Building a DIY Podcast Studio – EP 27

In this episode, I’m covering how to get the best home recording by building a DIY podcast studio. This can easily be done at home. I realize not everyone has the money or space to build a professional podcast studio, so we’re going to work with what you got. The way I see it, there are two options for creating a podcast studio at home.

They are:

  • Using household items to build a DIY podcast studio
  • Spending a little dough, and building a studio

The first route won’t cost you anything. Surprisingly, there are a ton of places in your home where you can get really good sound. The second route will cost you a little money but is customizable.

In any case, my goal is to motivate you to create content and not worry about having the perfect home studio. Perfectionism holds people back. I’m willing to bet you can improve your sound with a few of the tips in this episode. Give it a go!

Episode Tips:

  • Be aware of the time of day you’re recording and notice how much outside noise the mic is picking up
  • Try recording in your closet, closets sound great!
  • Record in your car. Cars are quiet and have little to no reverb
  • Early mornings or late nights are the quietest
  • Avoid recording in rooms with hardwood floors
  • Rooms with rugs and furniture absorb a lot of slapback and reverb
  • If you travel a lot, build a pillow fort. It’ll act as a vocal booth
  • Learn how to properly use your microphone
  • Wear headphones! You need to be able to hear what the microphone is hearing
  • Only use dynamic mics
  • Gik Acoustics has really cheap foam and acoustic panels

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