When it comes to podcasting, everyone knows that the best content is created when the podcaster and guests are in the same room. Right? Wrong. Increasingly, podcasters are using remote podcast recording techniques to get their shows out there. In this blog post, we'll explore what remote podcasting is, how it's done, and some of the benefits and drawbacks of the approach. Let's get into it!
What Is Remote Podcast Recording?
Remote podcast recording is, simply put, the act of recording a podcast episode without all participants being in the same room. The most common way to do this is to have each person record their audio locally, then send it to the editor or producer who stitches everything together. This can be done using a number of different methods and technologies, which we'll explore below.
How Is Remote Podcast Recording Done?
There are a few different ways to go about remote podcast recording. The first and most popular method is to use Skype (or another VoIP service) with a program like eCamm Call Recorder for Mac or Pamela for Skype on Windows. This approach records each person's audio locally, then syncs everything up in post-production.
Another popular method is to use a remote recording service like Zencastr or Ringr. These services record each person's audio on their servers, then give you a single file with everyone's audio synced up. This can be convenient and save you some hassle in post-production, but it can also be more expensive than other methods.
Finally, you could always just have everyone record their audio locally and send it to the editor or producer to stitch together. This requires a bit more work in post-production, but it's often the most affordable option.
Benefits of Remote Podcast Recording
There are a few benefits of remote podcasting that make it an attractive option for many podcasters.
First, it's more convenient than in-person recording. You don't have to worry about coordinating schedules, finding a quiet place to record, or anything else. Everyone can just record their parts from the comfort of their own homes.
Second, remote podcast recording can help you get higher-quality audio than you would if everyone was in the same room. This is because each person can record in a quiet environment with professional equipment. In contrast, recording in person often means dealing with background noise and subpar microphones.
Finally, remote podcasting gives you the opportunity to connect with guests who might not be able to meet in person. This can be helpful if you want to interview someone who lives in a different city or country, or if you want to have a guest on your show who has a busy schedule.
Drawbacks of Remote Podcast Recording
There are also a few drawbacks of remote podcasting that you should be aware of. First, it can be more difficult to build rapport with your guests when you're not in the same room. This can make it harder to get natural-sounding conversations and can make it more difficult to edit the audio.
Second, remote recording often requires more setup than in-person recording. You'll need to make sure everyone has the right equipment and knows how to use it, which can be a challenge if you're not tech-savvy.
Finally, remote podcasting can be more expensive than in-person recording. If you use a remote recording service, you'll likely have to pay a monthly fee. And if you record each person's audio locally, you'll need to invest in some good quality microphones.
Remote Podcast Recording Tips for Beginners
If you're new to remote podcasting, there are a few tips that can help you get started.
First, make sure everyone has the right equipment. This means investing in good quality microphones and ensuring each person knows how to use them.
Second, take the time to edit your audio carefully. This is particularly important if you're recording each person's audio locally, as it can be more difficult to sync everything up.
Finally, be patient and don't expect things to be perfect from the start. It takes practice to get good at remote podcasting, so don't get discouraged if things are a bit rough at first. With time and practice, you'll get the hang of it!
How to Record a Podcast Remotely With Podcastle
How to record a high-quality podcast remotely? With Podcastle you don't have to buy any expensive equipment to record high-quality podcasts! All you need is a phone, computer or tablet with an internet connection—remote recording has never been so simple:
1. Create an account and sign in at www.podcastle.ai
2. Click Create > Recording, and choose whether you want to start an audio-only or video and audio interview
3. Set up your audio and video and copy the interview link
4. Invite your guests by sending the link or entering their email addresses
5. When your guests join the recording, they will pop up in the interview
6. Once everyone has joined, click "Start Recording"
7. When you're finished recording, stop the recording
8. Your recording will automatically be saved in the projects
You can edit your project later on. It will be saved as a multitrack audio project meaning that all the participants' audio will be available as a separate track which makes editing so much easier. Podcastle's audio editor is intuitive and really easy to figure out. It also has a lot of AI-powered features that make your audio sound like it has been professionally post-produced. For instance, to remove the background noise all you really need to do is right click on the audio track and choose "Add Magic Dust." This feature will get rid of all the background sounds in your audio, making it sound like you have recorded your interview in a professional studio.
Podcastle also offers auto-leveling feature, AI transcriber, silence remover, and many more features.
So don't waste any more time and record a podcast remotely with Podcastle! Let us know how your journey went in the comments section. We can't wait to hear your remote podcast recording stories.