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Remote Recording Checklist

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STEP 1: Remote Recording Checklist

As COVID-19 social distancing restrictions keep the majority of us quarantined at home, we all have to find a way to make sure that we stay connected. Here at The Houston Pod, our primary goal is to provide each of our clients with guidance on how to create the best podcast content to increase their brand awareness, connect with customers, and grow their company. In these uncertain times, we want to help podcast hosts and guests learn the ropes of remote recording. By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to create the best sounding podcasts, regardless of your experience level.

STEP 2: Update Software Remote

Recording starts with the software that you use. These are the tools to help you on your journey, so they need to be up-to-date and in working order. Our team at The Houston Pod recommends updating your streaming software ahead of time so that you can ensure that all of your recordings go smoothly, with very few disruptions or issues.














STEP 3: Consider Recording Environment

The environment in which you record your podcast can have a major impact on the sound quality of your audio. If the room that you record in is too large or too noisy, unwanted sound can be picked up by your microphone. As podcast editors, The Houston Pod understands more than anyone that you need to find a calm, distraction-free area to record. We recommend keeping the door closed and avoiding large, empty rooms to allow for a natural, clear recording.

STEP 4: Use In-Ear Headset

The Houston Pod believes that the way you record and listen to your remote interview recordings has the potential to make a big difference when it comes to your podcast audio. By wearing a set of in-ear headphones, you can greatly reduce the echo in your recording. A headset allows your mouth to be closer to the microphone, decreasing echo and improving sound quality. This also gives you the opportunity to hear yourself as others would, making it easier to give remote interviews a natural feel.

STEP 5: Mute Your Notifications

Receiving a text or email can be incredibly distracting from the work you’re trying to get done, but it can also cause interference to show up in the audio you're recording. To avoid disruptions in your workflow and dropouts in your sound quality, make sure to mute your cell phone and computer notifications ahead of your recording session.

STEP 6: Ask the Same of Your Guests

When inviting a guest to be a part of your podcast, you need to make sure that you’re both on the same page. We understand that it can be difficult or awkward to ask your podcast guest about their remote recording methods, which is why we’ve created this checklist. Through sending your guest these tips and tricks, you can ensure that their recordings are as high quality and error-free as yours. Need help editing together your audio files or navigating the remote recording process? The Houston Pod has a great editing and mixing team that would be happy to assist you. 

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