasoning behind recording hot is to keep the “noise” floor down (static white noise caused by circuitry issues). Today’s recording doesn’t suffer from high noise floors anymore (unless your recording from and through analog). You should instead talk about compression. That will insure that your voice remains consistent even when moving away from the microphone. Jus an additional tip from an audio engineer, cheers!

      • MinuteFitness March 19, 2015 at 10:36 pm #

        Interesting insight, thanks for this! 

      • composed235 November 10, 2018 at 5:29 pm #

        Agreed. It’s so easy to do a little bit of compression in many programs! While you don’t want to overdo it, people are so used to the sound of compression in professionally produced audio that if anything it tends to sounds more polished/professional.

      • Bebe November 29, 2018 at 10:09 pm #

        This is correct.

    16. Ben Frawley February 26, 2015 at 10:26 am #

      Thanks heaps buddy. I have lots to share but am struggling with the whole presentation part. I’m in the middle of a new tutorial and I was going down the over editing path. It was becomeing such a boring process that I had lost interest. I think I’ll go for a warts and all presentation with as you say a few edits of large mistakes. You didnt mention notes. Another problem is that my notes have become word for word scripts. It makes me sound like a robot. I’m considering just using point notes, even though that scares me 🙂
      Thanks for your input.

    17. Jurell Sison March 8, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

      Wow! Very impressive! Have you done a video for what software you are using to teach your videos? I love your notebook templates. Is there a way I learn how to do this as well?

    18. Norman Bell October 18, 2016 at 3:13 am #

      Thank you for these tips and the video series Pat! Very generous and helpful of you.

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